in partnership with East Lothian Play Association (SC050202)

Play Can Include us all.


Children’s right to play is at the heart of all our plans. PlayCan aims to open up access to outdoor play sessions in East Lothian for children and young people with additional support needs and their families.

Free, fun. Friendly! The sessions are free of charge, in local green spaces and parks. ELPA and Can Do staff will be there with inclusive resources and activities to support play for the whole family.

PlayCan is for everyone!

PlayCan run play sessions in various East Lothian locations. Keep an eye on our social media for all the updates on the play locations @candoscot & @eastlothianplay. #whatevertheweather The sessions are mainly outdoors so check for any weather-related changes of plans!

May 2024 update: ELPA are re-designing our PlayCan ASN sessions to ensure that a greater number of children and their families can access our them.  Any family who has a child with additional support needs is welcome to attend, siblings and family friends are welcome too.

We look forward to seeing you and getting your feedback at our June sessions!

Below are our June 2024 sessions. 

  • Session 1 – Saturday 8th June – 10.30-12.30pm Queen Margaret University

  • Session 2 – Saturday 8th June – 1-3pm Queen Margaret University

  • Session 3 (QUIET SESSION)  – Saturday 15th June 10.30 – 12.30pm  Belhaven Parish Church Hall and Gardens, Dunbar

  • Session 4 – Saturday 15th June 1-3pm Belhaven Parish Church Hall and Gardens, Dunbar

  • Session 5 – Saturday 22nd June 10.20-12.30pm Neilson Park (behind Pavilion), Haddington

  • Session 6 – Saturday 22nd June 1-3pm Neilson Park (behind Pavilion), Haddington

For further details about the sessions including accessibility guides and visual stories for children to follow, please click below.

PlayCan | by Can Do & ELPA | East Lothian Play Association