Summer Holiday Opening Times

Summer Holidays in Edinburgh this year are from the 1st July – 16th August. Written below are the opening times for The Yard, we have included both the open family sessions and our clubs. Open Family Sessions Monday: 10am -2.45pm Tuesday: 10am – 4pm Wednesday: 10am – 4pm Thursday: 10am – 3.30pm Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday:…

Volunteering at The Yard

Where would The Yard be without volunteers? The Yard has a pool of dedicated volunteers who give up their time every week to come and be a part of The Yard family. We asked three of our fab volunteers why they liked to volunteer with us, here’s what they said… “I love getting to act like…

# Run for The Yard

This year The Yard has been overwhelmed by the huge support we have received from people who want to take on crazy challenges in order to raise money for The Yard. This weekend saw over 45 people lace up their running shoes and don their bright yellow Yard vests to tackle various distances in the Edinburgh Marathon…

Tesco Bank’s target sky rockets!

What a wonderful Tuesday we had at The Yard this week, the sun was shining, kids were playing and Tesco Bank came to in to donate an amazing £58,402! Last year The Yard was chosen as one of Tesco Bank’s Charity Partners, with an aim of raising £40,000 towards our schools program. In the year…

Easter plans at The Yard

As always, The Yard will be open during the Easter school holidays and that means we have plenty of excitement (and chocolate eggs) lined up. This Easter we’re crafting Easter arts, building dens, getting down with crazy golf and much more! With such a wide variety of events set up for members and Sunday Funday explorers not…

Autism Professionals Awards and The Yard

The Autism Professionals Awards held their 4th annual awards ceremony on Tuesday 02 March and The Yard was proudly nominated as finalists for the Outstanding Family Support award. In collaboration with The National Autistic Society, The Yard was entered into the awards, along with a record number 217 entrants, highlighting the scope of positive change and…

Joanna Lumley visits The Yard to Spark Something Good

Thanks to the amazing ‘Spark Something Good’ campaign from M&S, thee Joanna Lumley and 10 volunteers graced The Yard on Tuesday March 8 with their presence and help, providing to be, well, …absolutely fabulous!

Dates for the diaries – Easter break

As the Easter holidays close in, please see our opening times during the school break for our Yard in Edinburgh. During the Easter holidays the following family sessions are available:   Mon 28 March / 04 April            – 10am to 2:45pm Tue 29 March / 05 April              – 10am to 4pm Wed 30 March…

Lace up the trainers and let’s fundraise!

Have you ever considered taking part in a personal challenge this year, such as running your first 10k,  a marathon, bike ride or something totally extreme!? Why not enjoy these adventures AND raise funds for The Yard, at the same time? It’s no lie that as a charity we need to raise vital funds to…

Vacancies at The Yard

Have you ever wanted to work for The Yard, or perhaps you just fancy a change? Well, we are currently recruiting for a number of part time positions in Kirkcaldy, Dundee and Edinburgh. If you are someone who understands the value of play, is creative, a real team player and has experience of working with disabled…

The Yard Dundee is officially open!

Yes, you read that right! As of Monday 15 February we had officially launched our new adventure play service in Dundee, and the day was an overwhelming success. True to its reputation, Bonnie Dundee did not disappoint. The sun was shining and thankfully Jack Frost stayed home for the day allowing a fantastic array of…

A fond farewell – the work continues…

Unfortunately, yes, I have now moved on and left The Yard for new adventures and a new post. My time at The Yard has been a wonderful experience filled with fantastic memories. I am extremely sad to say goodbye to The Yard, yet I am moving on happy, knowing that The Yard is in a great…