The Yard officially opens in Fife!

The Yard Fife officially opened its doors on Tuesday 11 October 2016 at the Argos Centre in Kirkcaldy, offering a safe place to play for disabled children and young people in Fife. Huge thanks to all our families, supporters, staff, volunteers and funders who came along. Following our recent expansion into Dundee, we are really excited…

We’re turning thirty…lets dance!

In November The Yard turns thirty, that’s correct we will hit the big three zero! To celebrate we want to spend our thirtieth year celebrating; we want to celebrate not only the charity but our families, children, staff, volunteers, and everything else that makes our service so special. To kick this off we are holding a…

Give it some welly for The Yard!

At The Yard we love getting messy and having fun, inside and outside, come rain or shine. The Yard will celebrate 30 years this November and we would love for your school to join in and celebrate this special year with us. So give it some welly for The Yard and let’s raise money so…

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…