Children and families

A very informative and enlighting day with excellent speakers. LicketyLeap is an excellent, very inclusive programme.

2nd May 2013, Licketyspit Symposium delegate


Porridge & Play

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North Edinburgh Arts

25th April 2015 to 27th June 2015


Porridge and Play is back!

Saturday mornings, 9.30am - 11.10am at North Edinburgh Arts from Saturday 25th April - 27th June 2015!

Porridge & Play is a really fun drama-led play and group games session for children aged 3-8 years together with their parents/carers at North Edinburgh Arts (older or younger brothers and sisters are also welcome). Sessions are led by Licketyspit's Actor Pedagogues (the 'Margarets'!)

What happens...

Porridge & Play starts with a chat and a bowl of porridge with fresh fruit, juice, tea and coffee in the NEA cafe...

Then everybody plays group games for 40 minutes - outside if it's fine and inside if it's raining...

Afterwards we draw pictures about the games, talk about them and add them to the Gallery...

Porridge & Play gives children and families lots of great ideas and confidence. Every week children are given a free Play Card for one of the games we've played, so it's easy to remember how to play the game again at home, at school or when you're out and about!

Sessions are free and open to local NEA Good Neighbours (Residents Muirhouse, Pilton, Granton and Drylaw).

For further information please telephone: 0131 332 0410/2096 or email: 


"Good to have a healthy start in the morning with breakfast then social skills playing games/singing/learning together..." (Parent)


"Brilliant fun. Loved the porridge and the games outside. Staff are lovely!" (Granny)


"[The best thing about Porridge and Play is] Hannah making new friends and myself as I find it difficult to speak to people I've never met" (Parent)


"I like everything. It makes me feel happy. I can't choose a game because everything was a favourite!" (Child)


"[The best thing about Porridge and Play is] getting my 'shy boy' used to speaking out loud and joining in..." (Parent)





It's just a joy. Long may you run and run, Molly Whuppie – you're a classic piece of children's theatreMary Brennan, The Herald
I never liked theatre when I was 2 or 3 but now I love it!Lucy
The Christmas Quangle Wangle had the children enthralled, captivated, amused (lots of laughter) and engaged.Teacher


Sing along with Margaret & Margaret