Ruchill & Milton Online Sessions


17th August 2020

Big Porridge & Play Online community sessions are starting next month for families in Ruchill & Milton!

These sessions are delivered via Zoom for families with 3-12 year olds. Participants will receive Lickety Drawing Pads and Crayons and new families will receive sets of Lickety Playcards so you can keep playing the Porridge & Play games at home!

BPPG has been running in Ruchill since 2017 and in Milton since May 2020.

We may all be at home, but in our imaginations we can go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. All we need to play is each other!

Big Porridge & Play has been created with and for children and supports families to tap into their imaginations for hours of joy, excitement, creative learning and connection.

Join the dedicated Facebook Group for your community and the Children & Families Network Facebook Group for lots of other activities and  ideas for things to do at home in between sessions like the Cooking, Exploring and Making videos!

 To take part in these free sessions,
1) Join the Children & Families Network (CFN) – an inclusive community of families who embrace children’s rights and imaginary play, at
2) Email/text Ruby on / 07413 800 342 and she will send you the Zoom code!
Please get in touch if you would like to access our sessions but have limited online access and we will try to help you!

You can invite your friends on Facebook here.


What we said

Being with children gives adults a reason to play, but we all need what children need, especially to help us cope with the current crisis – play helps us relax and access our limitless imaginations. 
Virginia Radcliffe, Artistic Director and CEO

The Coronavirus lockdown is a confusing and anxious time for many children as they find themselves separated from their daily routine and friendships. Playing with adults who take play as seriously as they do empowers children, and with parental engagement shown to be the biggest single factor in a child’s capacity to learn, playing together in Big Porridge & Play Online is a wonderful way to support children to flourish during lockdown.

Virginia Radcliffe, Artistic Director and CEO

It’s very important for us that children continue to have agency and autonomy in these sessions, to invent and delight in their own and others’ rich imaginations.  We can make each other laugh, and we can sing! 

Virginia Radcliffe, Artistic Director and CEO

We’re delighted that this wonderful family play project can still happen online and will be working with third sector colleagues to ensure digital inequality isn’t a barrier to families in the greatest need participating.

Virginia Radcliffe, Artistic Director and CEO

What our Families said

Their imagination has come on so much and they feel comfortable playing without any toys now.

Mum, Ruchill, 2018

We were looking forward to it all morning!

Mum, Gorbals, 2020

It’s so nice to see everyone after so many days!

Piyanshu, 8, Gorbals, 2020

I absolutely loved it! I felt energised after the session!


Emmanuel, 9, Maryhill, 2020

We enjoyed seeing others and being creative with everyone and we would love it to happen again.

Mum, Maryhill, 2020

It’s fun, relaxing, good for bonding with your child & reducing stress

Dad, Whiteinch, 2019

Our Open Sessions

Saturdays @ 10.30am

These sessions are bigger as they are open to families from across our Children & Families Network. You are welcome to join these too, just bear in mind that the format will be a bit difference – there isn’t time for everyone to have a turn so it’s more about all joining in together!

To find the link each week, join the Children Families Network Facebook Group here.