Govan, Milton, Easterhouse Online Sessions

Community sessions have started online!

21st 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!

Families in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse are invited to community specific sessions of Porridge & Play Online!

Families also receive sets of Lickety Playcards, a fantastic repertoire of 16 colourfully illustrated cards to support ongoing play at home.

Join the dedicated Facebook group for your community too 🙂 And invite your friends, or family – wherever they are!




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.

Families across Scotland can join open sessions every Saturday morning at 10am from 30th May. There is a dedicated Children & Families Network Facebook Group and lots of ideas for things to do at home in between sessions.


Govan *NEW*

Tuesdays @ 3.30pm

Milton *NEW*

Wednesdays @ 3.30pm

Easterhouse *NEW*

Thursdays @ 3.30pm


Join the Open Sessions!
Community Sessions to be announced…


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Community Sessions to be announced…

The Gorbals

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Community Sessions to be announced…


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

Our Open Sessions

Saturdays @ 10am from 30th May


Join the CFN Facebook Group 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