Porridge & Play Ruchill

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Ruchill Page!

Porridge & Play Ruchill is an intergenerational Storyplay project for families with 3-12 year olds in the Ruchill area of Glasgow.

It is part of our project Big Porridge & Play Glasgow, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Porridge & Play Ruchill started in 2017 and after a hiatus over the course of the pandemic, we are delighted to announce that it is BACK in autumn 2022 at The Pavilion (G20 9HP).

With the help of our partnersStoryplay Champions and our friends in Ruchill, we’ll be back for another block of exciting Storyplay sessions filled with games, rhymes, songs, imaginary play and food!

Starts Saturday 15th October

What previous participants say

‘It just feels like a big family having breakfast. This is a magical project!’

Mum, 2017

‘Everyone is so welcoming. Mollie said it is good fun.’

Mum, 2019

‘They’re like your best friends’

Child, 2019

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Porridge & Play Ruchill Blog!

A Rollicking time in Ruchill!!

November 24th, 2022|0 Comments

Saturday 19th November 2022 We had an amazing time at our Porridge & Play Ruchill & Online celebration! It was so lovely to see all our families together in one big space and wonderful to join [...]

A Feast For A Funky Chicken

November 8th, 2022|0 Comments

Saturday 5th November 2022 We had a wonderful time exploring different lands and baking a marvellous cake this week! Interestingly, apart from meeting the usual Funky Chicken, we also met a Dancing Dog, [...]

Fantastical Forest Creatures

November 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Saturday 29th October 2022 Today at Ruchill we found ourselves deep in the forest and met some quite fantastical creatures including a rainbow coloured bat who lived in a tree. Snakey AJ who showed [...]

Stylish Ruchill Grannies

October 25th, 2022|0 Comments

Saturday 22nd October 2022 Well! It was a wonderful sight this week to see all the fabulous Ruchill Grannies dressed up so stylishly! We met Granny Osman who drank coffee for his tea, [...]

A Witchy Week 1 in Ruchill

October 19th, 2022|0 Comments

Saturday 15th October 2022 Well! What a super spooky Witchtastic session we had today at Porridge and Play with Licketyspit. After warming up our bodies and minds with a big old boogie and [...]

Porridge & Play Ruchill is back!

July 29th, 2022|0 Comments

Friday 29th July Drumroll please!! We are excited to announce that Porridge & Play will be BACK in Ruchill for autumn 2022! Sessions will run on Saturday afternoons at the Pavilion, in [...]

Ruchill & Milton Online Sessions

August 17th, 2020|0 Comments

JOIN 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. [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

April 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Licketyspit Press Release 28/04/2020 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! Scotland’s pioneering intergenerational imaginary play [...]

Big Porridge & Play is BACK!

March 9th, 2020|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is BACK for another 3 years! We're very grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for continuing to support this innovate project and [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 7

June 26th, 2019|0 Comments

15th June 2019 The final session in Ruchill was the last Big Porridge and Play 2019 and we were really moved and delighted to have so many people join us to send the project [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 6

June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

8th June 2019 We had a really fab sixth session at the Ruchill Community Centre. You could really see how everyone has got to know each other over the last six weeks, with the [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 4

June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

18th May 2019 We are missing next week’s session not taking place because of the Bank Holiday so we wanted to make sure we had an excellent session of Porridge & Play today - [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 5

June 7th, 2019|0 Comments

1st June 2019 We had a really wonderful Picnic & Play on The Tall Ship with the Ruchill Porridge & Play group last week. Ruby met some of the group to get the bus [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 3

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

11th May 2019 Our 3rd BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow session in Ruchill was a really great one! We played some great games, sang new songs and ate delicious lentil and carrot soup. You [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 2

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

4th May 2019 Our second Big Porridge & Play session at Ruchill saw us travel around the world, meet a shy sheep and got us to know some old Scots words for the different [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 1

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

27th April 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session at Ruchill was wonderful - with a really buzzing atmosphere! We had a group of over 50 participants made up of current Children & [...]

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is Back!

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

12th April 2019 BIG Porridge & Play is back for the third year from late April in Ruchill, Whiteinch and the Gorbals. BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a 7-week block of Licketyspit Playcard [...]

Thank you to our funder

The National Lottery Community Fund