Fife charity for disabled children re-opens after lockdown

A Fife charity which provides play services for disabled children, young people and their families has re-opened after lockdown.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 4:30 am

Kirkcaldy based The Yard is once again offering bookable sessions to new and existing members on Saturdays and Sundays (10.30-12.30 and 1.45-3.45pm).

Operating from the Argos Centre, Appin Crescent, the charity has been offering creative and adventurous play for disabled children and their families since 2016.

Before its launch, families from across Fife faced regular trips to Edinburgh to use its purpose-built facilities.

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The Yard in Kirkcaldy.

In line with Scottish Government advice, it is encouraging all visitors to wear a covering and for all parents and carers to maintain the two metre social distancing rule.

Helen Bonnar, play team leader said, “We are absolutely delighted to see our families again, and some new faces.

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“Lockdown was extremely difficult for families with a disabled child so parents are thrilled and relieved to be back in the building, to see their child playing with others and to spend time with other parents again.

“There are some safety restrictions in place but we are doing our best to ensure that families still have a brilliant time when they come here.

“We’re encouraging children to play outside where possible, with a climbing frame, lots of messy play, sandpit, mud kitchen and art activities, not to mention Lego, Duplo, trains and cars!”

For more information on attending The Yard in Kirkcaldy, email [email protected] or visit

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