Bringing Events to Life

​Operation Play Outdoors can deliver fun and exciting outdoor play events for people of all ages in a variety of outdoor spaces across Scotland. Our goal is to inspire outdoor play long after the event as we recognise the importance of play and the benefits it provides to whoever is playing: let us create a unique outdoor play event for your organisation, community, or group.

We can accommodate any group size and are flexible with most choices of location. We have years of experience creating and delivering unique events across the Central Belt of Scotland. Our events are tailored to our client’s needs, themes and the space in which we work from.

We work with a wide range of organisations and tailor play events to meet the needs of your participants. We can focus on outcomes you are looking to target as an organisation or simply provide a fun and unique opportunity for people to come together at your event.

Our staff have a wealth of experience in working with groups and are able to provide original and fun activities. Our past events have provided lots of exciting outdoor experiences from, music, to woodland walks, outdoor play, den building, loose parts play, animal interaction, sensory experiences, storytelling, arts and crafts and a huge array of performances as well as lots more. Operation Play Outdoors will provide all the staff, delivery, equipment and experience to make your event stand out from the rest.

Event Packages

​We can provide for events of all shapes and sizes. Our event packages offer a simple but very effective event solution ensuring we maximize the potential your budget has to offer creating events from the templates these packages highlight.

Birch

  • Up to 150+ People
  • 3 Premium Activities
  • 5 Standard Activities
  • Hot Drink Provision (150 People)
  • Leaflet/Poster Design and print
  • Plus all standard event management and provision*

Events Start at £2000

Beech

  • Up to 300+ People
  • 5 Premium Activities
  • 10 Standard Activities
  • Hot Drink Provision (300 People)
  • Leaflet/Poster Design and print
  • £100 Facebook Advertising
  • Plus all standard event management and provision*

Events Start at £5000

Oak

  • Up to 500+ People
  • 10+ Premium Activities
  • 15+ Standard Activities
  • Hot Drink Provision (500 People)
  • Leaflet/Poster Design and print
  • £250+ Facebook Advertising (Minimum £250, may increase depending on budget)
  • Plus all standard event management and provision*

Events Start at £10000

* All of our packages include:

  • Full Event Insurance
  • Full Event Risk Assessment
  • Client Meetings
  • All equipment and Set Up
  • Hot Drinks Provision (This is set for each package. Additional costs for greater attendance)
  • First Aid Provision
  • Site Management and Permission (Additional Fees may apply depending on the site)
  • Waste Management
  • Toilet Provision

Bespoke Events

If you’d like a completely tailored event, we can create something to fit your needs and budget. Please get in touch with us to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs. Contact Us.

Example Events

We have created some fantastic events for our clients in the past. Below you will find some examples of events we have catered for in the past. If you have something in mind that isn’t mentioned below, please get in touch to discuss. 

Tree Dressing Day

Celebrated in December we have delivered several of these events over the years as a celebration of trees with special woodland activities and a professional lights team to bring the woods to life at night with lots of magical colours and sensory experiences. Activities from Natural Arts and Crafts, to Fire Performances and Music. All of our activities are tailored to fit the theme and delivered by qualified and experienced professionals.

World Wildlife Day

Celebrated in March, we celebrate all things wild! It’s a celebration of flora and fauna, and our events are designed to be engaging, exciting and as interactive as possible. We provided activities including a themed treasure hunt, Wildlife themed crafts, Den Building and habitat as well as many educational activities linked to Bees, Wildlife Habitats and Conservation. Families enjoyed the themed storytelling, animal yoga and real birds of prey to hold!

Community Fun Days

We can take the hassle out of planning an end of year community celebration or summer party with lots of activities to choose from including, campfires, outdoor play, storytelling and lots more! We can arrange catering and all the equipment needed including tables, chairs, gazebos, etc. We’ve delivered community celebrations at Christmas, World Food Celebration as part of the Refugee Festival Scotland as well as many end of school term BBQ’s and Outdoor Play days.

Campfire, Singing and Woodland Musical Events

Ready to sing around the campfire, and toast lots of marshmallows? We can organise large group campfires, entertaining over 200+ people with a range of portable equipment to add to the experience.

International Day of Forests

A time to celebrate the forests, biodiversity and all things in nature. We have delivered several events for this theme, with lots of interactive activities for children and adults and all linked to the theme of forests. We will plan activities to fit the space, theme and group size attending your event. These events often attract hundreds of people and we can ensure there are plenty of activities to keep everyone engaged.

International Peace Day

A time to bring people together, creating a lovely peaceful environment for people to share, network and have fun. In previous events, we’ve delivered lots of outdoor cooking, with cuisines from around the world, herbal activities and tree planting. In partnership with Open Aye and Scottish Forestry (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland) we worked with a range of community groups, bringing them all together to share food and activities from around the world.

Street Play Days

These were the first events we delivered as an events team to promote more street play opportunities for children and families across Glasgow. We have huge passion for play and our street closures allow children and families to get out onto their streets and play together. We have evolved from there closing Queen Margaret Drive many times through the years in partnership with the Queen Margaret Drive Community to showcase street play and the importance of reclaiming your street for play.

Summer Celebrations

We have delivered many community galas, fetes and fairs with a range of activities that can entertain over 500+ people. Our activities are tailored to the space, theme and group size expected to attend. We’d be delighted to plan an exciting summer event for your organisation or group. Please get in touch to discuss your event further.

Bring us to your event

Do you already have an event organised and are looking to add some new and exciting outdoor play experiences to your event. We’d be thrilled to join your event and create lots of play experiences for your attendees. We can offer a wide range of activities from Den Building, Loose Parts Plays, Tool Use, Event Treasure Hunts, Arts and Crafts, Fire Performances, Herbal Activities, Storytelling, Large Group Games, Box play and lots more. We will create a tailored outdoor experience to offer at your event. We provide all equipment, fully self-sufficient, we just arrive, set up and all is ready to go. Hassle free, fully risk assessed, insured and professionally delivered activities. 

Upcoming Events

If you are looking for any of our upcoming events please find more information here. These might be events we have created or events in which we will be participating in. Some of our events are ticketed and might have a cost to attend. See more here.

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