The action plan of the Play strategy for Scotland (2013), includes user friendly guidance for parents and carers on how to access cost effective resources for play and to build parents/ carers’ knowledge of various resources that can be used to encourage play at home and to help engage them in facilitating both indoor and outdoor play. Most children and young people will spend around 1500 hours of their life in their school playgrounds; for many this will be more than in any other outdoor play setting. Outdoor play does not necessarily mean visiting the local play park, sometimes it means playing kerby on the street or investigating local wildlife. The beauty of outdoor play is more than appreciating your natural surroundings and breathing in fresh air, it’s on your doorstep, it’s free and all children and young people can get involved – regardless of their background, gender, age, stage or ability, together with the whole family. The Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor learning underlines the significance of the parental contribution. They are mentioned as key partners in delivering and preparing children and young people for outdoor learning experiences. Moreover, it is stated that parents and carers should be fully informed of planned visits in line with local procedures as well as being made aware of the educational benefits of ‘spontaneous’ visits. The element that is considered as fundamental is good communication between educators and parents/carers. It is important to support parents appreciate and understand the value of outdoor learning and ensure that children and young people are properly prepared in terms of clothing, food and what is required on the day. In Out to Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare, outdoor learning experiences Improve learning for sustainability as they are developing a connection with nature and an understanding of environment and place as a child increases the likelihood of caring about these as an adult.