A morning with inspirational guest presenters, an afternoon of activities, workshops and play. Join us for the next step of our Spark the Park project.

Spark the Park is supported by the Fa’side Area Partnership.



CLICK HERE to view the slideshow from the seminar on Friday 3rd Feb 2023




In the Morning:
The Fraser Centre
3a Winton Place
EH33 1AF
The Fraser Centre is a modern, accessible building.

In the Afternoon:
In the Fraser Centre and the nearby green space between Tranent Library and Lindores Drive.


There is a small car park immediately outside the Fraser Centre, a bigger car park across the road to the right side of The Salvation Army Charity Shop and another beside the library. 90 minutes maximum stay may apply. Long-stay parking is available further along Lindores Drive at Foresters Park. There is also on-street parking with disabled parking bays nearby. Please help keep children safe and park responsibly.


Lothian Buses, East Coast Buses and Prentice Coaches run buses to Tranent. We recommend Traveline Scotland for up-to-date information. It is only a few minutes’ walk from the bus stops to The Fraser Centre.


Public toilets are available on Lindores Drive and at The Fraser Centre. There are accessible toilets in The Fraser Centre.


9am – 11.45am


Click here to book your space for the morning session for free on Eventbrite

  • Join us from 9am for registration and welcome teas and coffees, ready to begin the seminar at 9.30am.
  • Creative break out space facilitated by our favourite Play Radical, Max Alexander, will be available all day.
  • The seminar closes at 11.45am (in time to pick up any children from school!)
  • The Fraser Centre cafe is open if you would like to stay for lunch.

Special Guests

We’re so excited to welcome Catherine Street Inclusive Play Park to East Lothian. Manager Lisa Callander-Bone and Chair of Trustees Andy Zieleniec will share the story of the transformation from a tired, neglected park, through a careful design process and asset transfer all the way to the Catherine Street featuring as a case study of global good practice!

CanDo‘s Kirsty Milne will share learning from the ELPA and CanDo partnership for inclusive community-based play – PlayCan. Bringing in the perspectives of children and young people with additional support needs and their families, PlayCan is running open access play sessions to find out what spaces, places and ideas work to widen access to outdoor play.

You can learn more about CanDo here:
Visit the CanDo Facebook page
Visit the CanDo website


1pm – 3.30pm

What’s on?

  • Our Spark the Park day continues in the afternoon with free workshops, community play activities and Tent Talk!
  • Fun, flexible & natural play resources for everyone is to use.
  • Loose parts play, hammocks, park art and more! Our resources and activities are designed to be inclusive and suitable for everyone in the family.
  • Explore, linger and play in the space.

Who is the afternoon session for?

Everyone – no need to book! Just drop in and stay as long as you like. We are not a childcare service so children & young people can come and go as they please. Children who are unable to come on their own should be accompanied by an adult.
We will have have some activities based at The Fraser Centre but we will also be utilising the outdoor green space across the road from The Centre between Tranent Library and Lindores Drive, EH33 1AJ. This is the same space as our previous Spark the Park events.

Wheelchair Access

The green space has a wide path running through it.

Seating and Benches

There is no seating available in the green space but our team will have a couple of folding chairs available. There is plenty of seating in the cafe area of The Fraser Centre.

Things to be aware of at the green space:

  • Wrap up warm for the weather. We‘ll have active games to keep warm and a tent for shelter. We also have spare jackets and gloves if you forget to bring yours or need an extra layer!
  • The space is open to members of the public, who may have dogs with them.
  • One edge of the space opens onto the road at Lindores Drive. Our activities will be based further up the space away from this road.
  • There is a busy road between the green space and The Fraser Centre. Please be careful when crossing the road.