Childcare Before & After School

The Playbarn is a high quality, friendly, fun and exciting childcare service for P1-S2 aged children across South Lanarkshire. Our centres in Carstairs Junction and Carluke offer extensive indoor play and activity areas as well as secure outdoor play areas.

Playbarn Carstairs Junction

The PlaybarnOur well established Playbarn at Carstairs Junction is conveniently located for many of South Lanarkshire's towns and villages and the many schools that we provide transport to and from.

Playbarn Carluke

NewWe are delighted to announce that our second Playbarn has now opened in Carluke, allowing Playbarn Carlukemore children to enjoy the Playbarn experience. With our proven 'friendly, fun and exciting' formula it's already a hit !

Opening Hours

The Playbarn
Term time 7:00-9:00am 3:00-7:00pm
School holidays 7:00am-7:00pm
We are open 50 weeks of the year.

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School holidays can cause problems for working parents so we are pleased to offer a Holiday Club every day (except the Christmas Holidays). This is full of fun and exciting activities, theme days, visitors and trips. Places are available for all P1-S2 children from any area including Lanark, Biggar, Carluke and Forth.
REMEMBER ! You do not need to be a current term-time Playbarner to be able to attend our Holiday Club. Everyone is welcome!


We are delighted to offer transport between our Playbarns and a wide range of schools across South Lanarkshire. Check the Playbarn Carstairs and Playbarn Carluke pages for full details. Areas covered include:
  Carluke Carstairs
  Lanark Clyde Valley
Is your school not listed ? Contact us to find out if we can help.