THE rain could not dampen the fun as hundreds of children across Glasgow turned out to celebrate National Playday.
They took part in a programme of outdoor play, including den building, T-shirt making, pot plating and Olympic art.
The children enjoyed the 'Den Fever' themed day at the Glasshouse in Queen's Park.
They displayed photographs of dens they had built as part of the 'Come Den With Me' contest.
The project, run by Glasgow Life in partnership with local organisations and linked to National Playday 2012, asked kids to build dens and enter them into the competition to win £100 of shopping vouchers to buy outdoor clothes and toys.
Playbusters ran a carnival themed Playday in Beardmore Park, while in Castlemilk the Jeely Piece Club also put on activities for children, as did PEEK (Possibilities for East End Kids).
The three organisations all have funding for play rangers from Inspiring Scotland through its Go2Play fund.
There were also Playday events at St Bernard's Primary, Linn Park Adventure Playground, Cranhill Beacon Family Learning centre in the East End, All Saints Secondary School and Blairdardie Sports Pavillion.
Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life, said: "It is so important for young people to experience play and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer.
"Our vision is for all children to have the opportunity to develop through play and celebrations like the ones for Play Day show our commitment to this."
Aileen Campbell, Scotland's Minister For Children And Young People, said playing outdoors was a "great thing" for children.