If only child, should my child have play dates even if with kids in school from 8 to 6?

SCHOOL 8 to 6. It would be nice to play with other kids but it seems your only child is already tied up with schooling from 8 to 6. He also needs rest. Perhaps on weekends he can have play dates.
Weekends. Yes weekends would be best for that. Surely you child needs play dates for his development.