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This map shows the growing number of residents and councils who are helping to enable children to play out more. We add information to it when we know of activity happening on streets and in neighbourhoods.

You can find out what’s happening where you live and see whether there are others doing things locally who are happy to give you support and advice. Our Local Authority Directory lists the areas where most change is happening. If you are already doing something on your street and it’s not yet on the map, please email us to let us know.

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In August 2013, 3 streets in Kings Heath became play streets in a pilot “Playing Out in Birmingham”

You can read more about it on the Kings’ Heath Centre for Space Exploration website or read the coverage in the Birmingham Mail and the Birmingham Newsroom.

The activity was repeated in 2014 with 6 streets closing during national play day in August and was reported in the Birmingham Mail again.

If you live in Birmingham and would like to start street play where you live get in touch with us at and we can put you in touch with others nearby or if you are on Facebook visit the Kings Heath and Moseley Playing Out group page to keep in touch.



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