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

You can find out what’s happening where you live and see whether there are other residents 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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Brighton and Hove Council is supporting residents to open their streets for play.

There are a number of streets in Brighton and Hove that have had playing out sessions. Some hold sessions regularly and some have tried it as a one-off.  You can read about a successful event in Southdown Avenue in the Argus.

There is a Street Play in Brighton and Hove  Facebook page where you can find out the latest news.

If you live in Brighton and are interested in street play you could join the Facebook group.

Blog posts

Playing Out and Growing Up: The Benefits of Freedom

If you’re the parent of a young child, I’ve got things to tell you now I’m out the other side. Yesterday my son Joe was playing out and today, he’s…

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Why can’t children just go to the park?

“Why can’t children just go to the park instead of playing in the street?” is a question that pops up everywhere from street meetings, to online comment threads and council…

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