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.
City of Edinburgh Council supported a five month street play pilot running between 1st of April and the 31st of August 2017 which allowed streets to apply to close for playing out sessions at no charge. Edinburgh residents have campaigned for some time for the council to enable free, regular playing out sessions and their campaign was covered in the Edinburgh Evening News
In April 2016 the council announced they would stop charging for each street closure – allowing residents to go ahead and organise playing out sessions.
As soon as the results of the pilot are released we will update this page, in the meantime if you are interested in opening your street for play, get in contact with the Edinburgh Playing Out group through their local Facebook group and website .
Here is how to do it: Playing Out in Four Simple Steps.