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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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The City of Glasgow has been hosting play street weekends. If you are interested in helping lobby the council to set up a play street scheme in Glasgow you can contact like-minded people through the Street Play Glasgow Facebook group.

Now that Edinburgh is running a pilot scheme -perhaps Glasgow will too?

Blog posts

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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Bringing the street play movement to Hull

Motivated parents and residents around the UK are spreading the idea of opening streets for play. Amy in Hull heard about the ‘playing out’ model and made it happen in…

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