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.
Local playing out organiser, Rachel, came across the playing out idea when her mum passed her the playing out story saying she thought this was something Rachel could do locally.
Twelve months later in September 2013, Reading Borough started a year long ‘play streets’ pilot with six streets taking part. The scheme has been extended until March 2015 and new streets are welcome to join.
Around 10 streets in Reading are already holding playing out sessions – you can read about the latest additions in Get Reading.
Residents in Reading can apply for a play street to be created for up to three hours a fortnight using this form.
Playing Out and Growing Up: The Benefits of Freedom
Daniella posted this on 20/03/18
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…
Why can’t children just go to the park?
Daniella posted this on 15/02/18
“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…