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.
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.
New evidence shows impact of street play
Alice Ferguson posted this on 31/07/17
Healthier children, happier communities is the overall impact of street play! So say three separate reports published this week. Firstly, a survey conducted amongst the national network of ‘playing out’ streets…
Air Pollution and Street Play
Daniella posted this on 23/06/17
The severe impact of traffic-related air pollution on children’s health is becoming ever clearer and more worrying. On the 4th of April, Greenpeace and the Guardian called for urgent government action…