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.
Residents in Sutton are able to apply to close their roads for street play as part of the Take Pride Take Part festival. In 2014, closures were possible between the months of June and September and hopefully something similar will happen during 2015. You can download the 2014 guidance notes for a road closure order on the council website here
Read about the first two playing out sessions in Sutton during the summer of 2013 in Local Mums Online
Growing Street Play in my Community: Jo’s Story
Daniella posted this on 27/03/17
Bristol resident Jo Chesterman tells us how her dynamism has lead her to promote Playing Out throughout her neighbourhood: “Playing Out in our road came from a street party for…
Designing Streets for Play – Research and Observation
Alice Ferguson posted this on 01/03/17
There’s a house on a corner near where I live in suburban Leeds that makes me happy nearly every time I pass it. Not because it’s anything special architecturally, but…