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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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York has formally had a play policy in place since 2002, which was last refreshed in 2016 http://www.yor-ok.org.uk/workforce2014/play which recognises all forms of play including Street Play.  York is able to respond to requests and offer support to residents should they wish to close a street for play.

Street play has been publicised through its Shine magazine for 0-19 year olds.

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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