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Why Lyndsey organised a play street after lockdown, benefitting children and adults in her local area… It started with beers in the front garden. One of the positive things to come out of lockdown was the peace on our street, which had previously been used by drivers as a rat run. Suddenly we and our neighbours could stand in our tiny front gardens and talk without shouting over roaring traffic. As restrictions about socialising in groups were relaxed, we’d bring…

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children cycling
Playing fair: How does race affect children’s access to outdoor play?

Dulce Pedroso posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Street Space on 18/05/2023

A guest blog by Dulce Pedroso – an ‘expert friend’ to Playing Out who has recently completed a…

A residential street full of children playing
Playing out helps children to make friends across race, culture and backgrounds

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community on 24/04/2023

This positive feedback comes from a recent community engagement project about playing out close to home. As a…

four children in the street
The ripple effects of playing out

Jo Chesterman posted this in Activism, Community, Play Streets, Street Space on 22/03/2023

I organised a play street for 4 years between 2014-2018 in St George, Bristol. Our street has only…

A large group of people gathered on Dartmoor to protest the removal of the right to wild camp
Right to Roam Near Home

Alice Ferguson posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing, Street Space on 31/01/2023

Last week, 3,000 people gathered on Dartmoor to march in protest at the public’s “right to roam” in…

Children of different ages playing in a residential street
How to handle objections and defuse difficult situations on play streets.

Kate Staniforth posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community, Play Streets on 28/10/2022

A street, estate or block of flats can be like a microcosm of society – a community made…

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