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A small act of rebellion Ten years ago, my children were 7 and 3 and I just wanted them to be free to play outside, as I had done as a child. The problem was traffic (and a general cultural shift – but that’s another whole chapter) – they couldn’t even cross the road to call on friends on the other side, let alone feel safe enough to kick a ball around or ride their bikes on the street. I…

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Riding bikes and playing out: joining forces with British Cycling

Playing Out posted this in Cycling, News, Play Streets, Playing Out on 24/09/2019

In September, we launched an exciting joint campaign with British Cycling, supported by Olympic gold medalist Jason Kenny and…

Climate change, activism and street play

Alice posted this in Activism, Community, Environment, Play Streets, Playing Out, social change on 19/09/2019

Children and the climate crisis Over the past year, thanks largely to Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and David…

Playing Out: Summer Holidays 2019

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Freedom, Parenting, Playing Out on 01/08/2019

Sun’s out (is it still?!), children are off school… and we’re here to remind you that good summer…

UK Government backs play streets

Alice posted this in Play Streets, Playing Out, Policy on 23/07/2019

Good news from the Playing Out movement! Here’s how we won this endorsement and what it means. Resident-led…

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