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We first began Playing Out on our street in the springtime. Like excited little lambs – if lambs could stick two playful fingers up at rat-running traffic. We’d begun thinking about it the summer before but had put it off. The process had all seemed a bit daunting. In fact, knocking on doors and chatting with neighbours I’d never met was of course a lovely thing to do. And when I explained why I was there, not one said they…

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Halloween: Reclaiming Streets and Building Community

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Community, Neighbourliness on 30/10/2018

Clocks have gone back, nights are drawing in, and the festival that children love will soon be here!…

Bea’s Walk to School – and why it matters

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Freedom, Independent Mobility, International, Traffic on 05/10/2018

October is international walk to school month, yet how many young children still do that independently? Parent Rachel…

Children’s Commissioner calls for playing out

Alice posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Health, Independent Mobility, Policy, Traffic on 31/08/2018

The parent-led Playing Out movement, along with play organisations and advocates, have long called on the government to support…

Five Easy Ideas for Pavement Play this summer

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Creative Ideas, Free Play on 30/07/2018

Need some inspiration for those long days at home in the summer holidays? Plenty of things require lots…

Childhood Obesity: Is the government getting it right?

Alice Ferguson posted this in Childhood, Health on 06/07/2018

Let’s not beat about the bush – there’s a childhood obesity crisis in the UK and it’s not…

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