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Clocks have gone back, nights are drawing in, and the festival that children love will soon be here! Halloween is a huge mixture of pagan and new traditions, of ritual and commercialism. But in 2018, it can also provide important opportunities for children. Here’s what I’ve found with my children Meeting neighbours Halloween might be a scary festival, with surprises round every corner, but children can also get to knock on doors and say hello to people they know and…

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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…

News from the Playing Out Movement

Daniella posted this in News on 29/06/2018

Welcome to our summer newsletter! We hope you’ll find something to inspire you. Playing Out is supporting a…

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