Small, personal actions can be extremely powerful, even if you only have a small amount of time. You can make your street feel more friendly and playful without closing the road. They are a great place to start.
Play streets are safe spaces for children to play outside, close to home. We have lots of advice, inspiration and resources to help you to organise or support a play street in your neighbourhood.
School play streets are temporary road closures outside a school gate at the start and end of the school day. They help create an enjoyable school run experience and encourage children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.
We worked with residents of Bristol tower blocks to find ways that children can feel free and safe to play out. There are usually different barriers than playing out on a terraced street but many of the same benefits.
Playing Out began as a creative action on a street in Bristol. Read about some other creative street play projects we have been involved in and hopefully you will feel inspired to start your own!
Over the years we’ve seen that thinking differently about your street, helping children to play out, or opening your street for play, are all having a bigger effect, rippling outwards to inspire other people, streets, neighbourhoods and cities. A similar effect is also happening on-line. And everything – from tiny thoughts to bigger action – is starting to help make our culture more supportive of children and their freedom to play out. We’re very excited by all this change and hope you will join us.