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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK.

Find out what’s happening where you live and if there are streets already playing out. We know that there are many active streets not listed here so please let us know of anything you are doing so we can add it to the map. You can also check our Local Authority Directory to see if your council has a street play policy yet.

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What’s happening in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole?

Although there has been some interest, this council doesn’t yet have a street play policy in place. You can however apply to organise a street party, which could be used to run a one off trial play street. This has worked really well to get things started in other areas across the country. See this page for guidance and application form.

If you want some tips on how to get your council on board, see here.

If you know of anything else happening in this area, or need some help getting things started, please get in touch with us!

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Researching playfulness on residential streets during lockdown

During the spring lockdown, researchers Alison Stenning and Wendy Russell explored play and playfulness at a street level. Here they share their initial findings. During the spring lockdown in the…

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Dear PM, outdoor play is essential for children’s health and wellbeing

It is essential that children can get outside and be active, for their health and wellbeing. Last spring/summer, too many children were trapped indoors due to confusion about the rules….

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