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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 Bristol?

Bristol is where Playing Out first started in 2009, with two neighbours deciding to try to change their street for play (for more background read the Playing Out story).

Now over 165 streets and estates have ‘played out’ (as of June 2019) and most have been granted a Temporary Play Street Order,  which lets residents open their street for play up to 3hrs a week.

If you live in Bristol and are interested in getting your street playing out, we can help. As well as the general phone and email support we offer to residents across the UK, we can lend you the cones and signs you need to close your road safely and provide a kit bag to help it run smoothly.

We may also be able to put you in touch with other local ‘playing out’ organisers, who can give you some moral support. The Bristol Facebook group is a great way to share ideas and experiences with other people who are ‘playing out’ in Bristol. You can also read resident activator stories, like Ellie’s here.

If you need any other help or support please email us on hello@playingout.net, phone us on 0117 9537167, or pop in and see us!

Since we started, Playing Out has been featured in Bristol media including ITV West to raise awareness of the benefits of street play to children and communities.

Here are some great shots of local streets playing out!

       

Blog posts

Air Pollution and Street Play

The severe impact of traffic-related air pollution on children’s health is becoming ever clearer and more worrying. On the 4th of April, Greenpeace and the Guardian called for urgent government action…

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Growing Street Play in my Community: Jo’s Story

Bristol resident Jo Chesterman tells us how her dynamism has lead her to promote Playing Out throughout her neighbourhood: “Playing Out in our road came from a street party for…

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