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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK

We’re adding a pin for every area where parents, residents, a community organisation or the council (and ideally, all of them together) are starting to change things for children through play streets and related ideas. The movement is growing! See what’s happening near you and tell us if there’s anything to add. If you’re interested in starting a play street or in any other action to support children playing out, do get in touch – we can help.

 

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What’s happening in this area?

Currently we don’t know of anything that people or the local authority are actively doing in this area so that children can play out more in the places where they live. But if you do know of anything, we’d love to hear about it.

If you live in the area and want to get things going, see our tips on how to get your council on board. If you get stuck or need further help, then please get in touch with us and we can help!

Residents in Cotswold District can lobby the Gloucestershire Council, which is currently interested in developing a street play policy after one street played out in Gloucestershire. Get connected via the Playing Out in Gloucestershire facebook page!

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Adventurous play as an antidote to anxiety

Adventurous play gives an opportunity for children to learn about uncertainty, fear, arousal, and coping. In this blog Professor Helen Dodd shares a summary of her recent paper with Dr Kathryn…

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Playing out alone – tips from the 80s

The chance to play freely with other children is one of the biggest lures and joys of outside play. But what if you can’t play with other children – is…

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