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.
The first street to close was Harewood Road in August 2014, street organiser Siobhán explained “I’ve lived here for nearly 8 years. Although our street isn’t a main road, it is a through road and the children just don’t play outside. When I saw Coventry City Council’s advertised Play Streets initiative, I wanted to give my girls the chance to play safely and meet new friends on our doorstep. I know my immediate neighbours but in the last few weeks, while setting up the event, I’ve met even more and everyone has been so supportive. These kind of initiatives are about more than just playing, it is about communities and people coming together. On the day, the atmosphere was just so lovely. It was delightful watching children make new friends, hearing giggles from children playing out and even watching the adults play too.”
Playing Out: Summer Holidays 2019
playingout posted this on 01/08/19
Sun’s out (is it still?!), children are off school… and we’re here to remind you that good summer holiday experiences don’t have to cost you money or involve a car….
UK Government backs play streets
Alice Ferguson posted this on 23/07/19
Good news from the Playing Out movement! Here’s how we won this endorsement and what it means. Resident-led play streets Ten years ago, frustrated by their children’s lack of freedom…