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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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Residents of Waltham Forest can apply to close their streets regularly for play.  The scheme was launched in July 2013 – you can read the coverage in the Waltham Forest Guardian.

You can read about one resident’s experience of setting up play streets via  Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign.

Follow the links to download copies of guidance notes, an application form and a sample letter provided by the council.

Blog posts

Climate change, activism and street play

Children and the climate crisis Over the past few weeks and months, thanks largely to Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and David Attenborough, we have all become starkly aware of the…

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From Big Lunch to Playing Out

How it started When his neighbour organised a Big Lunch street party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Rob Schafer was struck by how much the children enjoyed having…

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