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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 by entering the name of your local authority (council) in the box below. Tell us if you want to get something started in your area – or if there’s anything to add to our map!


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What’s happening in Southampton?

Play streets are really taking off in Southampton  – they’ve had 25 streets apply to play out since June 2019! You can apply to close your street for play in Southampton using the Community Street Closure application process, and they will provide free signage, hi-viz, whistles and kids bikes to make sure your play street runs nice and smoothly.

Watch this fantastic video made by Southampton City Council, a great example of what can happen on your street!

This article is about a play street facilitated by Sholing Child Friendly Streets Project in December 2018 Southampton.

Sustrans are supporting school streets in Southampton and there are two lovely videos of them here and here. 


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A Parklet in Hackney, London, with a young woman holding a baby standing and smiling at the camera, and 3 people sitting behind her on benches
From play streets to parklets – new ways to reclaim space for children and communities

Would you and your children like to see one of these on your street? We know we would! Our friends at the climate charity Possible have launched a new campaign…

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Children standing on a play street
Play streets are back – and not a moment too soon!

Alison Stenning has been running a play street in North Shields for almost six years, as well as supporting other residents to run play streets across North Tyneside through….

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