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Play streets benefit children, adults, streets and wider communities.

A growing national movement

Since Playing Out began supporting residents to organise street play where they live:

  • Over 1,000 street communities have ‘played out’ in 100+ different local authority areas across the UK
  • Most of these streets are having at least 12 sessions a year
  • Around 33,900 children and 16,900 adults have been directly involved on their street
  • 84 councils are now actively supporting the playing out model and many have specific street play policies in place

This is just what we’ve managed to record. We’re also hearing that much more informal playing out is happening in streets and spaces across the UK because parents, residents and professionals are starting to think differently. Here’s the deeper impact taking place each time residents open their front doors to meet, play and use the immediate space in a shared way:

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