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Start on your street

Make your street a play street!

A warm welcome to you. Organising a play street is an amazing and rewarding thing to do for you, your children and your neighbours. We have tried to make it as easy as possible and can give you help along the way.

Don’t live on a traditional street? We have information about playing out on estates here.

To get started - watch our intro film

Four simple steps to organising a play street

Watch our four simple steps videos outlining in more detail what you need to do to get started on your street. They total 16 minutes. Click on each graphic below to watch each film.

Step one: talk to your neighbours
Step two: get permission and support
step three: tell everyone
step four: play out

More help and information for organising a play street

You can download loads of useful stuff here for free – letters, posters, steward briefing, risk assessment and more!

To dive in a bit deeper, download our free Playing Out manual.

You’ll be joining a community of parents and residents across the UK who have created space for children to play, connected with their neighbours and had loads of fun along the way. Read some of their stories.

Connect with other play street organisers

On our friendly national Facebook group and contact us for questions or reassurance at any point.

Does my council support play streets?

Check our map of local authority areas.

If your council doesn’t have a play street policy yet, don’t be put off. We started in Bristol using a street party application and it grew from there. There are many councils who are interested but haven’t yet finalised their play streets offer – they may be really happy to hear from you. Take a look at our information about how to contact them and get play streets started in your area.

You can also contact Lucy, our Play Streets Development Officer on for more information. She may be able to put you in touch with someone at the council or provide some tips.

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