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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.
We have specific information about playing out on estates here.
To get started - watch our intro film
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. Get in touch with us for advice and support!
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.
More help and information for organising a play street
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.