Turn your neighbourhood into a Play Street – and get a spacehopper!

Transform your neighbourhood into a Play Street by applying for a three-hour road closure.

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Street celebrations in Starfield Road, W12, in honour of the King Coronation

Looking for an exciting new place to play with your kids that is local and affordable? Turn your neighbourhood into a Play Street and let your children enjoy playing outdoors.

“We want to help people re-imagine and make the most of their local spaces,” says Cllr Bora Kwon, Cabinet Member for Civic Renewal at Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

“Play Streets are a great way to give your children the chance to be outdoors and play safely, within a short distance of your home – get the chalk out, organise some games and let the neighbours in on the fun.”

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Street party celebrations in Tabor Road, W6, as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

FREE spacehopper

The scheme allows residents to close a street to traffic for three hours at a time, on a day of their choosing. What's more, they’re completely free to organise.

Want to host a Play Street between Friday 22 September and Sunday 24 September?

The first 100 streets – or schools – to apply by Thursday 7 September will get a FREE spacehopper!

Schools can contact Maryam Mahmood on PlayStreets@lbhf.gov.uk to apply.

How it works

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Getting skating at H&F's Halloween Play Street in Braybrook Street, W12

Residents can apply for a temporary road closure in just a few easy steps:

  • check with your neighbours – let them know about your plans and invite them along
  • agree on a date and time
  • apply online
  • once the traffic order has been granted, get planning!

A full set of guidelines can be found on H&F’s Play Streets webpage.

Somersaults and skipping ropes

Play Streets are a great way to make unforgettable memories with your neighbours and loved ones.

They don’t have to require as much planning as a street party. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting creative!

Think hopscotch, tug-of-war and training wheels; skipping ropes, chalk art contests or a neighbourly football friendly. For more inspiration, check out the photos from the Roxwell Road Play Street, Shepherds Bush, on the H&F Flickr account.

Play Streets can be one-off events or held regularly. Why not make it a new neighbourhood tradition?

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Jubilee celebrations in Binden Road, W12

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