Play streets

Play is an essential part of childhood. But in a busy, densely-populated city, there is not always the space or opportunity for children to get outside. That’s why we introduced ‘play streets’.

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Image caption: Image 1: Galloway Road play street

Play streets give children the chance to play freely and safely, within a short distance of their home, by letting residents temporarily close their road to motorists.

The traffic-free community events last for three hours and give residents the chance to have a party, and get to know their neighbours a bit better.

Find out more about play streets by reading our leaflet (pdf 2.8MB).

To apply to host a play street, download the application form and guidance notes below:

See what's happened at previous play streets on our Flickr photo galleries: