Helping Hackney open its streets for play

Guest post by Claudia Draper Though I helped organise it, I have to admit our last street party over the Jubilee weekend was a bit of a wash out. In the face of remorseless torrential rain, much of our street committee’s carefully planned programme – including tug of war, giant street feast, and open mic … Continue reading

Play on the Street!

Did you see BBC Breakfast this morning? Today (at 6:52, repeated about hourly) Susannah and John Maguire are asking whether our kids play out in the streets, or if you wish they did? Did you? Illustrating the piece are shots of the ground breaking Bristol’s Playing Out Project, where streets can close regularly after school. … Continue reading

Climbing trees – risk and adventure

This is a Guest Post from Nick Jackson, Play Development Manager at the Learning Trust who knows a thing or two about outdoor play and works closely with the many staff, volunteers and young people that love Hackney’s adventure playgrounds. If this inspires you to get involved with your local adventure playground do let us … Continue reading