Street Play – helping communities reconnect with streets

Today we are very proud to announce a three year partnership between Play England, Playing Out, London Play and Bristol University to get kids out playing in their streets, neighbourhoods and the spaces near where they live. This programme is backed by the Department of Health as part of its drive to help children and … Continue reading

Lewisham Mud Pies etc.

Once again the nature garden on the site of the old Tidemill primary school is full of the sounds of children playing, excitedly rediscovering the secret paths and hidden dens. In partnership with the local community group Assembly SE8, London Play has been promoting natural play opportunities for the local families in Deptford as part … Continue reading

Making Islington a better place to play outdoors

Guest Post – Jon Winder, Islington Council With the least amount of open space of any local authority in the country you might think that Islington isn’t a great place for playing outdoors. However, over the last few years the council has been working hard to make parks and open spaces better places to play. … Continue reading

The London Play Go Kart Grand Prix returns!

For years in London there was an annual Go Kart Race (or ‘Box Cart Derby’ for the veteran kart drivers amongst us). For one reason or another this fantastic tradition stopped happening. This year London Play decided enough was enough, and that the time had come to breathe life back into this great event. So last … 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

Win a box full of play!

London Play’s Taking Nature to the Street project is supporting street play events from huge estates in Pimlico to small street parties in Croydon this weekend. The Jubilee weekend will be a fantastic revival of children and their families returning back to a time when their street was not simply a strip of tarmac for … Continue reading