Play Streets temporarily stop traffic in a residential street, cul-de-sac or square, creating an opportunity for children to play safely outside.
Parents and neighbours host sessions by closing the street and bringing out toys and play equipment to share. By inviting everyone out, we can enjoy our streets together near our own front doors.
Would you and other people on your street like to start a play street?
You can attend the session below to get a real feel of what can be created or you can email one of the team to discuss further firstname.lastname@example.org
Arboretum Place Play Street
Saturday 6 April | 12.00 - 3.00pm
Arboretum Place, Barking, IG11 7GS
Do you want to get to know the residents of Arboretum place? Local residents invite you to join them to play outside and share toys and food. This is a great chance to get to know local people. This play street will take place close to the Town Hall, with people from neighbouring buildings all coming out to have a good time. Bring a dish to share, introduce people to new games and make new friends!
St Awdrys Play Street
Saturday 30 March | 12.00 - 2.00pm
St Awdrys Road, Barking, IG11 7QE
After 2 successful play streets in the summer programme, the residents of St Awdrys will be holding their first one of the year this spring! Since the first road closure, the locals have been working hard to transform the space, and start community projects together. The Play Street is one of the projects which gets people out, meeting each other and allows children to play outside!
The residents of Surrey Road really got to know each other at a shared lunch last summer, and now they want to hold their very first Play Street! All are welcome to come along and enjoy using the street, with the reassurance that there won’t be any cars. There will be fun activities and games for all ages. Please bring a dish to share, produce a playlist or get some games going. Let’s make the most of the road closure, and let’s make it regular!
Church Elm Lane
D’arcy Gardens, Dagenham, RM9 6BS
Come outside for a day of fun and meet new neighbours. There will be no traffic, just people...of all ages enjoying the street. Children (of all ages) can play on the street and others can enjoy some food and conversation.