Playing Out is a small, Bristol-based social change organisation with a national reach. Our vision is that children across the UK have freedom to play out and get around the streets and open spaces where they live – to be healthy, happy and part of their communities.
Playing Out began with a creative action by neighbours on one Bristol street in 2009. We are now a small but influential Community Interest Company, leading a national and international movement for change.
Our main work is promoting and supporting the resident-led ‘temporary play street’ model which has so far been taken up by over 1,000 street communities and 80 local authorities across the UK. We are now at a point of significant growth in communities and councils coming on board.
Over the next couple of years, we will be particularly focussing on how playing out can bring diverse communities together and benefit children in the most disadvantaged areas. We also work in all kinds of creative ways to shift thinking and policy about children, streets and cities.