Play & Learn: Coming out to Play?
Taking inspiration from our exhibition Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: The Place We Imagine, Lina Bo Bardi was interested in the action of taking over public spaces, an invitation to gather.
What a perfect challenge to turn your road into a Play Street.
This summer to celebrate and share children's play, we’d love to see Play Streets popping up across the city!
A Play Street event is a resident-led, outdoor activity for the purpose of children's play. You can temporarily close roads to traffic to create safe spaces for children to play freely in their neighbourhood.
Sound like fun?
You could coincide yours with the extra Bank Holiday or with the National Playday, Wednesday 3rd August 2022. Click here to find out about National Play Day
Here a few links to help you host a Play Street:
To host a Play Street you’ll need your council's permission. In Nottingham, the City Council already has a Play Street policy and you can find guidance on how to organise a Play Street and apply for a Temporary Play Street Order, click here to find out how to apply.
Playing Out is a social change organisation supporting and growing the street play movement, they have lots of great information about how to get started, troubleshooting questions and lots of great advice. Click here to find out about Playing Out
You can close your street up to 12 times a year, so maybe this summer could be the first of many!
Whilst you are planning, you could try some of these play activities safely in your neighbourhood:
Creative Walks - Colour Coordination
Creative Walks - Neighbourhood Names
If you’ve hosted a Play Street before, we’d love to hear your stories and even advice that you’d like to share! Share with us #NCMaking