Organise a Playing Out session

There’s nothing better than kids enjoying the great outdoors right?!

That’s why we’re encouraging residents in Wolverhampton to get together with friends and neighbours to organise a Playing Out session for children and families this year.

The Playing Out initiative was established by two parents who were concerned about the lack of opportunities for their children to play out safely with friends. It enables residential streets to be closed to traffic for a few hours so that children in the neighbourhood can safely play out together.

The benefits of playing outside for children are well known and, thanks to the Playing Out initiative, we are giving children the chance to do this safely, easily and close to home. Why not look to arrange a social gathering with friends and neighbours in your street or cul-de-sac?

To run a Playing Out activity, residents must apply to the council for a temporary street closure, lasting for between one and three hours. Making an application is quick and easy – please visit Please click to read the full story.