Street Play

House of Objects is leading the way in North Tyneside on street play!

House of Objects is working with Play England on the Street Play Active, Healthy Communities project to reactivate a culture where children can play out by supporting local residents to close their streets at regular intervals. This project is funded by the Department of Health.

Street play is a movement growing across the UK that gives children the chance to play freely and safely on their own doorstep on a regular basis. Some streets have a one off street play session for a couple of hours, others apply for a weekly or monthly street closure.

We know street play means more active, happy children friendlier safer communities and regular opportunities for the whole street to have fun together.

Project Aims

Supporting parents and communities to kick start resident-led street play through providing guidance and support online.
Supporting residents and communities in up to nine target areas with poor health outcomes to activate street play in their neighbourhoods.
Working with locally based voluntary organisations and local authorities to advise them on the policies and processes that can support resident-led street play.
Campaigning to raise awareness about the benefits of playing out and increase acceptance of children playing near where they live.

How to Get Involved
Residents who wish to temporarily close their street for Playing Out need to form a small residents group and follow a simple process supported by the council.

To organise a street play session in North Tyneside, please contact Diane Freeth at House of Objects at, or call us on 0191 266 2269.

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