We want to give them more chances to play outside their homes



We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space


We promote quality and choice in play provision


Play is a fun way to be active

We work to increase opportunities for children to play


Car Free Day 2019

World Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September is the perfect opportunity to swap your car for a spacehopper and try out a play street on your road. 

Thanks to funding from Transport for London, London Play is offering to help residents or schools anywhere in the capital to trial a play street on Car Free Day. We are encouraging councils across London to sign up to the Car Free Day Play Street Pledge, making it free and easy for their residents to apply. 

We hope that at least 200 streets across London will be open for play - and closed to traffic - on Car Free Day. The first 100 to apply will get free spacehoppers (or other equipment to get the fun started) and we can provide resources to inform, consult and help promote the event. Finally, all streets taking part will also go into a prize draw to win an on-street go kart building workshop on the day.

The process varies from borough to borough but will involve consulting your neighbours and applying to the council well in advance of the day (at least six weeks ahead in most cases). So get started now - click here to get in touch and find out more.

Downloadable resources

For residents: 

For councils:



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    Editable neighbour consultation letter
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    Car Free Day street poster
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    Car Free Day Play Streets_adaptable press release
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    Editable neighbours flyer

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