Playing Out

Playing Out 

Would you like to see your kids playing outside your own house?

Playing Out St Albans District (a Sustainable St Albans group) is delighted to be working with St Albans District Council to put in place arrangements for Playing Out in the St Albans District.  Eleven streets are taking part in the 2019 trial.

Watch this space for news on the launch of Playing Out for 2020 and why not join the Playing Out mailing list  to be the first to hear about it?


Playing Out is where residents choose to close their road to through traffic on a regular basis (eg one Sunday a month for 2 hours) to allow the children to come out onto the street and cycle, scoot and play together in the road. It is a fabulous way to build communities and for children to get fresh air and exercise, as well as learn to play in an unstructured manner with other children of all ages.

See our short film – it’s only 3 minutes long!

Can I organise Playing Out / Play Streets sessions on my road in St Albans, Harpenden and the villages?

The scheme has been in a trial phase during 2019, and will be launching soon for 2020.  If you would like to register to show you are interested in setting up Playing Out on your street in the future, please get in touch with us at

Where can I find more information?

There is loads of information on the national Playing Out website,

How about a Street Party instead?

Many people start off with a one-off street party to see how it goes. If this appeals to you, Our Street Party can provide you with a free information pack to help you. See the website for information about having a street party in St Albans District or email

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To hear all the latest news about the Playing Out project and street party news, including deadlines for applications and information session dates, please sign up to our newsletter.

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