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.  Watch this space for more news!


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.

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

Not quite yet. But we’re nearly there! We are working hard with local council staff to make it happen. In the meantime, we would love to hear from anyone who thinks they might like to start a scheme once the scheme is in place.  If you are interested in setting up Playing Out on your street, please get in touch with us at

I’m not sure. Where can I find more information?

There is loads of information on the national Playing Out website, Or why not watch our short film at – it’s only 3 minutes long!

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