Play Streets

Close your street for play events

Children playing on a closed street

In 2017 we ran Playing Out, a pilot scheme that let you restrict traffic on your street for free to run children's play events

Following the success of the pilot, we decided to keep it going as Edinburgh Play Streets.

Photo credit: Amanda Stewart


To apply

  • read the guidelines in the application pack
  • contact your Locality office. Find your locality.

Download the application pack (DOCX, 412 KB)

For closures during the summer holidays the deadline for applications is 14 June 2018.

We will consider applications submitted after this date but cannot guarantee approval.


You cannot close your street if it is a

  • bus route
  • main road with a lot of traffic.

Locality office emails

North East:

North West 

South East

South West

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