Edinburgh Play Streets

Playing Out

Edinburgh Play Streets is an initiative that lets you restrict traffic for free to run children's play events. You can hold a one-off event or a series. 

For closures during the summer holidays the deadline for applications is 1 June. We will consider applications submitted after this date but cannot guarantee approval in time.

To apply

  1. download the application pack - DOCX and read the guidelines
  2. complete the application form
  3. send your application to the locality office.

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You cannot close your street if it is a bus route or on a main road with a lot of traffic.

You must be seek agreement from affected residents and be able to show that at least 70% of them  support the event. 

You must nominate a person who is responsible for storing equipment used for installing and removing the road closure, such as barrier, signs and cones.

Wait for us to approve your application before advertising your event.