Play street of the year

We are on the search for play street greatness! Every October we stage the London Adventure Play Awards, which includes a dedicated category for play streets.

To enter, simply hand over your camera phone to the children on your street and get them to make a two-minute film about why their play street is THE BEST. Then send it in to us.

We are looking for streets where children have freedom to be creative and adventurous through the seasons and the adults are enjoying themselves too.

All groups that are shortlisted are invited to come and see their films on the big screen in London’s west end at a free, high-octane event staged during the October half term.

It couldn’t be easier, and you’ve got the whole summer to get it together!

Check back in June for a 2021 application pack!

Here’s some inspiration from past winners


Enfield’s Kynaston Road was named London’s Play Street of the Year with a low-key film showing the simple pleasures of playing in a traffic-free street, even when it rains. The movie-style ‘clapper board’ award came with a prize of £100 for play equipment for the street.

Kynaston Road resident Tia, 7 said:

“I like play street because you get to ride your bike and play on the road. It’s my favourite in the summer when it doesn’t rain. I want to live on the street forever and be the person who looks after play street with my friends.”

2018: Mt Pleasant Road, HARINGEY

2017: Love Lane, CROYDON (again!)

2016: Love Lane, CROYDON

2015:  Winston Road, HACKNEY and Fairbridge Road, ISLINGTON joint winners

2014: Redston Road, HARINGEY

Our short course programme on specific topics, team and organisational training sessions are available at affordable prices. Hackney Play Association is willing and able to offer qualifications at all levels subject to demand.

Make it happen on your street!

Click here to take the first steps to your new play street. Our new resources area allows you to sign up for free and access downloads, tips and tools to help you make it happen.