Playing Out is back from Feb 23.

Dates until summer 2022:
Feb 23; Mar 9, 23; Apr 6, 20; May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29; July 13


Children of all ages are welcome, along with a responsible adult, and we warmly welcome volunteers to help steward the sessions.

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What is Playing Out?

Playing Out is a national initiative (see supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Its key vision is that children everywhere should be able to play out safely in the streets and open spaces in their own neighbourhoods. The aim is to give them space – both physical and psychological – to develop their own play and to meet up with children that they might not otherwise know.
Playing Out in Charlton happens every fortnight in British Summer Time, and then once a month when the clocks go back (weather permitting) on Sundorne Road between Swallowfield Road and Priolo Road. It requires at least four stewards every session, who are responsible for making sure that residents of Sundorne Road can drive in and out safely during sessions. Parents remain responsible for their own children. We are always looking for new stewards – and new families who would like to join in. Email to receive emails detailing the next sessions.

There is an article about Playing Out in Grapevine 56

Covid-19 Guidance: Autumn 2020 

For healthy children and their families, the risks associated with outdoor play are very low and are far outweighed by the benefits.  During the session, we will be following a set of hygiene protocols based on advice from the Playing Out organisation, London Play and the government to keep children, parents and stewards as safe as possible.  These will cover hand hygiene, distancing and use of shared equipment. Hygiene guidelines here: CCRA Playing Out H&S notice Aug 2020 or just speak to one of the stewards on the day. In particular, we ask those attending to bring their own toys and refreshments and to wash hands before coming.

Children and adults are asked not to attend if they or any member of their household have any symptoms of Covid-19 (temperature, cough, loss of sense of taste/smell, fatigue, unexplained rash), if they are in self-isolation, or if they have recently been close to someone with the virus.