Amy from Croydon Living Streets Group tells us about the school street event they will be holding on Tuesday, 21 May to celebrate Happy Shoesday. They will be be opening up the street for play with a tea time playing out session at the Love Lane Green.
The green is now one of Croydon’s finest unofficial linear parks and the backdrop for the London Play ‘Play Street of the Year’ (2016, 2017). It has transformed walking along the path and has turned the green into a destination for local families, generating new journeys, creating a space to stop and socialise, and turning the journey home from school into a chance to play out with friends.
This is why we will be celebrating one of Croydon’s healthiest, happiest, most enjoyable footpaths and how it has made walking to school more inviting for the families in South Norwood.
We are inviting all our local friends to end their walk home from school with a pause for play at Love Lane Green. We’ll be sharing tea to raise money for Living Streets’ work as part of their Happy Shoesday event so that all children across London can have a safe and happy route to school.
When: Tuesday 21 May, 3.45 - 5.45pm
Where: Love Lane Green
(accessed via Love Lane, London SE25 4NG). Nearest BR/Overground: Norwood Junction Tram: Harrington Road
What: Happy Shoesday Big Play Date