1973 sixty one adventure playgrounds had been set up across the country. By
1976 there were 3 adventure playgrounds for children with disabilities. Both
LAPA and HAPA continued to develop its playgrounds, as well as the
Playground Committee of the NPFA.
the 1990’s, LAPA changed its name to Playlink and recently changed its
status from a charity to a company. HAPA also changed its name to KidsActive
and more recently merged with another charity KIDS. Both LAPA and HAPA were
forced to change and ultimately shutdown because of cuts in funding.
Unfortunately there is no adventure play organization solely dedicated to
support, govern and guide adventure playgrounds any more.
Allen of Hurtwood died in 1976, but her vision lives on. In 2008 there were
approximately 75 adventure playgrounds in London.