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First use of the term "Skrammellegepladsen" or "Junk Playground" by Carl Theodor Sørensen in his book titled 'Open Spaces for Town and Country’


August 1943

The first "Skrammellegepladsen" or Junk Playground opens in Emdrup, Copenhagen  in Denmark.


March 1946

Lady Allen of Hurtwood visits Emdrup


November 1946

Lady Allen of Hurtwood's article about Emdrup is published in the Picture Post, receiving a wave of responses.



The first British Junk Playground is started in Camberwell. It runs for three years.


The second Junk Playground opens in Clydesdale Road, North Kensington, London



Lady Allen of Hurtwood decides to change the name from Junk or Waste Material Playground to Adventure Playground



The National Playing Fields Association (NPFA) Playground Committee is formed to co-ordinate adventure playgrounds



Lollard Adventure Playground opens in Lambeth, London,



The London Adventure Playground Association (LAPA) is formed



The first adventure playground for children with disabilities opens in Chelsea, London