We want to give them more chances to play outside their homes



We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space


We promote quality and choice in play provision


Play is a fun way to be active

We work to increase opportunities for children to play


Many eggs, many baskets

Somerford Grove Adventure Playground

Haringey Play Association

November 2011


Somerford Grove Adventure Playground was opened with great fanfare by the Haringey Play Association (HarPA) in the summer of 2005, with the aim of "putting play at the heart of the community."

Six years on and the playground is a indeed vibrant place which occupies a place at the heart of the community it serves. But times are tough and survival has meant sacrifice and compromise,  forging some unlikely allegiances and some cunning money making plans. Read on to find out how HarPA's 'pick and mix' approach to earning and saving money has helped the playground endure.


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    Lots of eggs in lots of baskets

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