It is every person’s birth right to live and play adventurously.

Why volunteer

Volunteer at ELHAP and make a real difference. There are so many reasons to volunteer at ELHAP, including to gain valuable work experience, develop your confidence and self-esteem, improve your CV and your employability as well as to enhance your UCAS application.



Why work for us

We have a fantastic and dedicated team of over 90 people employed in different jobs. ELHAP is a professional organisation that attracts people from different backgrounds but with a common passion and determination to help improve the quality of life for each and every person using ELHAP services.



Get help!

There are lots of ways ELHAP can help your family. Please check out our range of services for children, young people and adults with disabilities and who have experienced disadvantage...


Author: Tom Laker

Over 6,000

visitors per year

Based in a

five and a half acre enclosed woodland

Playing adventurously

since 1976

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Latest events

  • Roding Valley Half Marathon

    Roding Valley Half Marathon is supporting ELHAP this year, as part of the Mayor of Redbridge's Charity Appeal. Why not join ELHAP's team of runners to help us raise vital funds to support our work. It's also a great way to get fit and see the local sights! Read more

  • Danceathon

    Throw on those dancing shoes and come join our dance marathon to raise funds for ELHAP! As part of the event, you'll be able to learn some new moves from the experts and enjoy some great beats. Watch this space for further details... Read more


  • I'm an MP, get me out of here!

    ELHAP is a magical adventure play facility and nature reserve for disabled children, based in my constituency. It relies on donations to provide children with these unique play facilities. Help me to help them in this wonderful work. I'm taking part in a jail break with other local MPs - Mike Gapes and Iain Duncan Smith - as well as the Mayor of Redbridge. Given our political differences, especially over Brexit, I need your help to break me out of jail! Read more

  • ELHAP Jail Break Fundraiser

    ELHAP is a unique support service in Woodford Bridge for disabled children, young people and adults from across East London.

    Based in over 5 acres of woodland, with a vast adventure playground and nature reserve, ELHAP gives disabled children the chance to "just be kids." They can fly through the air on the zip wire, get muddy, cook over an open fire, build dens and go on bug hunts, as well as take part in art, yoga, dance, drama and horticulture workshops. ELHAP also works with adults, Read more

  • Mike esGapes from Jail!

    ELHAP are a fantastic charity who provide a great environment for play opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children, young people and adults across North East London and Essex. Read more