Outdoor Play Area

 

Outdoor Instruments
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We have developed a range of outdoor musical instruments to meet some of the requirements set out within the curriculum. All of our tuned items use aluminium chimes of various lengths and diameters which give the range of notes required.

All of our chimes are accurately tuned,powdercoated to give the tough, vibrant range of colours and mounted on an array of attractive timber frames.

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Chimes


This is our most popular item which is fantastic as a standalone item but can also be used as a starting point for a sound and sensory area. There are eight two inch diameter chimes, accu-rately tuned to the notes CDEFGABC and mounted on a substantial timber frame. When installed, the set of chimes stands 1.5m tall and provides a great sensory addition to any play area.
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Double Sided Chimes

The items is very similar to our stand-ard set of Chimes, with the main differ-ence being that there are two full sets of notes mounted on each side of the timber frame. This gives improved ac-cess for more children at any given time and even makes duets possible
Overall size: 1.5m x 1.2m
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Large Chimes

Our Large Chimes consist of six 3” di-ameter aluminium chimes tuned to the notes CDEGAC with the lowest note being C2. These colourful chimes pro-duce a warm, low frequency resonance that can be felt as well as heard as they can resonate for up to one minute. The chimes range in size from 1.8m down to 1.3m tall and once installed, the overall size of the unit is 2.0m high and 1m wide. This item is supplied com-plete with its own treated timber frame. lengths.
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XYLO

The Xylo uses the same two inch di-ameter tuned notes as the Chimes item however the Xylo is has been designed for wall mounting. This item is great for bringing colour to a dull corner, wall or entrance hall. This item can also be fitted to an internal masonry wall making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The Xylo uses the same two inch diameter tuned notes as the Chimes item however the Xylo is has been designed for wall mounting. This item is great for bringing colour to a dull corner, wall or entrance hall. This item can also be fitted to an internal masonry wall making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
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Spiral

The Spiral consists of eight chimes tuned C to C which are individually mounted on chunky timber posts. As the chimes get longer with each note, so do the posts. The elements of the Spiral are arranged in a 3.0m diameter circle with the chimes facing outward. This gives a unique play experience as children can move through the instru-ment as they play. The Spiral also looks great installed along a path. The post heights range from 2.0m to 1.2m tall.
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Mast

This impressive item uses an 8” hexag-onal timber post to support a set of 3” diameter chimes. The tuned chimes are made from aluminium with a col-oured powder coat finish. They range in height from 2.0m down to 1.2m and when struck produce a low level hum-ming noise. This results in a multi-sensory experience as the sound can be heard, felt and even seen by hold light objects such as a pencil, piece of paper or string against the chimes. Overall size: 2.4m x 0.5m
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Tall Boys

Tall Boys are a set of six, three inch diameter chimes tuned to the notes CDEGAC. However the difference is that they are BIG! These chimes give a wonderful deep resonance which can actually be felt and seen if you hold light objects such as a pencil against them. As the sound can be felt as well as heard, Tall Boys give a multi-sensory experience. Tall Boys stand 2.4m tall.
and seen if you hold light objects such as a pencil against them. As the sound can be felt as well as heard, Tall Boys give a multi-sensory experience. Tall Boys stand 2.4m tall.
Overall size: 1.5m x 1.2m

 

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Bell Tree

This stand alone item has four
coloured, metal bells in four different sizes mounted on a chunky timber post. The bells range in size from 10” down to 7” in diameter, each sounding with a different pitch.
Overall size: 1.5m x 0.4m
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Drum Set

Three drums at various sizes are a great addition to any sound & sensory environment and have been extremely popular with previous customers. The drums are made from very heavy duty plastic and mounted in an attractive curved frame. Three drums at various sizes are a great addition to any sound & sensory environment and have been extremely popular with previous cus-tomers. The drums are made from very heavy duty plastic and mounted in an attractive curved frame.
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Crash

The Crash consists of three coloured cymbals mounted on a timber frame. The cymbals are different sizes and therefore produce different sounds. This item gives a great contrast to the softer sounds of the other instruments.
Overall size: 1.5m x 1.2m
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iBongo

Our iBongo is a fantastic little instru-ment and provides the opportunity for children to use their hands and to learn about rhythm and tone on a smaller scale than our iDrums. Four mini drums of varying sizes and tones are attached to a heavy duty HDPE panel which is in turn mounted on two stur-dy aluminium posts.
Size - 1.0m x 0.8m
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