Play Pergola – Music and Water Walls

A couple of weeks ago the top of our garden was an overgrown mess and the log shed had become a dumping ground!

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I took Sophie out for the day and when I got home I discovered that my husband had cleared the area, moved the log shed, created a base and put up the pergola that we took down when we moved in. I can’t believe how much he got done in one day. (If you are reading this, thank you, Craig!)

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We then attached pieces of trellis to three sides of the pergola. Ideally, I would like to have lots of loose parts in the garden for Sophie to access but for now, we attached objects to each piece of trellis to create a play area.

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One side has a music wall. I tried to pick instruments that wouldn’t be too noisy. We back onto a school playing field so we have no neighbours directly behind us, but I didn’t want the neighbours either side to get too annoyed! I will add a post to explain how I made the instruments when I get a chance.

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I attached a stick to the trellis using twine so that she would have a beater to use that won’t get lost.

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We also created a ball run using old pieces of guttering. I would like to have some loose pieces of guttering and drain pipes for Sophie to play with too.

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Finally, we added our water wall onto the back wall. I want to get a long tub to fit underneath to catch the water and I have a few more bits to add. I would also like to add some loops so that Sophie can position the tubes where she would like them to go as she gets bigger.

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Our hose only just reaches the top of the garden but Sophie enjoyed catching the spray that it created, with her tongue!

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It was interesting to watch how Sophie used the space. The spoon from her musical instrument wall soon got used to stir her water.

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She also used the ball run as a water area by pouring water onto the guttering and watching it trickle to the bottom.

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We were going to get rid of the pergola, but I am so glad we kept it because we have transformed a wasted space in the garden into a play area. Most of this play pergola was made with recycled materials and cost hardly anything to make.

If you enjoyed this garden makeover, take a look at our patio area makeover and barefoot sensory path. Also, keep an eye out for more posts about Sophie’s play area.

Anna

 

 

6 thoughts on “Play Pergola – Music and Water Walls

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  2. Love this little space. I’m hoping to add to the little water wall we have just put up. Guttering would be perfect! I love the music wall too 🙂 xx

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