Anyone visiting Devon Cliffs this year?

Why not check out their new scrap musical instruments! Brian O’Brien, the park’s eco-expert tells us all about their new activity.

“The idea came from Hannah, a team member at Starbucks, who had been in a scrap music band. She came up with a lot of suggestions and examples of the types of stuff they used.

I had been developing an area of woodland for families to explore but wanted some interactive things for them to do and this seemed perfect.

After further research I came up with the Xylophone. I found some old metal caravan supports and got my wife, who is very musical, to help me tune them by cutting them to different lengths. The sound is lovely and quite bell-like!

The grounds boys Mark and Tal made the frame and 2 days later they came back with old drainage pipes made into a thwacker, which is played using a flip flop!

Since then loads more team have approached me and before long we should have a Glockenspiel and some metal drums in there too.

The response has been great from all age groups. I had a granddad in there with his grandchildren the other day hopping around on one leg because they had nicked one of his flip flops!

The children love them as you don’t have to be musical to get a good sound out of them!”

It’s great to hear that Devon Cliffs now have even more interactive stuff for families […]

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