Welcome to the Percussion Play Blog

We hope you'll be a regular visitor as we blog and share stories about the instruments we make and the people who play them. We'll share with you details of exciting new outdoor music projects and designs from around the globe. We'll share with you information about the instruments we sell and a little about the inspiration behind them. We'll also let you know about sales and events taking place.

Most importantly, this Blog is about what we love to do the most - help you create new and exciting ways to bring music to the great outdoors.

Thank you for reading, visiting, commenting and contributing - we’re excited to have you here!

Grand Floor Piano Goes on Tour!

Percussion Play is calling for visitors to the Annual NRPA Conference in Indianapolis next week to come and see and play their Grand Floor Pianoon Booth #1541.

High energy and engaging, the fully chromatic mechanical Floor Piano has been engineered to perform in all environments.

Made of heavy-duty stainless-steel construction, our Floor Pianos are installed flush to the ground and work equally well in schools, parks, and other public spaces.

With 25 notes, kids and adults alike will be able to compose their own music as they jump, run or dance along the notes.

No electricity or power is required - just some happy feet, hooves, flippers, paws........


New Case Study - Ireland’s ‘most inclusive’ playground

Percussion Play instruments feature in a brand new playground considered Ireland's most inclusive. The playground designers involved have considered both physical and sensory disabilities as well as additional needs of children on the autism spectrum and those with motor coordination difficulties. Today the community has a playground that meets the needs of every child whilst playing side by side. The design of the equipment meant that the playground is not obviously a special needs playground, nothing is tucked away in a corner.

Kasha Huse - I’m a mother of 3 fantastic children. The music area was so calming, and all the children were being creative and getting involved. For once, we all as a family, enjoyed a trip to the playground and have been there many times since.

Hop on over to our Case Study page to read more.


New Series of Articles to Be Published in Percussion Play 'Knowledge Base'

The Percussion Play team has been steadily growing and we are excited to introduce a new team member who has joined us recently as our Sales Assistant - Kate Mannerings.

Kate has recently joined the Percussion Play team and having come from a background in Early Years education she was immediately able to identify the many ways in which our musical instruments could be used successfully in an outdoor educational environment. We've asked her to write down her thoughts and ideas, and the result is a fabulous series of articles intended to support practitioners within early years settings. We're delighted to start sharing these with you over in our 'Knowledge Base' with the first article available to view now!

Using Musical Instruments to Improve Core Stability

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Percussion Play Introduces New Grand and Baby Floor Pianos

Percussion Play is excited to announce the introduction of two new products - the Grand Floor Piano and Baby Floor Piano, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie “Big.”

High energy and engaging, these fully chromatic mechanical Floor Pianos are engineered to perform in all environments. With 13 to 25 notes, kids and adults alike will be able to compose their own music as they jump, run or dance along the notes.

Made of heavy-duty stainless-steel construction, these Floor Pianos are installed flush to the ground and work equally well in schools, parks, and other public spaces.

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Love Parks Week - An annual celebration of parks and green spaces #LoveParks

All good things come to an end, right? The World Cup. The sunny weather. Love Island. They can't last forever. However, our love of parks is enduring. Parks provide space for locals to interact with each other and meet new people. They’re also great spaces for events and for people to engage in all kinds of recreational activities, to play together, exercise together and even (ahem) make music together!

With the rather worrying recent research carried out by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ which revealed that increasingly parents have ‘no time’ to take kids to the park, now is more important than ever to recognise the importance these local green spaces have on our lives - especially in childhood. A huge 75% of children say they would like to spend more time in the great outdoors, and four out of five parents (80%) admit that they would like their child to spend more time outside, so the need to protect them for future generations is greater than ever – we need to use them,...