The UK’s first multi-purpose coastal activity park opened in Boscombe this summer. Encompassing just over 1km of the beautiful seafront area of Boscombe the Park is home to a range of in-water as well as land based activities. Operated by the council’s seafront team, in association with the National Coastal Tourism Academy, it’s funded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Percussion Play was asked to create a musical trail along Boscombe's beautiful historical pier to entice visitors and create a little fun for both adults and children alike.
The trail consists of a number of Percussion Play instruments:
Tembos – Funky, Upbeat Plosive Aerophones
Tubular Bells – Tall, Elegant Outdoor Chimes
Bell Lyre – Large Sculptural Bell Tree
Harmony – Vertical Metallaphone/Xylophone
Babel Drums – Outdoor Stainless Steel Tongue Drum
Bespoke Seaside Chimes – 'Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!'
Visitors have indeed been enjoying the instruments with comments left on Trip Advisor such as “We both love playing on the musical instruments, and love it when we are playing on the beach and paddling in the sea you can hear the chimes from the pier!”
“A lovely new addition to the Boscombe beach area. We particularly love the musical tour”
Coastal Activity Park manager David Collier said “Our harsh seafront environment is notoriously unforgiving on metal installations, but six months in the outdoor musical instruments look as good as they did on installation day. The public reaction to them has been fantastic! From the off, contact with Percussion Play was both friendly and professional and we have seen this continue after sales.”