Remember that natural playground we started planning late last year? Inspired by the recent four part series on Ideas for adding natural elements to your outdoor play space over at Let the Children Play, I thought i'd share how our play space is progressing.
The sand pit really only fits one, but when there's more, they simply sit around the outside and lean in.
Our salvaged timber table and chairs are regularly used for tea parties, craft activities, and imaginative play.
Thankfully, we were able to source local gravel (Maitland Red) rather than buy something that was trucked half way across the country. That said, river gravel is not exactly a sustainable resource, with it's extraction potentially causing riverbed and bank erosion, loss of fish habitat, vegetation loss, and decreased water quality. Thankfully we have a policy in NSW that ensures (hopefully) that gravel extraction is only undertaken on a sustainable use basis.
..a kangaroo skull....