Palace totems tell a story

Three talking totems and a special acoustic chair have been installed as part of a new imaginative natural play space for children at Wakeshurst Palace, West Sussex.

Each of the tree totems is sculpted with animals, birds or fish, depicting a story inspired by the nearby trees. Children will be able to 'play' the totems using sticks, tapping different parts for different sounds. The acoustic chair, which is shaped like a Douglas fir cone, will allow the children to hear themselves in surround sound.


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