This is a fun sand play area. The pirate ship is washed up on a beach. Kids can play with sand in and out of the ship. It's such a fun theme for dramatic and active play. I used PVC pipes to create the sling shot, filled the beach area with real beach sand, placed several pirate accessories around and built a fun hose powered water station.
This is a fun new feature I added to our backyard play scape. The kids can hit targets using water guns.
The spinning target is the best. I plan to get one more. I purchase them for about $10 each through pyramyd air. To anchor the spinning target, I drilled a hole into the 2x4 and slid the target legs through.
I used PVC pipes to connect the hoses to the station. We have several water features and the PVC allows me to control which station is being used at a given time. This is the shut off fitting that connects the pipes so you can turn the water on to reach all stations. The shut off valves are by each station. To activate that area, the kids simply turn the valve and are ready to play.
I changed the hoses. These blue ones are more flexible and easier for the kids to manage. I also changed out the resetting target with another spinning target. I used sand and rubber mulch for this play area. It helps to keep the water play clean. Things got pretty muddy prior to laying out the mulch.