When Oliver suggested that he make a Teepee for me to Giveaway – how could I say ‘no’?!
Better than that…even if you don’t win, then you can got to YouTube and get the instructions for how to make your own. You could even have your own little Teepee village!
All details on how to enter at the end of this post. But for now, over to Oliver…
Hi. I’m Oliver Wotherspoon and it is great to be involved in another super summer giveaway. I am passionate about outdoors play, and with my company, Cool Canvas , I have spent over a decade designing, manufacturing and installing fantastic natural playgrounds. From fallen log climbing structures to texture kitchens I love play that uses whatever nature has to offer.
My aim is to make it easy to bring natural play back into school
With my wife, Tamsin, I have recently started a brand new series of FREE ‘HOW TO … ’ videos (click on the link and subscribe to our youtube channel). These videos are step by step guides, equipping YOU to design, build and resource your own natural play areas. Our first series showcased the ‘role-play wand shop’ and now we are exploring den making… specifically the teepee.
Traditionally a Native American design, teepees offer maximum floor space for minimum building materials. And of course, it is best if these materials are completely natural.
Our latest giveaway is for this brilliant teepee structure. This simple design offers plenty of opportunity for open ended play. Children can add fabric, leaves, lights, ribbons, bamboo or bracken to make the perfect shady hideaway. In winter, a tarpaulin pegged around the struts will keep any rain or wind out. The structure is moveable and can be dismantled for ease of storage.
At Cool Canvas we love helping children to make dens. Building a den provides endless opportunities to problem solve, think creatively, take risks, work in a team and most importantly, to have fun. The safe space provided by a den encourages fantastic imaginative play.
Don’t delay, enter this competition and you could win this fabulous, versatile natural play teepee. (The lucky winner will be contacted after the competition. The teepee will be delivered to you flatpack and ready for reassembly.)
We are all about working with schools to find a natural play solution to revitalising outdoor spaces. As each play space is unique, so is each bespoke design and installation. Discussion with staff, children, and parents lead to beautiful and original play environments. Some of our inner-city projects involve bringing nature into an urban landscape. Wheras deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, we installed this stunning peace garden in an otherwise overgrown and unmanageable area.
If you want to know more about the wide variety of fantastic schools and nurseries that we have worked with then check out the Cool Canvas website. If you want me to visit you to discuss a potential playground design then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or if you would like to have a go at making your own natural play resources then subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow our simple step by step instructions.
(This is a UK only Giveaway)
If you would like the chance to win the Cool Canvas Teepee then you can:
Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post and/or
Leave a comment on the Cool Canvas Teepee Giveaway Facebook Post and/or
Leave a comment on the Cool Canvas Teepee Instagram Post (@abcdoes) and/or
Leave a comment on the Cool Canvas Teepee Twitter post (@abcdoes).
All comments must be posted by midnight on FRIDAY 13th JULY.
ONE winner will be selected at random.