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Product Code: OW-thdrba0415

Thunder Drum – 4in diameter, 15cm high, bamboo

£7.50 exc VAT

£9.00 inc VAT

Age 3 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • L 16cm x W 13cm x H 13cm
  • Stock: 31
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 2 £7.50
3 - 4 5 % £7.13
5 - 9 10 % £6.75
10+ 15 % £6.38
Sound Children

Thunder Drums are amazing instruments that produce fantastic, roaring, stormy thunder sounds. We have developed a new style Thunder Drum using bamboo for the resonator which makes a powerful deluge-level cacophony.

The ‘Thunder Drum – 4in diameter, 15cm high, bamboo’ is the larger of the two we have made and has a larger diameter resonator for a humongous sound. We have also made the spring part of the instrument shorter so that younger children can play it more easily. Great fun for all ages, but as with all musical instruments, some supervision is needed with the younger ones.

A fantastic addition to your musical instruments, the Thunder Drum is not only a surprising sound, but it is also fascinating working out how the sound is made for the first time. This is a great instrument for that one child who likes to explore things by themselves.

We have included the ‘Thunder Drum – 3in diameter, 25cm high, bamboo’ as well as the ‘Thunder Drum – 4in diameter, 15cm high, bamboo’ in our ‘Lots of Littles Kit – 60 instruments’ and ‘Big Stuff Kit – 14 instruments’ collections.

Here are links to other selections you may find useful:

Product Information

How to Play

To play a Thunder Drum, hold the instrument with the spring dangling down and shake it from side to side very fast by turning your wrist quickly from side to side. You can stop the sound just by gently holding the spring.

Gently pulling or sliding your fingers along the spring can create some very eerie sounds when done slowly.

Try talking, singing or shouting down into the drum while shaking it – this will produce a voice similar to a spring reverb.

If you happen to have something like a trumpet, try putting it over the end and playing into the thunder drum. Maybe you can tell us some more ways you’ve used this amazing instrument…?


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

I am very pleased with my order – all the instruments are great fun to use…and experiment with.

Clare Cowan

Your service is great and I really love you instruments and usually the sound is great.

Deborah Rosenblum
Musical Baby Bonding Programme

Thank you so much, all arrived fine. These instruments open the imagination and show the potential for all kinds of sound making in both a fun and thoughtful way.

Anne Bean