Arctic play, sorry not sure who to thank for this idea. Fill the big tray with blue tinted water, sit a bowl or tub in the middle, weighted down if need be. Place outside or in freezer (whichever is colder). Add your animals and water in the middle, add some ice cubes to float about in the middle.
Renovation: a Manhattan townhouse gutted and reimagined for family life: The 12-metre-long living area features Christopher Howe sofas, huge tapestries by contemporary artists Kara Walker and Julie Verhoeven, and a wall of modern windows opening on to a terrace overlooking the garden.