Little ones love playing with sand and water. Aside from the hours of fun these tactile activities provide, this type of play encourages creativity, problem-solving abilities, physical skills and teamwork in our little sandcastle builders. A water or sandpit table has proven a summertime staple for years before now, offering a fun play space for when visiting the beach might not be an option. If you’re looking for the best sand and water table for your home or garden, we’ve collated our favourite of the Little Tikes offering in this handy guide.
Best for all-round fun
If you’ve got a big space to spare and a larger group of children to please, the Big Digger Sandbox can deliver the fun for hours. With its construction theme, it’s perfect for little builders in the making and they’ll love digging and dozing in the sand. Inquisitive minds will be kept busy with a moveable crane, controls for the water flow and plenty of fun accessories. The table comes complete with an umbrella for shade so you can rest assured they’ll be well-protected throughout the hotter months.
Best for big imaginations
For an innovative, vertical water table that’s packed to the rafters with unique surprises they’ll love, look no further than Magic Flower Water Table. Featuring four different platforms and five activities, this exciting table contains a show-stealing flower that blooms when water is poured over it! And with spinning turtles, a frog fountain and swimming fish, there’s so much to look at and play with, little ones won’t know what to do first! It is a great table for entertaining children of different ages due to the 3 levels which open up more surprises and play opportunities.
Best for younger children
Babies and toddlers thrive in the fresh air and there’s no reason why they should miss out on sand and water fun just because they might not be standing strongly yet. Encourage imaginative play with the ultimate sensory accessory – sand. Our classic Turtle Sandbox is ideal for children aged from 12 months. It’s eye-catching and fun in its design and features moulded details on the bottom to encourage digging. What’s more, our favourite turtle doubles up as a ball pool! Fill it with balls for colourful active play!
Best for encouraging role play
Little pirates can ramp their play up a gear with the Island Wavemaker Water Table, which is themed and full of surprises! This is the only water table to let kiddies create waves with an easy-to-use steering wheel – and, oh the fun! Turn Skull Island into a waterfall or watch where their imagination takes them with the island-themed characters, which include a mermaid and narwhal!
There’s plenty to consider if you’re getting ready for the warmer weather and on the hunt for sand and water tables but find the right one and your little ones are in for hours of imaginative digging, building, splashing and pouring.
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