This winter has been incredibly mild compared to last. We’ve had no major snowfall, barely any icy conditions and no torrential rain to speak of. December and January (so far) have both been warm and it looks like spring is on its way to us now. We can look forward to the days getting longer and the weather starting to warm up nicely in a month or so, so our little Wicken Toys team has been thinking about outdoor toys for springtime.
Spring is the turning point of the year, the time when children can start to play out again and get to experience more sunlight than they have done in months. Flowers start to bloom again, we see hints of green and everything just starts to seem that little bit brighter after a long, dark autumn and winter. This is the best time of the year to start encouraging children to enjoy playing outdoors with their Christmas toys and start to think about new outdoor toys for them for spring and summer. Wicken Toys has chosen some early favourites to get children playing without forcing them to break a complete sweat. These outdoor toys will make them think of sandy beaches and start to get them excited for their summer holidays.
TP Forest Picnic Table Sandpit
The TP Forest Picnic Table Sandpit is an excellent toy for the outdoors because it creates a more social play experience for the children to enjoy. As a picnic table and sandpit hybrid, it can seat up to four little children (two on each side). The table obviously comes with a covering, so the kids can sit and play with the sand when the lid is up or they can draw, eat and play with their other toys when the lid is down.
The kids can take in a sophisticated lunch in the garden – providing that it isn’t too wet or cold – and spend the rest of the day making castles, sand sculptures or burying their siblings’ favourite toys.
- Removable solid wood table top;
- Integral sand or water tray - lifts out for easy cleaning;
- All plastic parts of the Forest Picnic Table Sandpit are UV-stabilised.
Plum Octagonal Sandpit
The Plum Octagonal Sandpit is available for children who are a bit older, ideally over 18 months. It has a greater area for the kids to play in and build sandcastles with seats around the corners, allowing children to sit in or around the pit.
- Natural wood sandpit.
- Seats are built onto the side of the pit.
- Generously sized play area.
- Sold complete with base liner and cover.
- Holds approx 45kg of sand. Sand is not included.