There's no need to trek all the way to the beach to enjoy sandcastles. Bring the seaside to your own back garden with a new sand pit.
Why Play With Sand?
Playing in a sandpit offers a multi-sensory experience for your children.
The sensation of the grains gliding over the skin is stimulating yet relaxing, providing a great way to relax through play.
And as multiple senses are stimulated at the same time little brains learn to process information from diverse sources quickly and simultaneously in order to be able to make sense of the world around them.
What To Look For
Don't just grab the first sand pit you see on sale. Take a moment to plan what features will work out for you and your family.
Sand Table Here are a few reasons why a sand play table might work better for your children: + Easier to keep pesky critters out and keep the sand clean. + Better if you would prefer your children not to get covered in sand. + Great for older children who can stand up and play at the table. + Portable so you can bring the sand pit indoors to stay out of the Sun or provide entertainment on a rainy day. + Often multi-purpose so you can use water or other play substances instead of sand, offering great value for money. + Can be stored, ideal if you have a small garden and need to free up space for play.
Sand Pit + Great if your children would like to sit amongst the sand. + If you think your child might climb onto a table, and sand pit would be safer. + More permanent fixture so less setting up and preparation required each time the children want to play. + Blends in with surrounding garden better than a table.
Other Considerations - You will need a good lid to keep creatures and critters out of the sand, and keep the sand dry. - If your children are likely to grow out of sand play anytime soon, a cheaper table will serve your family for a Summer. If however you are anticpating many years of sand play, a wooden sand pit would be a wiser investment.
Convertible Picnic Tables
A picnic table that converts to a sand pit makes a great alternative to a sand table. It's dual purpose justifies the space in the garden it takes up, and will provide many hours of play, making it great value for money.
Little ones can sit up at the table to enjoy an outdoor arts and crafts activity, or their lunch, then open out the top to reveal the sand underneath.
Check out our full range of sand and water play equipment here.