Can't go to the beach as much as your kids would like? Bring the beach to them! With Outdoor Toys range of sand pits for kids, your little ones can dig moats, sculpt animals, and build sandcastles to their heart's content.
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Why buy a sandpit?
Do your kids love playing outdoors? Maybe they don't get outside as often as you want them to. By getting them a sand pit and grabbing them a bucket and spade, you're giving your little ones hours of imaginative play with their very own backyard beach.
Outdoor Toys have everything you need to give your children that seaside adventure without having to leave your back garden.
What different types of sandpits are available?
We offer sandpits with folding lids to keep the play sand clean and dry. It's also a handy place to store all those buckets and spades.
If you're tight on space, check out our smaller sandpits that can be easily tidied away and stored safely until they're ready to be played with again.
Outdoor sand pits with water tables are perfect for building sandcastles, racing plastic boats, bobbing rubber ducks, and more.The water and sand pit also doubles up as a bench, so your child can play and splash away all day in comfort.
You can buy premium, specially-designed sand to go with your sand pit from Outdoor Toys. The sand is put through several cycles of pressure washing so there are no sharp edges or dangerous materials. It's perfect for a kid's sand pit.
What are the benefits of a sandpit?
Investing in a sandpit for your little one not only provides them with hours of entertainment, they can benefit from various life skills. With their naturally vast imaginations, they can even make up games and role-play as pirates, marooned islanders, or mermaids on the shore.
Other benefits include:
- Motor skills: Playing in a kiddies' sand pit is a great way to get little ones to develop their fine and gross motor skills. As well as the feel of the sand, children can learn how to use a bucket and spade, test their hand-eye coordination, and develop their stamina while they sieve, pour, build, crunch, dig, and bury.
- Social skills: Even our smaller sandpits are big enough for 2 or more children to play together. They can build castles together, learn to share a bucket and spade, and talk to each other about what they're building. There'll be lots of compromising and discussion to be had in the sand pit, which teaches valuable social skills to use later in life.
What age are kids' sand pits for?
Usually, kids aged 18 months and above are ready for their first sand pit experience. It's around this time they'll start to find the idea of sand play fun and exciting. It can be a great developmental activity for babies and toddlers, but kids of any age can enjoy it.
Is sandpit sensory play?
Sand pits are an important part of sensory play and developing a sense of textures. Children learn a lot more about the properties of sand by smoothing it, scooping it, patting it, and moulding it firsthand.
How safe are sandpits?
All of our sand pits are safe for young children to play in. They're made from high-quality wood, ensuring a high level of stability and strength.
When not in use, the lids prevent animals and garden debris from entering the sand pit. The lids aren't waterproof, so we'd recommend a waterproof cover if the sand pit is going to be outside long term.