This one was a homebuilt one & much larger than any ready made kit I had ever seen and 1/3 of the price! I was fortunate to have a very handy parent who then agreed to make one for us. He only asked for money to cover the materials. This was one of the best investments ever, in fact if I was doing it again I would make it even bigger. We also had so much fun moving the sand from the bag it was delivered in into the sandpit - it took 3 days!
At any given time there are always at least 2 children in here. They love to sit in there & dig, fill, pour, mix, bury etc. We have added a low table so they can make mud pies with water & sand.
Several parents have gone on to build a smaller version at home when they have seen how much fun their children are having in the sandpit.Outdoor sand play is very different to indoor play, the children can move it about on a much bigger scale & they can of course add water to it when they want it wetter.
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My favourite link up post from the last party was on outdoor playdough from Kristin over at Exploring the Outdoor Classroom . I have tried taking dough outside before & it just dried up after 1 morning, so I can't wait to try this one out for myself & may even try it inside where our underfloor heating is playing havoc with the playdough!