My daughter received the Early Learning Centre sand and water table for her first birthday last year. The table is recommended for use from 18 months and upwards, which I would say was about right due to it''s size and design to be used with water and/or sand. She has only started using it over the last few months, with her being nearly age 2 now. The table costs 45 pounds, although I have seen it on offer quite a few times with 20 percent off. It''s available from Mothercare (in the ELC section) and from their website. The table we have is pink and light blue, measuring around 65cm x 65cm x 45cm. The height is just about right for my daughter now, although I do think it will still be perfectly usable as she grows over the coming months. The table has a removable cover, which is made up of two large pieces of chunky plastic which slot onto the table itself and lock in place when it''s not in use. My daughter sometimes treats these covers as toys themselves, popping them onto the garden to stand on! The lid has a pattern on top as well which can be used as a road layout for cars, if you''d prefer to use the table top for other toys. The table has little plugholes on the bottom which can be opened to allow the water to drain out when finished with, which makes it easy to use and quick to clean out after use. We have only ever used the table with water (as I personally don''t feel my daughter is old enough yet to be playing with sand), so I can''t comment on using it with sand, although I have seen bags available from a range of places including Argos and ELC themselves. The table also comes with a range of detachable toys, which are a nice little extra. These include a plastic shovel and plastic scoop which although I think are intended for use in the sand, my daughter loves to use to scoop water from the table and onto the grass and plants. There are also two bigger toys that fit in the middle of the table, which spin around when water is poured into them. These toys have to be taken off in order to place the lid back on after use. I really like this table, it''s a favourite of my daughter''s in the garden. Obviously with it involving water, it is a toy that needs constant supervision at all times. I do think it''s fairly expensive at 45 pounds, but if purchased on offer then I think it''s a good item to have.
Sand availableseparately, only in stores.Fantastic dual-use table sandpit for sand and water play. Comes with eight different toys, cover and detachable legs. Pour water or sand to set a wheel spinning and watch the cascade.Scoops. sieves, rakes and funnels make sand and water play fascinating and rewarding.Durable 2 piece plastic cover is included to keep the sand and toys safe and easily stored. The plastic cover also doubles as a track on which to race our vehicle trios (available separately) for even more ways to play / Age range: From 18 months. depth: 65 cm width: 65 cm height: 45 cm