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What an excellent toy this is! I love it and I'm in my 30s and my son of 2 loves it too.
The box it arrives in is absolutely huge, and when I tipped all the pieces out I thought oh my goodness this is going to take an age to put together so I enlisted the help of handy husband to do the hard labour! It really only took half an hour to put together, it went together easily. You are supposed to screw the legs on but we decided to leave them without screwing them in so we can take them off, this makes it easier to store in winter months.
This wasn't cheap at £75 but I had a very voucher code so got it for £45 which is a comparable price to own brand water play tables at Early Learning or sainsburys etc
It needs a lot of water to fill it otherwise some of the features like the firing cannon does not work, it takes water from a tube that dangles into the main water area so it needs to be high enough in there for it to do so. Our outside tap is in an annoying place which meant I ended up using our kitchen tap and about 20 full watering cans!
The pirate characters are brightly coloured and fun and my son seems to enjoy playing with them. What little boy doesn't like pirates? The pirate theme and Jolly Roger flag are great fun.
He likes to scoop the water with the scoop you get and fill the bucket, then use the bucket to water my plants! You also get a strainer, and a whale toy.
The disappointing bit is the motorised pump and fountain, it lacks power so the fountain is rather feeble and he batteries need changing so frequently I just gave up. To be honest my little one didn't seem bothered and enjoyed playing with the other features more.
It is very sturdy, even without the legs screwed on.
Like with all these things, it does fade if you leave it in the sun for too long, so if you are leaving outside for the summer months, best to leave in a shady spot.
Features and benefits for Little Tikes Anchors Away Water Play Table This boat shaped water play table includes a crow's nest, waterfall, winding anchor, cannon and jolly pirate figures.