Product Type: Plum Products Outdoor Toy
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Plum Products Octagonal Sandpit
Member Name: jemzharryskye
Plum Products Octagonal Sandpit
Advantages: strong and well made, looks great with decking!
Disadvantages: none for me
I was looking to buy my daughter a sand pit 3 years ago for summer, i always look around for the best products at reasonable prices. I came across the plum sand pit, i have previously bought a wooden plum swing before and knew they were well made so i decided to buy the plum sand pit.
I bought it from argos and cost £49.99, argos is still selling the same plum sand pit 3 years later. You can also buy it from toys r us or b&q. There is not much of a difference in price, i had it delivered at a cost of £4.95. It would easily fit in the boot of a family sized car as it comes flat packed.
The plum sand pit is made from solid wood, its very hard wearing and has already been stained and treated, which saves you the expense and time. The sand pit is octagonal shaped and has been well finished, all the edges have been rounded off and well sanded to stop kids bumping or hurting themselves on sharp corners or getting splinters from the wood. The sand pit comes with a ground cover, this stops the sand getting damp or weeds growing through the sand pit. It also came with a cover, this protects the sand from getting wet or cats using it as a litter tray. It came with 4 bags of sand, this was enought to fill the sand pit, the sand was treated and safe for kids. I also got a 1 year warranty with the sand pit, this covers any rot or decay of the wood.
Heres some rough measurements for you, height 24 cm, width 100 cm. Its recommended for kids aged 18 months upwards. It came flat packed which i detest but hubby had it built in 40 mins and he is no diy expert believe me! The instructions were easy to read and understand. I have put the sand pit on a nice level bit of grass.
I am still very impressed with the sand pit although i expected quality from plum, its still going strong 3 years later and still being used. My daughter loves her sand pit and has many friend over in summer to play in it, its like the beach club in my back garden. The wood is lasting well, i had my doubts when i bought it thinking if i got a year out it i would be happy but as i have said its still alive! I have only treated the wood once since buying it and it was just to freshen it up as it was starting to fade with the harsh scottish weather. I bought new sand every year for it, and have spent a small fortune on toys for the sand pit. My daughter will be six this year and has lost a bit of interest in it but i am planing to turn it into a plant bed this year as its to good to through away. It encourages children to use there imagination and keeps them amused. I have lost count of how many sand castles were made in the sand pit or how many shells my daughter collected at the beach for her sand pit.
I can honestly say you will not be disappointed with the sand pit and its well worth the money.
Summary: excellent for summer fun!