“ Type: Water Toys „
We bought this in the hot week we like to call summer last year from our local toys r us for £29.99. It's still sold there now and can be bought at some other leading toy shops and also online too (think Amazon, eBay). Not wanting to spend a fortune as we didn't think it would see much use thanks to the British weather this suited our budget and also our boys.
The one we have is a different colour to the one pictured with it being green, blue, red and purple which are great colours for both boys and girls. Some assembly is required but all it needed doing was the legs clipping on which was very easy and was done in a matter of seconds, they come off easily which is great for storage too. It's spilt into 2 sections, 1 for water and 1 for sand and it also comes with 4 moulds which fit into 4 pockets on the corners of the table.
We bought a bag of sand form Tesco (can't remember how much but it was no more than £5) on our way home from toys r us and set it up in the garden. We poured the sand in one side and filled the other with water. At this point we didn't have any other toys for the table but I would really recommend buying some as we did at a later date.
The boys played with the table for a good hour before getting bored. It was a great height for them both at 1 and 3 and still is now they have grown an extra few inches. Afterwards emptying it was easy enough as both the sides just lift out so we poured the water down the drain and left the sand (what was left of it anyway) and closed the lids ready for the next sunny day.
As we don't have a shed in our back garden we put it neatly in the corner out the way and hoped that would be enough. Thankfully the next day was sunny again and out it came, BUG AND RAIN FREE! This time though we didn't fill the other side with water as we found the sand and water got really mixed up and messy the previous day so just went with sand this time but have since filled it with just water and the boys always have just as much fun.
Over the winter it has lasted really well, we bought a plastic sheet to go over the top and emptied out the sand when the weather started to get cooler. When I came to get it out this summer a lot of rain had gotten into it (even with the plastic sheet) and also quite a few bugs but it was nothing a bowl of soapy water couldn't sort out. It was very easy to clean and looked as good as new when I was done. The colour has lasted very well too and there are no signs of fading from it being in the sun.
This was (and still is) a great sand and water table for a good price too. It lasts well, is a great height and I cannot find any flaws with it. If possible I would recommend keeping it in a shed though as the rain/bug cleaning job isn't so much fun and also buying some sand and water toys but this really is a must for any garden with children.
Like most children my daughter loves messy play, so when the weather started to heat up last year we decided to buy her a sand & water table for the garden. We chose the Stats Sand & Water Table which be brought from Toys R Us for £24.99 (but normally priced at £29.99) which I thought was very reasonable.
We brought the pink and purple version as my daughter loves anything pink, plus it matched many of her other outdoor toys. However there are other colours available such as a more unisex blue/green/orange.
I'm a little confused as I just checked the Toys R Us website and they have the exact same sand & water tables at the same price but under the name 'Keter' - I'm guessing maybe Stats has changed to Keter...?
I would say our table looks quite pretty and eyecatching. The first thing that drew me to the Stats Sand & Water Table was the fact that it looked good quality - not flimsy and cheap looking. It seemed like a good size too, especially for the price -my parents brought a sand and water table not much bigger for the grandchildren and it cost around £100!
The table came flat packed inside a cardboard box but setting it up was very easy, even for me! It was just a matter of fitting the legs on.
The height of the table is 50cm which seemed just about the right size for my three year old last year and just about the right size this year too. The table is recommended for children 2 years onwards. I would say it would best suit 2-7 year olds. The table is 79cm long and 56cm wide which gives plenty of space for my daughter to play. I'd say there is enough room for around 3 children to comfortably play around the table together - handy for when my daughters friends and cousins visit (also worth noting if you have more than one child) - any more than 3 children would be a bit of a squeeze.
There are 2 seperate compartments for the sand and water. They're both a decent size and hold enough sand and water for my daughter to enjoy herself and make a right mess! She can easily reach both the sand and water compartments when standing on either side of the table. The compartments can be removed from the table which allows me to fill them up and empty them easily. They are made of plastic so they are very easy to clean too.
There are 2 doors on top of the table which act as a lid when closed (to cover the sand and water compartments) and act as a play surface when opened which allows extra room to play. When the lid is open I find my daughter often puts sand on it and makes sandcastles and shapes on it. She also tends to store some of her toys on it whilst she is playing. I really liked the fact the table had a lid on it to protect the sand and water, but the sad reality is that the lid isn't very good - it lets in rain, bugs and other horrible things! I've had to change the sand and water numerous times. The water has even gone green a few times, which I don't think would happen if it had a good lid. This is probably the only main let down of the table. On the upside the lid does keep out bigger things such as cats...
The table also comes with 4 toys (a sieve, a fish shaped mould, a star shaped mould and long roundish mould) which can be stored in the corners of the table - on top of the table legs. A minor complaint I have with this is that when the toys are in use my daughter usually puts loads of sand in the holes where they are stored, then when she has finished playing I have to dig it all out to fit the toys back inside! The toys are in constant use when my daughter plays with the table and she loves using them to make her own little sand creations. Unfortunately sand isn't included.
I'm pleased with the quality of the Stats Sand & Water Table - it's strong and sturdy and was left outside throughout the whole of last summer (and beginning of autumn) and didn't show any signs of fading or wear and tear. As the whole table is made of plastic it's all very easy to clean too.
My daughter absolutely adores her sand & water table and plays with it for long periods at a time. Even though she's had it for a while she never gets bored with it and it's probably the most played with outdoor toy that she has. She loves mixing up the sand and water, slopping it everywhere and making sandcastles and 'pies' - great fun for little ones in the sun!
For my daughter's recent birthday, I wanted to get her a sand and water table for the garden. I didn't know what I wanted so I spent quite a lot of time having a look around for some nice ones. I quickly settled on the stats sand and water table which was available to buy from Toys R US for the sale price of £24.99 instead of £29.99.
I quickly realised that this wasn't majorly expensive for a sand table, as some of the cheaper ones only had space for sand or water, not both together, or they looked very flimsy and wobbly on display. We had a quick look in store at the table before asking relatives to buy it for our daughter, and we saw it looked chunky, bright and appealing. It also had a lid which was a bonus included in the price.
Unpacking the table on my daughter's birthday, we realised straight away she wanted to play with it, so my partner had the job of putting it together. Thankfully this was a really easy process as it came with just the legs needing to be slotted into the table base, and the lid needing to be connected on to the sides.
Once together the table stands at just the right height for a two year old to play comfortably at. The table is 50cm high which is perfect for a toddler.
The table is available in two colours, green and blue, or pink and purple. We chose the green and blue as it fits in better with garden colours and the toys that we have in the garden already.
Immediately I could see I was going to like this table as the lid acted as a double feature. It folded over to the centre of the table to prevent water going in when the table isn't in use, but also when the lid is open, it acts as side tables as an extension to the table, meaning you can place toys on the side such as watering cans and buckets etc.
When laid flat the lid is still fairly sturdy despite not having any support underneath it, which was another plus point to this feature.
The only negative we have found during use to the lid is that whilst it sits flat against the table when closed, a small amount of water still manages to get through when it rains, so any dry sand you may have left in the table after play will probably still get wet.
The table is split into two compartments, both a decent depth to prevent sand from spilling out over the top and onto the ground when messy play is occurring. One side is for water and the other for sand. We were given one bag of play sand to get us started with the table, and we have used perhaps a quarter of the bag and found that there is plenty in the table to keep my daughter amused.
You can obviously fill the water side as much or little as you want. I personally don't fill it too deep as my daughter likes to throw water around, and she soaks herself very quickly. It also ends up in the sand side soaking all the dry sand and turning it to mush.
On each corner of the table there is a slot for four toys to sit. These are provided with the table and consist of a sieve, two different shapes to make moulds and also a simple watering can effect spout. These toys sit in the corners and blend into the shape of the table very prettily.
After a few weeks of use in the garden the table has proved very popular with my daughter. So far it has withstood the elements in form of wind and rain and doesn't look any worse for wear.
Providing it doesn't have too much sand in the table, it is easy to transport around the garden, but I have found its better sitting on a flat portion of ground rather than on decking as you tend to get stuck between the decking slats and it makes the table uneven for some reason.
Overall this has been a fantastic buy and if you're in the market for a sand and water table this one would be a good choice. It's still very cost effective against some of the others on the market.
My mum was looking for something to buy my daughter for her second birthday and suggested a sand and water table as she had loads of inside toys but none for outside. There is quite a lot of sand and water tables available at the moment, some of which are £45.00 and over. Due to the dubious British summer, I decided that it was probably not worth going over the top and spending too much money and we eventually decided on the Stats sand and water table from ToysRus which retailed at £29.99. The main reasons for my choosing this table were that it had two decent sized "bowls", and two "doors" which close up the sand and water and therefore it can double up as a craft table.
The table needs a small amount of construction when it comes out of the box. You have to fix the legs onto the main table (these clip in) and the two "bowls" for the sand/water just sit inside the rim of the table. The plastic "doors" also clip onto the front. Also supplied are four small bowls which sit on each corner of the table and can be lifted out and used as pourers or to make sandcastles. They each have a shape on the bottom of them which will come out on your sandcastle.
As my daughter is only 2, and is also quite small for her age, I was a little bit concerned that she might not be able to reach the table, but it is a really good size. The measurements are 79 (l) x 56 (w) x 50 (h) cm.
The two bowls are fairly large and hold a decent amount of sand/water. They are also very easy to clean as they lift out of the table. The doors which open and close on the top of the table are really useful as they are strong enough to use as a base for sandcastles aswell as a place to put any other toys which are being used at the time. Also when it is not being used, you can close it up and any sand that is in it remains dry.
My daughter really likes this item and even though the weather hasn't been that good, she has rushed outside to play with her sand and it has kept her occupied for quite a while!
Currently the table is on offer at ToysRus with £5.00 off, making it £24.99
This green sand and water table will provide your child hours of fun with a large playing surface which opens to reveal 2 bowls for sand and water. Ideal for garden summer fun! Lid offers area to put toys and the bowls are easy to fill and clean. Includes 4 play moulds to make exciting sand castles!