Product Type: Tesco Outdoor Toy
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Tesco Play Sand
Member Name: wazza115
Tesco Play Sand
Advantages: Soft and good quality
When it comes to buying sand for my daughters sand tray, I normally buy from work but I spotted this reduced in Tesco's last year so decided to buy a couple of bags.
The sand comes in 10kg bags and is available to buy online from Tesco Direct or in store and retails for £2.50 a bag. I brought mine towards the end of the season for around 75p a bag so if you can hang on or prepare for next year, I would always recommend visiting towards the end of the summer holidays and most of the outdoor toys and products get heavily discounted.
The sand comes in quite a large (and heavy) white bag; on the front is picture of sand with some writing and moulds on it. The packaging is nothing fancy to look at which didn't bother me too much, The plastic bag was quite thick and I had no concerns that it would split while handling it, although I did notice when I brought it that there had been a spillage., it is worth noting that the bag does have a handle to help you carry it, although I didn't use it, my other half did!
The sand is nice and soft meaning it was easy for Lauren to scoop up and fill her buckets I found the sand quite moist so it was easy to build castles or for Lauren to use her molds, as time when on, the sand dry out slightly, I can add a cup of water and this restores it back to a usable condition
The only downside for me is with beach sand, you can wipe this easily off you hands and feet but because of how fine this is, the only way to completely remove from my hands was to rinse them which is a bit of a pain. Having said this, I don't think this problem is just limited to Tesco play sand as I have experienced it with other brands too.
The sand is non toxic which is great as you can guarantee no matter how much you watch your little ones, they will probably get in their mouths! According to the packaging, the sand is suitable from 1 year plus.
Overall, we have had lots of fun playing with the sand and I would recommend, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: A good value bag of play sand