Sand and water play is one activity that Little One seems to really love at nursery. It was also something we didn't really get much chance to do at home, mostly because we didn't really have a suitable container for him to play in properly. As he is turning two this week, we decided a few weeks ago to purchase a sand and water table from the Early Learning Centre as an early birthday present for him. As the weather can be a bit unpredictable in July and August, we wanted to get it early so he could make the most of spending any warm days outside and getting the most use out of the table for the summer.
The table came with the trough in two sections, a lid which is also in two sections, 4 plastic red legs which are really easy to slot in to the wholes underneath and a pack of accessories. It took me 5-10 minutes to assemble and it was really easy to do.
The accessories include 2 funnel toys, a scoop, spade, rake, water sieve and a boat.
In terms of storage, we have kept the table in the garden but it comes with a handy waterproof lid which keeps the sand dry. The plastic is sturdy and hasn't faded in the sunlight yet. At the end of summer, we will put it in the shed to keep it from weather damage. The top of the lid has a road track built into it, so little ones can drive toys cars or trains on the lid when the table isn't in use. The legs are easy to remove to make storage easier too.