Updated: May 9, 2015
Kids Sand and Water Table Reviews:One thing that kids love more than water and that is sand. I have 2 kids that can't seem to get enough of any type of water game we have. My 5 year old still loves his sandbox and building sand castles or little towns for his play figures. Combine the two (sand and water) and you have a great backyard activity. I recently looked into sand and water tables for kids to see which ones were the most popular. Of course, both Step2 and Little Tikes dominate this arena. The first thing to understand when shopping for one of these tables is that there are several options. You can get just a raised sand table, just a water table, or a "sand and sea table". If you do decide on just a sand or just a water table, keep in mind that kids to mix and match whatever they have so eventually the table contents become one anyways. It's best to go with a combination sand and water table, that way everything is in one place.
Choosing your sand/water table - If you walk into a Walmart, Toys R Us, or Target, you will instantly see lots to choose from in the kids outdoor play section. All those stores carry a variety of sand, water, or sand/water tables. Step2 offers the Arctic Splash Water Wheel Table and the WaterWheel Play Table while Little Tikes has the Island Adventure Water Table. Both have a combination play table where you can mix the sand and water as well. What should you expect to spend? The basic sand tables are about $30 to $40 while the sand and water tables are closer to $90. A few even offer an umbrella so that the kids are covered while enjoying the outdoors. Most come with some set of toys - boats, bridges, tools, etc. Definitely look for those that have lids. There is nothing like finding out that the neighborhood cat is using your sand table as a litter box. You can buy bags of sand from Toys R Us and other stores to fill up the sand box and just turn on the hose to fill in the water. Browse the best selling sand and water tables here.