Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Small Garden Sandpit and Water fun!

I was loving the sunshine we had last week but Little Owl and I were exhausted! Knowing how fickle the British weather can be, I was determined to make the most of the sun while it lasted, but this meant we were out all day everyday!

You see, we do have a garden, a pretty big one, but its, well its not toddler proof.  Little Owl spends two days a week at her Grandparents while I'm working, but their garden is small, and while toddler proof, has a brick paved floor and no grass - not exactly idea for spending lots of time in!

Then a friend shared an idea of facebook for a small garden sandpit which I thought was brilliant, so I thought I would share with you too.

A quick trip to Tescos and I bought 2 plastic boxes with lids, £3.60 each, and two bags of play sand for £4 - a grand total of £11.20.

I went for two different colour boxes, not only because they are fun but also for their different uses.  The pink is to become a sandpit, while the blue box is for water.  The best part about using boxes is that the water can be tipped away, they can be stacked together and the lid put on for another day, much better than a purpose built table which would need storing!

Little Owl loved the sandpit, but she loved the water even more!  She spent hours playing with it, and then rushed straight to the back door next time she was at her Grandparents.  From what I hear, she's spending as much time as she can in their garden now which is great news.

I'm really please that I have found a way to make a small space a great space for Little Owl, I'm now inspired to find other ideas to bring the outdoors into our small space, and maybe even find a way to toddler proof our garden!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. What a great idea....I have never thought of using boxes like that!
    Last year our whole back yard was like a sandpit....They were selling those size bags in our local pound shop for £1 each :)

  2. I have just been looking at water tables, but this might be a better and cheaper idea!

  3. It doesn't matter if it's a beach or a small garden, kids just love playing with sand! #countrykids

  4. I dont have a garden but a small terrace so this will work for me. I also have containers from Ikea so i just need to get sand! #countrykids

  5. An inspired idea and an inexpensive one! I'm sure Little Owl with have many days of great water and sand fun, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  6. This is a great idea! My sandpit is currently in my kitchen.

  7. This is a great idea! We only have a back yard so it would be perfect!


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