Step2 Sand and Water Table Review

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Our rating: 4.5 stars

It’s easy to get children to play together out in the garden when you have a sand and water play table! There’s so much that’s fun (and messy!) for them to do.

They’ll love the ‘Shady Oasis’ Step 2 Sand and Water Table, but how well designed is it, and is it good value? We’ll take a look in this review.

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Step 2 Shady Oasis Sand and Water Table Short Video

Step 2 Sand and Water Table Features

* Separate sand and water sections
* Includes toys: 3 cups, 1 funnel, 1 waterwheel tower, 1 paddle wheel with holder
* Umbrella for sun protection
* Sturdy legs
* Age range: 1-5

Step2 Sand and Water Table Review

Step2 Oasis Sand Water Table verticalThe Step2 Shady Oasis Sand and Water Play Table is a great outdoor toy that children will love. Split into two sides, one for sand and one for water, it offers them opportunities for the messy and creative play that they adore. They can splash the water and pour it through the provided water tower, as well as building things in the sand.

It’s raised up which stops kids climbing in and playing in the sand as they might with a sandpit that was at ground level. This keeps them a lot cleaner and probably helps to keep more sand inside the table too. There’s even a parasol to protect them from the sun.

If children are using it inside the house, you’ll probably want to just fill one side at a time, i.e. let them use either sand or water but not both. This will make it much easier to clean up.

Even with the legs on, this is a low table suitable for any child old enough to stand confidently. It would make a good first birthday present or a gift for any toddler. They’ll get years of fun out of it.

What Could Be Improved

Our only reason for not giving this 5 stars is that there’s no lid. This means you either have to find something to cover the sand when your child isn’t using it, or remove the sand each time. Obvioiusly you would drain off the water and this is easy to do.

Sand is not included so you’ll need to get a bag of sand for it. You’ll need at least 12 kg / 25 lb. You can add sand to your order if you like.

As for value for money, if you compare the price with other combined sand and water tables, you’ll see that the Step2 Shady Oasis Sand and Water Center is very good value.

Our Verdict

This is a sturdy toy for outdoor or indoor play that will give toddlers many hours of fun with sand and water play. It’s well designed with plenty for them to do and we like the sun protection. Altogether, a very good toy.

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Our rating: 4.5 stars

Published May 15th, 2013

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