Now that summer’s almost here, we’re starting to think about the beach and the sea and the tons of fun that we’re going to have soaking the sun and enjoying the great weather with the kids.
I am sure I am not the only one who would like to spend their entire life near the sea and the beaches, but unfortunately most of us don’t have this privilege.
However, all hope is not lost, especially for kids who can have a quality time alone, with their friends or with you thanks to water tables which can be conveniently placed in any backyard. And today we have the best water tables for kids, ranked and reviewed for you.
A Water Table is exactly what the name suggests: a huge outdoor toy that is also highly portable, which holds water and lets kids play, enjoying the great weather outside and developing their early motor skills and cooperative play.
I guarantee that it beats all tablets and apps you can think of – and some are pretty amazing, from classic water tables with water toys to sand and water tables that invite the kids to be creative while having fun.
And since we know you are extremely busy, we’ve done all the research for you and we are sharing with you below the best water tables this year – just choose the one that seems to be the best fit for your kid(s) and the space you have available and offer them some wonderful experiences!
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1. Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table with Umbrella
I have to start with my all time favorite. In my opinion, this is the best entertainment you can offer your kids on a hot summer day.
The “Cascading Cove” play center offers three sides of play: one with water and one with sand, helping the kids get their creativity on, build and play. Plus, you can use the lid as well as a racing track or whatever your kid’s imagination can come up with.
Brightly colored to be extra attractive, this Sand & Water center comes with a few bonus accessories to make the deal sweeter: an umbrella to protect the little ones from the sun, 2 bridges, 2 boats, 1 pots and 1 shovel (but you can buy extra toys as well as it offers a lot of space).
It is very sturdy and easy to clean thanks to its non-leak drain plug. Its lid also seals off everything pretty nicely and is easy to put on and take off thanks to the simple mechanism featuring cords on both sides. A perfect toy for kids who want (or should) spend more time outdoors.
You know all kids love sand and water, which means that they will absolutely love this one which is large enough and feature rich to allow multiple kids to play at the same time.
2. Splash Tower Water Table
Another great product created by Step2, one that will keep the little ones busy and entertained for hours.
It is a fairly sized and extremely fun water table that has all the bells and whistles you can think about, with the main point of attraction being the top part where kids can place water from the pond below. It will start pouring down like water, offering a great experience.
It also comes with 8 accessories included in the price, including a flipping springboard that allows kids to launch toys in the water. It also has a rubber duck, a small cup and bucket, plus much more.
All in all, a great product that your kids will definitely love!
3. Sandy Lagoon Waterpark
Created by Little Tikes, this is another amazing option that you have if you want to make it easy for your kid(s) to mix playing with water and sand in a charming toy with some nice features.
This water table is divided in two parts and has a bunch of fun accessories, including two cute toy swimmers that make everything more entertaining and can even start friendly competitions outside. There are also two water slides for the swimmes (or any other toys) to enjoy.
All in all, a great, high quality product that will keep kids entertained and offer them a chance to enjoy the outdoors and the water and sand without having to go to the beach. It’s perfect, as you can guess from seeing the image above.
4. Duck Pond Water Table
The budget entry on our list is smaller and not as spectacular as the others on this list, but it still remains cool and extremely fun. In the end, it’s the kids that will use their immagination mostly – and that has no boundaries!
Two ducks to swim in the water, a frog that you can launch in the water and a slider plus a cat tail scoop to control the water – all these will keep the little ones busy and happy for hours, outside in the fresh air and will push them to become extremely creative. What a fun way to spend their time!
5. Anchors Away: Pirate Ship
This is again one of my favorites and not just mine: this amazing water table is the #1 Amazon choice for “Water table” at the moment of writing this article, which says a lot about its quality and the amount of fun the kids will have using it.
With an amazing design and packing all the bells and whistles you can think of, this one’s indeed great: shaped like a Pirate ship and featuring a lot of accessories and items to use (including a water cannon and an anchor that you can raise or lower), this one is truly a winner.
Just look at the photos above and you will understand why kids love it so much. Chances are that adults will join and play as well!
6. Wooden Sand and Water Table
I have decided to offer a wooden option as well for parents who prefer something more traditional. Sure, it doesn’t look as good as the ones above, but as we said already, it forces the little ones to use their immagination more and boost creativity.
Made of wood, with two compartiments – one for water, one for sand – this can be turned into an actual picnic table by simply placing over the lids. It has two small benches included in the price and an umbrealla to round things up nicely.
Sometimes, simpler is better and if you agree with this, you will surely agree that this is the best sand & water table you can get.
With six great options recommended above, I am sure that you will easily find the perfect water table for your kid(s) and they will be up for an unforgettable summer. Don’t hesitate to let us know which one’s your favorite (and how much your kids loved it!)
If you have additional questions about these products or water tables in general, don’t hesitate to let us know as well!