The 8 Best Sand Tables

Updated January 06, 2017 by Daniel Imperiale

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They say there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the world's beaches, but one trip to the sandbox seems to get a galaxy's worth of the stuff stuck in your kid's clothes. Whether in a preschool, at a daycare center, or at home, let your kids enjoy all the fun of the beach while standing at a sand table that keeps the mess neatly contained. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best sand table on Amazon.

8. Little Tikes Treasure Hunt

The Little Tikes Treasure Hunt sports a clever design with tons of different ways to play, including an attached trammel, train elevator, and water chute. The assembly is a bit frustrating, though, as the legs don't seem to attach properly to the base.
  • special pieces of treasure included
  • lightweight and easy to move around
  • lid doesn't stay on tightly
Brand Little Tikes
Model 637780M
Weight 14.3 pounds
Rating 3.5 / 5.0

7. American Plastic Toys Table

If you want a basic, no-fuss design at an affordable price, look no further than the American Plastic Toys Table. It has various uses for sand, water, rice, or any other sensory item, plus its durable construction can handle rough play.
  • simple to disassemble for storage
  • gender neutral colors
  • tarp cover is a little flimsy
Brand American Plastic Toys
Model 16300
Weight 5.7 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Step2 Cascading Cove

Provide backyard fun during those hot summer days with the popular Step2 Cascading Cove. It features two sides of play for building sand castles or sailing toy boats, and there are molded-in roadways on the lid for even more enjoyment.
  • one-piece cover keeps sand dry
  • water area holds 3 gallons
  • a bit hard to assemble
Brand Step2
Model 850900
Weight 19.6 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. Wells Water & Sand

The Wells Water & Sand offers a simple, compact design that leaves the fun up to your imagination. It sports a modern, grey wood stain with a bright green bin, and the two tables can be nested together when playtime is done for tidy storage.
  • water-protective finish
  • great for small spaces
  • basin doesn't have a drain
Brand Wells
Model SB007
Weight 19.5 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Hape Happy Trails

Hape Happy Trails is a fully sealed sandbox with a clear acrylic top that encourages creativity without the mess. This sturdy wooden table allows multiple children to magically steer creatures and vehicles through the sand thanks to 4 attached magnetic discs.
  • legs can be bolted for stability
  • quick and easy assembly
  • design obscures play
Brand Hape
Model ED9790
Weight 42.9 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. Neptune Sand & Water Table

The Neptune Sand & Water Table is built to last for years as your child grows. Its sturdy, steel frame has casters on all four legs for easy mobility, and the bottom of the table is uniquely textured with fish, crabs, and starfish to encourage exploration.
  • 2 basins with drainage on each side
  • 24-inch working height
  • lid has molded storage compartments
Brand Children's Factory
Model pending
Weight 23 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Step2 Naturally Playful Center

The Step2 Naturally Playful Center is a family favorite for its 2-in-1 function and affordability. It includes an 8-piece accessory kit with bridges, ramps, cups, and boats, plus an umbrella to protect your little ones from the hot sun.
  • styled to look like crafted wood
  • elastic tie-downs secure the lid
  • detachable legs for easy storage
Brand Step2
Model 787800
Weight 29.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Wood Designs WD11810

The Wood Designs WD11810 is the ultimate choice for indoor or outdoor fun. It has a UV-resistant natural finish that also protects against stains and damage from cleaning solutions, and the removable lid doubles as a full-length lower shelf for supplies.
  • two casters for portability
  • plastic tray has a built-in drain
  • eased edges and corners for safety
Brand Wood Designs
Model WD11810
Weight 45 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 06, 2017 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.

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