The 9 Best Sandboxes With Lids

Updated May 01, 2017 by Sheila O'Neill

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. In a time when more and more kids are getting hooked on all kinds of digital screens, it's important to have ways to play outside. Provide your children with fresh air and fun with these sandboxes with lids. The youngsters will love the miniature beach in the backyard and you'll love that when playtime is over, you can cover it up to protect it from animals and weather. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best sandboxes with lid on Amazon.

9. KidKraft Cabana

Keep a hot day at bay with the KidKraft Cabana. The roll-up cover has built-in windows and is handy for times when the weather threatens to get in the way of playing outside. It can also easily be removed for an open-air experience on a perfect day.
  • made of weather-resistant wood
  • built-in storage bins
  • not the best at keeping out moisture
Brand KidKraft
Model 00504
Weight 57 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

8. ECR4Kids Activity Center

If you live in a small space but still want your children to be able to get their hands dirty, consider the ECR4Kids Activity Center. These tables can hold whatever you need them to, and their adjustable height makes them great for those pesky growth spurts.
  • strong steel legs
  • available in multiple styles
  • bins are fairly small
Brand ECR4Kids
Model ELR-12401
Weight 23.4 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

7. Step2 Naturally Playful 787800

For a miniature beach experience, check out the Step2 Naturally Playful 787800. The raised table has two sections: one for sand and one for water. Your kids can build castles, float boats, and even play with toy cars on the roads molded into the lid.
  • comes with an umbrella for shade
  • five toys included
  • difficult to assemble
Brand Step2
Model 787800
Weight 27.9 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. Best Choice Products Cedar

The innovative design of the Best Choice Products Cedar features a pair of foldout doors that transform into benches when opened up. Each bench can support up to 200 pounds, so multiple children can easily sit and play together.
  • solid cedar wood construction
  • rust-resistant hardware
  • is not waterproof
Brand Best Choice Products
Model SKY2609
Weight 38 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Step2 Naturally Playful Table

If you don't want your kids getting their pants full of sand while they play, the Step2 Naturally Playful Table is a great alternative to a more traditional model. Its 16-inch height is perfect for toddlers and the molding on top lets it double as a roadway for toy cars.
  • elastic ties keep the lid in place
  • shovels and bucket included
  • legs are removable
Brand Step2
Model 759400
Weight 16.5 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Little Tikes Big Digger

If your playroom is full of toy trucks, your children will probably enjoy the Little Tikes Big Digger which comes with a dump truck, an excavator, and both a male and a female construction worker. During play, the lid can be used as a truck ramp.
  • comes with several accessories
  • compact design good for small spaces
  • built-in holders for shovels
Brand Little Tikes
Model 624520M
Weight 15 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. KidKraft Pirate

Sail the seven seas in your own backyard with the KidKraft Pirate. This ship-shaped model comes with a steering wheel, pirate flag, and two storage compartments for toys. A mesh cover snaps into place to keep the play area clean and dry between uses.
  • built-in canopy for shade
  • sturdy wood construction
  • colorful pirate-themed artwork
Brand KidKraft
Model 00128
Weight 54 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

2. Little Tikes Turtle

The smiling face of the Little Tikes Turtle will draw your kids out to the backyard time and time again. The shell fits tightly to the body to keep it safe when playtime is over. This model is durable and will keep your children entertained for many summers to come.
  • two built-in seats
  • molded design on bottom
  • can hold multiple kids
Brand Little Tikes
Model 632884
Weight 14.5 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Step2 Play and Store

The Step2 Play and Store is simple and sturdy. The plastic base has four molded-in seats for the kids to sit in and the top fits securely in place. It's spacious enough that not only will the kids have room to play, they will also have a place to store their toys.
  • holds up to 200 lbs of sand
  • comes fully assembled
  • aesthetically pleasing design
Brand Step2
Model 830200
Weight 20.6 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on May 01, 2017 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer, cosplayer, and juggler who lives in Southern California. She loves sitting down with a hot cup of tea and coming up with new ideas. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys drawing, listening to podcasts, and describing herself in the third person.

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