Sand is one of the most popular mediums in outdoor play spaces for all age groups. The possibilities are endless and include the simple feel of it running through your fingers, building castles and miniature roadways, filling and emptying containers and complex constructions.

Sandpits need to have close access to water as wet sand increases the possibilities of molding and building with the sand, creating moats and water ways and adds an extra textural medium.

We recommend having a sandpit and a digging/mud patch if there is space as this will allow for a wider variety of play opportunities. Children love the challenge of deep digging and creating complex pipe constructions and tunnels. A sand kitchen is another great addition to the sand pit and will provide for imaginative and role play situations.

  • Sensory development – All play spaces need to allow children to explore their senses. Sand and water as a combination allow children to explore the difference between dry and wet, feel temperatures, build and mold the sand, discuss the feeling of the textures and use pipes and channels the guide the water in different directions.
  • Science and mathematics – Water and sand lend themselves to pouring, measuring, scooping, comparing, becoming more wet and more dry; all concepts of science and mathematics. Children who can freely explore these concepts will have a firm foundation of knowledge for learning these concepts in school.

Suitable for all ages, always under close supervision.

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