When I received the Plum Store It Sandpit to review, I started to wonder if we would actually see any sun this year. Thankfully though the sun has
Initially I was surprised by how small the box was. I expected a wooden base, but it comes with a mat to use. Thinking about it, this makes sense, as water can easily drain through. I got everything out of the packet and was pleased that each piece had the product numbers on them so that they could be easily identified.
I put the stop clock on and an hour and five minutes later,I had completed the sandpit. The instructions were OK and I only got confused a couple of times.
We went and got some sand. I couldn't believe it required 7-14 10 Kg bags of sand as I read on the internet. We bought 4. We should have got 7!
The hardest thing about erecting the sandpit was leveling the ground for it to sit on. Every time I thought I had done it, middle man sat on the storage part and the whole frame sprang up. I got there eventually and poured in the sand. The boys love it. Middle man likes sitting in it and burying his feet, as well as looking for buried treasure!
The sandpit isn't cheap, currently retailing for around £50, although Amazon are currently selling it cheaper. I like the fact that it is made of wood, but this means that it needs treating on a yearly basis to protect it from the elements. It comes with a green cover, but the only way we can get this to stay on without blowing away is by placing some bricks on it. I particularly like the store-it part as it doubles up as a seat.
Now we just need a bit more sand and a lot more sun so the boys can enjoy some sandcastle building and pirate adventures.
I was given the sandpit for the purpose of this review, but the opinions contained here are my own.
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