Plastic Sandpits for Children

Plastic sandpits for children are a popular choice because they are usually cheaper to buy than wooden sandpits. They are also lightweight and can be moulded into a variety of shapes, including animals and automobiles.

Durable and long-lasting, plastic sandpits for children will last for many years and will provide your child with the perfect environment for hours of fun, creative learning and entertainment.plastic sandpits for children play centre

However, sandpits made from plastic are often slightly smaller than wooden ones. So, if you’re looking for a larger sand pit, you may be better choosing one which is made of wood, as these are usually available in bigger sizes.

In order to help you decide whether a plastic sandpit would be the best choice for you, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages.

What are the advantages of plastic sandpits for children?

  • They are available in a wide choice of sizes, shapes and colours.
  • Easier to move because they are more lightweight than wooden sandpits.
  • Can also be used indoors, as well as outside.
  • There is little or no maintenance required, unlike wood which may need to be treated to with a wood preservative.
  • Ideal to use with water, as the water will not damage the plastic.
  • Easy to wipe clean and disinfect, if required
  • Some plastic sandpits for children are made from UV-resistant materials so won’t fade in the sun.

What are the disadvantages of plastic sandpits for children?

  • May not be as tough or hard-wearing as wooden sandpits.
  • May crack or become damaged more easily than wood.
  • You will need to regularly check for cracks and rough edges.
  • Usually available in smaller sizes so may not be suitable if you’re looking for a larger sandpit.

There’s a great selection available and there are some very popular plastic sandpits, including:

Little Tikes sand pit with lid

Step2 Crabbie sandpit with lid


Click here to see the best selection of plastic sandpits for children.