12 Sandboxes Worth Sticking Your Toes In To
Playing in sand is fun for kids and adults. With that in mind, unless you live on the beach, you have to find a way to bring the sand to you. We’ve gathered a dozen ideas for you to dig in to!
This sandbox is atop an Asian-inspired home in Venice Beach, California. An uninspired area of the home “became magical with a fenced-in virtual Venice Beach playground for the kids, featuring a large, deep sandbox and potted palms.” ~ Laura Morton
Photo: Laura Morton Design
For less than $100 you get the precut wood, hardware, liner and top cover for this classic sandbox. It takes practical no time to set it up and kids will enjoy it for hours and hours.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Home Depot
If you don’t want your kids sitting out in the sun all day while they play, this covered sandbox is for you. Kids are protected on three sides and overhead. Two rollup windows provide ventilation and three storage bins are included.
How cute is this? You never have to worry about splinters and it has lots of great reviews.
No place for an outdoor sandbox? Your kids can still have fun playing with sand with this Living Sands set. This sand is moldable, sticks to itself and never dries out. It is similar to kinetic sand, which means it is actually fun for all ages!
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Photo: Sharper Image
Zen Garden Sand
In the 6th century, Zen Buddhist monks created the first zen gardens to aid meditation. Today, those who like carefully controlled settings with raked sand or rocks and precisely clipped shrubs find zen gardens appealing. You can even purchase special sand for zen gardens.
This is the epitome of simple DIY. A simple wood-frame sandbox with two stakes and fabric that create a tent! Kids can pretend they’re camping or hang out inside like it’s a clubhouse.
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Photo: Courtesy of Taryn Whiteaker
Queenslander Cubby House
This ultimate playhouse-sandbox combination comes from Australia. You might have a hard time getting kids to come indoors at night with this in the backyard!
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Photo: Lucas Lagoons
If you’ve always wanted to operate full-size diggers and dumpers like the toy ones you had as a kid, Extreme Sandbox is for you! Extreme Sandbox is a family owned and operated business, that gives people the opportunity to “play” with construction equipment in a controlled environment. Corporate and social groups go for bonding and fun. In 2016, Extreme Sandbox was on Shark Tank and their business continues to grow. Learn more about Extreme Sandbox, here.
Photo: Extreme Sandbox
Does the sand trap on this backyard putting green count as a sandbox? Probably not because sandboxes are fun and most people don’t have fun if they’re in a sand trap.
Photo: Deluxe Athletics