Rated 4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 3 out of 5 by Robn I like it, my daughter loves it
I felt like the construction made it hard to put together. I have small hands and I had a really hard time placing the screws into the holes because my hand couldnt get close enough. It took about 30 minutes to essemble because I had to turn the unit over to get the screw back so I could try again. Once it was essembled, I felt like it was stable. It would be nice if the sand side had a drain, because I am using it as a second water table and have to turn it over to drain. I like the umbrella offers good shade, I did feel like the table was alittle low, the height provided includes the water tower.
05 July 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mom of 2 a few upgrades required
My 2 daughters love to use this table! I have never added sand to it however and only use it for water. The 2 would just mix it and make a big mess. Plus the water would be hard to dump out with sand in the other side. I think a few tweaks to the design would make it an even better product: It needs a lid to keep out insects,leaves, etc. The umbrella is too small to give any useful shade. There should be a drain hole in both sides. The legs should be easier to remove for storage. and it should come with an extra leg so you can remove the water side and use it as a stand alone. I live in Canada where we only have 3 maybe 4 good months of water play outside so I bring it inside through the cold months. It has been great fun!.
14 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Two Boys Under 4 Can't live without it
This is our go to outdoor toy. Everyone must have one of these. We keep it on our deck and let the boys play with the hose filling it up and playing with the sand. Of course the water and sand get mixed up but that's what its all about. Even with the umbrella we still put sunscreen on the boys as we get full sunshine. We even bought some little plastic cars for them to play with. To prevent sand from getting in the house, we keep towels at the door and make sure their hands and feet get hosed off. It would be nice if the next model comes with a cover. So I empty the water as best I can, let it dry a bit, and at night put a small grill cover we had over it. Only negative is that its a little hard to get all the water out, but all the ones out there are like that.
27 August 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Daddy Day Care Hoping for more
I put the product together and as I did, two of the plastic pieces that hold the screws in place broke off immediately. I had to super glue them back on. Table itself is not very sturdy. I put the suggested amount of sand in but it tends to bow and wobble quite a bit. My son loves to play in the sand and enjoys splashing in the water but ultimately all he did was put the sand into the water. This was difficult to clean when the sand got up on the upper level. He didn't even pay attention to the water tower or the accessories. We went out and bought him a shovel and bucket and that seemed to interest him more. Overall, I am disappointed with this product. This is the first time I haven't been happy with a Step2 product and we have bought around 10 items since my son was born in 2012.
06 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PA from Shady Oasis Sand and Water Play Table
As soon as the play table was put together, my nieces, ages 1 and 2, were anxious to play with it. It was very sturdy once it was correctly assembled. One problem I had noticed was because of the heighth, the 2 year old was trying to climb into it. Maybe being a little bit higher may have prevented that. However, it looks like it will be hours of fun for them!
12 March 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by fyremarble Great Product!
I love this product. My child would often get into the pet food and make an awful mess. This sand and water table is an outlet for her creativity. She can put water in the sand or sand in the water and see what happens without being in trouble. She loves to play with this, in fact she grabs my hand and practically drags me to the backyard to play with it.
28 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennyC Hours of outdoor fun!
My 18 mth old son LOVES this table! We use it with water in both sides instead of sand, which I think is too messy. Found it at a great price at our local warehouse store. Drain on one side is very helpful...wish the "sand" side had a drain as well;) My son plays with this almost every day, and all his friends love it too! Definitely a playdate hit!
28 March 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Joe horrible assembly
The assembly of this item needs improvements. It took me 20 minutes to install the first 2 screws for step 3, and then I gave up and asked my wife for help since she has smaller hands. Placing the screws in the holes is nearly impossible without extremely small hands. Once it is assembled, I'm sure my kids will absolutely love it.
16 May 2014