Like a Monkey in Sand! thanks to our new sand pit

plum productsAs I mentioned in my last post, we were lucky enough to visit a Plum Products event last Friday.  They very generously gave us a wonderful Store-it wooden sandpit as a thank you.

They had no idea how fortuitous this was.  Monkey was given a sand/water table when he was one, we had used purely as a sand table.  It had been fine for the last couple of years, but when we got it out at the beginning of the month, it was obvious that it was just too small for Monkey now 🙁

So totally unbeknown to Plum Products (I swear this is true) they had come to my little boy’s rescue.

Monkey was so excited, he talked about his new sandpit all the way home.  Once home, Monkey hounded Daddy P, until he agreed to dig up a couple of old shrubs to make way for Monkey’s new prized possession.

Luckily, we did actually get some good weather last weekend! Store-it wooden sandpit Store-it wooden sandpit

Daddy P dug the shrubs up (I’d been trying to get that task done for months!), levelled the ground off and then constructed the sandpit.  It was a quick and easy task (no swearing from my non-DIY husband).  We laid the ground sheet which was supplied, and placed the sandpit on top.  A quick trip to our local DIY specialist, who just happened to have play sand on special offer (we purchased 8 bags of play sand), and away we went.  The sandpit comes with a great storage facility for sand toys under the coloured slats which doubles as a seat.

Monkey spent the rest of that weekend in the sandpit – only coming out for meals.  Today we have been to Blenheim Palace and used their sandpit, only for him to return home and get straight into his.  He absolutely loves it.  It’s approx 1 metre square, so perfect for a small garden.  It comes complete with a weatherproof cover – it’s been well-tested on that score these last few days!!  Monkey’s old sand table is now a full-time water table. All told I have one very happy son, and I would thoroughly recommend this sandpit.

disclaimer: we were supplied with this sandpit as a thank you for attending a recent event.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

2 thoughts on “Like a Monkey in Sand! thanks to our new sand pit

  1. We love our Plum sandpit, it’s the perfect size for two kiddos, my only tip is get a couple of bungee straps to hold the cover on in windy weather, we had to rescue ours from next door’s garden!!

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