What is the best water table for kids? Check out these water tables that you can buy or DIY.
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One of the best toy purchases that I’ve made was a water table. We’ve had four different water tables, all different in complexity. Not only do they entertain the kids for hours, but they have decent resale value if you keep them in good condition. Make sure you check out my post on How to Clean Your Water Table so you keep it fresh and safe for your kids.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter how complicated your water table is… the young kids just love splashing in the table. But the accessories seem to keep the older kids entertained and I’ll often find my older kids playing in the water table with their baby brother, even though the big guys are 5 and 7. Even I enjoy playing with the toys, although I generally use the water table as a way to occupy my very, very busy little guys so I can relax. And because we’re playing outside, I don’t have to worry about messes. It’s amazing.
The one thing I’ll mention is that our first water table had an umbrella. While this was a nice addition, those umbrellas are never meant to last and they don’t get full coverage. I’d recommend using a canopy instead if you want to give your children shade over their water table, such as the one that I setup over our pool last summer (we used the Coleman Canopy on Amazon).
Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Water Table
I like the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas table because there are quite a few accessories with it, including several small balls which can be put down the spiral or placed in the Ferris Wheel. It’s round and it is a bit smaller than some of the rectangular tables.
Here’s a video review of the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas table we just purchased for the kids. They LOVE it and it’s got a lot of variety in terms of activities and accessories included. Water tables are by far one of my favorite children’s toys ever.
Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table
Step2 Waterfall Discovery Play Set
Step2 Fiesta Cruise Sand & Water Table with Umbrella Play
This water table looks like a BOAT. So enough said, right? This is super cute and comes with an umbrella. Just keep in mind that the actual amount of water area is less than some of the other sets.
Kid’s Convertible Picnic, Sand and Water Table w/ Removable Top
This set is made with wood and has seating for the kids which makes it unique and fun. It also has zones for water and sand (alternatively, you could use rocks in the sand part). The nice part about this set is that it can be used as a picnic table too and you can keep the water/sand area covered when not in use.
Step2 Naturally Playful Sand and Water Table
The Step2 sand and water table is ideal because it has a large umbrella, as well as a cover. Kids will love playing in the sand and water.