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    I am looking for a sand and water table. I want one that will last and that doesn't take up too much space. I love the ones in the education catalogues with the metal frame but they are sooo expensive. Does anyone have one and are they worth it??

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    i paid £40 for my ELC one in 2005. it's only just on its last legs now
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    Hi, I have recently bought the ELC one, I really like it. It comes with lots of different attachments for water play etc and some sand toys, just a nice size, not too big. The legs come off easily so easy to store. I got 20% off as I had a voucher, so thought I would buy one ready for summer. x

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    I use a couple of durable plastic underbed storgae boxes with lids from Ikea for sand and water tables - I can add and change resources as I want to and they pack away nicely too, as well as being about £8 each! I can put them on the floor for babies, milk crates or a table -very versatile I find!!

    jen x

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    I bought this one from TTS, within a year the frame had gone wonky and the washer on the plug hole no longer stops leaks, definitely wouldn't recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onceinabluemoon View Post
    I bought this one from TTS, within a year the frame had gone wonky and the washer on the plug hole no longer stops leaks, definitely wouldn't recommend.
    Can you complain and havea refund - that's no good is it?

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    I bought this one from Tesco's in the sale - it's great as a water table but would be no good for sand. No plug or drain hole, you just tip the water out!

    http://www.activitytoysdirect.com/pr...FUcntAod5zLawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    I bought this one from Tesco's in the sale - it's great as a water table but would be no good for sand. No plug or drain hole, you just tip the water out!

    http://www.activitytoysdirect.com/pr...FUcntAod5zLawg

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    ive got this one too, and DO use it for sand its not great but it does the job.
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    Thanks everyone! A trip to town is in order, Ikea and ELC!

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    I've made my own from an old IKEA table and an underbed storage box. You can see it here: http://www.rainbowplayhouse.blogspot...gardening.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natternic View Post
    ive got this one too, and DO use it for sand its not great but it does the job.
    And me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendybird View Post
    I've made my own from an old IKEA table and an underbed storage box. You can see it here: http://www.rainbowplayhouse.blogspot...gardening.html
    Just had a looksee at your site Wendy
    - I am having ''stacking -rainbow-envy!!''

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendybird View Post
    I've made my own from an old IKEA table and an underbed storage box. You can see it here: http://www.rainbowplayhouse.blogspot...gardening.html
    I just had a look at your site Wendy and am in awe! I lobe so many of your things - so inspiring thank you! I may have to have a chat with you about open-ended materials for my PhD study!! Would that be ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mama2three View Post
    Just had a looksee at your site Wendy
    - I am having ''stacking -rainbow-envy!!''
    I love that rainbow. I actually love most Grimm's toys - we've a puzzle and another stacker as well. I should review them at some point when I get some time (and get off this forum!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
    I just had a look at your site Wendy and am in awe! I lobe so many of your things - so inspiring thank you! I may have to have a chat with you about open-ended materials for my PhD study!! Would that be ok?
    I just saw the thread about you doing this - am really happy to have a chat. I think you may be interested in how I'm using my garden space (what there is of it!). I'm planning a post about it - just need to get some good pics when it is actually 1) sunny and 2) tidy. I'll keep waiting for those two magical things to happen at once then.

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    I love this ! is it the Lack side table ? where did you get the storage box from ? x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendybird View Post
    I've made my own from an old IKEA table and an underbed storage box. You can see it here: http://www.rainbowplayhouse.blogspot...gardening.html
    Thats fab, i am DEFINATELY copying you sorry.

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    Argos have a sand/water table sale on

    Love your table wendybird -excellent idea x

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpinjen View Post
    I use a couple of durable plastic underbed storgae boxes with lids from Ikea for sand and water tables - I can add and change resources as I want to and they pack away nicely too, as well as being about £8 each! I can put them on the floor for babies, milk crates or a table -very versatile I find!!

    jen x
    This is what I do now - got mine £4.00 from Tesco

 

 

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