Sand Pits

After years of being left behind in favour of more technological equipment, sand play is once again growing in popularity. It’s easy to see why. This back-to-basics form of play offers experiences that children lack elsewhere.

After years of being left behind in favour of more technological equipment, sand play is once again growing in popularity. It’s easy to see why. This back-to-basics form of play offers experiences that children lack elsewhere.

At Hand Made Places we produce several wooden sand pits to give you the opportunity to find the perfect unit to fit your playground. This is because we think no child should miss out on the tactile, sensory satisfaction of sand play. Play which engages with the senses in this way has been proven to help children to relax and focus.

Installing a wooden sand pit also offers learning opportunities. The chance to explore means children can test concepts about the physical world. Playing in timber sand pits also improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills through sculpting and the use of accessories. In addition to this, activities such as digging, pouring and scooping build on gross motor skills. Don’t forget to provide something to sweep up with – children may find they enjoy this kind of tidying-up, developing their sense of responsibility!

To offer variation, our wooden sand pits are not only available in different sizes but also in vastly different styles. Encourage imaginary play with a colourful Dinghy Sand Pit or provide multiple sections with our ‘windmill’ of connected units. Remember, you could think outside the box and offer alternative sensory experiences with bark, gravel or soil.