Top 10 Sandboxes for Kids 2016

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2016 Best Kids’ Sandboxes

Little girl playing in sandboxA true classic among children’s toys…the sandbox! The top ten sandboxes for kids this year are the “best of the best” of these timeless and highly entertaining outdoor toys for kids.

What’s Here:  Here on this page are the best kids sandboxes for the spring and summer of 2016, based on both consumer popularity and above average consumer rankings. These are the ones that parents are picking over others, and are getting the best overall reviews.

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What’s Here:

1. Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox
2. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox
3. Kidkraft Backyard Sandbox
4. Step2 Crabbie Sandbox
5. Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table
6. Step2 Naturally Playful Summertime Play Center
7. Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox (With Two Bench Seats)
8. KidKraft Activity Sandbox with Canopy
9. Step2 Naturally Playful Sandbox
10. KidKraft Cabana Sandbox

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38 new from $51.590 used

1. Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox

Ages: 1 – 3

A familiar name in children’s outdoor toys brings us our first pick among the top 10 sandboxes for kids 2016 – Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox.

I remember having one of these when I was a kid! This sandbox is timeless, although the design has changed a bit. The turtle has an all-smiles expression, and its shell doubles as the sandbox lid. The flippers are seats.

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SandBox Little Tikes Step 2 Turtle Sandbox NIB Pick Up Or Meet Only MADE IN USA

$50.00
End Date: Monday Dec-19-2016 12:53:17 PST
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Sandbox Kids Outdoor Little Tikes Play Cover Toy Activity Backyard Green Turtle

$58.85
End Date: Monday Dec-19-2016 13:56:32 PST
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Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox 1 pk - 632884M - Sandboxes & Accessories

$66.52
End Date: Sunday Dec-4-2016 18:27:50 PST
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23 new from $59.390 used

2. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox

Ages: 1 and up

A new and fun pick among the best kids’ sandboxes this year – Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox.

Big and accommodating for up to 350 pounds of clean sand. The Cozy Coupe is designed to look like a happy car, complete with sticker wheels and a friendly expression. Includes two cup holders, slide-on cover, and built-in molded seats.

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New Replacement Decals fits Little Tikes Tykes Cozy Coupe Car Sandbox Sand Box

$11.99
End Date: Tuesday Nov-29-2016 14:23:49 PST
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Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox Outdoor Garden Beach Girl Boy Kids Playpen Toy

$75.40
End Date: Saturday Dec-3-2016 8:00:44 PST
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Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sandbox

$79.78
End Date: Thursday Dec-8-2016 2:35:50 PST
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Price: $122.31
You save: $177.68 (59 %)
43 new from $122.310 used

3. Kidkraft Backyard Sandbox

Ages: 2 – 5

A classic hits #3 on the list with the Kidkraft Backyard Sandbox.

I love how rustic and traditional this sandbox is. Handcrafted with reinforced, weather-resistant wooden slats, this sandbox is sturdier and more reliable than the plastic alternatives. Holds heaps of sand, and comes with a mesh cover to prevent soggy messes.

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KIDKRAFT BACKYARD SANDBOX, Sturdy Outdoor Wooden Toddler SANDBOX GAME, 00130

$60.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-27-2016 17:47:23 PST
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KidKraft Backyard Sandbox - Espresso- 503 Sandbox NEW

$120.69
End Date: Thursday Dec-15-2016 8:30:52 PST
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KidKraft Backyard Sandbox (Espresso)

$124.60
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18 new from $69.990 used

4. Step2 Crabbie Sandbox

Ages: 1 – 4

The Step2 Crabbie Sandbox also makes the “best of” list for 2016.

How cute is this sandbox? Shaped like a big, red, googly-eyed crab—think Sebastian from The Little Mermaid. This sandbox holds 300 pounds of pure sand, and includes a shell cover to protect the sand from inclement weather and bugs.

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Step2 Crabbie Sand Table Cover Red Play Pit Lid Kids Animal 4 pc Sandbox Toys

$34.39
End Date: Monday Dec-12-2016 9:00:40 PST
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Step2 Crabbie Sand Table Kids Toddler Outdoor Sandbox Activity Game Toy New

$40.48
End Date: Monday Dec-12-2016 1:11:46 PST
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Step2 Crabbie Sand Table Kids Toddler Outdoor Toys Box Activity New Game Sandbox

$55.98
End Date: Wednesday Dec-21-2016 20:41:39 PST
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Price: $49.99
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16 new from $49.992 used from $43.49

5. Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table

Ages: 2 and up

One from Step2 hits #5 of the top sandboxes for 2016 – Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table.

This sand table is a cleaner way for kiddos to build castles. Instead of sitting in a sandbox, kids stand to play in over 30 pounds of sand in this table. Accessories include two shovels, claw rakes, and a pail.

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Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table New

$46.09
End Date: Sunday Nov-27-2016 12:15:19 PST
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Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table

$46.48
End Date: Thursday Dec-15-2016 18:38:19 PST
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Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table NEW 2-Day Shipping

$46.62
End Date: Saturday Dec-10-2016 14:46:49 PST
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6. Step2 Naturally Playful Summertime Play Center

Ages: 2 and up

Another from the Step2 Naturally Playful lineup comes in next among the best sandboxes for kids with the Summertime Play Center.

Adorable! This sandbox doubles as a little picnic area—a great additive to a backyard playground. The sandbox is molded plastic, designed to resemble old wood—like a beach dock with a picnic table. Comes with a cute, removable umbrella.

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Step2 Naturally Play Center Playful Summertime Sandbox With Table Outdoor Toys

$220.30
End Date: Thursday Dec-8-2016 0:00:38 PST
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Price: $92.96
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20 new from $92.960 used

7. Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox (With Two Bench Seats)

Ages: 3 – 10

Next up – Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox.

I love the detail of this wooden sandbox. The lid flips open in two different directions to become bench seats for up to four children to sit on. When kids are finished playing, the seats flip down for secured protection.

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Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox with Two Bench Seats, Natural

$106.11
End Date: Saturday Nov-26-2016 16:34:16 PST
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Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox with Two Bench Seats, Natural

$106.32
End Date: Wednesday Nov-30-2016 10:23:32 PST
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Badger Basket Covered Convertible Cedar Sandbox with Two B... NEW 2-Day Shipping

$107.44
End Date: Friday Dec-16-2016 13:44:30 PST
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Price: $240.40
You save: $109.59 (31 %)
3 new from $240.404 used from $191.94

8. KidKraft Activity Sandbox with Canopy

Ages: 2 – 8

My personal favorite among the best of the best sandboxes for kids 2016 – KidKraft Activity Sandbox with Canopy.

Canopied to keep the summertime sunshine at bay, this sandbox reminds me of an afternoon at the beach. The parameters are wooden slats that double as bench seats, all the way around. The sandbox includes two sand and water buckets.

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Kidkraft Sandbox Backyard Sturdy Outdoor Wooden Canopy Kids Activity Play Set

$158.91
End Date: Sunday Dec-18-2016 1:43:44 PST
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Kidkraft 00508 Kids Espresso Cabana Sandbox w/Canopy & Cover Pink & White Stripe

$199.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-22-2016 8:46:22 PST
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KIDKRAFT OUTDOOR SUN & WATER ACTIVITY SANDBOX SUNSHADE CANOPY FUN AND POPULAR!

$319.88
End Date: Friday Dec-16-2016 0:08:08 PST
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9. Step2 Naturally Playful Sandbox

Ages: 1 and up

A long-term returning favorite hits #9 on the list – Step2 Naturally Playful Sandbox.

Reminiscent of something an archeologist would find on a great dig. This sandbox can hold up to 200 pounds of fresh sand, protected with a slide-on, and decorated cover. There are four cornerstones that kids can use as impromptu seats.

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STEP 2 NATURALLY PLAYFUL SANDBOX W/ LID ~ EUC Pick Up Only ~ LI, New York

$65.00
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Step2 Naturally Playful Sandbox

$69.99
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Step2 Naturally Playful 4' Rectangular Sandbox with Cover BAckyard Patio Garden

$85.75
End Date: Sunday Nov-27-2016 13:23:23 PST
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10. KidKraft Cabana Sandbox

Ages: 2 – 8

The final item on this year’s list of the top ten kids’ sandboxes is the KidKraft Cabana.

I love this! The canopy goes all the way around, enclosing kids in weather-resistant shade for tons of sandcastle-building fun. This looks like a seaside changing station that was popular in the 1920s—only way bigger. Includes roll-up mesh cover.

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Kidkraft 00508 Kids Espresso Cabana Sandbox w/Canopy & Cover Pink & White Stripe

$199.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-22-2016 8:46:22 PST
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KidKraft Cabana Sandbox, Oatmeal and White Stripes Brand New

$373.20
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 02/18/16.

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