Kids love being outside and they love playing in the sand. It's such a simple yet creative play! Check out the large sandboxes with a cover which I've gathered in a collection below. They are made of durable materials and offer long hours of carefree fun. Here are my top choices.
A very solid sandbox with large canopy for kids. It provides plenty of space and protection from sun. Its cover is made of solid material finished in red color. Functionality and aesthetics are the main advantages of this construction.
A large sandbox for backyards, that will keep your children busy and creative for hours. The frame is made of pressure treated wood, and with a weed cloth surface stapled to the frame. Measurements: 6' x 10'.
Surprise your little ones with this fantastic snadbox for backyards, parks, and gardens. The snadbox is assembled using sturdy wood planks, and has 2 built-in benches on sides, so your munchkins would have a comfy place to sit.
Backyard 5' Square Sandbox with Cover
Pretty practical bottomless sandbox for kids. It is made of wood with a natural weatherproof finish. It has 4 corner rounded seatings and a plastic liner. Practical, portable so it can be used in various places.
Great fun for little explorers. In such a large sandbox with a cover, you can hide treasures and take the day for children. They have corner seats in the set, green structure of the HDPE sandbox - which is easy to carry.
This large sandbox will help you to create the best relaxation and fun outdoor zone ever! The colorful wooden construction is painted on the white, pink and blue color. The sandbox has the square shape with the cover.
Heavy duty coverlight fabric is commonly used to sew sandbox covers, cause weather elements protection is what one needs to have first and foremost. These particular covers are custom made for the sandboxes offered by the same manufacturer.
Sandboxes! Simple wooden frames filled with tiny grains of eroded rocks and shells that contain countless hours of laughter and fun, for little brains with imaginations running amok.
And of course, they are also the first sowing ground for seeds of teamwork and social skills. The experiences that your little munchkins get while digging into those innocuous-looking mounds of sand are incomparable.
Sadly, that doesn’t make shopping for these simple play boxes any easier. Most newbie parents are left dizzied at the sheer number of sizes, designs and features available in large sandboxes with cover.
If you are one of those parents, then here’s a little help to get you started.
What type of sandbox would your kids (or you) prefer? From barebones wooden frames with a tarp rolled over it for cover, to exquisite looking sandboxes with rollaway castles, your options are unlimited.
It is important to know beforehand what you are willing to spend for it and the kind of features you are looking for.
The most desirable features are a sturdy frame that doesn’t peel, warp or split, a heavy duty cover, a weed block in the base and some seating space for the kids, either on the sides or in the corners.
Vanity features like an elevated canopy, cup holders on the sides and storage drawers look good in advertisements.
But sand and kids tend to be a messy affair and these are not really going to do much to improve playtime.
Plastic vs. Wood
Shoppers on a tight budget can opt for premade plastic sandboxes with covers. These are cheap and don’t warp either. But the cheaper ones tend to be flimsier than wooden sandboxes.
The last thing you need is the plastic lid blowing off in a wee bit of gust and the sandbox getting flooded, or doubling up as a litterbox for wandering critters. Even worse, it may end up as a resting place for the legless variety. Yikes!
Wood is the gold standard in sandboxes, with cedar being the most obvious choice. The only drawback is that it’s not pressure treated and tends to splinter occasionally.
If you willing to loosen the purse strings a little, you can get a sandbox made of pressure treated lumber. Just ensure that you are aware of the chemicals used to treat the wood. You don’t want anything toxic to leech out into the sand.
Premade vs. Custom one
A quick search on the internet will reveal hundreds of websites with DIY plans and videos to build your own sandboxes.
The idea certainly seems appealing mind you. You can customize everything to your liking. The depth, the design, the cover. But it’s a time, labor and money-intensive woodworking project. One that you are better off not undertaking unless you have the expertise to complete.
It’s always safer to buy one off the shelves, especially because there’s no dearth of options to choose from.
Spend some time on selecting a large sandbox with cover for your kids. It will be an investment that they will cherish for the next few years of their lives.
Large wooden sandbox with cover in many colors. Its cedar wood construction is durable and safe for children who love playing outdoors. Simple lines look attractive in any design and six posts provide stability.
This sandbox features a quite large shape, so it provides plenty of play space for children. Its durable wooden construction also includes a cover that protects from rain, sun and other outdoor factors.
Blending easily with almost any landscaping theme, this fantastic sandbox for outdoors comes with an easy-to-remove, sunshine lid. The sandbox is sturdy, capacious, and beautiful; ensuring long hours of great fun.
Thanks to this large sandbox, you can easily have your children and their friends all in one place. The sanbox is made of green-finished wood, has 4 comfortable seats, and comes with a durable cover. Measurements: 60'' x 120''.
Square Sandbox with Cover
Easy-to-maneuvre sandbox cover with removable corner seat. It is constructed od sturdy and hygienic HDPE plastic in green. Ground barrier ensures that no insects,worms or weeds will get into the sand.
A large sandbox for outdoor use, that will serve your for a long time, easily withstanding weather conditions. Crafted of sturdy wood planks, the sandbox lays flat on the ground, with a pair of large lift-up doors for easy access.
Bright red crabbie sandbox with lid. Shell lid protects sand (up to 300 lbs capacity) from unwelcome elements, such as dirt and water. Two "claw" seats provided are fitting for blithe multi-child play.
This green large sandbox is made of commercial grade solid plastic with UV stabilizers. What is important cover is made from coverlight,a tough,vinyl-coated polyester. Lightweight and resistant to water! The box full of sand, that bring hapiness to your kids.
Sometimes fear to think how much time children spend in the sun, playing in the sandbox. This can be prevented by adding a protective shield to it. Together with small benches, large sandbox with cover is a comfortable,wooden solution for every garden.
Turtle Round Sandbox
Little Tikes Turtle Round Sandbox is constructed from high-quality plastic. It features removable lid that covers sand area, two molded-in seats and lots of turtle shell details. Holds 150 lbs of sand.