Best Water Play Table Australia Buying Guide 2021

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Kids love playing with water, especially on hot Summer days, making water play tables a perfect Christmas present in Australia. They are also a great gift for families with multiple young children as most water tables Australia wide allow several children to play with them simultaneously. It can however be confusing choosing the best kids water table for your specific child and their environment so we’ve done the research for you identifying the best water activity tables for you in this Best Water Play Table Australia Buying Guide.

Whether you are looking for the best water table overall, the best wooden water play table or the best water play table for toddlers keep reading.

In addition to reading the best water table reviews I highly recommend you also read the decision-making factors to consider when buying a water table.

For quick reference I have included all the water tables reviewed in a best water table Australia comparison chart with links to where they are available to purchase from online to save you having to drive around to all the stores.

Best Water Play Tables Australia

Best Water Play Table Australia Comparison Chart

WATER PLAY TABLEIMAGEFEATURESPRICE
Little Tikes
3-in-1 Bubbles
& Foam Water
Table
Creates foam and bubbles.

Includes Ferris wheel, scooper & more.

Suitable for ages 2 years+.

Can be played with by 2-3 children at once.
See Price HERE
Wooden Sand & Water Picnic Table With Umbrella Most versatile kids water play table –
multi purpose table with lid.

Separate water & sand play areas or have two water play areas.

Doubles as a picnic or craft table.

Detachable & height adjustable umbrella.

Dimensions:
(H X W X D) 96.5 x 95.8x 49.5 cms

FSC Certified Wood.

Suitable for up to 4 children.

Recommended age range from 3 years+.
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Kids Outdoor Umbrella Sand & Water Table Play Set

26 piece play set including a spinning water wheel, moveable sand bucket, train, boat slide & more.

Detachable & height adjustable umbrella.

Water outlet with supplied water plug.

European safety certification.

Made from eco-friendly & non-toxic plastic.

Smooth rounded edges.

Base dimensions: 54cms x 63cms.

Recommended age range from 3 years+.
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Plum Play
Sandy Bay
Sand & Water Tables




Protective cover and ground sheet included.

FSC Certified Wood.

Dimensions Sand Pit: L63cms x W67cms x H60cms.

Water pit stores neatly under sand pit nest style.

Suitable for multiple children.

Recommended age range 18 months+.
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Little Tikes
Fountain Factory
Water Table



Pipes & fittings can be rearranged. This water table is perfect for hands on learning.

Water can be channeled into 3 fountains.

Water pump sends water into tower.

Table holds approximately 26.5 litres water.

Dimensions:
L75cms x W75cms x H95.5cms

Plastic

Recommended for ages 2 years+.

Can be played with by 3-4 kids at once.

Perfect height for toddlers.
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Water Play Table Reviews

Little Tikes 3-In-1 Bubbles & Foam Water Table

Little Tikes 3-in-1 Bubbles & Foam Water Table

Kids love bubbles and foam, making this a strong contender for the best kids water table Australia wide.

This Little Tikes 3-in-1 Bubbles & Foam Water Table is the only water table to create extra fun with foam bubbles. Fill the table and tower with water, pour in some bubble bath soap, then turn on the attached motor and watch the foam begin to build. Once the foam fills the centre tower open the caps to release fun surprise shapes including stars, smiley faces and more.

Turn the Ferris wheel to pick up foam and lift in spirals. Press the clapper to pop the foam inside. There is also a scooper included to scoop the foam with. Kids will also love turning the wheel to create a whirlpool in the table.

This bubbles and foam water table will facilitate hours of fun play for toddlers and kids this summer and beyond.

Wooden Sand & Water Picnic Table With Umbrella

Wooden Sand & Water Picnic Table With Umbrella

This Wooden Sand & Water Table With Umbrella is the most versatile water table.

I love how multi-functional this water table with lid is. Not only does this great table have separate water and sand compartments (or use both compartments as water play areas) but you can place a centre wooden panel over the top when it is not being played with to convert this water play table into an alfresco picnic table or craft table.

This table has an attractive wooden design that would look smart in any backyard setting. The detachable and height adjustable umbrella provides children with protection from the sun while they play. The FSC certified timber is sturdy and durable. The lid protects the contents when they are not in play.

This Wooden Sand & Water Picnic Table With Umbrella is the best sand and water table Australia wide. My choice of the best water table is also backed up by all the children’s water table reviews I have read about this table which have all been overwhelmingly positive.

Specifications

  • Material: FSC Certified Wood
  • Dimensions: (H X W X D) 96.5 x 95.8x 49.5 cms
  • Can be played with 4 children at once
  • Bench capacity: 100kgs
  • Recommended for ages 3 years+.

Kids Outdoor Umbrella Sand & Water Table Play Set

This is the best water table for toddlers. The huge benefit of this Kids Outdoor Umbrella Sand & Water Table Play Set is that it comes with a detachable and height adjustable umbrella to provide children with additional sun protection while they play.

This 26 piece water and sand table play set includes everything you need for hours of fun water and sand play. Included are numerous accessories: 3 trains, 3 funnels, 4 holders, 2 boats, 2 spinners, spoon, watering can, bucket, paddle wheel, see-saw scoop, shovel rake and more.

The entire play set is lightweight yet sturdy and stable with a three leg base. I love the convenient water outlet with included water plug to ensure easy drainage of water when play time is over.

Made from eco-friendly and non-toxic plastic, this play set is European Safety certified.

Specifications:

  • Material: Colourful plastic
  • Base Dimensions: 54cms x 63cms
  • Separate sand and water compartments
  • Can be played with by several children at once
  • Recommended for ages 3 years+.

Plum Play Sand And Water Table

Plum Play Sand And Water Tables

The Plum Play Sand and Water Play Table Australia is beautifully made and designed from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified timber. This means the timber has been sourced from sustainable forests using eco-friendly and ethical practices. It is sturdily built and comes with a one year warranty.

This wooden sand and water table looks a lot more natural than plastic play tables in a garden setting. The edges have all been rounded to minimise the risk of injury.

The two tables are designed to nest together when not in use minimising the space they take up. This is beneficial if you are short on space especially if you are storing the tables in the garage or shed when they are not in use. A lightweight cover is also included in the price which is good for ensuring bugs, animal poo and rain doesn’t enter the tables when they are not in use. Liners are also included.

Specifications

  • Material: FSC Certified Wood
  • Dimensions: L63ms x W67cms x H60cms
  • Can be played with numerous children at once
  • Recommended for ages 18 months+.

Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table

Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Tables

The Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table is one of the best water tables on the market.

It has dozens of features including moveable pipes and fittings and three fun accessories to keep your children happy for hours playing with water. It is great for developing fine motor skills and also learning hands on science skills. Plus it’s a fun activity especially on hot days.

This water table is perfect for families with multiple children as 3-4 children can all play simultaneously on this water table and it is suitable for a range of ages. Recommended for ages 2 years+, 2 year olds will enjoy emptying containers of water into the tower and activating the fountains, while older children will enjoy using their imagination to move and change the pipes and fittings to change the water flow direction.

Overall this Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table will result in hours of fun outdoors playing with water.

Specifications:

  • Material: Colourful plastic
  • Dimensions: L75cm x W75cms x H95.5cms
  • Volume: Holds 26.5 litres of water.
  • Can be played with by 3-4 children at once
  • Recommended for ages 2 years+.

Benefits of Water Play

There are many benefits to water play including that it’s:

  • a fun outdoor activity, especially in Summer
  • good for sensory play and development,
  • good for developing fine motor skills,
  • good for hands on learning about volume, &
  • pretend play develops creativity and imagination.

Decision-Making Factors To Consider When Buying A Water Play Table

There are several factors to consider when buying a water play table to choose the right one for you.

Aesthetics

Consider what look water play table you want. Do you want a cheerful bright plastic water play table or do you want a more natural wooden look water play table that will blend in with your other outdoor items? There are lots of different themed water play tables to choose from.

Size

Make sure you check the dimensions of the water play table you are considering purchasing and ensure it is the right size for the space where you want to keep it.

Do you plan to keep the water play table in your backyard permanently or will you be storing it in a shed or garage when it is not in use?

Height

What age group of child are you buying the water table for? Consider the height of the water table compared to the the height of your child. A lower height water table is best for toddlers. If you want the water table to grow as your child grows choose a height adjustable water table.

Multi-Purpose

Do you want a multi-purpose water play table or one that is purely a water play table? Do you want it to double as a sand play table too? Personally I love water play tables that have a solid surface that can be used for outdoor picnics and craft as well.

Upkeep Required

How much upkeep does the water table you are considering require? Plastic water play tables usually just need a quick wipe over with soapy water to keep them looking good. Wooden water play tables may require staining them as time progresses to keep them looking good.

You will want to empty the water tables of water when they are not in use. Does the water table have a convenient plug/drainage system? Does the water table come with a lid?

Inclusions

What inclusions are you wanting with your water play table? Do you want a lid so you can cover up the water play table when it is not in use? Do you want the water play table to come with water toys to play with or will you add your own toys and containers? Do want an included umbrella for sun protection?

Also consider the age group of the children that will be using the water play table. Toddlers will be happy floating boats in the water and repetitively filling and tipping containers of water. School aged children will enjoy the extra stimulus of moveable pipes, fittings and pumps. If you have a range of different aged children playing with the water table choose a water table which offers both.

Where To Buy Water Play Tables

I tend to do all my Christmas gift purchasing research online. Water tables are bulky items to purchase and transport yourself so I definitely prefer buying them online and getting them delivered.

Buying online also saves the hassles of driving to a physical store, parking and risking the product being sold out in store. I find online shopping so much more convenient.

Throughout this buying guide I have linked the best priced online locations where to buy each water table I mention.

I hope this water play table buying guide helps you identify the best water play table for your child this Christmas and makes your Christmas shopping that little bit easier for you.

I’ve listed my recommendations for the best water tables above but if you are wanting to see more water table options click here.

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