In our step-by-step instructions we explain how to build a DIY wooden sandpit.
Build a DIY sandpit: the right dimensions
A clear advantage of building your own sandpit is that you can determine the exact dimensions and shape as you like. Your main criteria is likely to be the amount of space in your garden, though you might also consider that the bigger your DIY sandpit, the more scope there is for your child to be creative. A bigger sandpit also means enough room for siblings and neighbours’ children to dig together – so the wooden sandpit you make could become a place for new friendships to be cemented.
In our example, we have used a size of 150 x 150 cm. Your DIY sandpit plans should assume a depth of at least 30 cm – that’s enough for children to really have fun digging away. Our sandpit design also incorporates bench seats for comfortable play or a place for supervising adults to sit. Once your DIY project is built, you just need to fill it with play sand before it’s ready to delight your children again and again.