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sand pit in the garden .. is it really necessary

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Twiglett Sun 04-Jun-06 09:51:04

we have too much crap in garden

sand pit hasn't been filled since last summer

DS is 5, DD is 2 .. neither seem to be too bothered by lack of sand

I can just chuck it can't I?

hunkermunker Sun 04-Jun-06 09:52:47


LadyTophamHatt Sun 04-Jun-06 09:53:14

ours hasn't ben filled for 2 summers!

Ds3 would LOVE it but we juat have't got around to getting sand for it

sassy Sun 04-Jun-06 09:54:16

Chuck it! Or if you feel bad, could you fill it with water and use as paddling pool/dabbling area?

Wouldn't be without mine tho, its the one thing that keeps the dds busy for an hour at a time, playing peacefully w/o squabbling. Time for me to clean kitchen - or sit in deckchair, saoking up a few rays!

TheThreeFillyjonks Sun 04-Jun-06 09:54:21


You must grow salad in it.

You can grow rocket and all sorts. Its educational and more importantly, tasty.

Twiglett Sun 04-Jun-06 09:55:43

its a huge big green plastic hippo .. I am NOT growing salad in it

Carmenere Sun 04-Jun-06 09:57:17

Bin it! Or I actually mean bring it to the recycling centre

Twiglett Sun 04-Jun-06 09:58:22

it has a lid too .. but no eyes

anyone want it .. a little worse for wear but totally usable

LadyTophamHatt Sun 04-Jun-06 09:58:34

We've used ours as a paddling pool....

hunkermunker Sun 04-Jun-06 09:59:25

Would it fit in the boot of a Honda Civic Twig?

SoupDragon Sun 04-Jun-06 10:00:03

Advertise it on the Legendary Freecycle!

cupcakes Sun 04-Jun-06 10:00:33

we gave ours away. I hate sandpits. Some little so and so always comes round and kicks sand in the eyes of all the other children.

TheThreeFillyjonks Sun 04-Jun-06 10:00:39

Oh go on, go on, it'd look fab and postmodern!

Twiglett Sun 04-Jun-06 10:04:42

d'ya want it hunker .. its yours .. I'll even make you lunch

moondog Sun 04-Jun-06 10:24:10

I have been having this 'discussion' with dh for the last two years (have a 2 and 5 year old)
When we moved here 2 years ago,the builder had left a huge pile of sand that they have loved,and which has got smaller and smaller (helped along substantially I know by Mr Moondog,the miserable git.)

Our compromise is for the guy who is making our decking to do one in the decking,with a lid that,when on,forms part of it.
Pretty nifty eh?
The only job now will be to persuade dh to actually open it.

DumbledoresGirl Sun 04-Jun-06 10:28:27

My 3 year old adores his sand pit - he played i it throughout the winter even! Even my older children use it occasionally, for making battles scenes etc. I can't foresee when we will be able to get rid of ours. Also, the top is used for a paddling pool and mine all demand it to be filled every day the watery sun shines through. If I had a ound for every time I have said to them "No, you can't have a paddling pool, it isn't warm enough..." I wouldn't be in the financial difficulties I am in now!

DumbledoresGirl Sun 04-Jun-06 10:29:15

That should say pound of course... can't even type the word, let alone get my hands on the real stuff.

FrannyandZooey Sun 04-Jun-06 10:32:25

I would get rid of other stuff before I got rid of the sandpit, myself. I think a sandpit is a totally fab thing and has lasting play value so they may be more interested in it in a year or two.

moondog Sun 04-Jun-06 10:33:39

Sand and water
Play essentials

fattiemumma Sun 04-Jun-06 10:35:40

freecycle it....there are plenty of single parents that would be very gratefull of it im sure.

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