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Naturally Playful® Sandbox

Attractive and durable sandbox combines outdoor textures and natural colors to blend in with any backyard. Made in USA.

  • Four molded-in "cornerstone" seats
  • Sunshine-motif lid protects sand from critters and pets
  • Doubles as a large planter
  • Holds up to 200 lbs.(90.7 kg)of sand
  • Sand and accessories not included
  • Fully assembled
  • Tips to enhance product life

Play Tip: Bury "treasure" in the sand for your child to find

Recommended Age: 1 and up
Product Number: 7220KR
Dimensions: 15.50 H 32.00 W 44.00 D
Weight: 26.00 lbs
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Step2Naturally Playful® Sandbox
 
3.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Attractive (25)
  • Easy assembly (22)
  • Weather proof (22)
  • Hours of fun (20)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)
  • Hard to keep clean (4)
  • Not weather resistant (3)

Best Uses

  • Individual play (22)
  • Small children (21)
  • Group play (17)
  • Older children (5)
  • Physical activity (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stay at home parent (13), Parent of two or more children (12), Working parent (8), Education oriented (6), First time parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for Preschoolers!

My three year old son and 18 month old daughter can't get enough of this sandbox! We've had it a year now, and have no complaints about the lid leaking or not staying...Read complete review

My three year old son and 18 month old daughter can't get enough of this sandbox! We've had it a year now, and have no complaints about the lid leaking or not staying on. In fact, it's light enough that my 3 year can manage to get the lid on and off himself (which means they can go out to our little fenced in backyard by themselves while I am watching from the kitchen window cooking dinner). Initially I was going to get a sand table because I thought it'd be less mess, but they did not seem big enough for 2 kids and I didn't like that sand would inevitably fall out underneath it. I am really, really glad I went with this sandbox instead. My kids play in it every day that weather permits, and have so much fun with it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad product, bad experience

I purchased this sandbox because of the size - more room for my boys to play than others - and the good reviews I saw online. Unfortunately, I have been 100% disappointed with this...Read complete review

I purchased this sandbox because of the size - more room for my boys to play than others - and the good reviews I saw online. Unfortunately, I have been 100% disappointed with this product.

1) The "sun" design in the top of the box has grooves that are about 1/2 inch deep. They constantly collect water when it rains, leaving standing water - creating a perfect condition for mosquitoes to breed all summer long. Unless I lift the lid and pour out the water every day, there is - literally - mosquito larvae in it. In addition to being a nuicance, this is a health concern (west nile)!!!

2) The four corners are designed for a child to sit on and play. When I rested on the corner to help my child (I weigh 120 lbs.), the corner collapsed. While I understand it's not designed for adults to sit on, be careful, or your sandbox will quickly get ruined.

3) After only a few weeks of owning the item, the lid has become warped and does not seem to fit securly on the sandbox anymore.

4) When I called Step 2 to express my disatisfaction with their product they stated there was nothing they could do, and told me they would SELL me a box if I wanted to try to return it to the store from which it came.

The majority of these issues are design issues. I wish I had purchased the "crabbie" sandbox instead. I am now out $$$ for the "naturally playful" sandbox and left with a *very* bad impression of Step 2 based on my customer service experience.

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4.0

Great Sandbox

By Mom

from Racine, WI

About Me Working Parent

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Hours of Fun
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Sandbox:

      My Mom actually owns this sandbox and got it second-hand. Not sure how long the previous owners had it but it still looks brand-new. My son loves to play in it when he goes to Grandma's house. The only complaint is the center of the sun on the cover is now depressed and collects water when it rains.

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      • No

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      4.0

      My son loves this sandbox!!!!

      By Ron

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      busy bee

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Hours of Fun
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Group Play
        • Individual Play

        Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Sandbox:

        My son love this sandbox, and spends hours playing with his sand toys in it. It's VERY sturdy and we are so happy with the function and design. The cover is great - the sand is always dry, which is a change from other sandboxes!

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        • No

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        2.0

        Smaller than I thought

        By Mom of boys

        from North Carolina

        About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Verified Buyer
        new-bee

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • I wanted something bigger

        Best Uses

        • Group Play

        Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Sandbox:

        I chose this one because I thought it was bigger. I like that it's deep and sand doesn't get out too much, but wish there was more leg room!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent Sandbox

        By CU

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Hours of Fun
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Group Play
          • Individual Play
          • Small Children

          Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Sandbox:

          My kids love this sandbox, they spend hours playing with trucks, cars, trains, etc. I'd give it more stars if I could. It's VERY sturdy. We are so happy with the function and design. They can sit on the little cornerstone seats as well use that as a staging area for battles, cars, characters, etc. The cover is great - the sand is always dry. I like that I can put mountains of trucks and diggers in and close the domed lid. A perfect product!

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Perfect for Preschoolers!

          By Julia

          from Sandston, VA

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy Assembly
          • Hours of Fun
          • Sturdy
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Group Play
            • Individual Play
            • Small Children

            Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Sandbox:

            My three year old son and 18 month old daughter can't get enough of this sandbox! We've had it a year now, and have no complaints about the lid leaking or not staying on. In fact, it's light enough that my 3 year can manage to get the lid on and off himself (which means they can go out to our little fenced in backyard by themselves while I am watching from the kitchen window cooking dinner). Initially I was going to get a sand table because I thought it'd be less mess, but they did not seem big enough for 2 kids and I didn't like that sand would inevitably fall out underneath it. I am really, really glad I went with this sandbox instead. My kids play in it every day that weather permits, and have so much fun with it!

            Service and delivery comments:

            The product info does not specify how much sand it can hold, which would have been helpful. It could hold 4 or 5 bags of sand, but we just put in 3 to leave room for toys. A drain would also have been a handy feature--my son left the lid off once in a heavy rain, and it took 5 long agonizing days before it was dry enough for him to play in it again.

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            Naturally Playful® Sandbox
            Already Asked: 7 Questions, 8 Answers
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            A shopper asked: How much sand does it hold? Apr 13, 2013
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            Staff: This sandbox holds up to 200 lbs. of sand. Apr 23, 2013
            Reply to Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            A shopper asked: Can I get replacement cover? Cover is cracked. May 19, 2013
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            Hermen T: How much for the replacement cover? Aug 19, 2014
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            Step2Staff: We are no longer selling replacement sandbox lids. Aug 20, 2014
            Step2Staff: The Step2 Customer Service Department is able to help you with your sandbox cover question. Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request. May 20, 2013
            Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (1)
            A shopper asked: Can you use this sandbox as a pool as well? Or will the water leak out? Dec 24, 2013
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            Kristy D asked: Can this sandbox be left outdoors in the winter without it cracking? It gets very cold here in the winter.

            How can the lid be kept on without blowing off?
            Nov 22, 2013
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            Maria D: We live in Florida. Our sandbox resides outside in the sun, on the edge of the pool deck next to the grass. We lay a lawnchair on top when we have heavy winds for a few days, but that has only happened twice in the year we've had it. It remains with the sand toys, and a zilock bag (unzipped) containing sunscreen and wipis in the sandbox all the time. We've never had bugs inside, or other concerns. Our kids and their friends absolutely love it! Nov 23, 2013
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            Jay S: It is left outside 24/7/365 with no problems. Nov 23, 2013
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            sfmom asked: I would like to know the interior dimensions of this Frog Sandbox?
            I am comparing the Frog sandbox with the Step 2 Naturally Playful sandbox...
            I am not concerned with the outer dimensions, it's the interior play space that I want to compare.

            Which is a larger sandbox?

            Thanks
            Jun 26, 2014
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            Step2Staff: The interior dimensions of the Frog Sandbox are 8"H x 29"W 34"L and the interior dimensions of the Naturally Playful Sandbox are 7"H x 29.5"W x 42"L. Jul 8, 2014
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            Debra H asked: The lid blew off in horrible high wind and water filled the box. Is there any way for the water to drain out so the sand can dry? Hate to leave the cover off as it's the rainy season here. Apr 6, 2014
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            Step2Staff: Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request. Apr 7, 2014
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            Karen R asked: What are the inside dimensions of this sandbox? Apr 29, 2013
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            Step2Staff: The dimensions of this sandbox are 15.50 H 32.00 W 44.00 D Apr 30, 2013
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