Get stuck into experiential play with these sand and water play ideas. Set up a water wall and sand area for children to explore and experiment.

Below we share our best sand and water play ideas to inspire you:

Water Play Ideas

A water wall is perfect for experimenting with the forces and flow of water. Children love playing with water and so it can be as simple as fixing pipes, guttering, tubes and funnels with cable ties and velcro to a fence panel. Search through all that junk modelling stuff your parents bring in for bottles and pots to extend your water play kits at no extra cost.

Add a water barrel pump, some measuring jugs, spray bottles, pipettes, buckets, water trays and stands, kettles for pouring and water guttering stands too.

Our Sheds are perfect for storage of all your sand and water accessories.

We get tagged in some fabulous Water Play ideas by our Cosy Club Members and Friends. Check them all out below for lots of ideas and inspiration:

View our water range here.

Sand Play Ideas

Sand is a staple in any setting. It goes hand in hand with water and children just love it. It can be used as simply as it is or be mixed with water, adding stones and logs for a dinosaur swamp. Add construction vehicles, buckets and spades, bury pirate treasure in it or letter or number hunts, add dinosaur bones and fossils to sand for children to uncover. Sand makes a great base for tray play.

Our Cosy Club members and friends regularly tag us in their sand play - check out some of their ideas below:

Why not create a sheltered sand pit for sand play all year round and for staying in the shade in the summer months.

We have a large range of Sand and sand play accessories - check them all out here.

Don’t forget to share your Sand and Water - Learning through Play ideas and set ups with us on our social media channels: @CosyDirect #CosyDirect #CosyClubIdeas #CosyTrayPlay


With thanks to The Cosy Creatives and our Cosy Club Members for this blog post.