Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
Whilst I moved home in November 2018, I still do not have many outdoor toys for my back garden. I was therefore over the moon to be offered the Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table to review. I have been a fan of Little Tikes products since my eldest child was small as I have found them to be very robust and stand up to whatever challenge my children throws at them. The water table arrived very quickly, well packaged and in perfect condition. It arrived on a home-schooling weekday and my sons and I could not wait to get started assembling it. I can find assembling products quite daunting but I needn’t have worried. The informative instructions were very easy to follow and we had the water table assembled in around 15 minutes, which was ideal as both my sons were very excited about trying it out.
What I really like about it is how sturdy it is when assembled. I don’t think it could be tipped over easily. I have lively 7 year old twins so this is a must with this kind of toy. I love the fact that the water table has interchangeable pipes and fittings. This helps to make play more interesting and I think that having my sons change the pipes and fittings from one place to another helps with their motor skills and coordination. I plan to store the water table away during the colder months and so was delighted to see how easily it can be taken apart and how compactly it is making it ideal for storing if you, like myself, have limited storage space. The Little Tikes website informed me that the suitable age range for this product is 24 months to 6 years +. My twins, as I have already mentioned, are 7 years old and this keeps them amused for hours. I just wish that I had this when they were younger.
The Little Tikes Fountain Factory water table is great from a practical point of view too. It is easy to clean and empty after a day’s play. The pipe from the water pump is a generous length and the water pump then fills the water tower. The water then flows to the three fountains. My twins’ favourite thing about this toy is being able to pour water into the water tower at the top of the table and watch what happens while turning the various taps on and off. They find the adjustable water spray feature hilarious. The water table even includes a boat, water cup and funnel. My sons love watching the boat floating around on the water. There is even a peekaboo character which rises with the water. With the hot days which we have been having lately during the lockdown, I am so happy that my sons and I have this water table to play with. Another big plus of this product is the fact that it is a STEM product and has so much educational play value.
I would recommend this product to others and Little Tikes in general. I think that the RRP of £59.99 represents fantastic value. I think that this product will last for years to come and probably even be passed on for another child to enjoy. I think that the product is ideal from both a fun at home and learning at home point of view.
This product is available to buy from the Little Tikes website here.