Inside: A review of the Smoby AquaPlay Lock Box | Feat. press samples.
All children love water play, don’t they? Splashing in the bath, jumping up and down in muddy puddles, racing down a slip and slide. There is something about it that draws them in and keeps them busy!
I’ve always wanted a water tray for the kids but we just don’t have the space in our garden as so many are fixed structures. So when I saw the new AquaPlay Lock Box from Smoby I jumped at the chance to give it a try.
The AquaPlay Lock Box opens out into a large water tray with different sections to keep little hands busy. It is aimed at children aged 3 to 7 years-old and so William and Lily gave it a test drive.
The whole tray is made up of a canal system, with gates, bridges and working locks to move the boats up and down the different levels. William particularly enjoyed the pump which refills one of the areas to raise the water level up again.
As you lift the locks one by one, the water spills out into the next chamber, raising the water level so that the boat can move along smoothly.
It comes with 2 boats plus a little hippo to drive them around through the various gates and waterways.
The little green boat can also become a car, which can drive over the bridge and down the ramp onto land.
I love how educational it is, teaching through play the way that canal systems work and how water can be used to transport things along. We are planning a boating holiday for next year so they will get to see canals in action in real life too!
The thing that sold it for me though was the fact that it can be folded away neatly into a compact carrier. This also means you can easily transport it to take to friends’ or relatives’ houses to play – something we do often when we go to visit Grandma.
The AquaPlay Lock Box is available at Very priced at £39.99 (At the time of writing this it is on sale at £31.99) which is a great price for a water play set to keep the kids busy on those hot days!
We were given a press sample for the purpose of this review. All words and thoughts are my own.