"Developing an outdoor area" Learning for Life. "It’s not often you have the opportunity to revitalise an entire outdoor environment ... what was once very sterile and artificial ... transformed into a place full of natural materials presenting challenging and interesting locales amidst a serene and welcoming atmosphere. See the bland, flat, unfeatured playground take shape as logs, stumps, rocks, balance beams, a creek bed, bridges and a stage all slowly form in front of your eyes."
When choosing the location of your sandpit, make sure it will be in your direct line of sight, so you can keep an eye on children as they play. It’s best to choose a fairly level area, you can check suitability using a spirit level. It’s also important that the sandpit can drain naturally after rain showers, so don’t place it in an area that holds excessive water. The ideal location would offer both sunshine and shade, providing protection but also ensuring that the sand is kept nice and dry.