A sandbox is definitely on my "to buy" list this summer. My son is obsessed with little dump trucks and diggers - so he would have a blast! Right now Toys R Us Canada has 40% off select sandboxes - which makes it a perfect time to buy.
I love the look of the wooden sandboxes, though I would be concerned that they don't come with a lid. My neighbourhood cats would know exactly what to do in the sandbox, but perhaps you can get creative and create a lid of some sort. If you can - then I suggest you take a look at the Plum Wooden Junior Sand Pit with Coloured Seats. This sand box is only $31.47 right now, which makes it the most affordable option. If you like the look of wood but want something a bit bigger, get thePlum Treasure Beach Wooden Sand Pitwhich is on sale from $99.99 down to $69.97.
If you want a good sized sandbox that is easy to maintain and comes with a lid - then the kids will love the Step2 Naturally Playful Sandboxwhich is currently 40% off the regular price, leaving you to pay just $69.97.
Some of these discounted sandboxes get a $10 discount on shipping, and some also have free in-store pickup. I also noticed that Toys R Us has quite a variety of coloured sand - but my local garden store had sand for a lot cheaper.