Planters reintroduces giant sandpit

A giant £3,000 sandpit – using 30 tonnes of sand – has been created at a popular garden centre.

The free activity, which is just 12 miles from Derby, has been reinstalled at Planters in Bretby, after thousands of families visited last year. The sandpit took staff more than two days to construct. It is now open every day until the end of September and has been specially made with a wooden structure.

Stephen Lunn, shop manager at Planters in Bretby near Burton, said: “We’re really excited to bring the sandpit back. So many people come and have a play in it. Last year was phenomenal. We literally had thousands of people come and see it. It is so popular with our customers and that’s why we decided to set it up again. We have free buckets and spades but children are very welcome to bring their own toys.”

The sandpit, which measures 32 feet by 27 feet, has been created outside. But if it rains, there’s an electric canopy which can put over. It’s right next to the café, and there’s ample seating.

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