10 Best Water Tables for Kids This Summer (Grab One Before They Sell Out!)

Need a water table for the kids? Check out these fun options! 


Looking to make a splash? 🌊

Even if you can’t make it to the beach or the pool yet, you can still bring the fun home! We rounded up the best water tables for kids to keep them engaged and entertained, all right from the comfort of your own yard.

Word of the wise — don’t delay in ordering yours! We saw so many of these sell out before we could post last summer. If you need an easy way for your kiddos to beat the heat, you’ll want to “add to cart” in a flash!

Here are the top 10 options for the best kids water table:

1. The Step2 Waterfall Discovery Wall is perfect for sharing!

two children playing with Step2 water table

Step2 Waterfall Discovery Wall $54.99 shipped (regularly $79.99)

*Note that this item has delayed shipping

This kids’ water table would be great in a smaller yard since it’s taller and less bulky than others. My Hip sidekick, Chelsey, has the Discovery Wall and LOVES it!

Here’s what she had to say:

“I love that it is a standing water table, because what’s more amazing than watching a waterfall for little kiddos?? 🤣 Plus, there are 2 sides and so many moving accessories – I was HOPING there would be more sharing and less fighting – so far, so good! I also love the stand-up design because it takes up less space.” – Chelsey

2. The Little Tikes Magic Flower Water Playset has four levels of fun!

two children playing with little tikes water table

Little Tikes Magic Flower Water Table $58.46 shipped (regularly $69.99)

The Magic Flower water table has four different levels, so it’s the perfect playset for kids of multiple ages! The little ones can enjoy the lower levels while the older kids can play with the upper features. Everyone will love watching the flower “bloom” with water and playing with the spinning turtles or one of the 10 included accessories.

Here’s what one reviewer said about their Magic Flower water table:

“This Magic Flower water table is so much fun, my 5-year-old would not stop playing it for hours! The assembling process took about 30 minutes, but the instruction manual is well-written with detailed pictures and very easy to follow. 

My son loves the stacking turtles as well as the flower, which opens when he waters it. All the accessories that came with it are super fun and designed just the right size for my toddler to explore water play. This is a great and very engaging water table, it also seems very durable and should be able to provide a lot of fun summertime memories!”

3. The Little Tikes Mermaid Island makes mini waves!


Everyone will have so much fun with this water table that has FIVE play stations! When you turn the wheel it even creates mini waves that bounce against the other side of the table! There are so many interactive elements plus two mermaids, two narwhals, an oyster shell, and water bucket. Your little mermaid fan will be obsessed! 

Here’s what one reviewer said about her Mermaid Island water table:

It even has a place for an umbrella. Much better than other water tables I found.

4. The UNIH Kids’ Sand and Water Table +Tent is way more than just a water table for kids!

child playing with water table in front of tent in the sand

Not only does this two-compartment water table come with a ton of accessories, but it’s super portable and even includes a small tent! Kids will absolutely love the ability to play in their own little place. Plus, the included tent is the perfect spot to grab some shade in extra-sunny yards or baches.

Here’s what one reviewer said about their UNIH water table:

“Easy assembly and a lot of fun! I bought this toy set for the summer and the beach days. They are high-quality colored sets and take no time to assemble. Has a lot of shapes to make that will help in learning as well. Comes with a kid-size tent that’s a great idea to save them from extra heat. Not only will it be an enjoyable time for the kids, but for all of us.”

5. Goodbye, unsightly water table! This Little Tikes one folds right up for easy storage 🙌


Short for space? This water table easily folds up perfect for taking on-the-go or storing it out of the way when you need more space. In addition, it features a 360° play area including a ‘let it rain’ shower feature on top – so fun! 

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about her Little Tikes folding water table:

This is perfect for small spaces. I can easily take it out, let my son play for a few hours, and store it away quickly. After the initial build which took maybe 10 minutes, set up is less than 5 minutes. Storing it away is even faster. I love it. It was worth the extra bucks compared to other water tables I was looking at. Also, being able to store it away keeps it clean and safe from sun damage. 

6. This 2-sided water table for kids is perfect for your next play date!


This 2-Sided Water Play Table features both indoor and outdoor toys, a water wheel, a boat, bucket, and truck. There’s no assembly required, and it’s easy to bring with you to different locations!

Here’s what one reviewer said about their Simplay3 2-sided water play table:

“This is probably one of the coolest ‘toys’ we have ever purchased. It’s durable and looks great. I absolutely love that we can take it anywhere; especially since we travel often. I’m so glad we decided on this over a stationary table (which we’ve had in the past). Highly recommend!! The whole family has enjoyed it.”

7. Sling some fun with this Step2 Duck Dive Water Table!


Step2 Duck Dive Water Table $58.36 shipped (regularly $69.99)

This duck dive water table features a 5-piece accessory set including two rubber ducks and a water-squirting frog. It even has a little water slingshot so all the toys can dive into the water!

Here’s what one reviewer said about their Step2 Duck Dive water table:

“This is the perfect water table. We have had one for years. This one was purchased for a friend who didn’t have one yet. Her 3-year-old and 1-year-old love it! It’s preferable compared to a baby pool because it uses less water, is safer, and can be used even when it isn’t hot outside.

Even a very young toddler can use it because it is sturdy enough to lean on when learning to stand. In the winter months, can be taken inside and filled with other materials as a sensory table. I love step2 outdoor products! Very well made and reliable!”

8. Leap to some fun with Little Tikes Frog Pond Water Table. 


Little Tikes Frog Pond Water Table $39.99 shipped (regularly $59.99)

Your kiddos will not stop launching these frogs onto one of three lily pads! The “lazy river” actually holds 7 gallons of water and features a drain plug making for easy cleanup.

Here’s what one reviewer said about their Little Tikes frog pond water table:

“We bought this for my son’s 2nd birthday and he loves it, fairly simple to assemble, shipped quickly. It’s something he can play with without help from us. He loves the independence! I would recommend this product.”

Looking for baby water tables?

9. For little ones who aren’t standing yet, this Banzai Play Mat keeps all the fun safely on the ground. 


Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Mat $13.67 (regularly $14.77)

Little babies will love the four interactive squirting friends and parents will love that this play mat has a shallow border, just enough to splash safely! Plus, it easily attaches to any hose and measures a generous 58″ – big enough for two babies!

Here’s what one of 1,141 positive reviewers had to say…

My 1-year-old loves this splash pad. I love how easy it is to use and store when not using. The price for what you get also can’t be beat! Definitely would buy again!

10. This Little Tikes 3-in-1 water table grows with your baby!


This water table has adjustable legs that grow to different height levels and a huge 5-foot play mat included – so it might be the only water table/playmat you ever need! Babies can go from sitting with the accessories flat on the ground to standing and this table includes 2 scoops and 5 balls!

See what one happy customer had to say …

Love the ability to use the legs or not for different ages. Also love the extra pool/splash pad you can fill with water to splash in. It’s good for keeping feet off the hot ground too.

Add water table toys for extra fun!

variety of water table toys

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