Step2 Tropical Island Resort Water Table Review and Giveaway

March 20, 2012

So having had our new deck installed – I needed to be sure that we had some cool new toys for the kiddos to play with on the deck.
Step2 to the rescue!!

Being a part of the Step2 Test Drive Moms, I’m so excited that I was able to get the Step2 Tropical Island Resort water table for the kids.  It’s really the perfect toy for them.

Having had owned a water table previously, I knew what I was looking for in a new table.  I wanted one that had rounded corners and sides that weren’t ditched in – because you know what happens to water when it sits stale for a day or two in the sun?? It gets slimy and gross.

I also wanted one large enough for both boys to have an interesting area to play in.  The last table we had was smaller and harder for two toddlers to play on it together… Nicely.

DSC02803So we got the table in the mail.  I love that Step2 has the pictures on the box – the kids were SO excited to open it up, and knew what we were going to be building right away.

I let Joe put it together – And Ethan Helped…DSC02809

It tortured us for a few weeks sitting inside in the Dining room, where I told them that water wouldn’t be put in the tub until the weather warmed up – or if we *had* to for review purposes (if the weather didn’t clear up) we would bring it downstairs and fill it up for a few minutes.  DSC02813

The Step2 Island Resort has lots of interesting toys – enough to keep the kids busy for hours!

I love putting it on my deck, because it’s close for me to clean off – and I can watch the kids playing in the water even while I am washing dishes.


The problem is my new deck – I used to be able to put a child gate up in front of the stairs and Ethan was protected.  But now it’s such a wide opening to walk through that I would need a custom built gate (which we’re actually looking at getting along with our new fence).  So I am terrified of Ethan running into the yard and bolting to the street.  Hence – the new fences as well Winking smile.


Let me tell you though, we’ve had several hours already of creative play time with this table!

Ethan pretty much just likes to splash and dump water around – which is totally fun in and of itself – DSC02938

But Andrew is more interested in the included toys!  He loves the imagination behind the people, and have them take a ride (or sink)in the boat, or spinning them on the merry go round, or simply pouring the water over the palm tree and watching the gears go round!

Here a video of him Getting the little guy to slide down the water slide.

Ethan only gets as creative as this…. Yes… this is Ethan pouring the water down his pants. Winking smile


My favorite part?  Our last water table we had to tip over and dump out each time that we used it.  However, this one is WAY easier than that.

DSC02955Simply pull the plug at the bottom.  This gets the majority of the water out.  DSC02956

Did you notice how smooth the corners of this tub are?!  They’re super easy to wash out.   A little tip: towards the end of playtime, I bring out a new bowl of warm soapy water to add to the almost-empty (due to splashing) Water table.  That way, the kids are playing in the bubbles, and cleaning the table at the same time! Genius, Right?


So if you’re looking for a great toy for your toddler – something that is squeaky-clean entertainment  – this is the jackpot of toys!  My kids don’t like to be dunked under water, and it’s too complicated for me to bring both kids to a public kiddie pool – so this is a much nicer solution for cooling off.

So, I assume now that everyone wants one of these for their deck or back yard??

Well you’re in luck!

Win It!!

One of my lucky readers is going to win a Step2 Tropical Island Resort valued at $79.99

To Enter: Simply Visit www.Step2.Com and look around. Leave a comment telling me another item that you would love to own from them! Then fill out the rafflecopter form!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. courtney b says:

    i like the clubhouse

  2. I would love the tools and trains play set! I mean, my son would… 🙂

  3. Stephanie says:

    Fort Slide-Away

  4. Water tables are awesome!! My kids have grown out of them though :(. I would purchase the Deluxe Art Table Desk.

  5. Jasmine E says:

    I like the gourmet cafe kitchen!

  6. I like the Easel For Two! Thanks!

  7. I’d like the step 2 clubhouse

  8. I’d love the Clubhouse Climber & Sandbox Combo

  9. Ashley Hatten says:

    the Adjustable Sand & Water Table looks fun also!

  10. Samantha C. says:

    Always loved the Choo Choo Wagon!

  11. would love the extreme coaster too!

  12. Tabathia B says:

    Fun Fold Jr. Slide

  13. Love the Extreme Coaster and Gather & Grille Playhouse™

  14. Tabitha Evans says:

    i love the lifestyle kitchen

  15. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love the Clubhouse Climber!

  16. I like the extreme coaster!

  17. Betty Baez says:

    I like the clubhouse climber

  18. Anne Nack says:

    I like the extreme coaster!

  19. My dd would love the clubhouse climber and sandbox!

  20. courtney b says:

    i left a comment on your “recall” post

  21. I woupd get fresh market kitchen

  22. Mrs. Smitty says:

    I’d love to get the My Clubhouse for my daughters!

  23. Besides the water table you featured, I’m sure my kids would love the art studio for two! They all love to color and paint and do anything artistic!

  24. Stacey B says:

    The clubhouse climber would be perfect for my little one.. if it wasn’t so much $$$!

  25. The adventure lodge playcenter looks awesome!

  26. Mechele Johnson says:

    my daughter would most love the Gourmet Cafe Kitchen! Awesome!

  27. Erin Lawrence says:

    I would love to have the Naturally Playful Storybook Cottage!

  28. i like the extreme coaster
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  29. I would love to have the Step2 Wagon For Two Plus!

  30. Janet W. says:

    Would love to own the Extreme Coaster!

  31. My son would love the clubhouse climber!

  32. Mary Michaud says:

    the Backyard Basics Combo!

  33. amy pugmire says:

    Naturally Playful Welcome Home Playhouse & Sandbox Combo

  34. Felicia R says:

    The Step 2 wagon is on our list to buy!

  35. I want an All Around Wagon!

  36. Vicky C. says:

    Would love the Creative Projects table. Kids love art! 🙂

  37. Audra Weathers says:

    My daughter would also love the Girl’s Toddler Sleigh Bed!

  38. DARLENE Owen says:

    Another item I would enjoy is Tools and Trains Play

  39. I love the extreme coaster and the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™

  40. Colleen Maurina says:

    I also like their Table & Chairs Set in Primary Colors.

  41. blue racer says:

    Adventure Lodge Play Center with Glider and Sandbox Combo

  42. Carmen Van. Deursen says:

    I like the extreme roller coaster.

  43. Love their Grand Balcony Dollhouse.

  44. Shannon R says:

    I know my girls would LOVE the clubhouse climber!

  45. Annabel would love the Play & Shade Patio Set or the Naturally Playful Picnic Table with Umbrella!!!

  46. Kat Emerick says:

    The Gourmet Cafe Kitchen!

  47. Carrie Phelps says:

    Definitely the Extreme Coaster.

  48. Clubhouse Climber!

  49. I would like to have the Extreme Coaster…and soon, before my kids get too big for it! 😉

  50. i like the Clubhouse Climber

  51. I would love to get my hands on the clubhouse climber too! My boys would have so much fun with so many of their products!

  52. bonnye sensenig says:

    we would love the canopy wagon!

  53. I would love so many things on the Step 2 Website… but I think what I would like most (other than THIS water table) is the Play Up Double Slide Climber!!

  54. We love their Clubhouse Climber

  55. Nikole H. says:

    I would love to have their Up & Down Roller Coaster for my family. ngiraldi a t gmaild ot com

  56. Carla Garcia says:

    i like the all sports play climber

  57. priscilla l says:

    I love the clubhouse climber!!

  58. I would love to get the Fort Slide Away for my son.

  59. The all around wagon looks pretty cool!

  60. We would love the Whisper Ride Buggy!

  61. My sons would love the club house climber.

  62. love the animal park shape sorter

  63. Mikaela R. says:

    I would love to have the Adventure Lodge Play Center and Sandbox Combo!

  64. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would like to own the Fort Slide-Away someday.


  66. The Par 3 mini golf Course would be enjoyed by my boys!

  67. I would also like the LifeStyle™ Grand Walk-In Kitchen for my kids

  68. jeannine s says:

    i like the Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage

  69. I also really like the club house climber

  70. Yolanda R says:

    I would love the Naturally Playful Cottage Combo one day.

  71. Love the Fresh Market Kitchen for my girls!

  72. My grandson would love the Extreme Coaster.

  73. I think my granddaughter would love the all star climber set.

  74. We’d love to own the Adjustable Sand & Water Table

  75. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    Fort Slide Away!
    Thank you!

  76. Heather M says:

    Backyard Basics Combo

  77. Adrienne gordon says:

    I like the Gourmet Cafe Kitchen.

  78. Richard Morris says:

    the Fort Slide-Away would be perfect for our yard

  79. Richard Morris says:

    i subscribed to ur email via
    – note this is a different one than rafflecopter has

    • Perfect 🙂 Thanks for letting me know –
      I have noticed that with rafflecopter sometimes people use a different email (because of Facebook) and so I’ve been giving people who win a chance to prove themselves (aka. forwarding me their last email they got from me, etc.) Just so it’s not so disappointing.

  80. Sue Ellison says:

    I would like to have the Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center.

  81. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like the fresh market kitchen

  82. Linda G. says:

    I like the Versa Seat Wagon.

  83. melissa n says:

    i would also like to try the Sports-tastic Activity Center

  84. Shannon Baas says:

    clubhouse climber

  85. Kathy Bose says:

    I would like the toddler swing and slide for my granddaughter.

  86. shawna m ranauro says:

    I love things like this, I truley never imagine myself getting all excited over the coolest kids giveaways~! I love being a mom <3

    • Aww! I know! It’s so fun and exciting to try to win something you know your kids will adore! I was there, a few years ago – JUST before I started this blog 😀

      • shawna m ranauro says:

        Its amazing on how kid items get you more excited than shoes, or clothes or any thing else that use to matter befor your precious bundle of joy arrives. I swear i get home and turn the disney channel on even if the kids are there are not, lol. ( my new goal is to start a blog like this)

        • Yeah – i definitely get excited 🙂
          Right now we’re on the search for more Transformers Rescue Bots stuff, since my 3yo is HOOKED! it’s almost as fun for me as it is for him though! We found Blades (the helicopter) at Target last week and I nearly screamed in excitement!! ha!

          Let me know if you have any questions with a new blog – its TONS of work, but… really fun too 🙂
          Actually, email me, we can chat about it.

  87. Vanessa Coker says:

    I’d love to have the Panda Climber

  88. Great giveaway!

    I’d love the All Around Wagon.

    Best of luck to all

  89. I like the clubhouse climber thanks for this awesome giveaway

  90. I like the picnic table with the umbrella!

  91. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love the extreme coaster! thanks for hosting!

  92. Brenda C says:

    Skyward Summit & Sandbox Combo would be my ultimate pick if finances didn’t get in the way 🙂

  93. crystle tellerday says:

    50s diner

  94. The sand table. Thanks so much!

  95. Monique Rizzo says:

    LOVE the Clubhouse Climber.
    Thanks for the chance.

  96. I’d love to get the click & whirl mower blower for my son!


  97. tamra childers says:

    I like the Easel For Two

  98. I like the Deluxe Art Master Desk

  99. Kyl Neusch says:

    the Deluxe Art Table Desk

  100. My kids would enjoy the clubhouse!!

  101. Erika P. says:

    The Skyward Summit and Sandbox Combo.

  102. Rochel S says:

    Love the Fort Slide-Away!

  103. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like the art easel desk.

  104. i love the clubhouse climber – guess i need to start saving for the little ones fun time!

  105. Kristi C says:

    My children would love the Skyward Summit & Sandbox Combo.

  106. I like the Easel for two.


  107. Harmony B says:

    love the extreme coaster

  108. Eileen Burke says:

    My kids would love the Clubhouse Climber

  109. I would love to have the Easel for Two

  110. Pauline M says:

    My kids would love the Naturally Playful Playhouse Climber!

  111. s riches says:

    i like the garden kneeler and seat.

  112. I would also like the Write Desk™

  113. Extreme Coaster looks like soooo much fun!!

  114. id also love the Fort Slide-Away

  115. I would like the Picnic Play Table for when my grandkids visit.

  116. I love this! I was googling it to see if I should buy it and came across this review, now I have to have it. Looking at their site I think I’d also get the 40″ umbrella to go with it.

  117. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh other than this water table, I would love the Double Play Basketball & Football for Carter!

  118. Love the extreme coaster

    • Yeah – I’ve got one of these too 🙂 They’re AMAZING and so fun to have in the yard for the kids and the neighbor kids! If I didn’t have one, I’d probably be buying one now… even my 1 1/2 year old loves it!

  119. This water table would be great for my son who has sensory issues!

  120. Melanie Johnson says:

    I love the clubhouse climber

  121. david basile says:

    Play Up Toddler Swing & Slide

  122. The extreme coaster looks like so much fun!

  123. I also would like to someday own the pink step2 wagon

  124. Paula Michee Hafner says:

    I like the Pedal Farm Tractor

  125. A Clubhouse Climber I can dream!
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  126. Kristen says:

    Also like the Art Master Activity Desk™

  127. Patty White says:

    The All Stars Sports Climber!!

  128. Robyn Galloway says:

    The fun fold jr slide would be perfect for our playroom!

  129. I like the Clubhouse Climber 🙂

  130. Our family would love the Step2 Smile & Ride Buggy too!

  131. I also like the Grand Balcony Dollhouse.

  132. I would also love the Grill and Play Patio Cafe. THanks!

  133. Caryn S says:

    The Clubhouse Climber

  134. Harold D says:

    I like the car seat buddies!

  135. How Bowers says:

    I love the Naturally Playful Picnic Table — it looks so natural.

  136. i love all the wagons they have!! specifically the pin one, since i have 2 girls

  137. amberlyn Johnson says:

    would love the kitchen

  138. sarah t says:

    i would love to have the Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table

  139. I love step 2 products — they are so well made. I’d love to get the clubhouse climber someday.

  140. Lindsay Meyer says:

    I love love the water table!!

  141. Lindsay Meyer says:

    I also love the clubhouse climber!

  142. I’d like the versa seat wagon.

  143. Jessica Hays says:

    Love the extreme roller coaster
    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  144. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Play Up Toddler Swing & Slide™
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  145. Angela Winesburg says:

    Clubhouse Climber & Sandbox Combo

  146. Debbie Hogue says:

    I like the LifeStyle Grand Walk-In Kitchen.

  147. Lisa Davis says:

    The Extreme Coaster is pretty awesome 🙂

  148. i like the Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™

  149. sleppery says:

    <3 the splash and scoop bay

  150. I really want the Step2 Wagon for two!

  151. Deluxe Kitchen Play Set would be so awesome to own someday!

  152. Wendi Niccole says:

    Well, if I’m dreaming…Clubhouse Climber!

  153. Ashley Turicik says:

    I love the deluxe canyon road train and track table

  154. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    The Step2 Wagon is awesome and a classic must have!

  155. Paula Tavernie says:

    I would love to have the Club House Climber!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  156. Renee B. says:

    My daughter would live the lifestyle grand walk in kitchen

  157. Garden Kneeler® & Seat

  158. Heidi Daily says:

    I would love to have the clubhouse climber for my daughter

  159. Oh my boys would LOVE this. I thinkthey would also enjoy the Kickback Soccer Goal & Pitch Back

  160. I would like the table and chair set.

  161. the art table desk – that is very cool

  162. Kristen says:

    I love the Picnic & Playtime Combo!
    aeris321 at gmail dot com

  163. mary gardner says:

    deluxe art table desk

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  164. I like the Adventure Lodge Play Center and Sandbox Combo!

  165. rochelle johnson says:

    i like the fort slide-away

  166. Michaela R says:

    I would adore the Easel For Two!

  167. Jennifer M says:

    I like the extreme coaster.

  168. Suzie Williams says:

    I like the extreme roller coaster. Wish I had one as a kid!

  169. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’ve been wondering where to get something like this for our yard KidAlert! V.W.S. we have too many people going to fast down a residential area where there are lots of kids around. Glad I visited their site again

  170. tracey byram says:

    Tristan would like to have the Clubhouse Climber.

  171. Also love the Art Master Activity Desk

  172. I like the fort slide away

  173. I love the Clubhouse Climber & Sandbox Combination

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  174. amy deeter says:

    the Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest

  175. kathy pease says:

    i like the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™

  176. Karen Gonyea says:

    Also love the Deluxe Art Desk !

  177. Kat Emerick says:

    I like the gourmet cafe kitchen!

  178. I’d love to get the Clubhouse Climber for my grandsons.

  179. Carolyn Gates says:
  180. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would love to have the cozy kitchen!

  181. I like the Art Easel Desk

  182. LifeStyle Grand Walk-In Kitchen.

  183. I’d love to have a Play Up & Slide Toddler Gym! So much fun for my daughter that loves to climb!

  184. Lisa Garner says:

    I would love to get my daughter the Prepare & Share Kitchen (Pink)

  185. Michelle Tucker says:

    Oh we really want the Extreme Coaster.
    michedt at yahoo dot com



  187. Kathy Luman says:

    I would also like to have the Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage.

  188. Gaines Simmons says:

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I would buy the’Mail Master Store More Mail Box.’

  189. I like Colors & Textures Puzzles™

  190. want their Fun Fold Jr. Slide™

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  191. subscribe via email using ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  192. Clubhouse Climber & Sandbox Combo

  193. Lily Kwan says:

    The Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest looks very nice!

  194. Extreme coaster!

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