The Step 2 Water Wheel Water Table is one of the best water tables out there. It's very reasonably priced. We have had ours for a long while now, and it's still going strong. Usually toys that are outside, fade in the sun quickly and start to look old. NOT the case with this toy. After more hours of use than I can imagine, this toy still looks new and still entertains. I would say the target age is between 1 and 5. I have had older children enjoy it too though! VERY easy to use. Just fill it with water and let the kids have fun! They can pour water in the tower, causing the wheel to turn, super fun! My kids brought cars, boats... barbies, all kinds of toys in and had a real blast with this toy. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, (I have!) It is my go to toy for children under 4 for birthdays. It's a hit at parties. We have used the tub of it also for special needs kids, we've made it into a sensory tub with great success. Highly recommend.