This octagonal planter has many purposes and can be used in a variety of ways. Add to your forest school or play area for children to plant flowers or herbs. Alternatively, fill each section with different materials and textures allowing the children the opportunity to explore. There are many benefits to sensory play. Whilst children are having fun, they are also improving their senses. They can play with their friends or it can be used during adult-led, child-initiated activities.