how to build a firepit, outdoor living, patio - easy and fast - can also place pavers on bottom to cover ground inside and you won't need the fire bowl (otherwise you should make or get some kind of cover to keep rainwater out of bowl & help prevent rust)
8 Easy-to-Build Fire Pit Designs: Connecticut green stone and New England field stone were used to construct this backyard fire pit complete with a crushed-stone seating area. Love this with a deck around it
sand box around the fire pit- This is it, this is the one, serves as both a sandpit for the kids and a fire pit for mom and dad. We will never outgrow it. (Not at my kids ages I see them throwing the sand in the fire. But its a great idea!