There’s nothing like play tents or teepees to give kids privacy and encourage creative play. Interior designer Ursula Wesselingh chooses 6 of the best.
Where better to hide after a busy day than in a play tent or teepee? Add a rug, some cushions and decorate with a garland or some fairy lights around the top and this will be become the favoured spot for your little one. Children’s teepees are great for play dates too, to run around or chill inside. These days, there is a huge choice of colours and styles, so there’s a tent for every home or garden.
Easy to tidy away when the fun is over, and in summer you move it outside to provide a spot of shade for picnics. There are some gorgeous tents here, but if you’re feeling crafty just look on Pinterest and you’ll find plenty of DIY ideas.
- Hippie Tipi play tent, £135
Completely neutral, this cotton canvas teepee is a tasteful addition to any home or garden and can be styled as you wish. It has a dirt repellant coating but is machine washable and tidies away easily in the accompanying storage bag.
- Field Candy Rock Lobster sunshade, £99
Keep them cool in summer whilst protecting them against UV rays too. Easy to set up with prefixed ropes and fade resistant, this sunshade tent is great for the garden or beach.
- Natural Green Wonder tent, $339
Open at the back and front these A-frame tents will keep them cool in the garden this summer. Coverts into a clothes rack for play dates and dress-ups and comes with a matching storage bag. Available in a great range of stylish designs.
- Curioo Collapsible Play tent, £49.99
Accommodating up to four, this nostalgically styled play tent features pockets on the inside and a look-out window. Perfect for camping at home.
- Nobodinoz teepee, £129
The perfect play tent for outdoors or a child’s bedroom, playroom or living room. More colours and hip graphic prints available.
- Numero 74 teepee, £129
Into monochrome? Kids who love black? Then this dark grey teepee is the answer. Made from lightweight cotton with a flag for each pole.