Sooner or later, every child has a desire to have his own personal space. The best option for creating it is a children’s play tent, which is easy to set up in an apartment or outdoors in the summer.
Which tent is better to buy for a child
It is very important to consider your child’s personal preference when choosing the shape and design of the tent. After all, what you like may not be to your baby’s taste.
If the tent will be used at home, then for small rooms it is better to choose compact, easy-folding models with a storage bag. Large tents are suitable for spacious spaces or outdoors. But in height, in any case, it is better to choose a higher house so that it will last more than one year.
The walls and base of the house are mainly made of synthetic fabric (100% polyester or nylon). It is durable, does not fade in the sun, it is easily cleaned of dirt and dries quickly, but it does not allow air to pass through well.
Frames can be made of two types of materials:
- Plastic is lightweight, flexible, but not durable;
- Metallic wire is strong, but may lose shape if folded frequently.
There are also children’s wigwams made entirely from natural materials (100% cotton and a wooden frame made of pine, birch or larch), but they are expensive.
A single tent in an interesting design for a child is suitable for premises, and for games in the yard, in nature or on the beach, choose a set of several parts, in which you can play cheerfully and then relax. It is very good if the fabric can be easily cleaned from street dirt and does not get wet in a light rain.
Best kids tents for boys
In this category, there are play tents with designs that fully suit the interests of the boys. They can depict superheroes from your favorite cartoons, cars or robots.
Very often, tents for boys are produced in the form of various types of transport (cars, airplanes, ships, rockets).
Spaceship tent 665
Several children can play in a bright and spacious tent in the shape of a spacecraft. In its arsenal there are side viewing windows, an opening top hatch with Velcro, trunk sleeves and an entrance “airlock” fixed with two ties at the top. The starship tent is easy to fold and unfold with a few moves.
- Metal carcass;
- Durable, wear-resistant nylon tarpaulin;
- Compact dimensions (100x100x80 cm);
- Includes 100 balls with a diameter of 7 cm and a carrying bag.
- The tailoring quality is not perfect.
A wonderful tent for entertaining a young astronaut and his friends at home, as well as for a summer vacation outside the city – at the dacha or a picnic.
PLAYING TOGETHER “Flash” tent-house GFA-BL-R
This colorful tent-house consists of a rectangular base and a roof, which are connected with strings at the corners.
It is made of high quality textiles with mesh windows for ventilation on the sides and top. The inlet is closed by a mesh door, which is fixed with a ribbon on top.
- Self-expanding sewn-in plastic spiral frame;
- Roomy (83x80x105 cm);
- The collection includes tents with different cartoon characters;
- Low cost.
- Cannot be washed.
The tent is perfect for a boy to play outdoors or on the beach, protecting him from the sun’s rays and annoying insects. And thanks to its compact size, the baby will be able to play in it at home, even in a small room.
ROSMAN tent “Paw Patrol” 36516
A play tent from a domestic manufacturer for a young race car driver is decorated with images of the heroes of the popular animated series “Paw Patrol”. The race car has no roof, and the entrance is located at the back and is closed with Velcro.
The 140x60x62 cm tent has a self-expanding plastic frame and a durable polyester awning that is easy to wash and clean.
- Two children can play inside at once;
- Light weight 680 g;
- Convenient bag with handles for transportation included;
- Acceptable cost.
- Not very stable construction.
The fast-folding car tent with the images of your favorite cartoon characters will be a good place for entertainment in the spacious room of a little race car driver. It can also be used outdoors, but for more stability, put a rug or blanket inside the tent.
Best kids tents for girls
On the tents from this category, princesses, fairies or sorceresses are most often painted, which girls are very fond of. The color scheme is mostly pale pink, and the shape is a little housewife’s house or a princess’s castle.
YOUR TOY children’s wigwam “Pink Dreams with Bombom”
Gorgeous pale pink wigwam for girls. The set already includes a soft quilt in large squares and three pillows. The wigwam is installed on 4 prefabricated wooden slats, which are threaded through the pockets in the fabric cover and are fixed to each other by a special mechanism, forming a pyramid. To prevent the blanket from slipping out of the wigwam, it is attached to the legs of the base with strings.
- Quality natural materials (100% cotton and pine);
- Additional decor elements;
- Spacious (110x110x160 cm);
- There is a window for ventilation;
- Robust and stable construction.
- Weight 4.5 kg;
Such a wigwam will not only become a wonderful decoration of the room, but will also fulfill the dream of any girl about a cozy and secluded corner for games, dreams or creativity.
JOHN play tent “Frozen” (with lighting) 75112
An interesting model from a German brand in the form of a cone made of waterproof polyester and a flexible plastic frame, decorated based on the cartoon “Frozen”, beloved by girls.
A cozy atmosphere inside the tent is created by an LED illumination built into one of the walls of 13 bulbs powered by 3 AA batteries.
- Self-expanding design;
- High quality, durable materials;
- Compact dimensions (75x75x90 cm);
- Affordable price.
- No batteries included.
A bright and unusual tent with lighting is everything a girl needs for privacy or get-togethers with her friends in a cozy atmosphere.
JIAN HONG Princess Castle Tent
A spacious tent (105x105x140 cm) in the shape of a lock with two mesh windows and a Velcro door is installed on 4 plastic rods with a flexible connection. They, in turn, are inserted into the fabric grooves at the base of the awning and are connected at the top, forming a dome.
- Stable construction;
- Convenient bag with handles for storage and carrying;
- Democratic price.
- Chinese manufacturer.
This castle tent will become a favorite pastime for the little princess.
The best versatile kids tents
The brightly colored play tents in this category are suitable for both boys and girls. A variety of shapes and sizes will allow you to create an area for outdoor games for several children or a cozy place for privacy.
Set of Baby Go YS182751
With this set of two differently shaped tents (cone and tunnel) and a dry pool, you can create a complete home entertainment complex for several children.
All elements of the set can be used together, connected with strings, or each separately. Boys and girls alike will love this color scheme with funny animals, the cone tent and marine life of the pool and tunnel on a blue background.
- Metal frame and wear-resistant fabric;
- The ends of the rods are covered with plastic tubes for safety;
- Fast installation and disassembly;
- 100 pool balls included;
- There is a basketball hoop inside the pool.
- There are no ventilation windows in the tents;
- Impressive dimensions when assembled (length over 3 m).
Children will love this home playground and will keep them busy for the whole day. A great option for outdoor entertainment in good weather.
YONGJIA TOYS tent “Elephant” 200175423
A cute tent in the form of a cheerful elephant calf with pink ears and a multi-colored trunk (tunnel) has two entrances. The access door to the tent is closed with a Velcro door, which is fixed in the open with a tie at the top, and the entrance to the tunnel is closed with a zipper.
The tunnel and tent can be easily detached from each other by loosening the strings on both sides and used separately.
- The side walls of the tent and the inserts on the tunnel are made of mesh;
- There is a bag for storage and transportation;
- Roomy 168x73x83 cm;
- Affordable price.
- Loose ties for attaching the tunnel to the tent.
The tent in the shape of a funny baby elephant will become a favorite place for a kid to play and rest.
IPLAY tunnel “Caterpillar” 8601
The tunnel tent in the shape of a funny caterpillar with legs is perfect for outdoor games. It is made from a durable wire frame and waterproof, durable polyester. The entrances on both sides of the tunnel are covered with non-latching shutter doors. The tunnel is 180 cm long and 48 cm in diameter.
- Simply disassembled and assembled;
- Attractive design;
- Lightweight (800 g);
- It is inexpensive.
- Not very stable construction.
A great option for mobile children who like to crawl, play catch-up and hide.