Kids love tents and teepees. Love  them. It’s a fact.

There’s something special about having your own space. Having a den gives children a buzz, knowing that they’ve got somewhere just for them. Our kids have had some budget, plastic tents but they don’t last. Either the plastic rods snap or the material tears. They’re also too light to use outside as the lightest gust blows them away.

There are, however, quality alternatives available, such as those provided by Izabela Peters. They make both tents and teepees in the UK for both indoor & outdoor use.

We were sent a Children’s Teepee with a Summer Cottage design suitable for outdoor use to review.


Our own garden is quite small, but Emma’s parents like close by and they have a lovely, big garden which catches the sun for most of the day. Monday was a beautiful day. No better day to test out an outdoor teepee!

Izabela Peters Teepee

Izabela Peters Teepee Izabela Peters Teepee

The tent arrived, well packaged and surprisingly light. It was double bagged in thick plastic wrap, but easy to unpackage. The instructions are sewn into the teepee cover which means it’s always to hand.

Izabela Peters Teepee

The material is great quality and the design looks great. Four sturdy wooden poles, thick waterproof material and well attached strings and ties.

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The instructions are fairly simple. There’s four pockets to slide the poles into. That’s pretty easy.

Izebela Peters Teepee Izebela Peters Teepee

Then simply feed the four strings through the holes in the four poles and wrap them round & tie them up. Straighten the poles out, tie on the base and you’re teepee’d up!

Now, the real test is what the girls think of it!

Izabela Peters Teepee Izabela Peters Teepee

Well, they loved it. Spacious and it’s their patch, plus it was shade in the warm sun.

The teepee is made from waterproof shower fabric so it can be left outside all the time. The tie on base is an anti-allery soft padded floor that has a waterproof layer underneath. Easy to clean too. If you prefer, you can get an indoor only version made of cotton, with or without the flooring.

There are eight designs, plus you can choose to have your tent personalised! From the date we ordered to delivery was about a week. Super fast, especially when you consider that they make the tents and teepees themselves! It’s a lovely present that will make the garden that bit more special for your kids.


The generous folk at Izebela Peters are offering one lucky winner the chance to win their own indoor childrens teepee (rrp £109.99) or tent (rrp £99.99)! You can even get it personalised if you like. Simply enter using the widget below and come back every day for extra entries! Closing date 31 May 2016. Good luck!

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Terms and Conditions
1. Closing date is 31 May 2016 at midnight.
2. The prize is a tent or teepee (your choice) from Izabela Peters.
3.Entrants must be 18 or over and reside on the UK mainland.
4. No cash alternative.
5. The winner will be picked from all valid entries at random.
6. Don’t use multiple email address to enter the competition. Entries suspected of cheating will be invalidated.
7. The winner will be contacted within 7 days of the draw closing. They will be notified and will have 7 days to respond. In the event that no response is received, a further winner will be drawn and so on.
Disclaimer: We were sent this teepee by Izabela Peters for the purposes of this feature.