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.
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!
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.
The material is great quality and the design looks great. Four sturdy wooden poles, thick waterproof material and well attached strings and ties.
The instructions are fairly simple. There’s four pockets to slide the poles into. That’s pretty easy.
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!
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.