10 Kids' Tents That Are Perfect for Playtime

Open up a world of creativity and fun with these adorable play tents and playhouses.

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July 29, 2022

Designed to easily pop up indoors or out, play tents are fun-filled hangouts for kiddos to create magical memories in — no grown-ups allowed, of course. They can serve as a clubhouse, a comfy reading nook, a place to hide away for a moment of solitude, a spot to draw and create, and countless other imaginary things. Whether you're looking for a traditional play tent or something more out-of-box, we've found the best playhouses to help entertain your kids and expand their imaginations.

$159 $99.99

Add a chic touch to your child's room and give them one cozy hangout with this classic canvas tent. The exterior features a roll-up door flap and two cut-out windows, while the interior makes room for fairy lights, floor cushions, stuffed animals and the latest edition of The Magic Tree House. Best of all? You can personalize the play tent with their name or initials.

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Foster an early love of nature, flowers and plants with this darling garden playhouse. The mesh roof mimics the paned glass ceiling of a greenhouse or conservatory, while the exterior is decorated with pretty blooms, fluffy shrubs, a bird bath, a potting table, etc. Just add a few stuffed bunnies to complete the look.

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Some days feel like a circus. The good news? When those days come, you can send your little acrobats straight into this parachute pop-up tent. The large, round design is perfect for imaginative play, quiet reading and even napping. A white triangle banner and tie-back doors make the tent extra whimsical.

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Cater to their imagination and interest in cooking with this cheeky Snack Shack Playhouse. The large cotton canvas stand actually converts from a coffee shop to a barbecue joint for hours of uninterrupted playtime. Plus, the "Daily Specials" sign is made of black chalk cloth, so your kiddos can draw directly on it and erase their creations after.

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Send your kiddos on a mission to collect moon rocks or count shooting stars with this rocket play tent. The exterior is made from polyester — so it can handle more adventurous play — and it's embellished with padded fins, fiery engines and a control station. If it were up to us, we'd finish the interior with a night sky projector.

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$199 $129.99

Now, this is a retreat. Pull out all the stops for their playroom with this hip Palm Springs-themed playhouse. The adorable design salutes midcentury style with its large overhang and skylights. Meanwhile, illustrated cacti, a clay chiminea and funky trellises offer a true glimpse into "desert living."

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A campsite in the woods? A race car of their very own? A vacation home to share with their favorite stuffed animals? Yep, the possibilities are truly endless with this Jetaire Camper Playhouse. The trendy tent boasts seven windows, an embroidered license plate, patchwork tires, a striped awning and curtains to look like the real thing.

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Every prince or princess needs a castle. Transform your living room or playroom into a kingdom with this enchanting, bubblegum-pink tent. The castle features a tower complete with a satin flag, billowing tie-back flaps and glow-in-the-dark stars all around the sides.

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Calling all brave boys and girls! Give your pint-sized heroes a proper home base with this fire station playhouse. The decorative cover includes everything a firefighter could possibly need, like a department emblem, a hose, a fire hydrant and even a dalmatian. The garage door opens, too, so they can easily roll out to the rescue.

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Who could possibly resist this little A-frame? Make an ordinary night at home feel like a wilderness adventure by setting up this play tent in the corner. The structure is just big enough for a sleeping bag or pad, a toy lantern, snacks and a cuddly fox or bear stuffed animal.

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