10 Kids' Tents That Are Perfect for Playtime

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

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these affiliate links.
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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It
$70

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It
$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."

Buy It

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.

Buy It
$19.99

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

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.

Buy It

Next Up

The 10 Best Kids' Playhouses

Ignite your children's imaginations with a creative playhouse, where they will pretend with friends, create their own stories and have unforgettable adventures.

Target Launches 3 New Brands With Gen Z in Mind

Sorry, Millennials; it's all about Gen Z.

13 Best Outdoor Activity Tables for Kids

Keep your little ones cool and busy for hours on end with these outdoor water tables, sand tables and mud kitchens.

HGTV Magazine's 2021 Gift Guide

HGTV Magazine editors did the scouting and scouring for you! We've got gifts for everyone on your list.

The 9 Best Backyard Swing Sets for Kids

Create a backyard made for entertaining your kids all year round with a ready-for-play swing set.

13 Best Outdoor Playsets for Toddlers and Kids

Keep little ones busy and active with these backyard playsets for kids of all ages.

9 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids

No matter how old your kids are, receiving a box of surprises each month is the epitome of fun. Discover our favorite picks for engaging your kids in art, science, books, coding and more.

Kids Can "Play" House Cleaning With This Tiny Dyson Vacuum Replica (That Works!)

This clever toy that has more than 36,000 reviews on Amazon might just be the secret to getting your kids to enjoy chores. Plus, it's on sale!

The 7 Best Tablets for Kids

Enhance your kids' screen time with a tablet designed just for them. With kid-friendly apps, safe web browsing and protective cases, these tablets are ready for your youngest and oldest.

10 Beautiful Playmats That Get Our Design Stamp of Approval

Baby's nursery just got a major style upgrade.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Rock the Block

11am | 10c

Bargain Block

12pm | 11c

Bargain Block

1pm | 12c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Bargain Block

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

10:31pm | 9:31c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Bargain Block

12am | 11c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

1:31am | 12:31c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.