The 10 Best Kid's Tents

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This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Whether you have a toddler just learning to walk or need to get the older kids out of your hair for a bit, one of the kids' tents on our list can keep them entertained and save your sanity. Young ones can crawl around, explore, and play peekaboo, while older children can enjoy a private place to read, hang out with friends, or even host a sleepover. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Pacific Play Tents Super Duper

2. Truedays Playhouse

3. Playz 5-Piece

Editor's Notes

July 29, 2019:

While a true tent provides sufficient shelter from the rain and elements on a camping trip, the main purpose of a kid's tent is to provide youngsters with a space that feels like their own private hide-out, but can still be easily monitored by parents.

Durability is key, because so many kids will inevitably wrestle and roughhouse at some point in the day, but we didn't exclude some of the simpler pop-up versions out there that aren't ideal for outdoors because many parents want a kids tent for the indoors as a place to play for the long winter months without having to sacrifice all their blankets to constructing a fort.

We decided to include options like the Sue Sports Princess Castle and the Sunny Days Thomas & Friends even though kids might grow out of their princess or Thomas phase in a year or two, they will provide countless hours of precious entertainment for the duration of the phase.

The Pacific Play Tents Super Duper did take the top spot for appealing to any age or gender and being durable enough to last many years. It's a superior choice for outdoor play because the front door opens wide enough to allow plenty of ventilation on hot summer days.

4. Kiddie Play Ice Cream Truck

5. Lightspeed Kids Fort

6. Sue Sport Princess Castle

7. Dream House Teepee

8. Pacific Play Tents Club House

9. Sunny Days Thomas & Friends

10. Playhut Shell Raiser

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Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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