Top Rated Play Tents for Boys, Girls & Toddlers… Reviewed for 2021

Need a play tent for a boy, girl, daughter or son?  Then you’ve come to the right place as we’ve lots of play tents with reviews below.

With lots of different themes such as Princess, Frozen, Paw Patrol, Disney, Superhero, Space rockets, Bed Tents and Teepees to name a few, we’re sure you’ll find a suitable one.

If your children are anything like mine then they’ll be nagging daily until it arrives…  Check out the table below (reviews underneath) and let’s find you the best play tent, a.s.a.p

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Charles Bentley Kids Pop-up Castle Tent Review

This Charles Bentley Pop up Castle is ideal for 3 years and older and has a different look to it than the previous two products above but it’s still a nice looking princess castle that’s good value too.

The manufacturer, Charles Bentley is well established in the popup shelter industry as they also sell pop up gazebos and other similar products.

Charles Bentley Princess Castle

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This product can be put up by one person in a couple of minutes and just as quick to dismantle too.  There are a few parts to put together but after the first time, it’ll be easier next time.

There’s lots of room inside and the door can be tied up in case you daughter prefers not to be enclosed and on the other hand, you can see they’re ok should they go a little quiet.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Easy to assemble
  • Indoor or Outdoor use
  • Well made
  • Hours of fun for 3 years+
  • Roll up door with ties
  • Plenty of room inside

CONS:
  • Better if supporting poles were on the outside

Features

Plentyof room inside

Even though you’ve seen the dimensions on the specs page, it is still surprising just how much room your child has to play inside it.

There are approximately 1.3 metres in diameter which should easily be able to fit 3 squabbling children inside.

Although we’ve explained that it’s large it does fit very nicely in the corner of a room and can be left up so your daughter can pick and choose when she plays in it (all the time).

Fast Building

This play tent is extremely easy to build and there are just a few poles that need connecting.

It’s just as easy to take down to and will fold flat which makes it easy to store away.

You might consider buying a storage bag to keep everything together as its much more organised than rather keeping it in a cardboard box.

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Best Frozen Play Tents for Boys & Girls

Can you believe it, Frozen the movie was first released in December 2013…

Wow, that film has really hung around for quite a while and kids still love it, to the point that they now want a frozen playhouse.

Check out our top 3 below.

Disney Frozen Play Tent – Ideal for 2-year-olds upwards

Let it go, let it go…  Yeah come on we’ve all heard that song by Elsa and some are still singing it and always will.  Do you realise the minute you buy a frozen playhouse for your loved one they are going to become Queen Elsa…

Frozen Elsa Castle and Playhouse

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Anyway, let’s talk Disney, frozen and the 3 play tents we’ve selected for you to choose from.

This first one is a castle with turrets with arch windows that is printed on all 4 sides, including the door (front).

There is also a larger exit at the back which can be closed with the attached velcro strips.

This play tent is ideal for ages 2 years old and upwards and as with any polyester tent-like products it is advised that adult supervision is present.

The flooring is sewn and built-in and attached to the sides.

  • Items
  • Pros and cons
  • Specs
  • Fast set up
  • Air Circulation

When you buy this product you will receive the following items.

Delivery Box

  • Polyester Frozen theme tent
  • 8 Poles

This is all that is included and to be honest what else were you wanting and additionally, it just makes the tent very easy to assemble.

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PROS:
  • Can be built in less than 60 seconds
  • Connecting poles are well hidden when built (stops children from messing with them)
  • Folds flat for storage
  • Lightweight

CONS:
  • Can be creased on delivery but iron on a setting that can be warm to the touch (lowest) can be run over it to straighten the creases out.

  • 75 x 75 x 108 cm
  • 689g
  • polyester
  • suitable for 2-year-olds upwards

In the description this play tent is described as a ‘pop up tent’, however, this is incorrect as there are rods that need inserting.

It looks like the manufacturer has used the wording ‘pop up’ to actually mean that it is extremely easy to set up and it can be erected very quickly, rather than what we know as pop up.

Air circulation and ventilation is not a problem as the doors are not able to be closed and there is also a ‘peek a boo’ hole at the top where you child can poke their head out.

Adult supervision is advised but at least with the 3 sections (peephole, front and back door) you be assured that there is plenty of room for ventilation.


Frozen Disney Pop up Tent | Suitable for 3 year olds and up…

If you don’t want a frozen castle then why not try this frozen play tent instead.  As with all these types of tents, it is extremely easy to build as it just pops up.

Disney Frozen Play Tent

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It’s simply a case of opening the box and giving it a shake and it will pop up, you then just have to open out the top section and it is built.

As you can see there is a roll-up door that can be tied up, as well as there is a mesh top just so mum and dad can keep an eye out and check things are ok.

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  • Items
  • Pros and cons
  • Specs
  • Setup Video

When you buy this product you will receive the following items.

Delivery Box

  • Play tent with frozen print
  • Rollable door (attached)
  • Polyester bag
  • Instruction manual

This is all that is included and to be honest what else were you wanting and additionally, it just makes the tent very easy to assemble.

PROS:
  • Pop out design makes setting up really quick
  • Easy to clean with damp cloth
  • Perfect for 3 year olds and older…

CONS:
  • Instructions not that clear

  • Size: 75 x 75 x 90 cm
  • 499g
  • Suitable for children 3 years plus…
  • Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Only for domestic use
  • Toy inside:  Adult supervision recommended

Frozen Play Tipi/Wigwam by John | For Ages 3 years old and up…

It’s great having an alternative style tent because the majority of the time we only have the option of choosing between a tent or a castle.

Frozen Play Wigwam

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Check out this tipi style fun house that offers a very different experience.

A lot of the products available to buy always seem to be more focused towards girls and personally, I just think that if you want to buy a frozen tent for a boy then a tipi is a great choice.

The total height of this product is 140cm (1.4m) which will mean that the majority of young children can comfortably stand up inside.

Depending on the age and size of your children you can expect to fit 2/3 young children inside (width: 1 metre, length: 1 metre).

  • Items
  • Pros and cons
  • Specs
  • Water Resistant

When you buy this product you will receive the following items.

Delivery Box

  • Tipi Tent
  • Doors with ties (attached)
  • Polyethelene Flooring (attached)
  • Crown for the top section
  • Instruction manual

PROS:
  • Unique style
  • Quick and easy to build/take down
  • Water resistant material
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Can be wiped clean

CONS:
  • No storage bag provided

  • Dimensions: approx. 100 x 100 x 140 cm
  • 699g
  • 3 years and upwards
  • 7 parts to put together

The material of the tent is made from polyester and provides protection from a few drops of rain but don’t confuse that with being waterproof.

Ideally, you’re going to only use it outdoors in fine weather and that would be the advice from us but if you get caught out by the weather then you know its not the end of the world if it gets wet.

Just make sure there isn’t anything valuable inside.


Best Bed Tents for Boys and Girls That Help Sleep…

As a child (I’m 42 now), I always loved making my own tents but one thing I did want was to sleep inside one that I’d made myself and many a time, I would build one in my bedroom.

However, the one I did was made from blankets that were tucked into different areas of my room such as the wardrobe and the top of my door…

Let’s fast forward 35 years and now I can buy my very own and even with a space pattern on it (as well as many other patterns and designs).

Take a look at these two below, there’s one for a boy and one for a girl.

Elebaby Bed Tent for Girl | Foldable and easy to store away

This Elebaby unicorn bed tent is ideal to help your daughter enjoy going to bed, as quite often, as you’ll know, kids can be a little worried about being on their own at night.

Having a canopy above their bed, especially one with a likeable pattern on can make your child feel much more relaxed when going to bed and this will help them sleep much better.

This one can be attached to a twin bed, as well as bunk beds and when not required can be quickly folded away and stored inside the handy storage bag.

The curtains can be tied back or you can close them to provide extra privacy for your child.

It doesn’t come with a light but you can buy one that can be attached to hang inside.

Features

See more about this Elebaby tent for your child’s bed.

  • Items
  • Pros and cons
  • Specs
Delivery Box

  • Foldable unicorn tent
  • Drawstring storage bag

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Instantly pops out
  • Can improve sleep
  • Storage bag

Weighs: 481g

Delivered Size: 45.5 x 43.5 x 1.5 cm

Height approx: 60cm



Nifogo Boy’s Bed Tent | Pop up Space Tent for a Single or Bunk Bed

With this product, you can literally let your son or daughter drift off into space and have a great nights sleep that they deserve after a hectic day.

Space Bed Tent

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This canopy can be easily attached to any single or bunk bed and with the drawable curtains, it also provides a nice little safe space for your child to have their privacy.

Although I mentioned this is a boys tent it is perfectly suitable for a girl too, it’s just that maybe the product reviewed first maybe more suitable to a girl.

To connect to a bed it takes literally 20 seconds.

The tent comes with its very own night light, whilst there is also a zippered pocket to store the canopy away after use.

Features

  • What's in the box?
  • Pros and cons
  • Specs

Delivery Box

  • 1 nylon bed tent
  • 1 night light
  • storage bag
  • U shaped connectors

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PROS:
  • Can be wiped clean with damp cloth
  • Lightweight & portable
  • Quick and easy to attach
  • Storage bag
  • Ideal as birthday or xmas present

CONS:
  • Doesn’t fit double beds

Weight:  1.92kg

Package dimensions:  46 x 46 x 3 cm

Product size:  47 inches long when laid flat

 



Best Paw Patrol Play Tents For Sale – Live the Adventure!

Here are our top 3 paw patrol tents and all of them are available to buy on Amazon but make sure you check out our reviews below before you buy one.



PAW Patrol Chase’s Police Truck – Suitable for Children aged 2 years +

Paw Patrol Chase's Police Truck Pop Up Play Tent

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This PAW patrol play tent is a great way for your child to live out their fantasies of helping the team on their missions as they watch the show.

It’s a popup tent so you’ll have no issues getting it set up, it’s ideal if your child just can’t wait to get playing.

Shaped like a car, it really helps bring the show to life.

Whilst your child will love feeling part of the adventure in this patrol car, there’s only really enough space for one child so you’ll need a few to stop the arguments.

Getting this will make your child feel like they are part of the squad, maybe it will inspire them to become a police officer…


Features

Here’s what we consider to be the best features of this paw patrol tent.

  • Pros and Cons
  • Role Play
  • Easy Setup
  • Specs

PROS:
  • Role play tent
  • Peek through roof
  • Pop up
  • Folds flat
  • Roll up door

CONS:
  • Only room for one child

If your child loves living out their fantasies then this is perfect.

As it’s designed like Chase’s Police Truck, it really lets them feel like they’re part of the show.

One of my family members children has autism and they seemed to really love it, it gave them a safe space to sit in whilst allowing their head to be out of it and still be able to watch their favourite show.

There are other vehicles available, we found one that’s more suited to girls, check out our review on Skye’s Helicopter.

Due to the pop-up nature, it’s so easy to set up and put away, it also folds flat so it is not taking up much storage space.

I’m sure after watching you a few times your child will be able to do it on themselves anyway.

Please note:

This style of tent can “pop up” pretty quick, make sure your child doesn’t keep their face close when it’s released as it could cause a bit of a scare.

A little on the small side but it’s perfect for one child to sit in whilst watching the show.

  • Weight: 712 g
  • Dimensions: 70 x 100 x 70 cm
  • Recommended Age: 2 – 8 years
  • Material: Fabric
  • Pieces: 1
  • Assembley Required: No




PAW Patrol Skye’s Helicopter – Suitable for Children aged 2 years +

Skye's pink helicopter tent

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Another great product from the paw patrol team, this is one aimed more towards girls but can be used by anyone.

Again, it’s a pop up, so you’ll have no issues with the setup and your children will be fine to do it.

There are a few rods that need to be put in first but that’s not hard at all.

This tent is shaped liked Skye’s Helicopter, giving your child space to role play whilst watching the show.

There’s only enough space for one child, which is a downside but combined with the patrol car it’s great for families with two children.

Your children will definitely feel like they are part of the show, mine certainly did.


Features

There’s a wide range of things that we think makes this product stand out.

  • What's in the box?
  • Pros and Cons
  • Role Play
  • Quick Setup
  • Specs
Once you get your package, you should find the following:

  • Support Rods
  • Helicopter design playhouse
  • Roll-up door (attached)
  • Instruction Manual

PROS:
  • Roleplay tent
  • “Helicopter blades” on top
  • Pop up design
  • Folds away easily
  • Easy access door
  • Cosy design

CONS:
  • Quite small

Your child will really start to get involved with the shows when they are sat inside this, I’ve also found that they tend to learn quite a lot from the shows when using this.

It increases their focus whilst watching and gives them that extra kick for their imagination to take them into the paw patrol world, it’s great.

If you’re after another that’s part of the same set then check out our review on the police cruiser.

As it’s a pop up design, it’s really quick and simple to get up.

Your child will not have to wait long at all, there’s no need to worry about them getting impatient.

Please note:

You will be required to insert a few poles before you can use it the first time, this is nothing to worry about and will only take 5 minutes.

Here’s what the manufacturer has to say (the age range seems a bit silly to us, I can’t imagine any child over the age of 13 being able to fit in here):

  • Weight: 599g
  • Dimensions: 125 x 58 x 70 cm
  • Recommended Age: 2 – 18 years
  • Assembley Required: Yes
  • Instruction Language: English/French




PAW Patrol Tepee – Suitable for Children aged 3 years +

paw patrol teepee

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This PAW patrol teepee provides a great place for your child to make a secret den or a place to hideaway.

It’s quite spacious, 2 to 3 small children can fit comfortably in here.

With this style of tent, I’ve personally always found it’s a great way to keep the kids quiet for a few hours – especially great when you have guests with children over.

My favourite part is that the entrance can be tied open so you can always keep your eye on your children if they are playing with small toys in there.

Surprisingly this teepee is water-resistant too, so if there’s a light shower outside and your children are inside it then you don’t have to worry too much.

Obviously, I wouldn’t recommend leaving it outside in any bad weather though, but it just gives you that peace of mind in summer when there are passing showers.

Pro Tip: You can use it as a bed canopy if you put your child’s mattress inside the tent at one end.

Features

There’s plenty to talk about with this teepee, but here’s the best features we found.

  • Items
  • Pros and Cons
  • Water/UV Resistant
  • Setup
  • Care Advice
  • Specs
Once you get your package, you should find the following:

  • PVC Pipes
  • Patrol Squad Teepee
  • Integrated Floor
  • Instruction Manual

PROS:
  • Tie Back Door
  • Colourful Panels
  • Large size
  • Water Resistant
  • UV Resistant

CONS:
  • Requires Setup

There are not too many tents out there that give your child protection from UV rays.

This make it ideal for outside use in the summer, under supervision of course.

Also, whilst it is water-resistant, you have to remember that it will not provide protection in prolonged showers. It’s only designed to protect your child from short, passing showers.

Due to it being a teepee style, there’s the inevitable setup that comes with it.

The PVC poles slide in quite easily and after taking it down a few times I noticed that there’s an easier way to get it up.

All you need to do is put the longer poles into the top and then connect them to the bottom, the instructions advise the opposite but I found this to be easier and quicker.

To be honest, though, it’s not difficult to set up just following the same method as the instructions and only took me around 15 minutes on the first attempt.

No doubt that if your children are like mine, you’ll be cleaning their mess up almost daily.

I’ve made the mistake of letting them eat in there a few times and that wasn’t a pretty sight when they had finished, ketchup everywhere…

Luckily, this teepee is straight forward to clean.

Just wipe down the sides with warm, soapy water and then leave it to air dry.

DO NOT use your hairdryer or any heat sources to dry it faster, the polyester will shrink and possibly melt.

Here’s what the manufacturer has to say (the age range seems a bit silly to us, I can’t imagine any child over the age of 13 being able to fit in here):

  • Weight: 939g
  • Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 160 cm
  • Recommended Age: 3 years+
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Material: Polyester

My name's Shaun Bird and I'm from Mansfield, in the U.K. I've always been interested in outdoor canopies and keeping dry outside in my garden. Whilst this blog started as a Pop-up gazebo guide, I've now elaborated on other outdoor accessories. These guides will hopefully help you understand more before you buy an item and make a better and more informed choice. Can't find what you want, then get in touch...