Who doesn’t love a secret hideaway? An outdoor den is a timeless classic which kids of all ages love. Outdoor play is so important for cognitive development, problem solving and muscle development in young children. Not to mention den building and play is great for teamwork and social skills.
It provides children with their own space to explore and adventure while having tons of fun. Having access to a den is a great way to get your kids to engage with the outdoors and try a new environment. It can be hard to know where to start with so many great products to choose from, so these are our top pick for outdoor play dens, whatever your budget or style choice.
This versatile hut is a great option – the tall structure has plenty of height so that there’ll still be room even as your children grow. This also means a there’s room for mum or dad when it comes to story time. The natural material provides a great base for creative decorations – try bunting, ribbons and other fabrics to give some flare to this gorgeous wicker hut - personalise it however you want.
The neutral colours and genuine wicker means that this play den will fit right into your garden, as the organic aesthetic maintains a natural feel to any outdoor space.
This teepee style den is a great choice is you are looking for a more temporary structure. The fabric den can be packed up and erected easily, meaning you can take it with you out and about, to a friends or on holiday. With this den, your kids will have a place to escape to, wherever you go. The tent is insect and mould resistant and fully washable – this means the product is completely adventure-proof!
This traditional style teepee has a lovely rustic feel and is ideal for a summer picnic or even a day at the beach, providing shade as well as a space to escape to. The den features a window and door flap to open and close, making it a true home from home!
The Pod Father is the ultimate play den – this is an absolute palace of a den and will be the envy of all your friends. You will have to drag your kids away from this luxurious outdoor den as it will quickly become a favourite hang-out spot! This adventure pod is a world of its own, complete with a double bed, bunk beds and a seating area.
This is more than a play den, it is a full-sized glamping pod for the whole family - perfect for outdoor living, camping and summer escapes. The convertible roof can be fully opened up to let the outdoors in – ideal for summer days and getting together as a family. This will last you and your family for years to come, offering everyone a place to escape to.
What makes the Pod Father a top choice?
Stable structure that can face all weathers
Suitable for adults and kids meaning the whole family can enjoy this hideaway
This fun and colourful kitchen set is a great option for encouraging fun role-play. The Chef House is a very sociable space, as children can interact with one another and practice inclusive play. The kitchen design encourages imagination and creativity.
This is a durable, all weather play den which can be used year-round. If you are looking to add a pop of colour to your outdoor space, then this is the den option for you. The set includes multiple accessories, including child-friendly kitchen equipment and food props. There are also multiple features such as a picnic table, parasol, doorbell and solar-powered lamp.