5 inspiring children’s dens

Keep the kids entertained this summer with one of these lovely hideaways

The child in all of us remembers the thrill of a homemade fort made of bed sheets and furniture, or perhaps a hideout in the woods crafted out of sticks and stones. Nowadays dens have come a long way, so with the warm summer months approaching let the imaginations of your own children run wild with one of these amazing hideaways!

Cosy Cottage
The Crooked Mansion by Big Game Hunters is a beautifully designed playhouse perfect for the outdoors. At £429 it comes with a letterbox and a chalkboard sign as well as a window box to encourage your child to get green-fingered!

Dungeons & Dragons
Hand woven from hazel branches, this stunning castle from Primrose will blend in perfectly to your garden and provide an imaginative base for your little ones. Yours for £147.99, it comes in sections which makes it easy to assemble and enables you to store it away if needs be.

DIY Days
This fantastic Den Kit by Flibberty comes with all the tools needed to let kids do it themselves! Your children will love building their own den from scratch, and for just £34.95 the pack includes a waterproof tarpaulin and groundsheet, a mallet with pegs and tent rope, a fun enamel mug and face paints!

Hobbit Hole
If you are looking for something slightly different, then this Hobbit Hidey Hole by MudPutty may be the perfect choice. Handmade to order, making each one completely unique, this creative design built from redwood timber comes with a fitted wooden floor and an optional internal chalkboard door. At £382 your kids will love to get creative in this den!

Teepee Time
This Rowen and Wren Zigzag teepee is perfect as an indoor reading nook or for outdoor summer play. It’s available in red or blue, and for £132 this beautiful canvas creation will liven up any play area for your children to enjoy.

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