Top of the tepees - our favourite dens for kids

It's tepee time - fun for the little ones and easy on the eye

Tepee, tipi or teepee? However you like to spell it, if you're anticipating restless kids this bank holiday weekend, it's the solution. Be it indoors or in the garden, a tepee creates a space for imagination and keeps little heads occupied for hours. We've rounded up our favourites.

flowers andbutterfly design teepee with wooden poles

(Image credit: Lakeland)

This pretty Flowers and Butterfly tepee (£59.99, Lakeland) is fit for a princess. It comes with wooden poles making it sturdy and stylish and includes a hook and loop door mechanism should your little one wish to play in peace.

multicolour teepee for children

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If they've got a sweet tooth, they'll love the Sweet Dreams tepee from Little Campers at Harrods (£199). It's 100 per cent waterproof, so kids can build a little den in the garden and keep occupied come rain or shine.

room with orange and white teepee

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We love a pop of colour and pattern, so this Play tepee from KidKraft (£69.99, Fun Time Toy Company) is ideal. It will fit into any contemporary bedroom scheme or stand out as a garden centrepiece, as well provide a fun play space.

room with wooden floor and teepee with animal design

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Something to please both boys and girls, the Hideout wigwam (£60, Great Little Trading Company) has a cute animal/Wild West theme that's set to get young imaginations running riot.

teepee with red and black design

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The Top of the Pops tent by Field Candy (£145, notonthehighstreet) has a Lichtenstein vibe and can be personalised with your little one's name to feel extra-special. It's bound to make a statement.

white and grey teepee with white sofa

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If they're just about crawling, this is the perfect in-betweener, fitting elegantly into a nursery. The grey and white stripe (approx £80) is just one of the colour schemes available from Ashley Gabby at Etsy.

room with green colour teepee and cushions

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Boho and beautiful, this tepee in Mint from Bodie and Fou (approx £170) is made from dyed vintage fabric with wood poles and feathers to decorate. Add a few folksy printed cushions and some of their favourite toys and you've got a den to die for!

To see more style inspiration for kids, check out our ideas for children's rooms.



Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.