These Indoor Play Tents Will Get Your Family Through Fall and Winter, and They're On Sale Now
As the weather gets colder, parents tend to get nervous about how we'll keep our younger kids entertained in the coming months. We can pile on the layers and brave the playground all winter. But we can also turn to plan B: Making our homes into magical indoor play spaces. Kids' play tents go a long way to making that easy, and there are several of them available on Amazon right now at great discounted prices.
Why buy an indoor play tent? This is a space where kids are in control. They can imagine whatever they want inside, and there are no distractions to remind them of the real world. Some kids get so into their new little worlds that you may even forget where they are for a minute.
Sure, you can set up forts with furniture and sheets or convert cardboard boxes into spaceship-lab-truck-castles—and we absolutely encourage all such creative endeavors. But sometimes you want something you can set up in a flash, without rearranging your entire living room. And not to knock your engineering skills, parents, but a play tent can be a lot sturdier than your blanket constructions. Also, unless you happen to be a set painter, some of these beautiful tents are going to far exceed your markers-on-cardboard designs. Plus, a good play tent is easy to pack up when you need that floor space, and you'll be able to easily rebuild the magic again the next day.
If you're not already convinced that you need to set up a castle, rocket ship, or miniature camping tent in your kid's bedroom or the living room, there's one more factor that may convince you. These tents are super affordable right now—and we're not sure they still will be when we're all stir crazy and desperate come January. Below, we've listed some of our favorites, most of which are on sale as of this writing. Happy camping!