Top 10 Kids’ Play Tents 2016

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2016 Best Play Tents for Kids

 
Two boys playing in front of teepee tentA favorite category in toys for kids always has been and always will be — the play tent! Kids can hide away in their very own space, creating their own worlds while they play.

Whether a youngster enjoys a certain theme, a type of “let’s pretend,” or is more of a rough-and-tumble adventure type, these days there is certainly some kind of tent that will fit the bill nicely.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best play tents for kids for the year of 2016. Rankings are according to popularity, also factoring in overall consumer ratings. Each tent has its own unique features, and is geared toward a recommended age range. Some are designed for indoor use, some outdoor – and some will work just fine either way. 🙂

For shoppers: For each of the play tents listed below, one or more merchants is recommended to buy it online. Merchants are chosen individually based on low pricing, product availability and safe, secure, convenient shopping. Links to customer reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Playhut Thomas the Train Play Tent
2. Playhut Paw Patrol Marshall Fire Truck Tent
3. Pacific Play Tents Super Duper 4 Kids Tent
4. Pacific Play Tents My Tent
5. Pockos Princess Castle Play Tent
6. Discovery Kids Adventure Play Tent (with Tunnel)
7. KidKraft Teepee
8. Playhut Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Castle Tent
9. Playhut Beauty Boutique Play Tent
10. Pacific Play Tents Me Too Play Tent

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1. Playhut Thomas the Train Play Tent

Ages: 3 and up

First up on the list of the top 10 kids’ play tents for 2016 is a returning favorite – Playhut Thomas the Train.

Thomas the Train has been around forever, which means he has quite a following and has been the topic of heaps of cool merchandise. Kiddos will love imagining themselves as little conductors in this Thomas the Train tent. Features include an EZ twist open-and-close system and a mesh carry-around bag.

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Playhut Thomas the Train Play Vehicle

$33.17
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Playhut Thomas the Train Play Vehicle

$32.13
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Playhut Thomas The Train The Tank Play Tent Vehicle For Boys And Girls Kids

$32.17
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Price: $27.92
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2. Playhut Paw Patrol Marshall Fire Truck Tent

Ages: 3 and up

Not surprisingly, the Playhut Paw Patrol Marshall Fire Truck comes in next among the best play tents for kids this year.

Play tents these days are super easy to set up with an EZ twist system that folds them open for anywhere playtime. This Paw Patrol tent has the aforementioned feature, as well as a mesh roll-up window and fabric ladder.

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Playhut Paw Patrol Marshall Fire Truck Playhouse Frustrati... Free Shipping, New

$32.00
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Playhut Paw Patrol Marshall Fire Truck Playhouse

$31.37
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Playhut Paw Patrol Marshall PLAYTENT, Colorful Fire Truck Kids PLAYHOUSE - NEW

$38.47
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Price: $31.99
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3. Pacific Play Tents Super Duper 4 Kids Tent

Ages: 1 – 8

Third in line – Pacific Play Tents Super Duper 4 Kids Tent.

Simple and classic, this tent accommodates four kiddos at once. Waterproof and weather-resistant, the Super Duper is durable and long-lasting, protected against the wear-and-tear of traditional tents. For indoor or outdoor use. Features include a Velcro door and roll-down windows.

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Pacific Play Tents Super Duper 4 Kid Dome Tent for Indoor / Outdoor Fun

$33.95
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Pacific Play Tents Super Duper 4 Kids Tent Sale

$44.15
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Pacific Play Tents Super Duper 4 Kid Dome Tent for Indoor / Outdoor Fun - 58"

$36.87
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Price: $27.49
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4. Pacific Play Tents My Tent

Ages: 3 – 8
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3 – 8

A new favorite enters in at #4 of the best kids’ play tents 2016 – the My Tent from Pacific.

Another childhood classic. This tent is a washable, reliable must-have for kids who love summertime camping in the backyard. There are mesh windows for airiness on hot nights, and the silky, polyethylene flooring keeps youngsters dry. Includes nylon storage bag.

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5. Pockos Princess Castle Play Tent

Ages: 3 and up

A multiple-time returning favorite returns again in 2016 as one of the best play tents for kids – Pockos Princess Castle.

I love so many things about this play tent. For instance, it is castled-shaped for little princesses, and pink for kiddies who love vibrant colors. There are also glow-in-the-dark stars dotting canopy. For outdoor and indoor playtime, the tent is supported on interior fiberglass rods. 100% safe. Includes carrying case.

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Girl's Pink Princess Castle Play House with Glow in the Dark Stars by Pockos ...

$33.09
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Play Tent Princess Castle By Pockos - Features Glow In The Dark Stars

$34.99
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Play Tent Princess Castle By Pockos - Features Glow In The Dark Stars

$12.99
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Price: $34.99
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6. Discovery Kids Adventure Play Tent (with Tunnel)

Ages: 4 – 6

The Discovery Kids Adventure Play Tent with tunnel comes in at #6 on the list.

This two-piece tent is a dream come true for adventurous, imaginative kiddos. The tent itself is lightweight and classic, but the attachable tunnel converts the tent into a creative station for imagination. It could be anything, like an unexplored cavern.

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NEW IN BOX - Discovery Kids Adventure Play Tent and Tube - indoors/outdoors

$29.99
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Discovery Kids Turquoise Adventure Teepee Tent

$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Discovery Kids Adventure Play Tent Play Tents & Tunnels

$47.34
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7. KidKraft Teepee

Ages: 3 and up

Love it! KidKraft Teepee comes in at #7 as one of the best kids’ play tents this year.

I built a teepee with my dad when I was a kid. It was huge and paid tribute to our ancestors (part Seminole here). Plus it was a fantastic bonding experience, and this teepee tent takes me back to those amazing childhood memories. For indoor use. Comes with mesh windows.

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KidKraft Deluxe 3.5 Feet Kids Indoor Play Teepee, Pink and Gray Chevron | 00227

$79.99
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KidKraft Deluxe 3.5 Feet Kids Indoor Play Teepee, Navy and Gray Chevron | 00227

$79.99
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KidKraft Pink Star and Polka Dot Teepee - Brand New in Box with Free Shipping

$79.88
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8. Playhut Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Castle Tent

Ages: 3 and up

Another popular theme manages to fit into the “best of” kids’ play tents this year – Playhut Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Castle.

We all wondered what the interior of the Frozen palace looked like—and with a little imagination, kids will have an easier time creating their own icy castle. This tent, modeled around Elsa’s snowy fortress, is 360-degrees of peek-a-boo, crawl-around fun. Comes with dozens of lights, activated with a push-button.

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Playhut Disneys Frozen - Play Tents Tunnels Elsas Ice Castle

$77.99
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Playhut Disneys Frozen - Elsas Ice Castle

$78.16
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Playhut Disney's Frozen Elsa's Ice CASTLE, Girls Twist & Fold PLAY TENT, 43826

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9. Playhut Beauty Boutique Play Tent

Ages: 3 and up

The Playhut Beauty Boutique Play Tent comes in at second-to-last on this year’s list.

This adorable little playhouse doubles as both a place for imaginative playtime and a tent for napping. Handcrafted to resemble a little beauty boutique, or pink cottage, this tent opens and closes with a twist-and-fold system. Portable and lightweight, the entire tent is soft with tie-back curtains and mesh windows.

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Playhut Play Tents Tunnels Beauty Boutique Play Hut

$52.00
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Playhut Beauty Boutique Play Hut

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Price: $29.99
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10. Pacific Play Tents Me Too Play Tent

Ages: 3 – 8

The final pick among this year’s top ten kids’ play tents is another returning favorite – the Pacific Me Too Tent.

This primary-colored tent can connect to other Pacific Play tents and tunnels to create an entire interwoven city. Talk about prime opportunities for imagination! The tent comes with a nylon storage bag, making it lightweight and portable. Think of this as the go-to creative bring-along for sleepovers!

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Pacific Play Tents Me Too Play Tent 20200 PACIFIC PLAY TENTS

$36.65
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Pacific Play Tents Me Too Play Tent, 48 x 48 x 42 in, Nylon, Assorted Colors

$61.40
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Pacific Play Tents Me Too Play Tent

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 02/19/16.

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