Even the recent bad weather hasn’t stopped us from making the most of this lovely wigwam play tent that we have been sent to review. Admittedly all the wind and rain has prevented us from putting it up in the back garden, but Little Miss C’s new bedroom is luckily large enough to accommmodate a wigwam in the middle of it and the novelty of having a secret den in her bedroom has completely delighted her.
The wigwam comes boxed rather compactly but Mr C found it easy to assemble. No tools are required as all you need to do is slot together the two parts of the wooden poles with a plastic adaptor. The fabric covering sits over the poles and once put together the whole structure is very stable – even when you’ve got an enthusiastic toddler running into it!
I particularly liked the look of this play tent – many I have seen have either been very garish primary colours or a sickly pink for girls. The neutral palate and design of this one is really attractive and works well for either indoor or out. Little Miss C has great fun playing inside it and was very excited when her baby brother went into the wigwam with her. She spent a good ten minutes telling him all about it and pointing things out to him.
I’m impressed with the quality of the wigwam. I’ve always assumed that play tents like this are slightly temporary things if you have them outside, but I can see this one lasting well – as long as you don’t try putting it out in the middle of winter! If you do want something a bit sturdier though that can be used all year round there is a great selection of wooden playhouses also available from Big Game Hunters. If we had a bigger garden then I’d certainly be looking to save up for one of those for the children to enjoy.