Summer is a great time for camping, but why limit it to when the weather’s good? Bring the outdoors indoors during these chilly winter months by indoor camping … then watch as the magic unfolds!
At some point last year I wrote of our indoor camping experience with blankets and sheets – my son absolutely loved it. We’ve done it a couple of times since then, but it’s such a time-consuming hassle to use the required linens. (And how much “mess” it can create!)
Since it’s the dead of winter and freezing cold outside, I have been trying to find ways to entertain my 2 kids indoors before we all get cabin fever. Then Magic Cabin agreed to send us a real tent and a lantern to live out our imagined scenario to the fullest.
I couldn’t wait to see the look on my little guy’s face, and he apparently couldn’t wait for me to get it up and going. I had exactly 3 minutes to bring the package into the house, take it out and find out how to put it together before he had a cow. Literally. Luckily, the set-up was all very easy, taking less than 2 minutes. I just took it out of the bag, sort of shook it around a bit, pushed down on the top and voila! I didn’t even have to look at the instructions.
My daughter just giggled and my giddy son’s eyes gleamed like I had just performed the best magic trick EVER. The first thing he did was go in with his lantern and watch a movie. What a perfect way for my happy camper to spend a very snowy, indoor day! (Thanks, Magic Cabin!)
In fact, my kids (and dogs) love it so much that the tent has become a permanent fixture in our family den in the basement. And when other kids come over, you should see the gleam in their eyes, too.
- Waterproof poly oxford floor
- Netting at the roof ensures good ventilation (and a good peek-a-boo window for mom)
- Durable, UV-treated, 30-SPF-coated polyester fabric adds extra protection from the sun’s rays
- Window and door that can easily be tied to an open position
- Carrying case
- Fast and easy one-touch set up
- Size approximately 48 x 48 x 36
You can’t zip it up along the bottom like most tents to keep the pests out, but it’s still a great little day tent if you do happen to use it outdoors (beach, lake, etc.). I was even planning on taking it with us to the beach in May as our napping area, if my son would allow it.
The perfect accessory to this fabulous camping tent is the Terra Kids Lantern. It’s powered by a built-in generator, so you needn’t worry about yet another battery-operated toy. It’s actually great as a night light or “flashlight” for scary trips to the bathroom late at night, whether you are at home or at a camp site. (Adults can use this, too, right?) By the way, it really is as cool as it looks in the picture.
How does it work? Wind up the crank a few times and the 5 LED bulbs will brightly shine the way.
Check out some of the other great features:
- On-off button
- Padded handle
- Neoprene cover for the base with a carabiner clip and a small whistle
- Compass on the top (let’s hope we never truly have to test that out)
- Approximately 10 inches in height
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