Outdoor Forts For Kids

Some of the best childhood memories are forged in a structure made for kids and run by kids. There's something about an outdoor fort that is only big enough for children that makes it magical.

If you're looking for an outdoor play space for your children, consider safety, ease-of-use, and how well the fort kindles your kids' imaginations.

There are some crucial considerations when it comes to picking out an outdoor play structure for kids.

The fort's safety ratings and features are your highest priority. Check the official website for weight and height requirements, read online reviews, and talk to other parents.

Any exposed hardware or unfinished wood parts that are splinter hazards should be avoided. Keep away from forts with sharp edges, and make sure the playhouse's style is appropriate to your kids' ages.

Ease of installation is also vital. Double-check the fort comes with all the parts you need to put it together and you have the appropriate tools and resources to do so. If need be, hire a professional to build and install it.

The fort you choose should appeal to parents as well as kids, so coordinate the fort's style to your house's decor. If you have a wooden house, you may want to choose a wooden structure for your kids. Also, consider the weather conditions where you live so you can opt for a floored fort or one with windows if necessary.

More than that, your children should love the new play structure, so pick one that's inviting and joyful-looking.

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Little Tikes Build-a-House
It would be ideal to let your kids build their own fort to expand their minds. For the next best thing, get them this tremendous plastic outdoor fort. With 25 customizable panels, including windows, walls, and a door, as well as its own drill set, your kids can reconfigure their fort in whatever way they want as many times as they wish.
Sportspower Wooden Outdoor Playhouse with Bench
This isn’t just an outdoor playhouse; it also includes a covered bench and seating area with cushions. This fort has push-through doors and a wide window at the back for all sorts of games. Even when the weather isn’t ideal for outdoor play, your children can still have fun and stay warm and dry.
Fantasy Fort Kit Pretend Play Construction Building Set Indoor Playhouse Heavy Duty Faux Wood Panels Each Panel 22 x 22 Inches 32 Pieces
For an affordable low price, you can let your kids build a fort and their imaginations at the same time. Durable and strong, the interconnecting faux wood panels are ideal for fort-building both inside and out. Velcro connectors let your kids build and rebuild again, and the best part is that there is no set-up involved; just open the box and let your kids have fun.
ECR4Kids Indoor/Outdoor Buccaneer Pirate Play Boat for Kids at Home or Daycare
Let your kids set sail on this whimsical ship-shaped outdoor fort. The plastic boat can also be used indoors and has charming details like a steering wheel, parrot, anchor, and a Jolly Roger flag. Great for kids ages 2 to 6, this playboat weighs under 40 lbs. and has spots at the helm, deck, and cabin from which kids can spot Treasure Island.
Garden Games Evermeadow Wooden Playhouse 51" H x 41" W x 38" D (Playhouse)
With a real door and glazed windows, this is an actual house in which your kids can play. Made of quality fir wood, this outdoor playhouse offers kids hours of entertainment, even in foul weather. You can even order this outdoor fort with a floor, so it is even cozier inside. All panels are labeled and slot together easily, so you can invite the kids to build the fort together as a family activity. The wood structure can also be sanded and painted or stained to customize your kids’ fort however they choose.
Little Tikes Real Wood Adventures Wildcat Falls Outdoor Playset with Swing Set for Backyard Kids Playground
With enough space for up to 10 kids, this playset has it all. Give your kids hours of energetic activity with two swings, a slide, a rock wall, and a telescope for spotting adventures. This outdoor play area is best installed by a professional as you want it as sturdy as possible for active play.
The Original AirFort Build A Fort in 30 Seconds, Inflatable for Kids, Digital Camo
Portable and easy to set up with a box fan, you can install the Original AirFort in a matter of seconds. Upkeep for this AirFort is easy since you can take it inside when the weather turns, and it is the perfect environment for tea parties, hideouts, or slumber parties. It comes in eight colors and designs, including UFO and Starry Night.
Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse
This composite outdoor fort is sturdy, easy to set up and clean, and provides hours of entertainment. The strongest asset of the Endless Adventures Playhouse is the variety of diversions it offers. Four walls keep your little ones’ hands busy for hours with interactive play features like a sports wall, schoolhouse wall, gas station wall, and more.
TP Toys Explorer 2 Climbing Set Jungle Gym with Platform and Tent, Blue
Less like an outdoor fort and more like a rocket ship, this play structure keeps your kids’ feet off the ground and heads in the clouds. Designed for kids 3 to 12 years old and with a maximum weight limit of 220 lbs., this jungle gym with six sturdy legs also has a platform covered by a tent.
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