11 garden teepees to bring a festival feel home this summer.
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 8th July 2021
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11 garden teepees to bring a festival feel home this summer.
My daughter was involved with a project that was for Children in Care. She with colleagues deecorated a teepee which was shown at Chatsworth House. They wrote a story based on the Wizard of Oz called the Scarecrow’s Story. This is the tepee.
That made me realise how magical I have always found the tepee, since playing Cowboys and Indians as a child. I then moved on to find what tepees were available to relax in for the garden or countryside. Here are 11 available as shown in Country Living Magazine.
Great for garden parties – or just to sit and relax.
So, you’ve got your garden furniture sorted, created the perfect outdoor lighting scheme, the barbecue’s been dusted off and a fire pit now takes pride of place on the patio. What now? Well, you could consider investing in a garden teepee. These create a fun, festival feel in your home’s outdoor space, making them ideal for using during a garden party or social gathering.
There are various types of garden teepee available, so think about what you’d like to use your teepee for before making your purchase. If it’s primarily for children, go for a little pop up number. These are like a cosier version of a Wendy house that can be taken inside during bad weather.
Then there are the proper bell tents that are suitable to camp out in – handy for taking with you on this year’s summer staycation, festival trip or weekend hiking expedition.
Finally, there are the luxury hanging options. These are essentially a cross between a teepee, an egg chair and a hammock, ideal for relaxing on long, hot Saturday afternoons with a book.
The proper bell tents designed for camping are, naturally, fully waterproof, but the others on this list may not withstand living outside in the elements full time. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions, but we’d recommend bringing them inside in anything other than light rain.
Here are our favourite garden teepees for summer 2021.
Hanging Bell Tent
COX & COX coxandcox.co.uk £1,125.00
This beautiful teepee has a removable canopy, so it can be used as a perfect spot to sunbathe or, when the heat gets too much, as a cosy shaded nook to relax with a book. It’s water- and UV-resistant, so it should cope well with the unpredictable British weather – and you can use it inside, too. Off on your holidays? Take this with you: it folds down into a small bag so you can pop it in the boot of your car for your next staycation.
It’s decently roomy – two adults can fit comfortably, so it’s a good spot to snuggle up in the sun with your partner.
Indoor Outdoor Hanging Bell Tent
COX & COX coxandcox.co.uk £595.00
Here’s a mini version of the above but for kids instead. Two children can fit inside here – and it’s got all the same UV and weather-resistant qualities as the grown up model.
Superlite Polycotton Bell Tent
BELL TENT BOUTIQUE belltentboutique.co.uk £279.99
Another great option for creating that festival vibe at home in your garden – or, of course, you could take it to an actual event when they’re all up and running. This is big enough for up to three adults and has a ground sheet that curves up around the edges to prevent water from creeping in during soggy days – very handy.
4M Superlite Polycotton Bell Tent
BELL TENT BOUTIQUE belltentboutique.co.uk £359.99
Need something a little bigger than the above? Here’s a larger model for groups of up to five.
EUROHIKE gooutdoors.co.uk £69.00
So, this one is less aesthetically pleasing as some of the others on this list. But if you’re after a teepee-style tent you can take with you to festivals and camping trips (as well as pop up in the garden, of course), this is a worthy contender at a great price. It’s currently reduced to just £69 from £190.
Tepee Play Tent
PARTY ANIMALS argos.co.uk £30.00
This will add a welcome splash of colour to your home’s garden and give the kids somewhere to sit and shade themselves during family barbecues. The inner sheet is removable, so it can be used indoors, too – no need to pack it away come the end of summer.
Teepee Yurt Bell Tent
WIMBA etsy.com £230.00
Here’s a clever one – the inner and outer sheets can be detached and used separately, so you essentially get two tents for the price of one. It also comes with two different kinds of flags to decorate it with after, for a proper party feel. It sleeps three to four people.
MAGIC MADE POSSIBLE etsy.com £40.00
This mini teepee makes a great photo backdrop for outdoorsy weddings and garden parties – and kids will love to curl up inside it, too.
POLLY MADE ME etsy.com £227.00
This one isn’t waterproof but, with its beautiful teal stripe pattern, we aren’t all too bothered. Pop it in the garden for the children to enjoy on sunny days and, if there’s a downpour, just pop it in the living room instead.
Classic Large TeePee Hanging Daybed
LIME LACE limelace.co.uk £369.00
This is a lovely looking option – and it’s really customisable, so you can get the right fit for your needs (and budget). The teepee itself is £369, but you can add a rain cover and a hanging stand for an additional £300 each.
Even with all the extras, it’s better value than the above Cox & Cox version – and the large size means it fits three to five adults happily. Good for the whole family, then.
Classic Medium TeePee Hanging Daybed
LIME LACE limelace.co.uk £339.00
Here’s another by the same brand, but slightly smaller, in case you don’t need to squeeze five adults in your teepee – this one fits
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