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Camping: the great indoors

Camping: the great indoors

Forget the weatherman and jump right into the ultimate all-weather activity: camping at home. Here, you will find ideas on how to bring the outdoors in with a homemade teepee and an indoor pond. And the best part? The only wildlife prowling around your campsite would be your little one’s favourite teddy bear!

Pitch perfect

Set up your campsite by pitching your own teepee in under 30 minutes. All you need are wooden poles and rope from your local hardware store, a bedsheet, and a clothes peg. Cushions recommended; forest optional.

wooden poles

Lean the wooden poles against one another to create the frame of a teepee. Secure them with rope


Toss the bedsheet over the teepee frame.

bedsheet with a clothes peg

Secure the bedsheet with a clothes peg.

fairy lights

Add cushions and fairy lights for when the lights go out!

Gone fishing

Now that your teepee is up, dive into the underwater world with your own makeshift lake and discover fascinating sea animals through our DIY fishing game. To begin, just print out our free PDF template. You’d also need paper clips, magnets, and a wooden stick. Get your toddler to count the tentacles on the octopus or sing your own version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Starfish! Start reeling in a splashing good time while staying dry!

Download our free PDF template below