Anything that helps my kids to embrace nature and makes it even more entertaining for them to play outdoors is a toy that grabs my attention. Backyard Safari has a large line of products to encourage children to discover. With single items and kits to merge science, exploration and play into one, this company has plenty of ways to foster a child’s development. And they do so while being safe. They are very proud of the fact that they have never had a product recall!
We had a chance to see some products up close, including this base camp shelter tent and camouflage netting. This makes a perfect set, especially since the tent is only a half tent. Are those two little boys in there?
Because our weather has been slow to cooperate, we set up the shelter for imaginative play indoors. Lately we’ve been finding that even products geared towards outdoor use can still be a blast indoors! This was no exception. I highly recommend getting the netting as it is much larger than I anticipated and much more rugged as well. I thought it might be a bit flimsy but it is high quality and will last a long time.
The tent comes with a LED lantern that is extremely easy for small hands to use. They easily attach to the tent, giving off a nice amount of light. My boys have loved both the lanterns we received and use them nightly as a nightlight and for reading in their beds. The only downfall is that they take AAA batteries so I am unable to use rechargeable batteries. However, they do last a long time on a single set of batteries.
I look forward to warmer weather when we can take our adventurers with camp shelter outside and explore nature!
How would you like to give your child the opportunity to explore and discover as well? I have a fun giveaway to help you do just that, including a vest and tools to help them get into the role!
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Disclosure: I was provided with samples for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. My thoughts and opinions remain 100% my own and yours may differ.