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18 December 2013

Britain's Best Blanket Fort

The Furniture Market are running a competition to win a choice between tickets to top attractions within the UK, or love2Shop vouchers to the value of £100.

So whether you are a big kid yourself or your children enjoy creating a magical hideaway at home all you need to do is share your indoor blanket forts!

Although there are beautiful tents and teepees available in toy stores today, nothing beats using your imagination and making your own personalised place to play. The Mini Mes often drag chairs into the lounge, cover them with a large blanket and then fill their newly formed den with pillows, bears and cake. 
Something I enjoyed doing as a child too although it usually involved cushions form the sofas!

When they build forts together sibling rivalry is replaced with team work.
The bickering turns into giggles and they even share toys and books which is lovely to see.
It's not only great fun but a great way to bond and I love to get involved too even if it can be a bit of a tight squeeze!

The best thing about this style of fort is that it's quick to set up (and put away) and it's two storeys high.
The chairs are a sturdy base and it forms a natural tunnel and you can extend it by adding more furniture with ease.

My Fort Building Tips
Use clothes pegs to keep sheet and blankets in place
Select a location away from breakables
Fill your den with beanbags and pillows for extra comfort
Take everything you need inside before you get settled including magazines and games for entertainment
Use dark blankets to keep light out
Snacks and torches are essential!

What makes the perfect fort for your family?

How to enter the Britain's Best Blanket Fort Competition
- Build a fort
- Take a picture
- Post the picture on social media using hashtag #BlanketFortComp and tag @MarketFurniture


1 comment

  1. a great place for a picnic when its too wet to go out


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