Topicker Boy’s Blue Prince Castle Play Tent is a lightweight play tent that requires minimal assembly and can be used for indoor or outdoor play. This play tent arrived in a small zippered bag containing the tent and four elastic-threaded segmented poles. There were no instructions included, but assembly was fairly intuitive. The pole ends tuck into pockets at the top and bottom of the tent and are secured at the halfway point by straps inside the tent.
Once assembled, this play tent is big enough for one adult, one toddler, and several stuffed animals to sit comfortably. There are two mesh windows on either side of the tent and a front door flap that can be secured in the open position or closed position. Even with the front door flap open and mesh windows, it does start to feel a little hot and stuffy in there after a while. This might be less of a concern outdoors where there is more airflow.
The tent is exceptionally cute in my son’s outer space themed bedroom, and it gives the room a whimsical quality. He enjoys reading in it, storing stuffed animals in it, hiding various household objects he’s “borrowed” in it, and laying down and looking up through the translucent tent roof.
I have disassembled this tent once because my toddler was enjoying it so much that he was literally bouncing off the tent walls and becoming a danger to himself. Due either to his rough use or my rough reassembly a week later, there are two places where the seam has separated a bit but it’s nothing that makes me feel cheated, and the tent is still in great shape.
The footprint is a bit large (53″ in height and 41″ in diameter) for my son’s small bedroom, and it’s not the easiest to assemble and disassemble on a regular basis. If you have the space, this is an awesome permanent fixture for a playroom or bedroom.