16 Playsets For Kids That'll Keep Them Occupied For Hours On End
Whether you're working from home, have a million chores to do around the house, or just desperately need a break, sometimes you need to find something to entertain your kid for a chunk of time. Once you've exhausted all the Blues Clues episodes and taken a glue stick to every scrap of construction paper in the house, you might find yourself scratching your head. Now what? One word: playsets. The best playsets will keep your kids occupied for hours, and all without the use of a screen.
What exactly is a playset? We're talking about a toy structure, usually including smaller components, that kids can play with indoors (or maybe even outdoors, if they really wanted to). The structure can be anything, really... a race track, a collapsible castle, a carry-and-go farm. Those smaller pieces are made to exist within that specific world, of course (little cars, king and queen figures, miniature farm animals). Basically, a playset is a miniature world kids can escape into so that you can actually get a little work done, mow the lawn, or do a few dishes. The coolest ones can be packed up and stored after use, for optimum fun and clean up.
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1. Carry & Go Farm
2. Carry & Go Track Table
3. Carry & Go Castle
4. Little Tikes Carry 'N Go Airport Playset
Suffice to say, none of us are traveling anywhere soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help foster your child’s desire to see the world. This Little Tikes Carry N Go Airpirt Playset let’s them safely take-off for destinations unknown.
5. Doctor Kit for Kids
6. Rose & Rex Felt River Play Set
Even the littlest kids can benefit from a play set and this soft felt option from Maisonette is perfect for little hands.
7. Pretend Play BBQ Grill Toy Kitchen Set
While we’re all cooking at home, might as well encourage your child’s culinary inclinations. This little barbecue doesn’t have to go in the backyard. They can grill up dinner right beside you.
8. 40-Piece Castle & Pirate Ship Playset
Yaarrr, all you bored pirates. It’s time to set sail for the high seas from the comfort of your own living room with this swashbuckling ship and castle from Young Explorers.
9. Disney Animators' Collection Littles Sleeping Beauty Aurora Cottage Playset
We all could use a little fantasy from the happiest place on Earth. Disney may be closed but this adorable cottage and its handful of princesses are ready to play.
10. Peppa Princess Castle
Tired of your child talking to you in their Peppa Pig British accent? Then give them something else to talk to — Peppa herself living her best life in this plush castle.
11. Carry Around Animal Town
12. Catch & Count Magnetic Fishing Rod Set
Gone fishin' takes on new meaning when you're practicing your angling from the living room floor. This Melissa & Doug play set will give your little fisherman-in-training a clean, safe way to work on their reeling.
13. Deluxe Road Rug Play Set
14. My First Foldable Parking Garage Vehicle Car Play Set
If your child is longing for a drive, this parking garage play set from IQToys will scratch their itch. You can even use some of the toy cars you already have on these roads.
15. My Carry Along Playsets (Kitchen)
Your little sous chef in training can take their kitchen utensils everywhere they go with this carry along set. Filled with 21 different tools, they'll be serving all kinds of imaginary three-courses meals.
16. Black + Decker Power Tool Workshop
Tackling long overlooked home improvement projects has been a top priority for people across the country. Maybe your kiddo wants in on the action too. Solution? This super cute work bench for kids, complete with a (pretend) saw and drill.