Top Picks for Indoor Play

As winter creeps in, it’s inevitable that there will be more play time indoors. So we have rounded up some cosy new additions for you to bring warmth and a sense of adventure into your playroom, kid’s bedroom or lounge room. Buy well and you need only buy once. We believe investing in high quality now is guaranteed to save you, and mother earth, in the long run. This is our pick of the bunch for furnishing play spaces for children.

Play Mats 

LIEWOOD Glenn Baby Activity Floor Playmat, Classic Sandy

Liewood’s activity blanket is great for developing motor senses and your baby’s curiosity. The animals on the blanket are crunchy and can flap up and down to reveal cute secrets. Your baby will be entertained for hours with this brilliant blanket in the home.

The Sahara / Little Trooper Play Mat

An incredibly plush, safe and durable play mat for the whole family to enjoy for years. These play mats are made of eco-friendly, shock-absorbent memory foam that is 15mm thick – soft for the hands and knees, perfect for tummy time, crawling, playing, learning and exploring. They are waterproof and so easy to clean. 

Quilted Linen Baby Play Mat – Olive

Warren Hill ‘Olive’ baby play mat is made from 100% Pure French Flax Linen with a soft, polyester filling. Aside from playtime, tummy time, these mats will come in handy as your child grows because you can use them as outdoor play mats, a small blanket for the lounge, or a comfy spot on which to read a book.

Soft Play 

jnr.life play.go-round – lobster

jnr.life play.go-round is crafted by hand with love, in Melbourne. Oversized and generously padded, this cylindrical soft-play piece is perfect for rolling, climbing, stacking and gentle flip-flops. play all day. Doubling as a family pouf, play.go-round pushes the bounds of creativity for babies, toddlers and kids. 

Space Station Play Tent 

Ground control to major Tom! Any space cadet would love to be at the controls of this rocket beneath the dining room table. Designed to fit a rectangle dining table, this cubby house is a clever way to turn your dining room into a rocket in no time. Ready for blast off! 

Velvet Floor Cushion w/ Tassel – Butterscotch

Your child will love snuggling up to read a book, watch TV or play using this generously sized floor cushion. Crafted from the most luxurious, upholstery grade velvet and featuring a genuine leather tassel, these floor cushions will make a beautiful addition to your nursery, kids room or even your lounge area.

Table Top Play

Beau Table & Stool

This gorgeous set will win everyone’s heart over. The table “Beau”, in rainbow shape can be placed in two positions, flat on the wall or and/or the curved side against the wall. It’s arcs can also be utilised for marble run, bead counting, great to promote fine motor skills in the learning years. 

Mini Kreature Table & Stool

More than just a desk, Mini Kreature is all about fun! He can shape shift into a cubby house, can cast cool shadows, be a blackboard for the last minute creative moment. This combo set table and stool will be a great addition for the little human’s room. The desk is perfect for crafting, play doh, homework, and oh it wipes so easily, even a child can do it.

ferm LIVING Little Architect Kids Desk, Grey

Make room for your little geniuses to shape and form ideas, throw small dinner parties, or colour for hours. ferm LIVING’s Little Architect series include a table, chairs, a bench and desk in five different colours that match so that you can mix them all together. The furniture is simple, contemporary design on children’s level and the perfect base for the little ones to unfold their creativity.

Rug Up

ferm LIVING Jute Round Kids Carpet World

The natural tones of this durable, sustainable material ensures it will match any home. Perfect in the centre of your child’s bedroom, it’s best used as a play mat or to keep small toes warm in the morning.

Beni M’rirt rug – Moroccan Hues

Bring beautiful Moroccan hues into your home by adding one of these unique pieces. Use them in the nursery, your new workspace or kids room, the styling options are endless! 

Cotton Berber Washable Rug – Going Dotty Round – Blue

Dabs of blue, light blue and green on an off white base.  100% Cotton and no nasties. Great for those unusual or awkward spaces where a rug is really needed to finish off the room. Perfect playroom or nursery mat too! And of course WASHABLE – this size will fit in a 7-8kg domestic washing machine. 

Play Time

Large Wooden Marble Run – Slides

Slides is a rolling ball/marble structure set which allows for endless construction options so that the only limit to what they can create, is their own imagination. The process of building allows for the development of imaginative play, logical thinking and problem solving. And once the fun of building is over, the excitement of watching the ball make it’s way through the course begins! 

Elephant Felt Puppet 

Bring the wonders of far off places into the world of your little one with this friendly elephant hand puppet. The perfect lead role for any imaginative play scene! As handmade as you get – the felt itself is made by molding the wool by hand, using warm water and soap to press into shape. Handcrafted at the foot of the Himalayas, Nepal, your purchase empowers women in rural areas. 

Make Me Iconic Aussie Animals Set 

Every Aussie kid should have a set of rare Aussie wood animals in their home to just simply play with, in honour of our unique flora and fauna. Complete with 1 x Gum Tree plus 8 native Aussie Animals including a Kangaroo, Platypus, Wombat, Emu, Kookaburra, Dingo, Echidna and a Koala who loves to sleep snug in a tree!

So we hope you’re inspired with plenty of fun play ideas for the wet and wintry days ahead. If you want more, check out the playroom archive here

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