Are Your Kids Sleepover-Ready for the Summer Holidays?

The summer holidays are finally here. So when the kids are off school for the next few weeks, it’s all about sunshine and silliness… oh, and sleepovers, of course!

If your little one is preparing for a summer of overnight stays, you’ll want to create a welcoming space for their pals. Here are a few easy ways you can get the kids’ bedroom prepared in time for playmates…

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1. The trundle bed

A trundle bed is a great option for kids’ bedrooms. With a trundle drawer, an extra mattress slots away underneath the bed – so whenever you have guests over, you can simply pull out a spare bed in seconds. It’s ideal for unexpected sleepovers!

You won’t need to deal with the hassle of deflating a spare air mattress once it’s time for playdates to head home. It’s the easiest – and quickest – way to host guests for the evening.

And if your little one’s bedroom is on the smaller side, a trundle bed helps you save heaps of space. You won’t need to find the room to stash away a bulky spare mattress – everything you need fits underneath the bed. Plus, trundle beds also often have added storage, so you can save even more space.

The Fraser Bookcase Bed has a deep headboard with shelf, so kids can easily stash away their favourite stories, table lamp, bedtime drink (or sleepover snacks) without taking up any bedroom space.

Fraser Single Storage Bookcase Bed with Trundle Drawer

2. The bunk bed

A classic sleepover option, a bunk bed is great for siblings or kids who have lots of sleepovers.

And if your kids share a room, why not add an extra trundle mattress underneath the bunk bed? It means siblings can invite a buddy or two over without sleeping in separate rooms (because where’s the fun in that?!), and you can save time on blowing up spare mattresses.

With our lovely bunk bed below, you can choose from roomy under-bed storage drawers or an extra trundle mattress. So whether you have one little monkey or two – or your youngster just can’t choose between their two best pals – nothing is getting in the way of good old-fashioned sleepover fun.

Pino Kids Bunk Bed in 3 Heights in White

3. The folding chair bed

A folding chair bed is the perfect space-saving solution. Because if you’re already after a cosy chair for your little one’s bedroom, why not double up and get a chair and a spare bed in one hit?

Kids can simply move the chair cushions and pull out the extending frame, and ta-da! A ready-made sleepover bed that’s super comfy for overnight stays – simply grab a sleeping bag and they’ll be good to go.

Tucked below the Estella High Sleeper, this fantastic bed frame comes with a chair bed included! Accompanying the fold-out chair bed – a chest of drawers and bookcase. Kids can snuggle up and get stuck into their reading and friends can stay over when all of their summer school assignments are ticked off!

Estella High Sleeper with Chest, Cube and Sofa Bed

4. The folding sofa bed

If the chair bed just isn’t big enough, get a bed with a fold-out sofa instead! So if your kids would rather stretch out, they can lounge on their very own bedroom sofa. It’s perfect for chilling out after a long day…

Take a look at the Thuka HIT 9 High Sleeper Bed below. Including a compact desk and bookcase, with a cushioned sofa to the side, it’s a great space for kids and teens to relax. Then when the weekend comes back around, it becomes a space for sleepovers! Ready to go in a matter of seconds, your kids can transform their sofa into a spare bed! And with a choice of coloured fabrics, you can find a shade that works brilliantly with your child’s space.

Thuka HIT 9 High Sleeper Bed with Desk and Sofa Bed in Grey

Thuka HIT 9 High Sleeper Bed with Desk and Fold-out Sofa Bed

5. The day bed

A day bed is a super functional option for kids’ rooms. Whether kids are chilling in the day or snoozing at night, a day bed is the comfiest place to be. And with space underneath for a storage drawer and an extra mattress, you can keep any bedroom clutter to a minimum.

When your kids have their buddies round, a day bed doubles up as the perfect spot to sit down and gossip. So by day, kids can get cosy on the cushions and watch a film together, and by night, they have a fuss-free guest bed that’s ready in minutes.

The wonderful Ottoman day bed by Vox is no exception. Ideal for smaller bedrooms, the mattress lifts up to reveal a roomy storage drawer to store spare bedding. And there’s also a pull-out trundle mattress – so you can be sleepover-ready in seconds.

Vox Evolve Ottoman Day Bed

6. The fun bed

In between all those TikTok dances and secret-swapping, who has time for sleep at a sleepover? If your little one is having their friends to stay this summer, make it even easier to have a fun time.

Whether it’s a bed with a slide or a secret hideout, our range of fun kids’ beds are perfect for sleepovers. For example, the hangout bunk bed by Lifetime gives kids their own exclusive den to watch movies and swap secrets. Or with the treehouse bunk bed by Mathy By Bols, kids can tire themselves out by taking it in turns to whizz down the slide.

Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide & Platform

Lifetime Adventure Hangout Kids Bunk Bed

7. The pull out bed

Want a no-fuss sleepover bed that saves you time and space? Look no further than a pull out bed.

In just a couple of quick adjustments, you can transform the single bed into a spacious double. It’s ideal for cosying up together at a sleepover!

And even when your little one isn’t having a friend over to stay, they can enjoy stretching out on a roomy mattress. Then, during the day, they can easily convert the bed back into a single bed and free up more floor space for activities.

Pino Day Bed with Pull Out Bed

8. And don’t forget the sleeping bag!

Whether you have a chair bed or a trundle bed, make sleepovers simple with a comfortable sleeping bag. Because while you could prepare a fresh pair of sheets for every overnight guest, you could easily save yourself the effort – and grab your go-to sleeping bag!

Time to give the kids’ bedroom a refresh?

Whether your little one is having their first overnight guest or enjoying sleepovers again now restrictions have lifted, get sleepover-ready with our range of kids’ beds.

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With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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