Ultimate Guide to Kids Beds with a Slide

During my endless quest to discover the most unique kids beds I have spotted some truly wonderful designs, from multi-functional cabin beds to the most magical themed beds and I have to say, one of my favourite combinations has to be a kids bed with slide. I couldn’t contain myself when I stumbled across these fun and functional fusions of sleep and play, all wrapped up into one awesome bed! Of course, testing was essential… sensible and mature adults are hard pushed to resist a slide, so there really was no hope for me!

If you’re looking for a kids bed that will make your child feel as if they’ve woken in Wonderland, a bed with a slide is sure to put the biggest Cheshire Cat grin on their face! Say goodbye to boring bedtime and coaxing them out of bed in the morning, I know I’d be first in line to whizz out of my bed… if I had a slide bed!

Whether you’re looking for your child’s first bed, embarking on a kids bedroom makeover or simply plain curious about these adventurous kids beds, read on to discover mid sleeper beds, bunk beds, storage beds, all with one common “WOW” factor… a slide!

Bed with Slide for Toddlers

Perhaps more suited to younger children (although I guarantee there’ll be some green eyed envy from older siblings!) beds with a slide make a brilliant toddler bed.

Look out for lower profile bed frames, such as the Lifetime Play, Learn Sleep Bed, as high bed frames are usually recommended for children over 6 years old. The easy to climb ramp makes getting up into bed a safe ascent whilst the slide makes for a rapid decent! This entertaining bed comes complete with a chalk board front perfect for doodles and drawings.

Take a look at these super cool toddler beds from Cuckooland for more inspiration, or check out these slide beds with a tent;

Limited Edition Play, Learn & Sleep Bed by Lifetime

Kids Bed with Slide & Tent

If a slide isn’t enough to keep your little one entertained, how about adding a play tent as well! The Pino Mid Sleeper Bed with Slide & Curtain is a winning combo that will encourage hours of imaginative play. Choose from a selection of designs to suit your kids bedroom, from pirate ships to floral gardens, these fun packed beds are also a great choice for a themed bedroom.

For a sustainable option, the Lifetime Camp Canyon Mid Sleeper is made out of Scandinavian pine from 100% certified and sustainable forest. Sturdy and robust, this wooden mid sleeper comes with the option to add a slide and many other optional extras to personalise or combine with co-ordinating bedroom furniture.

Lifetime Kids Camp Canyon Mid-Sleeper Bed with optional Slide

Mid Sleeper Bed with Slide

Mid sleeper beds are a popular choice for a kids bed, offering an elevated sleeping platform and space underneath for a variety of uses, from play den to toy storage. Many parents love their space saving features, however if room allows, a mid sleeper bed with slide is a neat kids bed. As seen with the Pino Kids Mid Sleeper with Slide, the addition of a slide brings a playful design to the bed.

Pino Kids Mid Sleeper with Slide in White

Bunk Bed with Slide

Whether you’re looking for a new bed for siblings sharing a bedroom or for a fabulous sleep over set up (not sure much sleeping will be taking place!), a bunk bed with slide will transform a kids room into a dream bedroom. The Mathy By Boys Treehouse Bunk with Platform & Slide has to be one of the most awesome beds I have ever seen.

Lovingly handcrafted in a Belgium artisan factory, this bed won me over on the moment I set eyes on it! Available in a choice of 26 colours, this bunk with slide will complement many a colour theme.

Also, great news for any of you who already have a Mathy By Bols Treehouse Bed (bunk bed or single) you can buy the slide retrospectively and install it to your existing bed!

Mathy By Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed
Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Platform & Slide

What Size is a Children’s Bed with Slide?

The size of a kids slide bed will largely depend upon the frame to which the slide is attached and the configuration of the bed.

Each product detail page will clearly state the dimensions of the bed, including slide. It is also important to factor in clearance at the bottom of the slide, so when your child is exiting their bed in style, they won’t bump into anything on landing!

Pino Kids Mid Sleeper with Slide & Curtain

Are Beds with Slides Safe?

Your child’s safety is of paramount importance and when properly constructed, beds with slides are structurally safe and provide a secure place for your child to sleep.

Manufacturers offer clear guidelines for proper use, and to ensure that your child remains free from accident or harm.

As with any raised bed, it’s important to consider a few safety points and run through the safety guidelines with your child.

Take a moment to read a few safely tips for beds with slides;

  • Raised beds are recommended for children 6 years and over (please refer to individual product pages for specific guidelines).
  • To avoid accidents, children should not jump on the bed and should not jump off of the slide.
  • Ensure the ladder is secure and cannot slip when being climbed.
  • Ensure the slide is secure and that the landing point free from obstacles.
  • Periodically check all fixtures and fittings remain secure and are free from damage.
  • Ensure that the safety rails are securely attached.
  • If your child is still getting up during the night, place a night light in their room for using the ladder or slide at night.
  • Only use the recommended mattress size for the specific bed, some mid sleeper beds have a maximum mattress depth for safety reasons. This will be detailed on the product detail page.

What’s not to love about these fabulous beds? Beds with slides, in my opinion, are a match made in heaven, encouraging your kids to sleep and play is surely a recipe for a happy home!

For more information about Kids Beds with Slides contact our super friendly Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email us for playground chat or more advice!

Nathalie

With more than 8 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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