Cuckooland’s Guide to Bedtime Stories: The Treehouse Collection

Is there anything more fun than a treehouse? Or a treehouse bed, we think not! This wonderful building of creation and determination is the central point to a lot of childhood memories. Which is why the humble treehouse features so prominently in many bedtime stories. So snuggle up and take a look at our treehouse inspired bedtime story collection.

Adventure Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide

Every single one of us at some point in our childhood tried (and probably) failed to build a treehouse. Whether it was a sheet thrown over a bunk bed or a ‘health and safety nightmare’ of a hammer and nail thrown at a tree in the back garden, the humble treehouse was an important part of our childhood. It’s easy to see why; a small space where imagination and adventure reign, a place away from reality where anything could happen including the odd trip to A&E for a tetanus shot (those rusty nails always seemed to ruin the fun). No matter what your childhood treehouse looked like, it was a safe haven where you could test the limits of your creativity as well as logic/gravity.

Our latest bedtime story collection has been inspired by the truly awesome Adventure Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide. This fantastic (and very safe) structure is comprised of an authentic treehouse and lower deck, ideal for little boys or girls who are sharing a room. The Treehouse Bunk Bed is made of splinter free MDF and pine making it perfect for little monkeys who love to climb and slide. To further ensure your little monkeys are truly inspired, and for your nostalgic pleasure, we have also listed our top treehouse related books below. Alternatively, view our collection of treehouse beds.

Kipper’s Tree House by Mick Inkpen

Recommended Age: 3-4

Kipper has built his very own treehouse and invited his best friend, Tiger over to play. But when poor Tiger has a fright, how will Kipper get his best friend down from the Treehouse? This wonderful lift-the-flap book is perfect for little ones. Each page has an interactive section which features big chunky letters and bright illustrations. The entire Kipper series is very popular with little ones and parents alike.

Peter Pan by Ladybird

Recommended Age: 5-7

For fans of the treehouse Peter Pan is a must! It’s a well known fact that the boy who never grew up had THE best treehouse of all! Join Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the lost boys as they fight pirates and have the best adventures in Neverland. This beautifully illustrated book has been sensitively abridged and retold for a younger audience. We loved the narration of this classic tale and it is sure to keep young children engaged with it’s bight colours and easy to follow story.

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Rudolf Wyss

Recommended Age: 9-12

This highly regarded classic story is still very much loved today by a wide and diverse audience. The Swiss Family Robinson tells a tale of the Robinson family who find themselves shipwrecked on a desert island. With the elements and nature seemingly against them, its up to the Robinsons to show unity and create a life for themselves on their island. This includes building a giant treehouse! Noted as a great book for teaching strong values and team work ethics, this is truly a good book to read for aspiring adventurers.

We hope the tree house collection has inspired a little adventure in you and your little ones. Why not have a go at building your own treehouse and send us in a picture, if it’s good enough we will create a blog post just for you!

If you have any questions regarding our story book collection or themed beds, or would like discuss our kids bed collection, simply call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 Mon-Fri 9-5pm or email and our super friendly team will reply immediately.


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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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