Our Top Ten Novelty Beds

Who says bedtime needs to be boring? Your youngster’s room is more than just a space to sleep – and our range of novelty beds are here to make life a little more fun.

Whether you have a little explorer or a sophisticated teen, there’s a novelty bed to please everyone. And you won’t need to worry about safety and support, either. These quirky beds are every bit as supportive as any other kids bed. They just have the added bonus of making your kids the envy of all their pals!

To help you pick out the right novelty bed for your little one, I’m here to share all my favourites. You might even recognize some of them shared by certain celebs…


Best for… sleepovers

Do your kids regularly have their pals round to stay? With truth or dare sessions (or console gaming sessions…sigh!) lasting until the early hours, sleepovers can be tiring work – for both the kids and parents! The last thing you need is the task of dismantling a spare bed and heaving it back into the loft the next day.

The Explorer Treehouse Cabin Bed is perfect for sleepovers. With it’s handy pull out bed, you’ll have a guest bed that’s ready to go in seconds. And as soon as your guests are ready to leave, it can be tucked away out of sight.

With it’s fun treehouse design, this bed would look the part in a woodland-themed bedroom.

Explorer Treehouse Cabin Bed

Best for... Scandi-style rooms

If you’re obsessed with all things Scandi, you’ll love the Teepee Cabin Bed by Woood. With gorgeous white material and solid pine wood, this bed has all the minimalist features you’d expect in a Scandi-inspired room.

And more importantly, your kids will love it too! It’s perfect for little adventurers, as the teepee features and lookout holes are great for imaginative play. Whether you’re creating a Wild West or Alpine theme – or something else entirely – this bed will be the star of the show.

Teepee Tent Bed
Kids Teepee Cabin Bed by Woood

Best for… keeping bedrooms tidy

When it comes to keeping kids bedrooms spick and span, it’s certainly easier said than done. Pocket money, rotas, tidy-up games… I’ve tried it all with my kids! However there is one way you can make tidying up a little easier – and that’s with a trundle drawer.

This Kids Tent Cabin Bed with Trundle Drawer by Mathy by Bols is ideal. Bright green, brilliantly fun, and the perfect place to set up camp, kids absolutely love this bed. It even has a pull-down canopy for that real adventurous experience.

And the best part? You can effortlessly store any toys, bedding, or clothes underneath.

Mathy by Bols Kids Tent Cabin Bed with Trundle Drawer

Best for… little adventurers

Kids love hanging out in a hideout. Whether it’s a makeshift sofa fort or a secret treehouse den, there’s just something irresistibly fun about hiding away.

If you have a little adventurer in your life, look no further than the Lifetime Adventure Hangout Kids Bed. It’s imaginative, it’s playful, and it’ll look a treat in any kids bedroom. With optional storage space below and a fun hangout up top, both kids and adults will love everything about this bed.

Lifetime Adventure Hangout Kids Bed

Best for… a nautical theme

Seaside themed bedrooms are a family favourite. From cute whales to nautical stripes, it’s a theme that will never go out of style.

If you’re decking out a nautical themed bedroom, you’ll love the dreamy Lifetime Children’s Beach House Single Bed. It’s playful enough to add a lovely beach feel to the bedroom, without being totally over the top. And with its handy bed rail, you won’t need to worry about any little shipmates falling overboard!

Lifetime Children's Beach House Single Bed

Best for… sharing

After a novelty bed to keep not one, but two kids happy? We’ve got just the thing.

The Explorer Treehouse Bunk Bed is ideal for sharing siblings and will put a smile on everyone’s face. The bottom bunk is safe for little ones, as the mattress is super low to the ground – while the top treehouse bunk will keep your adventurous explorers entertained.

Whether your little ones are hatching a plan or hiding from enemies (imaginary, of course!), the treehouse panel makes for a perfect hideaway. Just pop some material over the roof and it becomes top secret!

Explorer Treehouse Bunk Bed

Best for… teens

Novelty beds aren’t just for little ones. If you have an older kid or teen, there’s still plenty of fun and quirky beds to choose from.

This Vox Spot Tipi Bed & Frame is ideal for even the most sophisticated of teens. With its fashionable teepee design, kids can pretend they’re at Glastonbury – and the panels can double up as handy rails for clothes, fairy lights, and more.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough there’s a handy trundle drawer underneath. Perfect for storing away all those essential bits and bobs!

Vox Spot Kids Tipi Bed & Frame with Trundle Drawer in White

Best for… little surfers

Got a surfer dude or dudette in your life? Then they’ll love this campervan-themed novelty bed.

Complete with a movable wheel and a surfboard style ladder, the Julian Bowen Campervan Bunk Bed really does have it all. With two bunks, it’s perfect for siblings – or great for inviting pals to stay for the night. And it’s so fun and playful, you’ll have no trouble encouraging your kids to head to bed!

Julian Bowen Campervan Bunk Bed

Best for… play time

Kids learn best through play. Whether they’re on a play date with mates or messing about with siblings, every day is a school day.

To really make the most out of their active imagination, a novelty bed can help turn bedtime into an adventure. The Adventure Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide is a wonderful option for playful kids. With its windows, slanted ladder, and an open roof, this bed offers the perfect spot to play house or host teddy bear picnics and then whizz down the slide to grab extra toys! 

Adventure Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide

Best for… making dreams come true

Want to really pull out all the stops? If you’re after a novelty bed your kids will just love, meet the Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide & Platform.

First things first, it has a slide… which is really all your kids will want to know! Whether your kids are hiding in the cosy treehouse-style bunk or shooting down the slide, this bed really is what dreams are made of.

With two bunks, it’s perfect for sharing or sleepovers. And with it’s brilliantly fun design, your youngster’s friends will be queuing up to stay for the night!

Mathy By Bols Treehouse Bed with slide and platform Samantha Faiers Son baby Paul's Bed
Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide & Platform

Found the perfect novelty bed for your little one? If you’re after more wonderfully quirky ideas, head over to our entire novelty and themed bed selection – or get in touch with us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or by email.


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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