How to Heat your Outdoor Space at Night

Everyone loves a spot of alfresco entertaining under the evening stars, especially as the summer nights arrive.

However… you’ll need to avoid the chill factor once the sun sets beyond the horizon. At Cuckooland, we bring you the hottest designs for heating your outdoors space – stylish additions that’ll encourage much-needed family time and socialising into the early hours.

Opening up more opportunities to gather, dine and catch up with your guests, we’ll show you some of our favourite heating products that are perfect for this season.

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1. Heat (and Feed) Your Guests

Quan Premium Large Wood Fired BBQ

This stunning barbecue by Quan is bound to become a talking point among friends and family, who congregate around the carefully engineered design to savour its heat.

They’ll also enjoy the spectacle of watching budding barbecue kings and queens trying new recipes on its top plate. Reaching temperatures of 400ºC at the centre, this premium wood-fired barbecue fire pit will deliver mouth-watering meals and side dishes cooked in the plancha or teppanyaki style.

Not just there to provide warmth and food, the stylish triangular base gives you the perfect place to store logs, and it’s offered in stunning corten steel or black galvanised carbon steel finish. Thankfully, this ‘piece of art’ can be left outdoors all year round, so there’s little to stop you from throwing an impromptu party.

2. Snap, Crackle, Relax!

Cook King Viking Fire Bowl

There’s no doubting the ‘hypnotic’ sound and movement of living flames, which you and your guests can experience whilst gathered around the Cook King Viking fire bowl.

Powered by nature, you can enjoy stacking wooden logs in the long-lasting steel fire bowl in this ultra-contemporary finish, without the mess of coal! Keen to keep everyone warm, you’ll also love the safety-conscious design with a concave bowl there to stop burnt wood from blowing around.

Simple to clean in between your soon-to-be-legendary garden get-togethers, this effective heat source can be easily wiped with a damp cloth and dried thoroughly before use. With an extensive range of Cook King accessories available to purchase separately, it’ll warm, illuminate and feed your guests!

3. Try Tabletop Heating

Cosi Fires Cosiscoop Fire Lantern

Keeping everyone toasty warm stylishly – the CE quality mark Cosiscoop fire lantern from Cosi Fires is available in five fashionable shades including Green and Terracotta.

Small but mighty, you’ll soon warm up after twisting the ignition switch on this tabletop fire lantern before lighting your scoop with a candle lighter. Activating the 190-gram piercable gas cartridge (not included) nestled inside, you’ll no longer need to end the party early due to chilly summer nights – each gas cartridge lasts for 6 hours.

Simply carry the metal and glass lantern to an outdoor place of your choosing, before feeling the warmth from the (adjustable) flames dancing on the pebbles.

4. Boost Everyone’s Health!

Heatsail Dome Patio Heater Pendant Light in Black with +25 HEAT

With this energy-efficient patio heater, you can regularly experience the comforting heat that’s emitted up to five metres away – meaning more guests can warm themselves nearby.

However, this 2-in-1 outdoor galvanised steel heater and pendant lamp has hidden health advantages. It turns your garden into a wellness retreat no one will want to leave on summer evenings.

With zero emissions given out, you and your guests can benefit from anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and relaxing pain relief that boosts immune functions and increases circulation. Clever FIR (far infrared rays) is absorbed by your body happily and offers the perfect remedy after a stressful day in town.

Please note, the Heatsail dome tripod and wall bracket are sold separately.

5. Gather Around the Fireplace … Outdoors

Le Feu Ground Wood Bio Ethanol Fireplace in Black

We all love doing our bit for the planet and this modern bioethanol fireplace from Le Feu certainly plays its part – whilst extending the time you want to spend in your garden during summer evenings.

Mounted on a vintage style wooden tripod, this fireplace is smoke and emissions-free. It only releases the same volume of carbon dioxide emissions as a candle and is recyclable. The flame-controlling regulator rod means you can use this in your home too.

Meeting strict EU safety standards, this bioethanol fireplace doesn’t come with fuel. Yet, fuel can be widely found online and in DIY shops – also known as pure denatured ethanol liquid fuel.

6. Choose a Chic Chiminea

Garden Trading Sarsden Fire Pit Chiminea

The substantial Sarsden fire pit chiminea by Garden Trading is perfect for nighttimes when there’s ‘a nip in the air’.

Made from an eye-catching matt black powder-coated steel, it’ll create a stylish ‘campfire’ space your family will flock to on summer evenings. Use either firewood or charcoal to warm everyone from the moment they sit down, the elegant chimney draws smoke upwards to stop it from spoiling everyone’s night.

Just remember to stock up on s’mores and other yummy foods to toast on the galvanised grill – so you’ll keep warm from the inside out too.

7. Cook Delicious Dinners as you Chat

Maze Rattan Oxford Royal Corner Dining Set with Fire Pit

This contemporary nine-seater collection by Maze Rattan is more than striking, it’s an entire area fit for unwinding with your nearest and dearest – who’ll remain comfortably warm, fed and relaxed.

Doubling up as a swish light grey seating area and a cooking ‘station’, imagine the dining possibilities whilst gathered around the central fire pit table. Hidden within the premium polyurethane base, one compatible 7kg propane gas bottle will last between six and seven hours, meaning you needn’t go indoors as soon as it gets dark.

We’re loving the curved sofa that encourages snuggling on its luxurious deep-filled cushions – plus there are two gorgeous benches for extra seating when your friends pop around. So, sit back, knowing this CE registered design is there for you after a hard day’s work in the garden or home office.

The Party Doesn’t Need to End at Sunset with these Heating Ideas

We think any of these stunning heat sources will encourage everyone outdoors on summer evenings. Some have the facility to cook up delicious meals, one brings infrared health benefits – all encourage catching up with loved ones. Learn more about these beautiful products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email. We’re always happy to help advise you.


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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