Dens and treehouses

Den building is an excellent opportunity for peer to peer communication.

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Den building is an excellent opportunity for peer to peer communication

Children use carefully considered small spaces for times to reflect and communicate with others. Social communication is vital for a child’s development. Dens offer a special social place for children to be able to reflect upon their lives, learning and relationships. Depending upon the structure of the den, children can also experience challenge and risk in a safe environment.

Dens become castles and hidden houses for imaginative and social play. A sense of ownership and decision-making supports children’s confidence levels and sense of independence, while providing a perfect place to share, talk, reflect and socialise.

Play and Learn

Den building is an excellent opportunity for peer-to-peer communication. Relationships are formed during cooperative construction as children work collaboratively planning, building and managing their den building.
  • Confidence building
  • Social play
  • Role play
  • Reflective communication
  • Imaginative place
  • Well-being
  • Decision making
  • Creative learning
  • Risk
  • Gross & fine motor skills
  • Problem solving

The Infinite Range

  • Open & enclosed dens
  • Raised and sunken dens
  • Tipis
  • Tufting kit
  • Balance beams
  • Tunnels
  • Den building kit with branches
  • Upright posts with rope hoops
  • Canopy roofs
  • Larch roofs
  • Deck bases
  • Bridges
  • Construction kit

Downloadable resources

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