8 Best Kids' Sleeping Bags Perfect For Sleepovers And Camping

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Whether you are planning a family holiday or just looking for something the kids can take to a sleepover, it can be a challenge finding high-quality sleeping bags that give you the best value for money.

Children's sleeping bags have a whole range of styles, from light covers for warm summer nights, to thick bags with serious temperature control for your next out-of-season adventure. At Kidadl, we've done all the legwork for you, and selected our favourite sleeping bags for kids based on value, quality, and a whole variety of nifty features.

Top Tip: We have included the 'Season' ratings of these sleeping bags, which is designed to help you to select the right temperature option for you. The rating system ranges from 1-5 Season, but sleeping bags for kids generally fall within 1-3 Season (any higher than this is classed as a heavy-duty 'expedition' bag for sub-zero climates).

1 Season bags are perfect for hot summer evenings, while 2 Season sleeping bags work well for cooler nights in spring or autumn. 3 Season will provide the best sleeping environment for a mild winter night, as long as temperatures are above freezing.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Vango Saturn Kids' Outdoor Sleeping Bag

A blue Vango Saturn Kids' Outdoor Sleeping Bag.
Image © Vango

If you're looking for great performance at a reasonable price, you can't go wrong with this Vango sleeping bag, perfect for any camping trip. This durable sleeping bag will last for years, and with a 170cm length, it will be there for the kids as they grow.

Main Features

  • Price: £19
  • Ages: 8+
  • 2 Season rating
  • Loose shell insulation to reduce cold draughts getting in
  • Temperature rating 5°C or higher
  • Warm, soft, washable lining
  • Carry bag included

2. Jack Wolfskin GROW UP KIDS Sleeping Bag

A red Jack Wolfskin GROW UP KIDS Sleeping Bag with a feather pattern.
Image © Jack Wolfskin

While this fun sleeping bag might have a slightly higher price point than the others, it has a unique feature; it's extendable. With a simple zip feature, this bag can quite literally 'grow' with your child, making it a worthwhile investment as it will last them years.

Main Features

  • Price: £52.99
  • Ages: 7+
  • 1-2 Season rating
  • Light and expandable
  • Colourful and unique design
  • 'Mummy' style bag
  • Extendable by 40cm
  • Carry case included

Best For Families On A Budget

3. Trail Envelope Mini Sleeping Bag

A purple Trail Envelope Mini Sleeping Bag that also comes in blue.
Image © Trail

It's colourful, lightweight, and won't break the bank; this simple kids' sleeping bag does exactly what it says on the tin. When packed away it's only 33cm long, perfect to throw in the back of the car and set off on your merry way. Plus, it's super light so kids can easily carry their own bags on their travels.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.99
  • Ages: 4-12 (under 5ft)
  • Secure zip and velcro fastener
  • Choice of two colours
  • Lightweight at only 750g
  • Carry bag included

Best For Under 5s

4. My First ReadyBed

Child sleeping in a Paw Patrol themed My First ReadyBed.
Image © My First Readybed

Less of a sleeping bag and more of a mini-bed, this easy-to-assemble air bed is brilliant for toddlers getting used to spending the night away from home. With a selection of fun cartoon character options to choose from and a simple assembly system, this little bed is perfect for younger kids.

Main Features

  • Price: £30
  • Ages: 18 months- 3 years
  • Integrated carry bag for easy packing
  • Lots of options for designs, including Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and PJ Masks
  • Quick and easy to inflate and deflate with an included hand pump
  • Book pocket included
  • Machine washable lining

Best For Under 10s

5. Apex Mini Square Patterned Sleeping Bag

An Apex Mini Square Patterned Sleeping Bag.
Image © Mountain Warehouse

This stylish patterned 'envelope' style sleeping bag is perfect for an overnight stay, or summer camping. This lightweight bag has a contrasting interior design that style-conscious kids will love. There is also a selection of different patterns for kids to pick from.

Main Features

  • Price: £29.99
  • Ages: 5-9
  • 2 Season rating
  • Different pattern options
  • Hollow fibre insulation
  • Handy two-way zip to help regulate temperature
  • Carry bag included

6. Outwell Campion Lux Sleeping Bag

An Outwell Campion Lux Sleeping Bag.
Image © Outwell

This simple sleeping bag is light, easy to pack away, and provides a top-quality night's sleep. With specialised Isofill® insulation and a 3 Season temperature rating, this bag is perfect for teenagers heading off to a sleepover, camping trip or festival. This works as a sleeping bag for girls or boys alike due to the neutral design and can be used way into adulthood.

Main Features

  • Price: £36.98
  • Ages: 11+
  • 3 Season rating
  • Isofill® insulation
  • 'Envelope' style
  • Interior pocket to stash personal items
  • Carry bag included

7. Basecamp 200 Mini Sleeping Bag

A pink and purple reversible Basecamp 200 Mini Sleeping Bag.
Image © Mountain Warehouse

This bright and cheerful option is one of our favourite sleeping bag for kids, due to its simplicity and travel-friendly design. At a weight of just 700g, it's the perfect option for packing light. Kids can even pack and carry their own sleeping bag as this mini bag comes with an easy-to-use drawstring case.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Ages: 6+
  • 2 Season rating
  • Contrasting interior colour design
  • Four colour options, including green and blue
  • Perfect for warm summer nights or indoor camping
  • Carry bag included

8. Sunncamp Pink Stripe Junior Sleeping Bag

A pink striped Sunncamp Pink Stripe Junior Sleeping Bag.
Image © Winfields Outdoors

When it comes to finding the best sleeping bags for kids who simply can't get comfortable in the heat, the Sunncamp Junior Sleeping Bag offers a welcome solution. Its 'envelope' style means it can be unzipped for hot nights, and the built-in pillow adds extra comfort. The stylish design makes this a great gift and is perfect for kids who love summer camping in the back garden, or indoor sleepovers.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Ages: 4-9
  • 1-2 Season rating
  • Removable built-in pillow
  • Machine washable
  • Carry bag included

Top Tip: If you want to transform this bag into a double sleeping bag, two can be easily zipped together to form a double!

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. Looking for more items for your next camping trip? Kidadl has you covered; have a read of some of our recommendations for things you might need for all weathers like tents, walking boots, waterproof trousers, wetsuits (for babies and kids!), life jackets, beach shelters, sun hats, and MORE! Whether you're by the coast or walking in the rain, find more at kidadl.com.

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