Britain’s Best Blanket Fort Competition
So what is this amazing competition?
The Furniture Market is running a fantastic competition to find ‘Britain’s best Blanket Forts‘. One lucky winner each fortnight will win a fabulous £100 Love2shop voucher
Let your children have fun with blankets, furniture and pillows and get creative to build a spectacular Fort or cosy den
As a child, I used to build pirate ships using the sofa, cushions, blankets and plenty of imagination. This provided much more fun and stimulated my imagination much more than any toy my parents could have bought me.
When my niece and nephew came to visit (who build dens practically every day) I knew they would have fun along with my son getting involved in this challenge.
We grabbed blankets, rugs, pillows and of course our furniture and started to build our cosy den. There was plenty of excitement and ideas from the children that we ended up building not one but two dens.
Here is the first fort/den we made, full of cosy blankets, pillows, a torch and of course some snacks!
It was really clear and lovely to see the children playing like children should be, with no consoles, computers or handheld devices, well apart from a torch!
As you can see from the photos the children were in fits of laughter and happily sharing snacks and spooky stories!
We spent a fun-filled hour assembling various forts and dens to match the children’s exact requirements, It costs nothing to have this sort of fun but provides plenty of laughs and perhaps a £100 Love2Shop voucher!
With the help of my three builders, we collected and put away the blankets and pillows in minutes, so no massive clean up in the end!
Great ideas for a perfect Blanket Fort
Gather blankets, especially dark-colored to help create your Fort
Pillows and blankets help make your Fort or Den cosy
Take a torch, books and snacks inside with you
Build your Fort with furniture away from any breakables
Have fun and don’t forget to take pictures!
Once you’ve perfected your fort, post us a picture to our Facebook wall, tweet the photo to @marketfurniture use hashtag #blanketfortcomp or upload your entry to Instagram and tag @thefurnituremarket. We’ll then publish the picture into our Fort Building Facebook album, Pinterest board and onto our Instagram account – then it’s your job to get your friends and followers sharing!