When I was contacted about this, I was very excited about reviewing it. Me & Paul were discussing where Marley would sleep when we go on holiday this summer. He seems too big for a travel cot but too small to sleep in a full size single bed (well, without bed rails anyway). So we were left with a dilemma - where is he going to sleep?
The Deluxe Travel Centre is the perfect travel companion if you have a baby or toddler. It's basically a small person (baby/toddler) tent that comes with a self-inflating mattress, quilted sleeping mat and tent pegs. Not to mention it all fits into a relatively small carrying bag to make it easily portable. It is also British Standards Travel Cot approved!
But it's so much more than your average travel cot - firstly, it is useable up to 4 years old. But as well as using it as a bed - you can use it as a play zone. For example, in the park or at the beach on a sunny day - as it is also a tried & tested UPF35+ sun shelter! So that makes it even more ideal for your family holiday.
Maybe you've heard tent and thought 'far too much effort' - it really isn't! You hold it as you remove the securing elastic from around it, then let it go and it instantly pings into shape - literally in a flash, your travel centre is up & ready to go in seconds!
And equally, you've heard inflatable mattress and thought 'oh no, that means taking a pump or spending ages doing it manually' - again, that's not the case. The mattress is self-inflating - you simply open the valve and it sucks the air in - at most you need to give it a little manual blow up in order to get it just how you want it.
All in all, it took me less than 5 minutes - I didn't time, but I think it was probably actually only 2-3 minutes - quick & easy, just what you want on holiday. Nothing too fiddly, time consuming or frustrating.
We obviously just tested it out at home in the living room - and it also makes a fun little play area - Marley decided it was his "tree house" and has enjoyed playing in it. So it really is multi-functional.
It has a zip-up mesh net to prevent insects getting in - you can see in and your little one can see out. There's also the outer zip-up layer too. The zips are on the outside meaning your little one can't easily escape. On the opposite side is another zip-up outer layer, with a non-zip mesh net underneath providing an extra window and/or extra ventilation. There are also a further two smaller mesh net windows either side. Plenty of ways for you to look in on your little one and for them to see you and feel reassured.
Overall, I am very impressed with this. It is much smaller than a normal travel cot, takes only a couple of minutes to set up and has several uses too! I would highly recommend it!
The Deluxe Travel Centre costs just £89.99 and comes in 6 different colours - blue, ocean, pistachio, purple, red & yellow. There's currently an offer - 15% off all Travel Centres up to midnight April 30th. Includes free shipping, use code APRIL at checkout.
- Suitable for 0-4 years
- Travel Cot approved
- UV sun protection
- Versatile indoor/outdoor use
- Compact & portable
- Self inflating mattress
- Sleeping mat included
- 4 tent pegs included