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The Dark Den  

Product Code: EY00254  
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£61.95ex VAT

£74.34inc VAT

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The Dark Den is an affordable den for creative play that is simple to construct and store. » Read more

Teaching Subjects

Science Special Educational Needs

English Curriculum

Key Stages 1 & 2

Scottish Curriculum

P1-3, P4-7

People who bought this resource rated it

4.50 Star 14 Customer Reviews

Winner: Nursery World Award 2008
Education Resource Award Winner 2008
Practical Pre-School Silver Award Winner 2008

The Dark Den - This affordable den is great for creative play and is simple to construct and store. Crawl into the dark den and explore the possibilities of a sensory environment. A double thick nylon skin means the den is very dark and can be bought to life with accessories. Excellent when used for role play, drama, scientific investigation, special needs and creative play!

The den is 1m3 and consists of 12 poles, 8 connectors and den cover in a storage bag. For ages 3yrs+.

Dark Den Accessories Kit - An exciting array of light resources! Explore bright colours and tactile sensory experiences in the Dark Den or other sensory room. The Dark Den Accessories Kit Includes:
6 Colour Changing LED Ducks
2 x Fibre Optics Torches
4 x Lightball 
3 x Wind-up Animal Torches
1 x Squidgy Glow in the Dark Spaghetti
3 x Squeezy Light Stars

(Contents may vary), suitable for ages 3yrs+.


Please note: there are two entrances.

Dark Den & Dark Den Accesories Kit  

Product Code: EY00803  
 Usually in stock

£111.90ex VAT

£134.28inc VAT

Product Features

Winner: Nursery World Awards 2008

Winner: Knowledge & Understanding of the world

Criteria: Open to early years resources and equipment that supports children's learning, development and enjoyment in their knowledge and understanding of the world.

What the testers said:

"There is no end to the possibilities for creative play."

"This is a wonderful tool to encourage expression, children are eager to talk about what they find and listen to others."

Judge: "The Dark Den is great portable fun and exciting"

ERA 2008 Winner!

Winner of an Education Resources Award 2008 in the NON ICT category.




Practical Pre-School Award Winner 2008

Winner of a SILVER Practical Pre-School Award 2008.

What the testers said:

"The children were immensely excited about the den and couldn't wait for their turn. It was very easy to put up and greatly stimulated a child with complex needs. It is excellent value for money and generated good use of vocabulary and a lot of exploration.

It's an extremely versatile piece of equipment and will be very useful for promoting progress towards early learning goals across all six areas of learning."

Dark Den Accessories Kit

Product Code: EY00424
 In Stock

£59.95ex VAT

£71.94inc VAT

Dark Den Accessory Kit 2

Product Code: EY02737
 In Stock

£59.95ex VAT

£71.94inc VAT

Large Dark Den

Product Code: EY01100
 In Stock

£99.95ex VAT

£119.94inc VAT

Customer Reviews

Cheapest online, perfect for what we wanted.
5 Star
04 Dec 2015
An additional curriculum concept
4 Star
28 Nov 2015
Good quality
5 Star
29 Jun 2015
5 Star
04 Jun 2015
Children love it. It takes a while to set it up but well worth it. We are still awaiting delivery of the sensory kit so the children can use it as planned
5 Star
20 Mar 2015
About the right size and seems very tough.
5 Star
05 Mar 2015
Fab product, kids love it
5 Star
28 Oct 2014
We need to arrange collection has been poorly made and is pulling apart at the seems.
Our Response
Product :Please accept our apologies for the product arriving in a less than perfect condition. Could we ask you contact Customer Services on 0800 318 686 to arrange either a replacement or a full refund.
1 Stars
12 Jun 2014
Excellent service - no discrepancies
5 Star
14 Mar 2014
children enjoying the experience in the dark den
4 Star
27 Feb 2014
Stand in pride of place in the classroom, the children are enjoying it very much.
5 Star
19 Feb 2014
5 Star
09 Nov 2013
4 Star
06 Nov 2013
An interesting collection but not good value for money.
4 Star
12 Jul 2013


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