Complete Critter Dwelling
- What: Calico Critter Caravan Family Camper
- When: 3 years and up
- Why: Compact, all in one set
- Where: Amazon
Do your Calico Critters need a home? If you want to buy a set of Calico Critters lodging without having to buy the furniture for multiple rooms, check out this all-in-one home on the go in the form of the Calico Critters Caravan Family Camper.
Unlike the houses by the same company, which require furniture sold separately, this camper comes with everything but the critters. The roof opens to give little hands more access, and the kitchen floor unfolds to expand the play area. The kitchen includes a sink, oven, and even an ironing board complete with tiny iron. Two drawers will hold the included forks, spoons, and knives as well as the cutting board and ladle. You will also find a tiny teapot and canisters of both sugar and tea to completely outfit the kitchen.
The sofa turns into a bed for two adult critters, and two more beds complete with bedding fold down from the ceiling for the kids to snooze. The steps up to the door can easily be stashed while on the go, and the toilet folds into cabinet in the bathroom area. There you will also find the shower and the sink. The set even comes with a tiny roll of toilet paper and a minuscule soap bar sure to be lost the first time your kids play with them.
My son got this set as a gift years ago and he still enjoys playing with it as does every kid who visits our house. While most of the pieces have been absorbed into the wider Critter collection, we can still easily find the necessary accessories, like the steps, bunk bedding, and drawers. The camper even includes a small hidden trapdoor in the floor to store the tiny items between play sessions. The entire set folds up compactly, whether to get pulled behind the traveling animals or to tuck away for safekeeping.
A hitch will connect this camper to any of the Critter fleet, though you have to buy the cars separately. But if you need a home away from home for your critters to roam, don’t hesitate to get the Critter Caravan.