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A kids desk and chair should be a great fit for your child- the desktop should measure between 22 to 29 inches and the chair should measure from 8 to 18 inches.
Whilst these dimensions are important, as long as the desk is tall enough to stop your child hunching, then you are good to go! There are also other things to consider when shopping: storage, size, space and whether it comes with a chair.
There is such a variety to choose from. Therefore, to help you pick the perfect model for your kids, check out our handy list which provides a variety of desks for girls, boys and everybody. Whether to study, play or learn, there is the perfect desk for you and your little one.
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Kidadl's Top Pick
Whilst all the great desks for children on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on size, storage and popularity amongst your fellow shoppers.
1. Junior Whittington Kids Desk
This desk design has been labelled a 'Best Buy' for kids desks on many occasions. The numerous storage areas, the cork pinboard at the back, and even a special opening for cables to be stored neatly, make this desk a very well-designed and space-efficient model. To go with this, you can buy the Whittington desk chair which fits perfectly and matches the design. Perfect for learning or playing, this is a great buy and a lovely accessory to any bedroom.
This same desk design is available in a bigger size, suitable for ages 5 to 12 years.
- Price: £193.50
- Age: 3-8 years
- Corkboard back panel
- Storage shelves
- Cable slot/opening
- Storage drawer
2. Isabella And Max Shields Writing Desk
This minimalistic, simple and modern kids desk, with a lift-up lid and under-desk storage, is a great place to study, learn and write whilst at home. With space to fit notebooks, pens and paper on top, and plenty of extra storage below, this is a great addition to any home furniture.
The dark grey colour is also a very neutral shade, which means this can be suited to most bedrooms and will seamlessly fit into any space.
- Price: £79.99
- Age: 3-6 years
- Pine feet
- Lift-up lid
- Under-desk storage
Best For Under 5s
3. Children White Wooden Easel Table
This wooden easel table and chair set is perfect for your young toddler. With smoothed edges to avoid any bumps or bruises and a small, perfectly sized stool, the design is suited very well to young children. There is also plenty of space for toys, books, pens and pencils to keep your little one entertained.
- Price: £60
- Age: 3 years+
- Three adjustable heights to desktop
- Small white chair with storage space
- Pen holder
- Desktop lift handle
- Smooth edges for young users
- Shelf under desktop
- 4 storage spaces on end
- Anti-fall technology
4. Jaiden Writing Table And Chair Set
This is an adorable, mini writing desk with a matching chair. It even comes with its own reversible Lego board in the desktop, which can be switched for a regular desktop when your child wants to write. There is a special net underneath to catch the Lego pieces too, which prevents any mess when playing.
- Price: £49.99
- Age: 3 years+
- Reversible Lego board and desktop
- Net to catch Lego
5. Kids White Desk And Stool Set
This is a simple, white desk comes with a matching stool, perfect for any room in its neutral tone. The main attraction for this is that it is wipe clean, great for any kind of messy play or artistic activities, as you can simply wipe up the mess with a soft cloth. It also has storage for books or writing paper at the back, for additional organisation and space when your child is playing.
This is part of the Dunelm furniture range, so if you are looking for a desk that can match other bedroom furniture, then this is the one to buy.
- Price: £45
- Age: suitable for young children
- Matching white stool
- 1 year guarantee
6. Step 2 Deluxe Art Activity Desk And Chair Set
This is a great desk for writing, playing, making mess and having fun! With easy, wipe clean surfaces, plenty of storage space for arts and crafts supplies, and vertical storage pockets for books and paper, this is a great space for playing and keeps everything contained within one area. There is even a little push button light that they can use whilst they let their artistic creativity come to life.
You will need 3 AAA batteries for this desk, which are not included when you buy.
- Price: £89.99
- Age: 3 years+
- Hinged, dry erase writing surface
- Storage bin
- Raised shelf
- Push-button light
- Vertical compartments (books and tablets)
Best For Families On A Budget
7. Argos Home Scandinavia Desk And Chair Set
This pine desk and chair comes untreated so you can make it your own- whether you leave it the same, paint with your chosen colour or treat with wax or varnish. Therefore, you can have a personalised, sturdy desk set for a reasonable price, which means your little one can get learning or playing straight away.
This also comes in a white painted design too.
- Price: £55
- Age: 3 years+
- Solid pine wood
- Self-assembly- 2 people
- Lift top desk
- Under desk storage compartment
- Lid prop
8. IKEA MICKE Desk
As with all IKEA furniture, this is a simple, neutral, minimalistic design, which is perfect to fit into any space or any room. Whilst there are not excessive thrills with this desk, it functions just as well as any other model. This is best suited to older children, with space for cables through the desktop that work well with laptops and other technology.
You can also add to this desk with other additional storage options.
- Price: £40
- Sturdy design
- Storage drawer
- Flat desktop
- Desktop cable hole
9. Mano Mano Children's Desk And Chair
This ergonomic desk and chair both have adjustable heights, so this is a great model to buy to grow with your kids. There is also plenty of storage with this desk, so it is definitely worth the price tag.
With extra drawers, pen grooves and a handy hook for hanging your backpack, this desk really has everything you could need for learning, creating and making at home. The tilted desk is a nice touch too, as this makes writing so much easier for your child.
- Price: £109.99
- Storage drawer
- Tilted desk
- Adjustable backrest
- Embedded pencil grooves
- Hook for bag
- Levelling foot pads
- Anti-pinch design
Best For Limited Space
10. Vox Tuli Kids Stackable Desk
What is great about these desks is that they are stackable, which makes them perfect if you have children sharing a bedroom or if you are working with limited or cramped space. Once your kids have finished playing, you can stack their desks on top of each other and carry on using the space.
You can also buy a matching bookcase too.
- Price: £75
- Stackable design
- Large storage shelf
- Matching stool
- Available in yellow, pink, white or green
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