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11 Best Mud Kitchens To Buy Today 2020

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Mud kitchens are outdoor play kitchens made especially for children to play with mud and water. Using pots, pans, jugs and all sorts of utensils, your child will be cooking up a storm in the great outdoors. All you need is a little bit of mud and a lot of imagination.

This type of forest play is beneficial to your child's creative and sensory development, and with adult supervision, they're perfectly safe too. There is such an array of mud kitchens available for all ages, so with a few of our top mud kitchen ideas, we can ensure you find one that is perfect for you. Look no further to get started with the mud pies, messy play, and worm trifles!

Our Top Choice

KIDADL TOP PICK

Chad Valley Wooden Mud Kitchen

A Chad Valley Wooden Mud Kitchen with 4 hobs, 2 sinks, a blackboard and 8 utensil pieces.

Winner of the 2019 Outstanding Toy Awards, this is definitely a family favourite! This kitchen comes with four hobs, an opening oven, two sinks, a blackboard and eight different utensils, all for an affordable price. This high-quality kitchen comes at a mid-range price, making it excellent value for money and our Kidadl top pick.

Note: this may need a cover during the harsher winter months as the wood can weather slightly.

  • Price: £100
  • Age: 3-12 years
  • Self-assembly
  • 4 hobs
  • 2 sinks
  • Blackboard
  • 8 utensil pieces
  • 1-year guarantee

Best For Families On A Budget

Smyths Mud Kitchen

A Smyths Mud Kitchen with 2 removable sinks, flower pots, utensil hooks and a chalkboard being played with by a little girl.

This kitchen comes at an extremely affordable price and gives your child the perfect opportunity to create a mud pie or make a mud trifle! Plant some flowers in its integrated flower pots to make it your own.

  • Price: £49.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Self-assembly
  • 2 removable sinks
  • Flower pots
  • Utensil hooks
  • Chalkboard

Best For Families With Limited Space

1. Toyrific Playhouse Marvellous Mud Kitchen

Toyrific Playhouse Marvellous Mud Kitchen with a removable metal sink, pans, utensils, a recipe chalkboard and 3 plant pots.

This simple model is perfect for smaller gardens or limited spaces as the wooden structure is more compact than other kitchens. If you are short on space but want to optimise the area you have, this marvellous kids' mud kitchen will add that little something without taking up too much square footage.

  • Price: £72.98
  • Age: 3+
  • Self-assembly: 2 hours
  • Removable metal sink
  • Pans
  • Utensils
  • Recipe chalkboard
  • 3 plant pots
     

2. TP Muddy Cook Wooden Mud Kitchen

A TP Muddy Cook Wooden Mud Kitchen with a removable sink and DIY stencils.

This is an excellent kitchen to buy as a gift if you're in need of an affordable but good quality model. Under £60, this easy-to-assemble mud kitchen would be loved by any child. It also comes with some stencils so you can make a DIY hob together and put your own name along the front, which adds a nice personalised touch for a gift.

  • Price: £49.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Self-assembly: 2 hours
  • Removable sink
  • DIY stencils 
     

Best Deluxe Mud Kitchen

1. Plum Discovery Mud Pie Kitchen

A Plum Discovery Mud Pie Kitchen with mini growing planter, sink, easy clean painting board, colour paintbrush pens, bamboo wind chimes and 3 pots.

This deluxe kitchen comes with all the toys and whistles. Focusing on sensory play, this has a painting screen, a grow-your-own planter and bamboo wind chimes, this is a very different experience when your child is playing. It is made from sustainably sourced timber, so very ecologically friendly.

Although construction time is stated as two and a half hours, past buyers recommend putting aside up to six hours to set this up, and to make sure you have a power screwdriver. It'll take a while but the end result will be worth it.

  • Price: £219.95
  • Age: 3-10
  • Self-assembly: up to 6 hours, 2 people, power screwdriver necessary.
  • Mini growing planter
  • Sink
  • Easy clean painting board
  • Colour paintbrush pens
  • Bamboo wind chimes
  • 3 pots
     

2. Big Game Hunters Triple Mud Kitchen

A Big Game Hunters Triple Mud Kitchen outside in the garden, with a working tap with hose attachment, large chalkboard, moveable draining board, opening oven, moveable dials, cupboard, and parcel shelf.

Have triple the mud fun with this deluxe kitchen. With everything you could need for mud fun, the running water in this jam-packed model really optimises the possibilities of mud cooking; who knows what your kids could make? Perhaps you will get the chance to try a few dishes!

  • Price: £159
  • Age: 2+
  • Self-assembly
  • Working tap with hose attachment
  • Large chalkboard
  • Moveable draining board
  • Opening oven
  • Moveable dials
  • Cupboard
  • Parcel shelf
     

3. Little Chef Outdoor Mud Kitchen

A Little Chef Outdoor Mud Kitchen in the outdoors, with a washing bowl, tap, towel rail and door.

This kitchen comes with its own dust cover designed specifically to protect it from extreme weather and general winter conditions. If there is no room indoors to store this for the winter, this is the model for you. It will also be the cutest addition to your garden, with a blue coating and a flower engraved in the cupboard door.

  • Price: £189.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Self-assembly
  • Washing bowl
  • Tap (that can hold water)
  • Towel hanger
  • Door (with engraved flower)
  • Dust cover to store outside in the winter
     

Best For Larger Families

TP Muddy Madness Wooden Mud Kitchen

A TP Muddy Madness Wooden Mud Kitchen with removable tap, 4 hobs and DIY stencils, pans, whisk, blackboard, and extendable cooking area, placed outside in the garden.

A lot of mud kitchens are designed for only one child to use at a time, however, this can accommodate three children playing. This will encourage children to play together and you know that means mud pies are on the menu! This is a top pick amongst many buyers, and although it comes at a more expensive price, you do get a lot for your money.

  • Price: £139.95
  • Age: 3-11
  • Self-assembly: Full day with 2 people
  • Removable tap and refillable butt
  • 4 hobs and DIY stencils
  • Set of stainless steel pans
  • Mixing whisk
  • Blackboard
  • Extendable cooking area
     

Best For Early Years

1. TP Early Fun Mud Kitchen

A TP Early Fun Mud Kitchen with water butt, removable tap, splash tub and hob ring.

This small, simple outdoor kitchen is perfect for the earlier years and younger children who wish to enjoy some messy play too! It is also a very affordable price, so whatever your budget, your children can be making mud pies in no time at all.

Note: This is not a self-standing kitchen, but instead is easily attached to playhouses, sheds or another stable structure.

  • Price: £49.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Self-assembly
  • Water butt
  • Removable tap
  • Splash tub
  • Hob ring
     

2. Big Game Hunters Mud Kitchen

A Big Game Hunters Mud Kitchen outside, with tap, chalkboard, hobs and water dispenser.

With working taps and turning knobs, you'll be jealous of your child's spangly new mud play kitchen! They can dive straight in, and this will encourage them to make, play and cook. Perhaps they'll soon be ready to help in the real kitchen too!

  • Price: £89
  • Age: 2+
  • Self-assembly
  • Working tap with hose attachment
  • Chalkboard
  • Hobs with turning knobs
  • Separate water dispenser 
     

3. Mini Mud Kitchens

A Mini Mud Kitchens Pebble Two Bowl with mixing bowl, opening oven, 4 hob rings, movable knobs, parcel shelf and utensils.

Add your own sparkle to these mud kitchens as you choose the design, wood and colour of your model. With a variety of paint options, choice for engraved lettering and three different worktop materials to choose from, this kitchen can really be made your own. Even the utensils are included!

This hand-crafted, uniquely made kitchens is excellent for outdoor use (and storage) too.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. Do your kids love outdoor play? Kidadl has plenty of recommendations to keep them playing outside, like the best garden toys, slides, trampolines, paddling pools, basketball hoops, bouncy castles and more. You can find this, and plenty like it on kidadl.com.

  • Price: £275
  • Age: 3+
  • Assembled
  • Personalised surfaces and colour
  • Mixing bowl
  • Opening oven
  • 4 hob rings
  • Movable knobs
  • Parcel shelf
  • Utensils
     
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Grace Lea

Born in Portsmouth, but currently studying at the University of Birmingham, Grace is the oldest of three sisters. With 13 years between herself and her youngest sister, Nancy, she spends plenty of time seeking out activities that will officially make her the cool big sister! Grace also loves reading, writing and presenting her own show on the University radio.

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