KIDS love getting grubby in the garden, digging in the soil, collecting leaves and generally enjoying the freedom of playing outside.

A mud kitchen for kids is a great way to encourage imaginative, creative play using natural materials, where there are no rules on staying clean and tidy.

What is a mud kitchen?

A mud kitchen is a play kitchen to be used outside, where children can use their imaginations to role-play and pretend to cook.

The idea is to use primarily mud or sand to play with but kids can also use anything they can find outside such as leaves, flowers, twigs, pebbles and more.

It allows kids to get messy and have fun in the garden, where the mess doesn’t matter so much for parents!

There are lots of different kitchens to choose from at varying price points – we’ve rounded up 13 of the best mud kitchens for kids available to buy now.

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1. TP Deluxe Wooden Mud Kitchen


The TP Deluxe features a refillable water butt and working tap

  • TP Deluxe Wooden Mud Kitchen, £109.99 (35% off) at TP toys – buy here

TP Toys has a great range of mud kitchens for kids and this is the first of three to make our list.

An all singing and dancing mud kitchen, the TP Deluxe is made from FSC certified timber and features a four-ring hob, oven, blackboard, roomy splash tub, refillable water butt and working tap.

It’s big enough for up to three children to play with at the same time so ideal for a large family.

Plus, it comes with a starter set of pots and pans and a spacious under-shelf to store them on – this mud kitchen has got all bases covered.

2. Wilko Mud Kitchen


This Wilko mud kitchen is great value and easy to maintain

  • Wilko Mud Kitchen, £55.00 at Wilko – buy here

Part of the Playhouse range at Wilko, this great value mud kitchen has everything children need to get imaginative – and mucky – in the garden.

The kitchen comes with a sink, backboard, utensils, salt and pepper pots and four-ring hob.

The stainless steel bowl sink can easily be washed up ready for the next messy play session and will stay rust-free no matter how many mud pies your child makes.

3. Toyrific Playhouse Marvellous Mud Kitchen


Made from varnished FSC® certified Canadian hemlock wood

  • Toyrific Playhouse Marvellous Mud Kitchen, £79.99 at Robert Dyas – buy here

Another well priced mud kitchen from the Playhouse collection, kids are sure to love creating muddy dishes in this cute kitchen made from varnished FSC® certified Canadian hemlock wood.

As well as looking great, this durable kitchen is well equipped with rust-free stainless steel pans …….


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