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The BEST Camping Chairs for Kids

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If you’re like us, you’ve been in search of the best kids camping chairs. Anytime we go camping, each day ends the same way, everyone sitting in their own chair enjoying the evening campfire. If you’re taking your toddler camping, you’re going to need to bring toddler camping chairs for them. It really is best to have a child’s sized camp chair for them, even babies need a place to sit!

We’ve compiled a complete list of the BEST kids camping chairs. Chairs for Toddlers, infants, high chairs, booster seats and chairs for you and your kiddo to share. Any kind of kid’s camp chair that you could want at a picnic table, campfire or in your RV.

Toddler Camping Chairs
Camping Booster Seats
Infant Camping Chairs
Camping Highchair
Family Camping Chairs
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Camping Chairs for Kids (Toddlers)

Toddlers love doing every thing that adults are doing, so if you’re relaxing in your chair by the campfire, you need to set up your childs camp chair right next to yours. Here are the best kids camping chairs that we love.

Basic Toddler Camp Chair

Kid’s Coleman Camping Chair

Coleman kid's camp chair, cupholder and orange frame.

This is everything you need in a basic kid’s or toddler camping chair. This quad chair is nice and low to the ground so it’s a perfect chair for toddlers and preschoolers to get in and out of. These kids camping chairs looks just like the adult version, so your kids can continue to copy your every move, right?

It folds down and has a nice carry bag. This chair even has a cup holder that works well for water bottles! Your kids will love the firefly in the corner that glows in the dark. These are a super cute chair!

Pros: Low to the ground, great for little kids. Cup holder, logo glows in the dark! Comes with a carry bag.

Cons: No sunshade , but other than that, this one is your basic kid’s camping chair.

Seat Height: 10.2″ (26cm)

Weight limit: 160 pounds (72.5kg)

Chair weight: 3.5 pounds (1.6kg)


StrongBack Heavy Duty Kid’s Camping Chair

Green heavy duty kid's camping chair, chair for toddlers. Extra lumbar support.

This kid sized camping chair is awesomely sturdy and heavy duty. It’ll work for any size child, or for most adults who want a lower seat. This chair has awesome lumbar support, a pocket in the back, and 2 cup holders. Your kid can use one cupholder for a water bottle and the other for snacks! It’s low to the ground and has a wide base for stability. The nice easy to carry bag it folds into has 2 straps so your can wear it like a backpack.

Pros: Amazing lumbar support, low seat. Cup holder. Steel frame holds 200 pounds. Bag with carrying straps.

Cons: A bit on the heavy side.

Seat height: 11.5″ (29.2 cm)

Weight limit: 200 pounds (90.7 kg)

Chair weight: 4.8 pounds (2.1kg)


Folding Canopy Camp Chair

Kid's camping chair with shade canopy and cupholder.

If you’re looking for a sweet kid’s camping chair that’s got an awesome shaded canopy, this is the one. It folds down nice into a carrying bag, has a cup holder and the quad chair has a safety locking mechanism to hold the chair open while your child is sitting. The sun shade is adjustable, so you can raise, lower and tilt it to block the sun from your child’s eyes. Who knows, after you get it adjusted, maybe your little one will even nap in it!

Pros: Sunshade, cup holder, and a carry bag.

Cons: Heavier because of the sunshade, but totally worth it.

Seat height: 12″ (30.5 cm)

Weight limit: 150 pounds (68 kg)

Chair weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)


Basic Kids Camp Chair

This is the essential standard camping chair for kids. It’s the cheapest on the list and does everything you need it to do. It’s a sturdy campFcamping chair, and it has a nice carrying bag. The other chairs have nice added features, but for a kid’s camp chair you honestly don’t need a lot of frills.

If you’re going camping you’ll have to expect that things will come home with dirt and who knows what on them. The main thing I’m looking for a chair to do is give my kid a place to roast marshmallows from, and this little chair is perfect for that.

Pros: Price is awesome, chair is lightweight and a has carry bag.

Cons: No extra features like pockets, a cup holder or a sunshade, but otherwise it’s a great kid’s camping chair.

Seat height: 11″ (27.9 cm)

Weight limit: 160 lbs (72.5kg)

Chair weight: 5lbs (2.3 kg)


Mossy Oak Mini Camp Chair

Small basic toddler or small adult camp stool. No armrests, sits low to the ground.

These stools are perfect for a quick place for toddlers or preschoolers to sit when camping. They come in a two pack, so the price is nice! There is a pocket on the back of the backrest for storing small items. Both chairs come with their own carry bag and they pack up small for easy transport. No arm rests means they fold up quickly and go into the bag easily. The seat and back are made from tough 600D oxford cloth. Kids and smaller adults will love these little chairs.

Pros: Easy to pack and unpack. Comes in a two pack. Has a small storage pocket.

Cons: No arm rests, no cupholder.

Seat height: 12″ (30.5cm)

Weight limit: 220 lbs (100kg)

Chair weight: 2.8 lbs (1.3kg)


Ultralight Low Camp Chair

Light weight, ultra packable camping chair. Aluminum frame and mesh backing.
Small adult or child camping chair

These ultra light and ultra low camp chairs are great for anyone in your family, not just for kids and toddlers. They pack down really small and hardly weigh a thing. We have these and have brought them everywhere, from backpacking in Northern MN, to 12 miles down into Havasupai Falls, AZ.

These kids camp chairs are awesome for littler kids because they’re so low to the ground. Keep that in mind for any adults who may use them though, you’re sitting really low and they’re not the easiest for adults to stand up from.

Pro: This is the lightest chair on the list, and is very low to the ground for small kids. Small carry bag.

Cons: Small base, may be more prone to tipping compared to other chairs. No cupholder.

Seat height: 9.8″ (25cm)

Weight limit: 220 lbs (100kg)

Chair weight: 1.65 lbs (750g)


Camping Booster Seats

If you’re camping with a toddler, it’s great to have a booster seat in addition to a toddler camp chair. Picnic tables are too high for them and if you try to have them eat on the ground they’ll end up eating dirt instead of food. Give your toddler their own seat at the table with these great camping or travel booster seats.

Hiccapop Omniboost Travel Booster Seat

This cute little portable booster seat is a perfect camping booster seat for toddlers. It has a removable tray so your child can either have their own snacks or have a higher seat at the picnic table. For safety this chair has a locking frame and straps to secure it to a picnic table bench or other sturdy chair. To keep your child secure, there is a 3 point harness that allows for one-handed unbuckling.

Like all of the other toddler chairs featured here, it packs down into a carry bag for portability. This chair also comes with wider feet for increased stability in grass or sand, which is an awesome feature for camping. The seat fabric is also machine washable, so you don’t have to fret when you come back from camping with a chair that’s covered in sand-crusted marshmallow goo. We usually just use the hose on our chairs anyway.

**Caution** There is another portable booster chair that is very similar to this one, the summer infant pop n sit portable booster. The reviews of that chair currently are not great due to the harness system. Be sure to get the right brand.

Pros: 3 point harness, detachable dishwasher safe tray, locking frame, wide feet, seat back pocket, machine washable seat fabric, carry bag.

Cons: May be too wide to place on some picnic table benches, the legs are 12.5″ (31.8cm) square when set up.

Seat height: 5″ (12.7 cm)

Weight limit: 45 lbs (20.4 kg)

Chair weight: 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)


Infant Camping Chairs

If you’re bringing an infant camping, you’re going to need a place for them to sit. You cannot hold a baby all day, as much as they’d like it if you did. We’ve looked at many baby camp chairs and highchairs and found these to be the best options.

Basic Camping Chairs for Infants

Convertable chair/highchair

A chair that converts from a camping high chair for infants and toddlers to basic camping chair for toddlers and preschoolers

This is probably the coolest children’s camping chair I’ve seen. It’s convertible from a chair for 3-6 month olds, a place to stand for 6-12 month olds and a perfect camping chair for toddlers. All configurations work with the tray table and sunshade. If we had a second child I would purchase this chair immediately.

The standing configuration has netting so your little one’s legs don’t get bitten by bugs. The frame locks open so your kids can’t accidentally close it on themselves. This chair also comes with an easy carry bag, which is super important for packing and keeping the chair clean in storage.

Reviews also mention that this chair is good for kids with disabilities or medical conditions, which is amazing. EVERYONE needs an opportunity to go camping and a good camp chair.

Pros: 5 point harness for infants, removable once kids get older. 3 configurations, can go from 3 months to 75 pounds. Very sturdy frame with 8 points of contact making it difficult to tip over.

Cons: Heavier chair, the tray tilts slightly towards the child, so things might roll off.

Seat height: Unknown.

Weight limit: 75 lbs (34 kg)

Chair weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)


Camping Highchairs

Summer Infant Pop ‘n Sit Portable Highchair

Portable camping highchair for infants, tall green canvas highchair with black plastic tray

We owned one of these Summer infant pop n sit portable camping highchairs and it was awesome. We used it on more than one camping trip, and brought it with on a few trips when we knew there wouldn’t be a highchair at our destination. It was a little tricky to get him out of it because his legs got caught on the fabric leg holes, but it wasn’t that tricky to do after a little practice. To be fair, at that age he’d get his legs caught in the wide openings of shopping carts too, because that’s what kids do.

Infant in camping highchair eating a snack
Tiny Critter LOVED this camping highchair!

There is also a 3 point harness to buckle your child in for more safety. The frame locks open and collapses down to fit in the storage bag. Once it’s folded up, it packs down to the size of an adult camping chair making it so convenient to pack.

Pros: Folds down compactly for portability, easy to wash off, sturdy tray, carry bag.

Cons: Reviews state the fabric leg holes are too small, some people opted not to use them. We didn’t have this issue.

Seat height: 23″ (58.4 cm)

Weight limit: 37 lbs (16.8 kg)

Chair weight: 5 lbs (2.3kg)


Hook-on Highchair

infant high chair that clamps on table, portable for camping and travel

This travel booster seat/highchair hooks onto a variety of tables to keep your baby or toddler close while eating. You can use it with or without the tray attachment. Underneath the chair is an attached carry bag. This chair will hook onto any sturdy table with a thickness between 0.8″ and 3.3″ (20-85 mm). The seat fabric is easy to wipe off and you can remove the seat cushion for easier cleaning.

Pros: Hooks onto the picnic table, tray with cup holder, 5 point harness, carrying case.

Cons: Folds flat but isn’t as packable as other chairs.

Seat height: Hooks onto table

Weight limit: 37 lbs (16.8 kg)

Chair weight: 4.1 lbs (1.8 kg)


Camping Chairs for 2 People

Sometimes you need a camping chair for two or more people. If you’re breast feeding, bottle feeding, or your kids just like to snuggle, you’ll need more than a basic camping chair. Here are a few awesome options that work well for more than one person.

Loveseat Two Person Camping chair

Blue camping chair for two people, loveseat style

This chair easily holds 2 adults, 1 adult and 1-2 kids or 2-3 kids. Enough room to snuggle close, or let your little one stretch their legs during a feeding. It has a cupholder on both sides, a phone holder and a side pocket. Width between arm rests is 42″ (106 cm).

Pros: Room for family snuggles, phone holder, 2 cup holders, side pocket.

Cons: It’s heavy, but that’s to be expected for a chair this size.

Seat height: 17.3″ (44 cm)

Weight limit: 450 lbs (204 kg)

Chair weight: 15 lbs (7.1kg)


Alpha Moon Padded Camping Chair

Oversized red padded camp chair

This padded chair is perfect for an adult and child to snuggle. I’ve lounged in one and they’re so comfortable! Breast feeding or bottle feeding in this chair will be much more comfortable. I wish I had this chair when I was breastfeeding my son, it really would have been an awesome addition to our camping gear.

It’s also perfect for snuggling with your child next to a campfire. Grab a blanket and you’ll be all set!

Pros: Nicely padded, wide seat, neck rest, cupholder. Packs down into a carrying bag.

Cons: Heavy, but it’s worth it.

Seat height: 15″ (38 cm)

Weight limit: 300 lbs (136 kg)

Chair weight: 13.9 lbs (5.8 kg)


Do you really need a kid’s camping chair?

Yes. You absolutely need the proper sized child camping chairs for your kids They’re not going to be happy sitting on the ground, and adult camp chairs are much too big and are a tipping hazard for little ones. Most campsites have a picnic table, but they’re never the right height for children, and they’re not usually close enough to enjoy the campfire.

The right sized foldable toddler camping chair for your little one will be a great asset to any camping trip. After your kid grows out of it, you shouldn’t have any problems reselling it at a garage sale for a few bucks.

Check out our post on getting great camping gear for cheap to pick up one of these awesome kid’s camp chairs for a steal!

We hope you and your family enjoy one of these camp chairs! Pick your child’s favorite chair and cozy up around the fire!

Happy Camping!

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