Monday 7 September 2015

NSAuk Travel Centre Delux - Review

When Elliot was a baby we stayed away from home a few times and used to lug around our heavy, bulky travel cot - if only we'd known about this product then!

The NSAuk Travel Centre Delux is three products in one - a travel cot, a sun shade and a play tent. The travel centre is available in two sizes - the standard one, suitable for ages 0-2 and the delux version, suitable for 0-4 which is what we were sent.

The travel centre comes with a self inflating mattress and a soft fleecy sleep mat, all this fits in the zip up bag. Very lightweight and portable this makes it a great product to take away on holiday or to the beach.   Ours is a lovely ocean blue colour but other colours include yellow, red and khaki.

The travel centre promises to pop up within seconds and it certainly did! I took it out of the bag and it was secured by a large elastic band. Once this has been taken off the tent literally pops up and opens - so so fast and easy! The mattress that comes with it is self inflating too so another few seconds and you're good to go. For added safety the mattress fits into a zipped compartment underneath the tent so there's no chance of a child getting underneath. The sleep mat has velcro on the underside to attach to the floor of the tent.

The tent has zippable windows flaps on each side, both of these can be rolled up and secured to the top. Fine mesh ensures no bugs can get in - this is also zippable from the inside and outside.

Travel Cot

This is a brilliant alternative to the standard travel cots which are usually bulky and not very big. Elliot is almost 3 and quite tall but he is far too big for a travel cot now - not only is it just not very comfortable for him but bordering on unsafe as he wants to climb out! I can see that he would have no issues sleeping in this - there is plenty of room and I bet he'd find it more exciting than a travel cot. The mattress is quite comfortable and actually much better than some of the flimsy ones that can be found in travel cots. For added safety the mattress fits into a zipped compartment underneath the tent so there's no chance of a child getting underneath. The

If we were to go camping next year I would simply pop up this up in our tent so he had his own space. The tent does come with ground pegs so you could actually pop it up and use outside if you wanted.

Plenty of room for Steve the orangutan too!  

Sun Shelter

There's never much shelter on the beach and it's not always practical to lug around a big umbrella so this would be perfect for a day trip to the beach. It could also be popped in your suitcase if you're going on holiday - at 2.7kg (including accessories) it won't weigh you down too much. The tent offers a sun protection factor (SPF) of 35 so provides great cover for your little ones.

We actually used the tent in the garden when my friend's bought their baby round and it gave perfect protection against the sun.

Play Tent

As soon as we popped this up, Elliot wanted to get in and play - I lost count of how many times he zipped himself in!! Our tent has been in the garage for the past few weeks as we have moved house but I got the tent out today as we had an afternoon at home. Elliot was a bit grumpy as he was tired but as soon as he saw the tent pop up he got so excited and it kept him amused for ages! He sat in there with the iPad and his teddies and was having a great time! 

Final Thoughts...

The deluxe travel centre retails at £79.99 from Safe Tots which is more expensive than a standard pop up tent / sun shade but I think the fact it is multi-functional makes it value for money.  The fact you can use it indoors or outdoors is brilliant and I love how lightweight and portable the travel centre is. This could be hung over the buggy handles on a day out and not be a hindrance. 

The only downside of the travel centre is getting it back in the bag!! There are instructions and my husband managed it fine but I struggled....maybe I just need a bit of practise!

For more information and to purchase, please visit the Safe Tots website here

Disclaimer: We received this product for the purpose of this honest review. All views are my own

Family FeverEverything Mummy


  1. What a great alternative to a traditional travel cot. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  2. would be great for trips to the beach with the little ones, Thats the only problem with these pop up tent things are always struggle to get them back in the bag! Thanks for linking up to #KidsCorner x

  3. This is such a good idea, save so much space in the boot compared to a travel cot! Thanks for sharing in #KidsCorner x


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