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Emily Platt
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17 Kids’ Folding Chairs for the Beach and Beyond

Because babies, toddlers and big kids need some R&R too.

Sometimes, fun in the sun means slowing down and kicking back with your family. So make sure your child has everything they need to get in on the R&R! Here, we’re sharing our favorite kids’ folding chairs for all your outdoor sitting needs. Whether you’re searching for a baby beach chair, a toddler camping chair or a children’s lawn chair, we’ve found a seat your little one will love. These portable picks are perfect for pulling out at your next backyard barbeque or summer vacation, but the possibilities definitely don’t end there. The loungers work for everything from sporting events and concerts to parades and firework shows. Basically, you can rest assured your kid will get a lot of use out of any one of these children’s folding chairs.

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Melissa & Doug Folding Beach Chair for Kids

These playful, personalized kids’ beach chairs come in a wide range of cute animal designs. They’re durable, sturdy (no toppling toddlers, please!) and designed with convenience in mind. Need proof? The kids’ folding chairs come with cup holders and a carrying bag that makes transportation a breeze.

Buy it: $24 with personalization, Amazon.com

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Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable Booster

Shopping for a baby beach chair? Parents obsess over this outdoor booster seat (just browse the thousands of stellar reviews). That’s because it’s suited for children as young as 6 months old, includes a safety harness and even has a tray for playing on and eating off of. How’s that for a fancy kids’ beach chair?

Buy it: $33, Amazon.com

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Coleman Kids Quad Chair

Look for kids’ camping chairs that really go the extra mile, like this children’s camping chair complete with a glow-in-the-dark pattern. Just imagine your munchkin’s surprise and delight once the sun goes down.

Buy it: Starting from $20, Amazon.com

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Sun Squad Kids’ Beach Chair

Can you say “adorable?” These kids’ beach chairs boast the best seasonal designs (think: pineapple, rainbow and shark prints). The children’s folding camp chairs also come with carrying bags. Bonus: The metal frames are rust-resistant for when the tide creeps up.

Buy it: Starting from $48, Amazon.com

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Pottery Barn Kids Beach Lounger

Worried typical kids’ folding chairs are too high for your tot? These luxe loungers forgo legs to rest right on the sand, making them excellent toddler beach chairs—you won’t have to stress about getting your kid safety in and out. Better yet, the kids’ beach chairs come equipped with shoulder straps for easy toting.

Buy it: $80, PotteryBarnKids.com

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Wilcor Kids Folding Camp Chair with Cup Holder and Carry Bag

These toddler and kids’ camping chairs also come in aww-worthy designs (we adore the thematic moose and bear options). Like all the best kids’ folding chairs, each one has arm rests and a cup holder. They also promise to fold (and unfold) in seconds.

Buy it: Starting from $25, Amazon.com

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Lillian Vernon Personalized Kid-Size All-Season Umbrella Chair

Customization is always awesome, but that’s just part of what makes these personalized beach chairs for toddlers so great. The folding seats are sold with attachable umbrellas for extra sun protection—score.

Buy it: $33, LillianVernon.com

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Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair for Travel

Now baby can eat with the grownups (and your hands will be free to hold your own burger) at this year’s summer BBQs. This highly-rated, portable high chair boasts a superb safety harness, plus it’s lightweight so you’ll have no trouble bringing it along. Oh, and there are lots of color options. Talk about a great baby folding lawn chair.

Buy it: Starting from $60, Amazon.com

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Patio Chair Portable Folding Lawn Chair

If your child is fussy, buy them a kids’ folding chair they’ll actually want to sit in. These character-themed kids’ camping chairs (with Peppa Pig, Frozen and other popular patterns) are bound to pique their interest.

Buy it: Starting from $19, Amazon.com

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Lucky Bums Kids’ Oversized Folding Lounge Camp Chair

If comfort is key, invest in this cool kids’ camping chair. It has a wide, padded seat that they can really cozy up in. And despite its bigger shape, it’s still super-simple to store thanks to the accompanying carry bag.

Buy it: $40, Amazon.com

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L.L. Bean Kids’ Base Camp Chair

This kids’ beach and camping chair looks like it means business—we like the rugged, outdoorsy design. And it really does mean business thanks to the sturdy steel frame and durable nylon seat. The reinforced corners will help prevent rips, while the mesh inserts provide ventilation in the face of sweat and other moisture (like a wet bathing suit).

Buy it: $30, LLBean.com

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Quest Junior Chair

Here’s an inexpensive kids’ beach chair (or camping chair, or sporting events chair—the list goes on). It comes in a bunch of fresh patterns, from sweet florals to cool stripes. Let your child choose their favorite!

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Northwest Territory Kids’ Camp Chair

This basic kids’ folding chair is also pretty affordable. It’s weather-resistant, sturdy, folds nicely and includes a cup holder. Essentially, it’s perfect for camping, the beach or the lawn.

Buy it: $13, KMart.com

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KABOER Kids Outdoor Folding Lawn and Camping Chair

The adorable designs aren’t over yet. This brand sells wonderfully whimsical kids’ and toddler beach chairs. The unicorn patterns are undeniably sweet, but we’re especially obsessed with the trendy mermaid and narwhal print.

Buy it: Starting from $37, Amazon.com

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Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair

Looking for another toddler beach chair with an umbrella? How about a kids’ beach chair complete with a full-blown canopy? These kid’s folding chairs also convert into backpacks you or your child can carry.

Buy it: $52, Amazon.com

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Mountain Warehouse Patterned Mini Folding Chair

Need more proof that “functional” can also mean “fun?” These light and durable kids’ folding chairs come in two ultra-cute patterns: a unicorn print and a dinosaur one.

Buy it: $10, Amazon.com

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MLB Children’s Camp Chair

These sports-themed kids’ camping chairs help little sports fans show their team pride. They’re ideal for tailgates, the backyard or the beach and, of course, include a cup holder.

Buy it: $15, BedBathandBeyond.com

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Published June 2019

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