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What’s a play couch and how do we use it?

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Are you looking for ways to keep your kids busy indoors (without pulling out the screens)? As a parent, you know better than anyone that little imaginations are always dreaming up new ways to play. So, why not give them the ultimate indoor playground to bring their wildest ideas to life?

That’s where a kids play couch comes in. With infinite configurations and a soft yet durable design, a play couch is perfect for open-ended, imaginative indoor play.

Want to make sure you’re getting the most fun out of your kids play couch? Keep reading to discover how to use a kids play couch and what creative builds your little ones can create.

What is a kids play couch?

In case you haven’t encountered one before, a play couch is part-toy, part-furniture, and one of the most versatile toys to hit lounge rooms since the cardboard box.

But let’s talk specifics. A kids play couch is made up of modular cushions, each in different shapes and sizes. The aim is this: to encourage your kids to build, climb, roll and slide their way through the afternoon....without deconstructing your adult couch.

Each cushion is made from lightweight but super durable materials, with non-slip, machine-washable covers that allow kids to configure each piece into a fort, castle, ship, obstacle course or anything else they want to create. It fosters the kind of imaginative indoor play that we all spent hours of our childhoods engaging in, but with a household item that is now custom built for this.

What makes a kids play couch an all-round winner is its unique ability to replace all those small toys that are cluttering your living room floor. Instead, a stylish play couch can live in your home year-round (yep, even when guests come around) and keep the kids entertained for years to come.

What makes a kids play couch an all-round winner is its unique ability to replace all those small toys that are cluttering your living room floor.

Possum Play Couch  in Bush Campfire mode

Why kids love play couches

We reckon every kid deserves to have a custom-built toy made for endless, imaginative play. And that’s exactly what a play couch delivers: a modular design that transforms into whatever creation your kids can dream up.

Here what your kids adore about a play couch:

1) It's perfect for rainy days: skip hours on the computer or swiping on the iPad. Instead, a play couch will keep little minds occupied as they sail the seas, whizz through a race track or venture into the jungle. A play couch suddenly turns the indoors into a whole playground.

2) They can throw themselves at it: soft cushions mean that kids can throw themselves on and at a play couch without hurting themselves or breaking household items. This means Mum and Dad are more willing to let them run and jump and do all those sorts of fun things indoors that usually are reserved for outside

3) It's all theirs!: Instead of getting in trouble for pulling apart the adult couch AGAIN, or being nagged to be careful not to spill something near the cushions, having a kid-dedicated play couch that is easy to clean means your children can truly make it their own and play with far fewer adult interruptions.

Possum Play Couch in Hidden Fort mode

Why parents love play couches

It’s not just little ones that are going crazy for play couches. Parents are also falling in love with this versatile toy for many reasons, including:


1) A play couch saves your actual sofa: A play couch gives your adult couch a well-deserved break! Ever gone to sit down and realised your couch cushions are already busy being critical parts of a fort construction? A play couch will take care of that problem for you and ensure your adult sofa is finally left in peace.

2) A play couch encourages inter-sibling play: Play couches foster the kind of sibling play and family time that almost all parents are looking for. While many small toys are hard for siblings to play with at the same time, a play couch really comes to life when you have someone to help hoist cushions, crash down walls, or snuggle into a nook with. Suitable for play for all ages, from babies to teens, a play couch helps set the stage for inter-sibling play, and some peace for parents from squabbling along the way.

3) A play couch can get dirty... and clean again easily: A well made play couch (like The Possum!) has easy cleaning as a key product feature. We're talking stain-resistant covers that are mostly spot cleaned with a damp cloth, while also been removable and machine-washable. Because no parent wants to be stressing about the inevitable spills and stains that come with play.

4) You'll find yourself using it a lot too!: Many parents are surprised by how often they end up using a play couch, as well as their kids. Movie nights, a spare bed, or just an incredibly comfortable spot to lounge on at the end of the evening (with a cup of tea or glass of wine in hand), the play couch has no age limit and many parents report getting incredible use out if it themselves, both with and without their kids around.

5) It's a kids toy that actually looks good: No plastic parts, primary colours, or high pitched music coming from this toy. As well as being a seriously fun item for your kids, a play couch can be a stylish piece of furniture when it's not in play mode that can live happily in shared family spaces. The Possum comes in 7 stylish colours carefully selected to be interior and adult friendly.


Possum Play Couch in Halfpipe mode

Why we built The Possum, Australia & New Zealand's ultimate kids play couch

Building forts and castles out of couch cushions and sheets has been part of Australian and New Zealand childhoods for generations. But until kids play couches came along, it meant deconstructing beds, linen cupboards and pulling apart the adult’s couch. This and all of the wonderful reasons above, is why our Co-Founders Renee and Giorgia created the ultimate kids play couch, The Possum.

Suddenly realising that your home needs a play couch in it? Check out The Possum Play Couch to get yourself sorted!

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Based on 279 reviews
So much enjoyment

My kids have loved this couch. Brilliant fabric. Easy to clean.
We love the examples offered on the website to help create new and exciting creations.

Love it

So good, the kids are obsessed (their ages are 1 & 3 ☺️)

Absolutely love it!

My two daughters (2 + 7) absolutely love their new possum play couch. It gives them hours of entertainment. As a mum I love that the covers are washable, and they even dry relatively quickly which means it's never out of commission for too long. The only thing that could make it better is an instructional for how to get the covers back on so perfectly!

We all love it

We love our lounge. Mom dad and Bub. Bub and dad actually fight who is going to lay on it. It’s so comfy. It’s so good for our little Bub as she just wants to climb everything and this is safe way to do so. I can wait to see all the amazing things she makes as she grows older. I love it

New toy

For my accident prone kid it's perfect as a soft play area where they can't hurt themselves

So much fun!

The kids love this--even my big kid gets into the fun sometimes. It's been used as a couch, desk, bed and of course a fort. So far the fabric is holding up well (it's been about a month) despite enthusiastic kids and wet dogs.


My bub loves it, and even my husband sometimes just chills on it 😆

Cylinder Set
merrill b.
Possum play couch

Love the couch, fabric and colour is great. My grandchildren have so much fun with it

A Great Buy!

Bought this for the grandkids 5 and 7 they love making different cubbies out of it then it becomes a place to sit to watch tv will at some stage get some add ons very happy. Value for money and versatile enough to grow with the kids.

Moon Arch Set
Heather B.
Great for adults too

Light and easy to move around house. Comfortabke configurations for adults.

Possum play couch

This will be our second couch. My grandkids love it 😊

Great Lounge for the kids

The lounge is great for the toy room, the quality is amazing and looks great. It’s easy for my 4 year to move and comfortable to sit/lay on

Wish I bought it years ago!

Absolutely love it! Kids love it! Indestructible!!!

A perfect emotional regulator

My son has problems with regulating his emotions and turn taking during play. The possum play couches are a great means to assist him in focusing his energy on creating a set up of whatever appeases his imagination. This then ultimately calms down his nervous system and he is able to get on with his afternoon after a long school day. The quality of the couches themselves are amazing. Most importantly everyone can get involved, young and old and can be a source of play for hours and eliminates screen time which is a bonus. Highly recommend and the quick shipping is a score.

Armrest Set
Heather B.
Love it! Versatile, easy to move and comfortable

Bought it after finding our granddaughter's couch so comfortable. We create mobile couches to read in the sun or watch TV. Also great for balance exercises.

Possum play couch

Amazing!!! My grandchildren love it.

Kids love it

My kids both adore this couch. The 3yo loves doing obstacle courses with the pieces while the the 1yo just loves sitting on something the right height for him.
We replaced our regular couch with this and while it's not the most comfortable for my husband and I to lounge on, it was so worth it to see the kids mucking about with it.


Delivery was fast , awesome couch, my 9 month old baby loves it . I love it too , so comfortable to sit in too while I watch baby play !
Super easy to clean as well. Can’t wait to buy more accessories

Best Buy!

The kids love it! So much fun and they love setting it up in different combinations. Ideal for a rainy day too!


I was worried that my 12 month old wouldn’t use it for some time, but boy was I wrong. We create something different each day and she climbs it all day long! I can see this being something that can be used at all ages.

True Possum magic!

Loving the Possum play couch! They look so good (fabric and colours are high quality), are super comfortable and the kids have a blast. My kids were truly stocked when we received them! The first morning after we got them they played for over 1hr on their own, couldn't even hear them! They always have a blast with their little friends when they are over.

The team at Possum Play is also fantastic! There was a little mistake on the colour delivered with one of our orders and this was handled with great care and customer service. Thank you!

Armrest Set
Bronte W.

So great. Easy to clean. Accidentally sent the wrong colour. Fixed immediately and sent out, no dramas.

The Possum Play Couch (with Circle Set)

An instant hit with my 3 year old

My 3yo daughter loved the possum play couch the second it was out of the box. Since then she plays with it daily, making obstacle courses for her and her dolls - it’s the best for expending all her toddler energy on indoor days.

Fantastic Product

Prompt mail-out, easy set-up, terrific and fun product. Worth the money.