Ages 5+

Fort Builder Kit


Build a cave, a clubhouse, a castle, or anything else you can dream up! With sturdy wooden poles and strong-but-flexible connectors, this endlessly customizable set makes building big, custom play fort structures a breeze. Just add a few of your own sheets and a little imagination to create your own totally rad play pad.

Why it’s awesome

  1. Endless imagination

    A submarine? A dragon’s lair? The only rule is there are no rules.

  2. Clever connectors

    Build in 6 directions, with flexible angles and sturdy support.

  3. Make-it-move engineering

    Add a mechanical drawbridge and rig up a Jolly Roger. Ahoy!

What’s included?

  • 25 wooden poles

  • 15 flexible connectors

  • storage carrier

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Creativity

  2. Independent play

  3. Building skills

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

I was inspired by childhood memories of my favorite fort — which collapsed when my cousin jumped on it! To make sure your fort would bounce back instead of breaking, I set out to create a system that was both strong and flexible. The solution was to create connectors out of soft material that can flex in one direction but stay rigid in another.

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Fort sketches


For connectors prototyped


Fort-building competitions



15 reviews

Customer images



    Love the sturdy wood pieces and the size of the sticks. This fort kit is big! It holds lots of blankets well. It fit 3 kids comfortably for a movie night. Ideal for those who don’t have couch cushions to build forts with.



    I got two of these for my kids for Christmas. They are great but the sticks are very long (34” each) which made it harder for our 3 and 5 year olds to manage. I cut most of the sticks down to 23.75” and left a few at their original lengths. They just made their best fort yet, it is a sailboat. A couple of our white connector pieces are loose and just fall off. I wish they had included a few spares. The kids love it. 3 stars because it is good but could be great. The photo shows our set with two lengths of sticks.



    The Fort Builder Kit was fun for my grandsons, ages 4 and 6. However, it is not very stable. The connectors on the bottom need to be stronger.



    My kids loved this fort kit! So simple and well designed!



    Love this kit! The connectors and wooden dowels are much sturdier than the previous plastic fort building set we owned.



    Well I did not do this project yet but I am excited if I ever do it!??

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