Remember vintage play tunnels for kids? Take a look back

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Vintage play tunnels for kids - Fun from the 1970s
Almost any child who loved making forts would have loved one of these vintage play tunnels — mini passageways that kids could crawl through, play in, or even sleep inside. Here’s a look back at a few of these expandable wonders!

Vintage cotton play tunnel toy (1968)

Giant slinky metal frame covered with cotton fabric makes a 9-foot play tunnel. Collapsed, it is flat and portable. It was $4.95 at FAO Schwarz. 

Vintage green play tunnel toy


A vinyl vintage play tunnel from the early ’70s

An expanding play tunnel was a hit gift at Christmas! (Check out the awesome shag carpet and the Hoppity Horse toy, too.)

1970s kids with a green play tunnel

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Fold-away vinyl play tunnel (1981)

Playground fun indoors or outdoors . . . Activity toys for girls and boys

Crawl through it, play in it, hide in it. Use indoors, outdoors as a secret passageway, a cave or a hideaway.

Construction: Perforated weather-resistant washable vinyl fabric over tempered steel spring hoops, 22 inches in diameter. Tie straps for easy storage. Tunnel folds to 2 inches.

Fold-away vinyl play tunnel (1981)


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