Last Updated: Dec 17, 2020 @ 10:23 am.

What's the best extra large baby playpen? Sure, playpens have been around for forever . . . but new to the market are extra large models that offer up to 27 square feet of play space. No, these playpens aren't for sleeping—but they are great to give baby more space to roam, while keeping them in a safe environment. After inspecting several models, comparing features and ease of use, here are the extra large baby playpens we'd recommend.

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Best Extra Large Baby Playpen

Weighs just 16.5 lbs
Loved this playpen, with a whopping 27 square feet of play area. Mesh around all sides = good airflow. No, this isn't for sleeping . . . just for play!
$164.59

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Best Extra Large Baby Playpen: YOBEST Baby Playpen, Extra Large

We asked the readers of our baby gear book, Baby Bargains, for their advice on extra large baby playpens. We took these suggestions and then narrowed down the finalists based on overall quality, ease of assembly and portability (some playpens are; others not so much).

After evaluating a half dozen extra large playpens, we think YOBEST’s Extra Large Baby Playpen is the best bet for most folks. Yes, this playpen boasts an impressive 27 square feet of play space (it is 75″ x 59″ wide—yes that is more than six feet long by nearly five feet wide).

To compare, consider the size of the most popular standard playpen (the Graco Pack ‘N Play), which is 40″ x 28.5″—basically half the size of the YOBEST.

What We Liked

• Water proof.

• 27″ tall = corrals even kids who are climbers.

• Zippered doors.

• Mesh on all sides for air flow.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Once built, it is somewhat difficult to take apart. You connect the pipes with t-connectors and four suction cups to keep it stable. That’s nice, but it isn’t the easiest thing to dissemble.

• No floor padding. You may want to set this up on carpet or an area rug.

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Best Portable Extra Large Playpen

For ages 6-24 months
Easy to open and close, this lightweight extra large playpen is perfect for road trips or grandma's house. Also works outdoors.
$67.14

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Best Portable Extra Large Playpen: Regalo My Play Deluxe Extra Large Portable Play Yard

If you love the concept of an extra large playpen but also need it to be portable, our recommendation would be Regalo’s My Play Deluxe Extra Large Portable Play Yard. 

We like the Regalo brand for their quality reputation (we’ve recommended their safety gates for years) and their extra big playpen is excellent as well. And yes, it is portable and easy to transport.

What We Liked

 Lightweight at 15 lbs.

•  Large play area—62″ wide

• Easy to open and close.

• All mesh = good air flow.

• Great for indoors or out.

• All steel frame with safety lock feature.

• Heavy canvas material is quite nice.

What Needs Work

• No cushioning. This playpen is best on carpet or grass. 

• No door—you have to lift up your child to put them in or take them out. 

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Best Easy to Assemble Playpen

Ages 6 months to 6 years
Joovy’s Room2 Portable Playard has ten square feet of area—twice the size of most standard playpens, giving multiples or toddlers more room to play. It's a basic playard without bells and whistles. Readers love the easy set-up and heavy weight canvas fabric.
$169.98

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Best Easy to Assemble Playpen: ANGELBLISS Baby Playpen

Yes, this playpen is easy enough for one person to assemble in about 15 minutes. And it features two zippered doors. It works from six months to six years.

What We Liked

• Sturdy.

• Darker fabric = nice overall look.

• Huge amount of play space: 71″ x 59″.

• Kids love it.

What Needs Work

• No storage bag. That makes it harder to take it for travel.

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Best Large Playpen For Twins

Double the space, double the fun
Joovy’s Room2 Portable Playard has ten square feet of area—twice the size of most standard playpens, giving multiples or toddlers more room to play. It's a basic playard without bells and whistles. Readers love the easy set-up and heavy weight canvas fabric.
$139.99

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Best Large Playpen For Twins: Joovy Room2-Playard

If you have twins and don’t want an extra large playpen, this might be a good compromise: Joovy’s Room2 Playard. At roughly 40″ by 40″, it is roughly twice the size of standard playpens . . . about only half as large as the extra large playpens recommended above. So it might be a good compromise if you want more play room, but don’t have space for the extra large versions.

What We Liked

• Sturdy.

• Great size for twins.

• All mesh sides = good airflow.

• About 10 square feet of play space.

• Waterproof cotton fitted sheet and mattress included. That’s nice because most extra large playpens do NOT come with any pad.

• Travel bag. 

What Needs Work

• Heavy at 29.6 lbs.

• Could be easier to fold.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating baby products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here's another key point: we don't take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no "partnerships." Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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