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It is the recommended rubric’s firm belief that basically everyone wants a playhouse. A small shed to dream, linger for hours, share good times with friends or read a book alone – bliss.

And while we have to admit that the grown-up equivalent of a playhouse – the blessed shed – may not be practical for many of us, either financially, in terms of physical space, or in terms of the people we live with (those on the mentioned above). shed or the time you spent there escaping there), it is far easier to provide your child(ren) with their own haven to play in, and is likely to meet with general enthusiasm in the household. They are the ideal place for hours of fun.

How to build a wooden playhouse

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Does a wooden playhouse require planning permission?

In most cases, playhouses are considered “permissible developments” by local authorities, so you do not need planning permission. However, if in doubt, it is best to check your local planning authority’s planning portal website.

How to choose a location for a wooden playhouse

When building a wooden playhouse, first choose the location. You need a range that is:

  • solid and level
  • receives a fair amount of natural sunshine throughout the day
  • easily accessible from all sides (for maintenance)
  • as dry as possible
  • within sight and hearing of your home
  • away from overhanging trees

You also need to provide a base for your playhouse. You can choose from a wide range of styles – either wooden decking, pavers or poured concrete.

We’ve found our favorite backyard playhouses – some wooden, some plastic and some tents, so your child can spend their days having fun while you watch and enjoy the vicarious pleasure of knowing they are theirs own corner have world to daydream. If you want to stimulate imaginative play, no purchase is further.

TP Wooden Multiplay Tower Playhouse

This wooden playhouse comes in 3 packs with each piece well labeled for easy assembly which will take around 3 hours to complete. In the end you have a sturdy little lock for your child.

Perfect for energetic kids: there’s a deck, ladder, slide and shaded sandpit. Made from FSC certified wood that can support up to 150kg so many kids can climb on it.

Key Specifications: Size H224, W261, D142cm, weight 63.5kg, wood, suitable for children from 3 years

Djeco multicolored play tent

A play tent has the advantage of being able to be safely stored away when not in use and the ability to be transported on day trips while still giving children a place to plan and play and stay out of the sun.

This sunny little offering from JoJo Maman Bebe is brightly colored, with windows and a tambour door that opens easily for ventilation. Ideal for toddlers and elementary school children.

Key Specifications: 6.9 x 8.2 x 1.9 cm Polyester Suitable for ages 3+

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Little Tikes Cape Cottage

This cute plastic playhouse is packed with thoughtful details to keep little ones entertained.

Little Tikes Cape Cottage is entered through an arched door with a mail slot in the door (write and “send” your child a letter through the mailbox to find them in their cottage and trust us, they’ll love it) . working shutters and brick style walls.

It’s a breeze to put together – less than an hour’s work – and light enough to move about the garden at will.

Key Specifications: Size H124.5, W89, D109.2cm, weight 13.32kg, plastic, suitable for children over 2 years

TP Meadow Cottage playhouse and kitchen

This cute DIY house will delight your child, you just have to put in a little effort to prepare.

Take the time to give the wood a coat of two coats before assembly and it will look fabulous and last a long time. We also recommend roofing felt if you want to waterproof it.

The set itself comes with stencils to help you with personalization and we guarantee young children will love playing with the ‘mud kitchen’.

Key Specifications: Pine and spruce, size H140, W99, D131cm, weight 50kg, suitable for children over 3 years old

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Beach House Small Playhouse by Win Green

Little Kids Beach Playhouse Tent is a beautiful home for girls and boys – with a lovely sailing boat, a lighthouse, a deck chair – even a cup of tea awaits you inside.

Easy to assemble and made from quality materials, it’s a small, lightweight tent/house that you can enjoy indoors and out.

A word of caution though – it’s not waterproof so will need to be stored under a blanket.

Key Specifications: Made from 100% handwoven cotton, 110cm H x 74cm W x L, suitable from 2 years old

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Smoby Chef’s home and kitchen

Smoby Chef’s home and kitchen

Aspiring chef or potential company captain in your household? You’ll love this Smoby Chef House and Kitchen, a plastic playhouse with open windows for your little ones to play for hours.

The bright, airy restaurant features a realistic refrigerator, oven, sink, cash register, cooking utensils and a grill with simulated flames. Children can write their menu and opening hours on the removable chalkboard before opening the serving hatch shutters and greeting their guests.

Key Specifications: 135cm H x 132cm W x 123cm D Plastic Suitable for ages 2+

Jace playhouse

“In a crooked house lived a” – happy child, we’d bet, with this frankly spectacular playhouse. It’s big – almost two by two meters – you need a decent back garden for that.

But it’s a stylish, modern-looking wooden house (with a pleasing number of accessories – picnic table, mailbox, planter if you like) with a semi-circular door and window, both of which can be opened to enjoy the sunshine.

A luxury, but one that children can play in for years.

Key Specifications: 174 cm H x 193 cm W x 220 cm D Total product weight: 138.9 kg Weather resistant, suitable for four children, 3-13 years.

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Shire 6′ x 4′ Wooden Command Post Playhouse with Water Gun Ports

If you live with villains who love to play in the Commando, they will lose their minds because of this Command Post playhouse.

The water gun ports close when not in use and the spacious hutch is ideal for your little ones to plan their strategic attacks for the ultimate water combat attack.

It comes unstained and unpainted, so you’ll need to add the camouflage yourself before letting your kids enjoy their Rambo acting skills.

We’re self-confessed pacifists here, but we can’t deny the dizzying joy of a good playfight.

Key Specifications: D: 119cm x H: 168cm x W: 179cm Weight: 188kg Mixed species softwood Suitable for ages 3+

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Chad Valley Wendy Foldable Playhouse

Perfect if you’re short on space or want a permanent playhouse, this playhouse can be set up in minutes and then put away just as easily.

While not as sturdy as a permanent playhouse, its roof doubles as a collapsible carry bag when the house is not in use, allowing you to make up for the lack of sturdiness with portability. It’s very spacious inside and a fun little hobbit hole for smaller kids.

Key Specifications: Size H111 W90 D102 cm Weight 9.7 kg Resin Suitable for 2+

TP Pirate Galleon wooden playhouse

Not a traditional playhouse, no, but we can’t resist praising this fabulous Pirate Galleon Playhouse, the perfect place to let young imaginations run wild.

With a captain’s cabin, plank and sails, it’s ideal for hours of play. Made from FSC-certified wood, it’s backed by a five-year warranty against wood rot

Key Specifications: 171cm L x 272cm D: Height to rear railing 140cm: Max height 206cm Wood Suitable for ages 3+

Flower and Butterfly Wigwam Play Tent

A lovely little wigwam where your little ones can enjoy dreamy summer days. It’s made from natural cotton canvas and decorated with butterflies and flowers for a sunny, pretty feel. It is very easy and quick to assemble – about 10 minutes – so you can banish it to the bedroom when the sky is gray.

Key Specifications: 190cm H x 140cm W x 140cm D 4.5kg Fabric and plastic Suitable for ages 3+