Today we want to share with you what we consider to be the best outdoor playhouses. Kids playhouses these days have come a long way and are a far cry from the shacks we had when we were kids! Some kids playhouses are almost better than many of our first apartments.
Anyway, today we would like to review of what we believe to be the best outdoor playhouses. Kids love a playhouse. A place that they can call their own, host teddy bear tea parties or use as a super secret base to take down some kind of Marvel super villain.
No matter if you have a boy or a girl. You will find the perfect outdoor playhouse for them just down below.
- Sweetheart Playhouse by Step2
- Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center by Step2
- Little Tikes Cape Cottage – Best Outdoor Playhouses
- Gather & Grille Playhouse by Step2
- Go Green Playhouse by Little Tikes
- Neat & Tidy Cottage by Step2
- Wonderball Fun Playhouse by Step2
- Buccaneer Boat Playhouse by ECR4Kids
- Neighborhood Fun Center by Step2
- Jumbo Princess Palace Playhouse by ECR4Kids
Sweetheart Playhouse by Step2
The Sweetheart Playhouse by Step2 is an adorable playhouse that little girls will just fall in love with. It is made of strong durable plastic that is weather resistant so you don’t have to worry about it fading or getting damaged easily.
The Sweetheart playhouse is recommended for children aged 2 – 6 years old. It has many cool and fun features. An electric doorbell and pretend phone to let them call guests and then let them know when they have arrived.
There is even a little table inside the playhouse that can be taken outside and used as a pretend grill!
This playhouse is a lot of fun and we are sure that you will really enjoy watching your kids play with this. At a price around $340 is quite fair when you consider just how many years of use your child will get out of this.
Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center by Step2
The word epic is thrown around willy nilly these days, but epic is truly the only word to describe the Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center. This is more than just a playhouse, but the playhouse portion of it is great.
This playhouse has a kind of log cabin look to it and it is pretty spacious as well. You can put three or four kids in there easily when they are getting on your nerves in the house. We are just joking of course, but the truth is they will not want to be in the house with this in the garden. That is because as well as a playhouse this also has a slide, two swings a swinging double seater, climbing wall a rope and much more! This is an all in one playground that kids will just love.
Kids aged 3 to 8 will have fun with this and we know that at just under a thousand bucks this is far from cheap, but this is like having your very own playground in your backyard.
Little Tikes Cape Cottage – Best Outdoor Playhouses
The Little Tikes Cape Cottage is a very smart and modern looking playhouse. This really is adorable and with its little American flag, it actually kind of resembles an old time post office.
The Little Tikes Cape Cottage has two doors and real opening windows. It even has a post box, so you can send your kids some mail or you can just re-post all the junk mail that gets sent to you!
Kids will have a lot of fun with this and as it is from Little Tikes, it is built like a tank and will last many years. Actually it’s so well made that chances are your child will outgrow it before it shows any sign of wear and tear. This means you can sell it on or pass it down to someone.
In all if you do not want to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars and have a child aged 2 to 5 then this is one of the best outdoor playhouses you can get.
Gather & Grille Playhouse by Step2
You cannot help, but smile when you see the Gather & Grille Playhouse by Step2. You can just imagine your child inviting a few friends round for a few plastic burgers, some pretend drinks and some good conversation.
This is a playhouse that has a pretend sink and grill, but there is also an outdoor section with a little bench and an area where they can serve up some grub. We can see children having a lot of fun with this and it even comes with a five piece accessory set that has things like pretend ketchup and mustard in it.
Made from long lasting and weather resistant plastic. This outdoor playhouse is going to last for many, many years. Aimed at kids who are aged 3 and up, it is a playhouse that is quite fairly priced and will last many years.
Go Green Playhouse by Little Tikes
We were very surprised to see that this Go Green Playhouse by Little Tikes is friendly priced. This is more than just a place for the kids to play. It actually teaches them about looking after the environment and recycling.
The Go Green Playhouse has a fully working roof that has an actual garden at the bottom of it. The idea being the rain will run down and water the flowers so to not waste rain.
There is even a pump sink with a rain barrel attached. Another cool feature are the solar powered LED lights that let the kids play in here when it is getting a little dark outside.
By far this is one of the most interesting kids playhouses on this list. It even comes with a watering can, rake and shovel.
If your child has expressed an interest in gardening then this would be the ideal playhouse. The recommended age for this playhouse is 2 and up.
Neat & Tidy Cottage by Step2
The Neat & Tidy Cottage by Step2 is a playhouse that is really aimed at toddlers. It has a very open design so that it is very simple for the parents to keep an eye on the kids and watch what they are doing which is a lot of fun.
The Neat & Tidy Cottage has a very smart and modern design. It has some great molded in features such as a kitchen table, a stove and even a pretend wood burner which kids will have a lot of fun with. Kids are sure to get a real kick out of the little mail box that is right on the front.
This is the kind of playhouse that we feel would be perfect as a first kids outdoor playhouse. The strong plastic it is made out of, ensures it is able to take a lot of punishment from the kids and the weather.
Wonderball Fun Playhouse by Step2
What we really like about the Wonderball Fun Playhouse by Step2 is how you get all the fun of a playhouse, but it offers much more than that.
Of course you have the playhouse aspect where they can come and play as they please. But the real excitement of this playhouse comes from all the balls it comes with. The idea is that they can throw these on the roof and watch as they go through the playhouse. Then there are other sections in the playhouse where they can run the balls down.
There’s also a section for them to store balls so there is no excuse for the laying all over your garden lawn when they have finished playing.
Priced at just under 100 bucks and made for toddlers this is a playhouse that is going to provide years and years of fun. In our view this definitely is one of the best value for money playhouses for toddlers.
Buccaneer Boat Playhouse by ECR4Kids
Permission to come aboard captain? Is a question you will need to get used to asking if you purchase the Buccaneer Boat Playhouse. This is one of the most fun looking and best outdoor playhouses on this list and kids aged 2 – 6 will really enjoy themselves with it.
The Buccaneer boat playhouse has everything you would expect on a pirate ship. A lookout post, a large steering wheel and even a captain’s quarters where they can hide and boss around their teddies, friends or even you!
This is well made from durable plastic so it can take rough play which when kids are pretending to be pirates is sure to happen. The asking price for this is just over $170 which we feel is fair.
Neighborhood Fun Center by Step2
The Neighborhood Fun Center by Step2 is the kind of playhouse where the fun never ends. There is so much for them to do on here that you will have a fight on your hands when you try to get them to come in for dinner.
Actually there is a little dinner area on one side of this playhouse so why not let them eat out there every now and then?
On the other side of the playhouse is an activity center with hoop on a hook, target ball and other fun activities. There is even a slide and of course an actual playhouse for them to spend time in as well. This is a fantastic activities center and we really like how it offers all these different activities, but it does not take up a ton of space.
At around $350 and aimed at kids aged 2 -5 this is an outdoor playhouse that we highly recommend. This definitely is one of the best outdoor playhouses on the market.
Jumbo Princess Palace Playhouse by ECR4Kids
The last playhouse we are looking at is ideal for those of you who have little princess telling you what to do all the time. The Jumbo Princess Palace Playhouse really does look spectacular. It is like a Disney Princess castle and kids are just going to fall in love with it as soon as they see it.
The Jumbo Princess palace features nine turrets, two flags, five open windows, a door, a make believe clock and a real working doorbell.
Speaking of fun: Inside the playhouse is plenty of room for them to have a few friends round or just fill it with dolls and teddies.
The asking price may seem a little high, but this is actually one of the best outdoor playhouses you can get. Not just in its design, but also the materials used to construct it. This is built to last and it will give your kids many years of fun.
Little princess and princes aged 2 to 6 will have a lot of fun in here.