Children’s playhouses – our pick of the best

Looking for children's playhouses? From painted wooden cabins to wigwams and tents, we’ve picked a selection of our favourite children's playhouses

A children's playhouse is a fabulous way to keep little ones entertained, encouraging them to create their own adventures in the garden. Whether it's your child’s secret den, fairytale castle or log cabin, it's great way for children to enjoy imaginative playtime outside – ensuring hours of fun without having to leave home. Playhouses can be quite sophisticated, some of the wooden playhouse designs come complete with raised platforms, ladders, verandas and even mezzanine levels inside! Choose from pretty painted houses complete with a slide and balcony, colourful plastic designs, classic wigwam tents and cotton playhouses that can be used inside or out. It's a good idea to look for safety features on windows and doors too, to protect those little hands. Enjoy our edited selection of the best buys on the market, to help you choose the children's playhouse that's just right for your mini adventurers.

Honeywood Garden Buildings Bunny Playhouse in blue on stilts with a ladder leading up to a mini deck with white fence

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1. Honeywood Garden Buildings Bunny Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: H240 W119 D174cm

The Bunny playhouse is a great little place to play. The playhouse is supplied with a dip treated base coat preservative ready for top coating or painting to the customer's choice immediately on installation. FSC northern European pine. 

Honeywood Garden Buildings Bunny Playhouse, £299, House of Fraser (opens in new tab)

Mercia Double Storey Playhouse wooden with two windows at the front and door open

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2. Mercia Double Storey Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: H160 W215 D156cm

The Mercia double storey playhouse is the perfect place for your child's imagination to run wild. This deluxe playhouse includes a bunk floor with ladder, as well as window shutters and window boxes. Constructed from 12mm shiplap cladding. 

Mercia Double Storey Playhouse, £630, Littlewoods (opens in new tab)

Mercia Barnhouse Children's Playhouse brown with black roof and black bench seat on the side, and three green framed windows

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3. Mercia Barnhouse Children's Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: 183 x 183cm

Give your children a truly special playhouse with this barnhouse with extra-high roof. This tongue-and-groove constructed children's playhouse comes with solid sheet flooring. The building is also delivered with the roofing felt and base coat of treatment. Some home assembly required. 

Mercia Barnhouse Children's Playhouse, £459, Very (opens in new tab)

Strongman Lodge Loglap Playhouse two story with top story overhanging the front deck area, brown with green roof

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4. Strongman Lodge Loglap Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: 235 x 235cm

The Lodge playhouse has an in-built veranda and a split-level upper floor. The Lodge features attractive Georgian style safety windows with ultra safe hinges with rubber protector. Made from superior grade 12mm Fin. Shiplap cladding. 

Strongman Lodge Loglap Playhouse, £1107, Worldstores

Hideout Wigwam white teepee tent decorated with red pattern, cacti, lizards and suns on it. Tent is in a garden with a little boy riding a toy horse next to it

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5. Hideout Wigwam

Specifications

Diameter: H150 140cm
Colour: White

This lovely play tent has plenty of room for Sitting Bull and Hiawatha. Washable canvas with sturdy wooden poles. Self-assembly required.

Hideout Wigwam, £65, Great Little Trading Company (opens in new tab)

TP FSC Forest Cottage brown playhouse on stilts, sandbox underneath and green slide leading to the ground from the deck, with other green features such as windows and telescope

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6. TP FSC Forest Cottage

Specifications

Dimensions: H219 W171 D121cm

A compact playhouse with a spacious verandah, integral shaded sandpit for extra fun. A sandpit cover is included to keep the sand clean. 100% wood. Slide sold seperately. 

TP FSC Forest Cottage, £494, Amazon (opens in new tab)

Smoby Floralie Playhouse green plastic with red roof, door and window, with two children playing inside

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7. Smoby Floralie Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: H148 W185 D109cm

Floralie is a traditional-style playhouse with a strong plastic structure, featuring a wicket, windows, shutters, flower pots and an electronic doorbell. Made of plastic. Self-assembly. 

Smoby Floralie Playhouse, £225, Argos (opens in new tab)

Children's Hazel Den, dark brown woven hazel with opening for door and window, colourful bunting at the top of the den and three wooden log chairs in front

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8. Children's Hazel Den

Specifications

Dimensions: H140 W120 D110cm

This children's den makes a marvellous playhouse, with windows for them to peep out of. It makes a marvellous structure in your garden which children will love. Its handmade and very easy to assemble out of 4 seperate pieces. 100% hazel woven by hand. 

Children's Hazel Den, £299, Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

Kitty playhouse in a large garden, pink with grey roof, white door and trimmings, with toys scattered in front of it

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9. Kitty Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: H155 W150.5 D119cm

This Kitty Playhouse is great for encouraging active outdoor play. Opening window and shady canopy ensures that the playhouse remains light and airy during the summer months. This playhouse is supplied unpainted. 12 mm Shiplap cladding. 

Kitty Playhouse, £236, B&Q (opens in new tab)

Kid Eco Playhouse grey cardboard styled into the shape of a playhouse with working door and open windows

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10. Kid Eco Playhouse

Specifications

Dimensions: H128 W90 D67.5 cm

Give kids a quirky wooden playhouse alternative with this environmentally friendly corrugated cardboard version. Designed primarily for indoor use but suitable for outside use in dry calm conditions. This cardboard playhouse should be inspected regularly before, during and after use for any signs of damage which could cause potential injury.

Kid Eco Playhouse, £30, Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)