5 Cool Treehouses for Kids

Invest in one of these stunning designs and keep your brood entertained all summer long

Treehouses have come a long way since the days of making DIY dens at the bottom of the garden (opens in new tab), nailing mismatched planks of wood together on low-slung branches. Bespoke treehouses are becoming a big trend in many modern gardens; with elaborate designs built high up on stilts, within and around branches. They can take on many different shapes, sizes, colours and themes, too, and feature a number of cute accessories and fun activities to keep kids entertained throughout the summer! Below are a few of Country Homes & Interiors' favourite designs.

Childrens hexagonal treehouse in a garden on a raised platform

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1. Alternative shapes

This Octagonal treehouse from The Playhouse Company (opens in new tab) boasts an unusual design that will stand out in any garden. Perched on a raised decking platform surrounded by trees, the house has a stable door, four (non-opening) windows and a slanted cedar shingled roof creating a truly individual look. An internal bench and foldaway table makes for a great space to hideaway and the external firemans pole and rope ladder will offer hours of endless fun. From £8,375.

Pink children's playhouse in a garden

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2. Not just for boys

This pretty pink house (opens in new tab) would make a dream play space for any little girl. Built on a raised platform, with central stable door with heart shape cut-out and two opening windows, the house will look lovely at the end of your garden. Accessories include a blackboard and internal shelving to store trinkets and keepsakes in plus a beautiful swing seat below to while away afternoons day-dreaming on! £7,315, The Playhouse Company.

Wooden raised children's outside playhouse with bunting in a garden

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3. Fairy Glen

This cute little Wendy House (opens in new tab) with sustainable wood cladding and shingled roof, sits sweetly at the end of the garden among the trees. Smaller than other designs, it's the perfect little structure to encourage imaginative play. Each house is built by hand and features fun accessories such as the pully basket system to carry up toys. Kids can make the house their own by decorating the cosy space with pretty bunting, cushions and throws. From £8,000, Squirrel Design.

wooden castle shaped tree house with slide

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4. Be the king of the castle

In this double-tiered log treehouse and tower design by Cheeky Monkey (opens in new tab), your young explorer will have hours of fun playing among the tress on the climbing wall, slide, rope bridge and clambering up to the top of the tower, perched high above the tree tops. POA

Pastel coloured wonky treehouse with a slide

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5. Pretty in pastels

Get the children involved with choosing pretty paint colours and accessories for their very own mini-house in the garden. Built around the tree trunk, this cute pastel, wonky roofed house on stilts, with picket fence, flower pots and bunting has a real country home feel and the slide down to the grassy floor adds a whole lot of fun! For similar, visit theplayhousecompany.co.uk (opens in new tab).

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.