For a child, a playhouse is a wondrous toy, a space that is entirely their own, to transport them into a world of their playful imaginings. Whether you’re seeking a playhouse that fits in a child’s bedroom or the backyard, our list of the best children’s playhouses and tents will appeal to children of all ages while keeping safety, durability, and affordably in mind.
Zoomie Kids Voigt Play Tent
The magically whimsical play tent by Zoomie Kids will delight your children for years. The charming dusty pink gingerbread cottage is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use but should be stored inside after outdoor play. Zoomie Kids has several other themes for their play tents for children seeking to set a different stage.
- Zoomie Kids Waconia (Beach House)
- Zoomie Kids Vong (Toy Shop)
- Zoomie Kids Vitale (Fairy House)
- Zoomie Kids Wadena (Butterfly House)
- Zoomie Kids Wabasso (Princess Castle)
- Zoomie Kids Walcott (Pirate Shack)
- Zoomie Kids Wahkon (Garage)
Step2 Neat And Tidy Cottage Playhouse
The Step2 Neat and Tidy Cottage Playhouse is rated one of the best playhouses for kids for its outstanding charming design, and affordable price point. The Step2 Neat and Tidy Cottage open-concept allow caregivers to keep a watchful eye on their little ones while they enjoy the many features of this enchanting playhouse.
The Step2 Neat and Tidy Cottage boasts a working Dutch door and shutters, along with a kitchen table with faucet and seat to encourage social play. It also features an adorable fireplace, wall clock, play phone, mailbox, working doorbell, built-in shelves, and an authentic flower box for your little one to test out their green thumb.
Step2 Charming Cottage Playhouse
Children will feel right at home in the Step 2 Charming Cottage Playhouse! Similar to Step 2 Neat and Tidy Cottage, the Step 2 Charming Cottage features an open-air design for easy supervision. The Step 2 Charming Cottage is large enough to host several small children for play, with its lovely indoor kitchen sink and a faucet, and two small shelves on the inside, for toy storage.
Children will also be delighted by the skylight, as well as the cozy fireplace with a mantle and charming artwork displayed above, and also enjoy the built-in outdoor stools. Children can also practice their gardening skills with the double set of planter boxes in the windows, with either fake or real flowers.
Backyard Discovery Timberlake Playhouse
Assembled of cedarwood, which is naturally decaying, rot and insect resistant, the Timberlake Playhouse by Backyard Discovery is the perfect choice for families seeking a durable, and realistic-looking playhouse for their children to enjoy for hours of outdoor fun.
The Timberlake Playhouse is simple, yet features a built-in kitchen, flower pot holders, a play phone, and wide windows for easy supervision and cool breezy air to flow through on warm summer days. Feel free to get creative and paint this adorable wooden playhouse to match your tot’s personal style.
Step2 Woodland Adventure Playhouse
The Step2 Woodland Adventure Playhouse is like no other playhouse with its innovative design, featuring a unique combination of play offerings for your children to experience during active play.
The Woodland Adventure Playhouse is durable, made from both wood and plastic materials, and the open design allows for easy supervision. At the same time, children can enjoy the several unique features such as the Dutch door, climbing ramp, built-in cooktop, and kitchen sink, climb up step and slide, as well as a pull-out storage drawer that doubles as a sandbox.
Foxprint Princess Castle Pop-Up Play Tent
The Princess Castle Pop-Up Play Tent by Foxprint is an affordable, no-fuss play tent for those seeking a whimsical playhouse that can be set up in a snap without taking up too much floor space.
Durable and sturdy, the princess pop-up play tent is the perfect retreat for your little princesses to snuggle up and read her favorite books with her beloved stuffies. The princess pop-up tent also comes with a carrying bag, so your little one can take their play tent along on all of their adventures.
Little Tykes Home and Garden Playhouse
Little Tykes Home and Garden Playhouse is an absolute must for your toddler. Your young child will adore this petite open-air cottage, with its white picket fence, and realistic mailbox. The Little Tykes Home and Garden Playhouse also features a kitchenette with a stove, sink, and clicker knobs. Outside the cottage, your children will also discover an elevated sandbox that doubles as a water table for summertime fun.
Little Tykes Town Playhouse
Little Tykes Town Playhouse is not your ordinary playhouse! Unlike other playhouses, the Little Tykes Town Playhouse features an “all around town” theme instead of just the home. Both inside and outside of this playhouse, you’ll find four themed walls to help inspire your child’s imaginary play.
Little Tykes Town Playhouse features a gas station wall with a gas pumper and phone, a sports wall with a basketball hoop, a soccer/hockey net and various targets for ball toss, a grocery store/bank wall with a make-believe ATM and a drive-up window, and finally a schoolhouse/firehouse with a working Dutch door.
Step2 Naturally Playful Storybook Kids Cottage Playhouse
Spoil your little ones with the delightful Step2 Naturally Playful Storybrook Kids Cottage Playhouse. The Storybook Kids Cottage Playhouse is the most realistic playhouse on our list, with a full-sized door, working shutters, and an electronic doorbell. The life-like cottage features, a whimsical fireplace, with a Cuckoo-style clock with movable hands above the mantel, and a kitchenette with a sink, swivel faucet, and two-burner stove, along with an electronic play phone for your child to invite their friends over to play.