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The 5 Best Outdoor Playhouses For Kids

Updated on March 6, 2014

How to Choose the One Your Children will LOVE!

Are you looking for the best outdoor playhouses for kids? I have compiled a list of the top 5, so if you are looking to get your child something that they can play with for hours and hours at a time, then this is one of the best toys you can get.

Kids will have so much fun spending endless hours pretending to be grown ups! Can you remember when you used to do the same thing?

I have included video reviews along with the text reviews for you to read. This page is a one-stop resource for finding out all the info you need to in order to make a perfect buying decision.

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."

Albert Einstein

Little Tikes Picnic on the Patio Playhouse - VIDEO REVIEW

Little Tikes Picnic on the Patio Playhouse
Little Tikes Picnic on the Patio Playhouse

One of the most highly reviewed models, one customer commented in her review that theirs stood strong through not one but TWO hurricanes!

 

"Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while."

L.M. Montgomery, "Anne of Green Gables

Step2 Naturally Playful Welcome Home Playhouse - VIDEO REVIEW

Step2 Naturally Playful Welcome Home Playhouse for Toddlers - Children Durable Plastic Playset House with Realistic Interior Features, Multicolor
Step2 Naturally Playful Welcome Home Playhouse for Toddlers - Children Durable Plastic Playset House with Realistic Interior Features, Multicolor

Another very well-loved model,this one features an electronic doorbell and phone that make realistic sounds. It's large and sturdy, yet easy to put together.

 

"Imagination is the highest kite that can fly."

Lauren Bacall

Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town - VIDEO REVIEW

Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse
Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse

This one offers several different all in one activities for imaginative play time and fun. Kids can play ball, go to the market or visit an ATM, play school or fireman, and get gas in the car!

 

"I'd like to be a kid again but only because naps were insisted, twirling in circles was acceptable, and the only password I had to remember was open sesame."

Adar Burks

Little Tikes Picnic N Playhouse - VIDEO REVIEW

Little Tikes Picnic N Playhouse
Little Tikes Picnic N Playhouse

This well-reviewed model, also includes a slide and a climbing wall to keep the more active kids happy and help them develop their motor skills.

 

"I believe in the goodness of imagination."

Sue Monk Kidd

Video: KidKraft Outdoor Playhouse

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"One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination."

Sam Levenson

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"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is,
I think, to have a happy childhood."

Agatha Christie

TIP: Remember the Extras... - Items to furnish and add some realistic details!

When I was a small girl, my carpenter grandfather made me a homemade kitchen counter with cabinets. It featured a little "sink" made from a meat loaf pan that was sunk into a fitted hole in the counter top. It was truly wonderful and he was amazing and thoughtful to create it!

And sincerely not to be ungrateful, but if I had ever gotten any of the fantastic sets above, I think I would have felt like I had died and gone to heaven! If I ever met a child who had something like these, I was always terribly envious.

Still, one of my favorite things about my play "kitchen" was when I got some realistic pretend food along with a set of tiny dishes and pots and pans. My imagination was excited and inspired and I happily played "house" for hours on end!

Melissa & Doug Pizza Party Wooden Play Food Set With 54 Toppings
Melissa & Doug Pizza Party Wooden Play Food Set With 54 Toppings

Time for a pretend Pizza Night , just like their family probably has regularly!

 
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set

What's more fun than making cookies with Mom (or Dad)? Now they can make pretend cookies, too!

 
Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Food Set (33 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Food Set (33 pcs)

They'll learn about good nutrition by making these healthy pretend sandwiches!

 
Small World Toys Living - Peel 'N' Play 13 Pc. Playset
Small World Toys Living - Peel 'N' Play 13 Pc. Playset

They can pretend to make veggie snacks, just like Mom and Dad!

 
Melissa & Doug Playtime Produce Fruits Play Food Set With Crate (9 pcs)
Melissa & Doug Playtime Produce Fruits Play Food Set With Crate (9 pcs)

A variety of luscious looking pretend fruits is a must-have!

 

Which of the Above is the One that YOUR Kids Would Absolutely Love?

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      Wow what a great info and lensâ¦just awesome!

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