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Best Playhouses For Little Tikes

Updated on July 27, 2015
My granddaughter by her outdoor playhouse.
My granddaughter by her outdoor playhouse. | Source

My Own Recommendations for Playhouses for Little Tikes:

Need some advice for finding the best (and most affordable )playhouses for your kids? Then you have found the right page for you.

A few months before the winter holidays began, I was in Costco with three of my grand-babies. As most Costco members know, it is the BEST place to buy gifts of any kind for one's grands.

As I was browsing the aisles, my grands saw the perfect gift for them: a display model of a Little Tikes Playhouse! The kids (ages 1,3,and 4 at the time) loved it. I could not get them out--even for samples of brownies!

The price was fantastic! Well, Grandpa and I went back four days later to purchase one, and all of the playhouses were GONE! In fact, the last playhouse was being rolled out the door as we were asking about it. That proved to us that the Little Tikes house was (or would have been) a good choice for a special gift.

Like my other page about ride on construction toys, I have read a lot of reviews and pages on the 'net and found what I think are the best, affordable playhouses out there.

(photo is of one of my very own grandchildren ringing the doorbell of her playhouse-- Mickie_G - all rights reserved)

My very own Little Tikes in an Endless Adventures Outdoor Playhouse at Costco!

My very own Little Tikes in an Endless Adventures Outdoor Playhouse at Costco!
My very own Little Tikes in an Endless Adventures Outdoor Playhouse at Costco!

My Top Choices for a play house for children: - Step2 Neat and Tidy Cottage and Little Tikes Endless Adventures

My Criteria:

Must be big enough inside for a 4 year; it must designed to stimulate a child's imagination; the toy should be durable enough to survive for more than a few years!

You can see my 3 year-old grand-daughter in the introduction photo ringing the doorbell of her Step2 Outdoor Playhouse. She is tall for her age, but she still loves to play inside the house. I have observed that children love getting into a small space of their own where adults cannot fit.

A toy playhouse must have a reasonable price (generally less than $400.00), too.

A really good playhouse must have top ratings in reviews. In fact, both of these playhouses were selected as "best buys" in the past by Best Toys Guide

"Endless Adventures Playhouse" by Little Tikes Shown Above

The innovative playhouse offers endless interactive role-play activities. There are four different themed walls to inspire creative and imaginative play. Click on the small image below to get more information or to purchase it on Amazon.

Click the images below to purchase these playhouses on Amazon.com. Remember, sometimes the shipping is FREE!

Step2 is one of the largest toy manufacturing companies in the USA and clearly labels all of their products as to country of origin. Most of their toys are assembled in the USA, but if any part comes from another country, they will tell you. All of their toys meet or exceed any regulations that are placed on toys that they sell.

Disclosure: I receive a small commission on products you might purchase.

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

One of the 5 best out door playhouses as selected by Best Toys Guide

 
step2 Playhouse Neat & Tidy Cottage
step2 Playhouse Neat & Tidy Cottage

You can see what the kids are doing inside the playhouse. My 3 year old grand-daughter loves playing in hers. See her in the introduction photo ringing the doorbell of this top rated playhouse.

 

Which outdoor playhouse would you purchase?

Little Tikes Play for a Boy - Girls are not the only kids who love a pretend play"house".

Little Tikes is an American company that manufactures the one of the best selling cars in the USA! Yes, the classic Cozy Coupe is made by this reputable company. That is why I am so excited about the pretend filling station that I saw on Amazon. It would be a perfect companion for the Cozy Coupe that I know is in your home.

I have a coupe that is more than 15 years old and my grandchildren still love riding it around the garage while Grandpa is in his workshop. If you would like to read more about my cozy coupe, click Cozy Coupe--An American Classic. Yes, it is an article I wrote and features even more images of my grandchildren at play on Little Tikes products.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car

I have a vintage coupe in my garage. The new models have seat belts and various design improvements.

 

A visitor to this page purchased the Step2 Playhouse shown above after visiting this page. You can click on the image (from Amazon.com) to go check it out and purchase it for your child.

Find more discussions or opinion on playhouses, you could visit these websites:

Sound off and give your opinion here!

Yes, Little Tikes Playhouses are small. That is why they are called "little tikes". I have found that the products hold up, are affordable and highly re-sell-able.

Thanks for visiting!

Have you bought a playhouse?

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @mouse1996 lm: Look for these playhouses at garage sales.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @kristalulabelle: I remember making "tents" with sheets. That was my idea of fun. I also remember drawing a in the dirt and using squares as my house. That was fun, too.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I really enjoyed looking over your lens! I don't have children of my own yet, but I always like checking out kid's toys and comparing them to my memories of when I had Little Tykes toys. Needless to say, they are much cooler now, lol.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      What fun. Perfect theme for kids items too.

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      I would have loved one of these houses as a child. LOL! I don't know if I would get my future children one because of price alone, but they are a great way to let children use their imagination.

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      little ones always love having their own space to play house in. Always remembering wanting one of my own as well. Fortunately we had a travel trailer and on occasion mom would let me use that as my playhouse.

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      Nice lens! Have a good day!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens, Well done. Squidlike

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I love the Little Tike play houses! They are really awesome and durable!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Kids just love playhouses and these are very nice!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      I love the teepee tents the best! Adorable! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought my grand kids one last Christmas that were a bit young to appreciate it then but that love it now

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Cool lens. We have a slide and a little Thomas tent and tunnel, but not a playhouse. They look fun!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      I have to agree! The Little Tykes playhouses are such fun, they should make bigger ones for the big kids!

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      Mickie Goad 8 years ago

      [in reply to Evelyn_Saenz] They are small, but my three pictured here, found this particular Little Tykes playhouse cozy and comfortable for pretend play.

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      I have always loved the idea of playhouses but I find the Little Tykes playhouses to be too small. Even teens love to play in playhouses. I hope some day that Little Tykes will make one that expands for bigger children.

      Love this lens and all the cute children.