There are many playhouses on the market. But which outdoor playhouse suits the age of your children and can you expand the playhouses with other modules? We take a closer look at the best-known brands of outdoor playhouses.

Playhouses come in all shapes and sizes. You have wooden houses, sturdy plastic playhouses, and houses with heaps of accessories. Here they are, the eight funniest and safest playhouses:

  • Little Tikes – plastic outdoor playhouses in cheerful colors
  • Step2 – colored plastic playhouses
  • Feber – plastic houses in various sizes
  • KidKraft – wooden playhouses with many nice details
  • Smoby – houses with distinctive green, yellow and orange colors
  • Axi – eye-catcher in your garden
  • SwingKing – extensive choice of wooden playhouses
  • Exit – fun playful houses and sleek designs

Little tikes outdoor playhouse

Little Tikes outdoor playhouse

Little tikes has various playhouses in cheerful colors ranging from 150 euros to 600 euros. These houses are very suitable for the smaller garden. You can even put them indoors in the winter, so they can be played with all year round.

Suitable for ages two to eight

The Little tikes playhouses are suitable for children from two to eight years old.

Assemble Little tikes playhouse

You can buy the Little tikes playground equipment at Amazon, among others. They are easy to assemble, although you do need a lot of screws. It is recommended to do this with two people.

Material Little tikes outdoor playhouse

The Little tikes playground equipment is made of sturdy, high-quality plastic and is easy to clean.

Accessories Little tikes

Little tikes playhouses cannot be expanded with other modules, but they do have a wide range of outdoor toys, so that you can, for example, place a separate (little tikes) sandbox next to your playhouse.

Warranty Standard 1 year warranty
Delivery On average one to two working days depends on where you buy your playground equipment
Safety The products are regularly tested and are safe to use
Price Varies from 150 to 600 euros
Available at Amazon, among others

Step2 outdoor playhouse

Step2 playhouse

Step2 has playhouses in different sizes. The real house variant, a high model, and an extensive playhouse with slide and sandpit. The prices of the houses vary from 150 to 900 euros. The houses are full of nice details, such as a letterbox, a real doorbell, a flower box, and a tap. A lot of fun guaranteed!

These houses are very suitable for the smaller garden. Some models are even suitable for use in your home, such as the “Toddler Corner House”, a small corner house that fits easily into your living room.

Suitable for children from 18 months

The Step2 playhouses are officially suitable for children from 18 months to twelve years old. But in practice, you see that around the age of eight or nine they become too big for these types of toys.

Assemble Step2 outdoor playhouse

You can buy the playground equipment from Step2 at Amazon, among others. They are easy to assemble, although you do need a lot of screws. It is recommended to do this with two people.

Material Step2 outdoor playhouse

The Step2 playground equipment is made of high-quality plastic and is easy to clean. The houses are sturdy and safe, so as a parent you can sit back with peace of mind while your children go about their business.

Accessories Step2 playhouses

Step2 playhouses cannot be expanded with other modules, but they do have a wide range of toys that fit perfectly with your playhouse, such as stools, a shopping trolley, a picnic table, a sandbox, and so on.

Warranty Standard 3 year warranty
Delivery On average two working days
Safety The products are regularly tested and are safe to use
Price Varies from 150 to 900 euros
Available at Amazon, among others

Feber outdoor playhouse

Feber palace

Feber has playhouses in different sizes. You have foldable houses that you can take with you to grandpa and grandma, cute houses, villas, and super palaces! The prices of the houses vary from 100 to 750 euros.

As we already described above, you have, among other things, a nice folding house, which looks like a kind of tent. This house has a climbing wall on one side and a drawing board on the other side. Also handy to take with you on vacation or to visit family.

Suitable for children from 2 years old

Feber’s playhouses are suitable for children from 2 years old to about 7 years old.

Assemble Feber playhouses

You can buy Feber playground equipment at Amazon, among others. They are easy to assemble and disassemble.

Material Feber outdoor playhouse

The Feber playground equipment is made of high-quality plastic in bright colors and is resistant to sunlight and temperature changes. The houses are easy to clean, sturdy, and safe.

Accessories Feber playhouses

Feber playhouses cannot be expanded with other modules. They do have, among other things, separate slides and a mega 4-in-a-row game which is super fun next to your outdoor playhouse.

Warranty Standard 1 year warranty
Delivery On average one to two working days
Safety The products are regularly tested and are safe to use
Price Varies from 100 to 750 euros
Available at Amazon, among others

KidKraft wooden outdoor playhouse

KidKraft wooden playhouse

KidKraft has awesome wooden playhouses ranging from 480 euros to 600 euros. The houses are full of details, such as a kitchen with stove and sink, or what about a nice flag for the roof or a “real” mobile phone.

These houses are very suitable for the smaller garden. They are less suitable for temporary relocation. The houses of KidKraft are made of wood and therefore somewhat heavier (and more solid) than the plastic variants of other brands.

Suitable for ages two to ten

KidKraft playhouses are suitable for children from two to ten years old.

Assemble KidKraft outdoor playhouse

It takes some effort, but the end result is worth it. The KidKraft playhouses come with an extensive assembly manual. It explains step by step how to assemble the house. It is advisable to work with two people, which is more fun and practical. You also have houses with “EZ Kraft Assembly”, these are specially designed with hinged panels that are easy to fold out and set up in minutes!

Material KidKraft playhouse

The KidKraft playground equipment is made of 100% cedar wood, combined with colorful, sturdy plastic accessories and windows.

KidKraft accessories

KidKraft has a very extensive range of outdoor toys. For example, they have super cute Chaise Loungers that look great next to your outdoor playhouse.

Warranty Unknown
Delivery On average three working days
Safety The products are regularly tested and are safe to use. They are in possession of the EN 71 quality mark
Price Varies from 480 to 600 euros
Available at Amazon, among others

Smoby outdoor playhouse

Smoby outdoor playhouse

Smoby has very nice playhouses that are known for its characteristic colors green, white and red. Prices range from 180 to 330 euros. Nice and affordable.

Suitable for children from 2 years old

The Smoby playhouses are suitable for children from 2 years old. The bol.com website states that the maximum age is 100 years .. I can see my grandmother (99 years old!) Squeezing into the house .. haha.

Assemble Smoby playhouses

You can buy the Smoby playground equipment at Amazon, among others. They are easy to assemble and disassemble. You can watch handy youtube tutorials that guide you perfectly in this job.

Material Smoby playhouses

The Smoby playground equipment is made of high-quality plastic in characteristic colors and is resistant to sunlight and temperature changes. The houses are easy to clean, sturdy, and safe.

Accessories Smoby playhouses

Smoby playhouses cannot really be expanded with other modules. They do have, for example, a separate doorbell that you can mount on your house, a separate slide, or cozy outdoor stools for in and around the house.

Warranty Standard 1 year warranty
Delivery On average three working days
Safety The products are regularly tested and are safe to use
Price Varies from 180 to 330 euros
Available at Amazon, among others

Axi wooden outdoor playhouse

Axi wooden playhouse​AXI has very nice wooden playhouses that are a real eye-catcher in your garden. The prices of the houses vary from 130 to 1375 euros. The latter price range actually falls under the category of play towers.

The real playhouses come in many variants, from fun fairytale houses to exotic Bali houses. There are also untreated houses for sale that you can make any color you want, so a beautiful pink princess house or a cool fire brigade house.

Suitable for children from 2 years old

AXI’s playhouses are suitable for children from 2 years old.

Assemble Axi playhouse

You can buy the playground equipment from Axi at bol.com, among others. They are easy to assemble, although you do need a lot of screws. Axi cottages come with a comprehensive step-by-step guide. It is recommended to do this with two people.

Material Axi playhouse

The AXI playground equipment is made of Asian cedar wood, which comes from responsibly managed forests. In addition to being an environmentally conscious choice, this type of wood also has the advantage that it has a natural defense against fungi, vermin, and wood rot.

Accessories Axi playhouses

Axi playhouses cannot really be expanded with other modules. You can buy a dog house from Axi though. Very cool to place next to your playhouse.

Warrenty 2-year warranty on the construction and no less than 5-year on the materials
Delivery On average two to three working days
Safety The AXI houses have a CE mark and are approved in accordance with the TÜV standard; one of the most important standards for safe playing
Price Varies from 130 to 1375 euros
Available at bol.com, among others

Swing King wooden playhouses

Swing King wooden playhouse

Swing King has very nice wooden playhouses that fit perfectly in a small garden. The prices of the houses vary from 209 to 999 euros. The houses are made of impregnated FSC wood that will last for years. You can also paint these houses completely in your own colors!

Suitable for children from 2 years old

The SwingKing playhouses are suitable for children from 2 years old.

Assemble SwingKing outdoor playhouse

You can buy Swing King’s playground equipment at bol.com, among others. They are supplied as a kit, complete with wood, screws, and a manual. The construction drawing is a bit difficult to interpret, so it will cost you some blood, sweat, and tears to assemble this beautiful house.

Material Swing King outdoor playhouse

The Swing King playground equipment is made of impregnated FSC wood that will last for years. The wooden constructions are very stable and easy to maintain. To last even longer, it is advisable to paint the house as it is made of untreated wood.

Accessories Swing King playhouses

There are very nice accessories for the Swing King playhouses for sale. For example, you can buy a nice yellow-blue letterbox, they have a real telescope, a cool pirate flag, or a colorful racing wheel.

Warrenty 2-year warranty
Delivery On average seven working days
Safety Safety certificate TÜV approved
Price Varies from 209 to 999 euros
Available at bol.com, among others

Exit outdoor playhouses

Exit playhouses

Exit has a wide range of wooden playhouses that look really nice. From “crooked” houses to larger houses with a slide and mini veranda. The prices of the Exit houses vary from 300 euros to 1450 euros. The latter price range mainly includes the larger houses, which are more suitable for the medium to large garden. The smaller houses also fit perfectly into the small garden.

Suitable for children from 3 years old

The Exit playhouses are suitable for children from the age of three.

Assemble Exit outdoor playhouse

You can buy Exit playground equipment at exittoys.nl, among others. They are easy to assemble and come with a manual. The average assembly time with two people is half an hour.

Material Exit Toys playhouse

The Exit playhouses are weather-resistant and made of FSC® certified cedarwood. This type of wood does not splinter and is resistant to weather influences such as rain and therefore resistant to wood rot. You do not have to treat the wood before use, your kids can immediately play safely with the playhouse.

Accessories Exit Toys

The houses of Exit can be expanded in various ways. For example, you can buy a porch or other extension for your playhouse. Or expand your house with a slide, a swing, or a sandbox.

Warranty Five years on the wood and one year on connections and accessories
Delivery Free delivery within one to three working days
Safety Tested for safety and quality. Exit Toys meets European health and safety standards CE and EN-71
Price Varies from 300 to 1450 euros
Available at exittoys.nl, among others