Playhouses for Toddlers, Boys and Girls

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We all know kids love building tents and playing in them, right?

When I was young we didn’t have the choice of playhouses that kids have now.

However, nowadays, we can choose from our favorite superheroes, popular Disney characters, and space rockets just to name a few.

There are so many on the market and below you can check out our reviews of the best kids playhouses, teepees, and castles available to buy.

First up, we’ll be taking a look at the best playhouses available to buy for Toddlers, then for girls and finally tents for boys.

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5 Best Playhouses for Toddlers | Ages 12-36 months

Buying an enclosure for your baby or a toddler (aged between 12 and 36 months) can be an ideal way to help pacify your youngster during those months of teething and the terrible two’s.

Product Age Shape Score Availability
Famoy Toddlers Tent 1-6 year olds Hexagon ★★★★ See on Amazon
Kiddey Ball Pit Play Tent 1-8 year olds Square/Box ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Golden Child Play Tent 2 years + House with Pointed Roof ★★★★ See on Amazon
Discovery Spring Cottage 2 years + House with Pointed Roof ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Little Tikes Deluxe Home 18 Months + House with Garden ★★★★★ See on Amazon

Princess Pink Ball Pit Tent for Girls | Ideal for 1-year-old +

Pink Ball pit tent for girls and toddlers

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This delightful pink fun tent is designed for toddlers and ideal to help keep your youngster interested during a time of possible grumpiness.

The pretty pink color is not overbearing and will fascinate your daughter or friends child for long periods, helping you to get a little time to yourself.

Unfortunately, this product doesn’t come with balls included but they can be bought separately on Amazon and it’s recommended that you buy 200 pieces.

It can be used for children aged between 1 and 6 years old and is easily accessible via the front roll-up door.

The sides are made of breathable mesh, whilst the roof can be very easily removed if necessary.

To build, all you have to do is let it unfold itself and it will pop back into shape via the ‘high strength memory steel’.

PROS:
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Portable
  • Strong
  • Stylish
  • Elegant Box
  • Auto Open/Close Mechanism

CONS:
  • Costly
  • Quite heavy



 

Kiddey Ball Pit Play Tent Enclosure | Ideal for 1 year old +

Kiddy Tent with Balls Included

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This Kiddey playhouse is surprisingly larger than it looks and can comfortably hold 3/4 toddlers at once.

Also, kids playhouses are much more fun when there are actually things inside that they can play with.

Well, good news…

This kids mesh sided tent has 200 plastic balls included in the price and is ideal as an additional Christmas present, birthday present or maybe you’re buying this to keep your child or children occupied.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Hexogen Ball Pit Play Tent
  • Compact Zippered Carrying Case
  • 200 BPA free plastic ball pit balls
  • Reusable Mesh bag for Balls with a zipper to store

Specs

Playhouse size:   56” x 50” x 30” H

Carry case:  20” Width

Ball size:  2.3″ inches diameter

Ball colors:  Blue, red, pink, green, orange and yellow

Item weight:  3lbs

Package Dimensions:  20 x 15 x 8 inches

PROS:
  • Ideal for Indoors & Outdoor use
  • 200 Balls included
  • Easy to fold away
  • Plenty of room inside
  • Mesh sides for air circulation

CONS:
  • The top cannot be closed


This is a similar product but this is pretty much how it is folded away.

Golden Child Kids Indoor or Outdoor Play tent | Ideal for 2-year-old +

Kids PlayTent with Carrying case

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This Golden Child Kids playhouse is another play tent that’s ideal for using either indoors or outdoors.

It’s big enough for 2 kids to play comfortably inside, together with a few small toys.

There are yellow ground stakes that can hold the playhouse down by placing the anchor loops to them should you decide to use it outdoors.

This product should not be used in wet weather.

The design is great as once it’s taken out of the box it just pops right up into shape, meaning this tent takes no building…

Here’s what’s included

  • All-in-one Pop out Tent
  • Ground stakes
  • Circular Zipper Bag
  • Attached Mesh Windows

Specifications:

Product dimensions:  41.3 x 41.3 x 51.2 inches

Recommended age:  24 months and up

Item weight:  3lbs

PROS:
  • Portable Collapsable Design
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to set up
  • Ground stakes to anchor down
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Vented windows to keep cool & bugs out

CONS:
  • The top cannot be closed


How to fold away and put into carry bag.

Backyard Discovery Spring Cottage Cedar Playhouse | Made From Cedar Wood

discovery spring cottage cedar playhouse

Incredibly detailed playhouse

This playhouse by Discovery is like having a minature home for your kids, it’s a truly beautiful design.

There’s plenty of room for quite a few children so it’s ideal when you’re having a garden party with your neighbours over.

It’s a really sturdy house, as it needs to be due to it being intended for outdoor use.

On the house you’ll find many small features that really helps bring it to life, such as a fully functional doorbell and door.

The only major downside to this house is building it, I’d recommend getting a carpenter in to get it up for you.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Faucet kit
  • Doorbell
  • Phone
  • Outdoor Light
  • Stove kit
  • Chalkboard
  • Plus Building Materials

Specifications:

Overall Dimensions: 110″ (L) x 67″ (D) x 87″ (H)

Inside Playhouse Dimensions: 63” (W) x 68” (D) x 87” (H)

Dimensions of the Door: 18″ (W) x 46″ (H)

Dimensions of the Chair: 23” (W) x 13” (D) x 22” (H)

Recommended age:  24 months and up

PROS:
  • Realistic Design
  • Large Space
  • High Ceiling
  • Suitable for Large Groups
  • Working Doorbell
  • Door
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Light
  • Wall Mounted Phone

CONS:
  • Requires 2 people to build
  • Requires multiple tools
  • Tricky to build


Here you can see just how immaculate and large this play house is:

Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse | Built In Sand Tray

Little Tikes Playhouse with workbench

Little Tikes are known for their quality

Little Tikes are well known for their quality toys for children and this playhouse lives up to their name, it provides a space with plenty of activities.

The sand and water table will give your child a space to be creative with their hands, it’s the ideal place to use some magic sand.

The structure itself is really sturdy, as you would expect with it being from Little Tikes.

A great feature of this house is that it has open walls so you can see exactly what your toddler is up to whilst they are playing and you need not worry.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Playhouse
  • Kitchenette
  • Workbench Station
  • Mailbox
  • Working Door

Specifications:

Overall Dimensions: 80.3 x 36.8 x 52.8 inches

Product Weight: 46.3 pounds

Shipping Weight: 62 pounds

Recommended age:  18 months and up

PROS:
  • Sturdy Design
  • Creative Area
  • Kitchenette
  • Open Walls
  • Suitable for Outdoors
  • Door
  • Mailbox
  • Easy to Move

CONS:
  • Collects Rainwater
  • Instructions not great


You could be having this much fun with your child:

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5 Best Play Tents for Girls

It’s difficult trying to find the right play tent for your daughter, whether they like pretending to be a princess or simply just want somewhere to hang out.

Here we’ve put together a list of what we consider the best 5 play tents for girls, obviously they can be used by boys also.

Product Age Shape Score Availability
Floral Classic Ivory Teepee Tent 3 years + Teepee/Tipi ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Swing-N-Slide Hide and Slide Play House 2 years + House with Slide ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Beneyond Kids Tent 1 year + Play Tent/House ★★★★ See on Amazon
Love Tree Teepee Tent With Floor Mat 3 years + Teepee ★★★★ See on Amazon
Pacific Play Tents Cottage House 3 years + Cottage House ★★★★ See on Amazon

Little Dove Cotton Canvas Kids Tipi  (Unpainted & Non-toxic) |  Ideal for 3-year-olds +


This style is picturesque, think of all the opportunities for instagram with your child in this playtent.

Aside from that, your children will actually love this teepee as it’s spacious inside, providing a lot of room for activities and toys.

This little dove teepee makes for a great gift, especially for a childs 1st birthday.

So let’s take a look at what makes this stand out from the rest.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Little Dove Teepee
  • Wood poles
  • Connection
  • Canvas tent cover
  • Carry bag
  • Reinforcement Part
  • Protective Rubber

Specs

Playhouse size: 70.9 x 23.6 x 23.6 inches

Weight: 5.95 pounds

Colors:  White

PROS:
  • Ideal for Indoors & Outdoor use
  • Foldable
  • 100% Cotton
  • Unpainted
  • Perfect Gift
  • Tie Down Doors
  • Easily Assembled

CONS:
  • Carrying bag could be stronger
  • Instructions could be clearer


Swing-N-Slide Hide and Slide Play House |  Built in Slide

Wooden playhouse with slide attached

The slide adds an exciting element


To be honest, this play house is suitable for boys and girls but from my experience with it at home the girls tend to have much more fun with this one.

The slide adds an awesome element to the playhouse and gives the children a bit of excitement on their exit journey.

As it’s raised off the ground, there will be minimal damage to your lawn.

One customer on Amazon even admitted to using it as a chicken coop instead

Now let’s get into the details and see what’s so good about this model.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • All Lumber
  • 47″ Plastic Slide
  • Wooden Ladder
  • Pre Assembled Panels

Specs

Playhouse size: 60 x 30 x 80 inches

Interior Dimensions: 37 x 40 inches

Platform Height:  1.91′

Weight: 195 pounds

Colors:  Mixed

PROS:
  • Raised Design
  • Multicolor
  • Sturdy
  • 47″ Attached Slide
  • Swinging Door
  • Clear Visual Instructions

CONS:
  • Roof Windows Allow Water In


Beneyond Kids Tent |  Portable Private Space

With the pink design this makes it ideal for a private space for your young daughter to escape to and let her imagination run wild.

Having a private space like this for your child gives them the opportunity to develop their skills and learn on their own.

The design allows it to be easily set up and folded down once your child has finished playing, allowing for great portability.

There’s plenty of positives about this play tent to make it the right one for your daughter.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Beneyond Play Tent
  • Plastic Support Rods
  • Roll up door (attached)
  • Instruction Manual

Specs

Playhouse size: 100x70x110cm (LxWxH)

Package size: 62x10x10cm (LxHxW)

Material:  Polyester, PVC

Weight: 1kg

Colors:  Pink/Purple/White

PROS:
  • Easy to Setup
  • Enclosed Space
  • Inside Pockets for Crayons etc
  • Aids Child Development
  • Roll Up Door
  • Portable

CONS:
  • Quite easy to tip over


Love Tree Teepee Tent |  Floor Mat Included

This is a different take on the traditional teepee and is more of a squared design but still looks the part.

With the teepee you also get a floor mat, this is perfect as it allows you to put it up on hardwood flooring whilst still ensuring that your child is comfortable.

There’s a few different designs to choose from but this option is the pink one that’s made specifically for girls.

It’s quite a large design so there’s plenty of space for a few children or many toys if your daughter prefers to play alone.

My favourite feature of this play tent is the windows, they allow you to check on your children without interrupting their creative flows.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • 100% Cotton Canvas Tent
  • Fibreglass Poles
  • Carrying Bag
  • Instruction Manual

Specs

Playhouse size: 59.1 x 39.4 x 59.1 inches

Material:  100% Cotton Canvas, Fibreglass

Weight: 5.51 pounds

Shipping Weight: 7.9 pounds

Colors:  Pink (Other options available)

PROS:
  • Simple Setup
  • Enclosed Space with Windows
  • Natural Materials
  • Floor Mat
  • Multiple Entrances
  • Zipper Doors
  • Carrying Bag

CONS:
  • Instructions not the best


Pacific Play Tents Cottage | Great for Imagination Stimulation

This miniature cottage is ideal for your daughter to live out her country life dreams right within your home.

The best part of this product is the imagination stimulation that it gives your child, with pockets for them to put their crayons or toys in and really get their creative minds flowing.

There’s a back tunnel for a fast exit and a regular door at the front that can be tied to the sides to stay open.

All the windows on this play tent can be rolled up so your child can pretend the weather is changing outside of their mini home.

This play tent is large and spacious, but there is a smaller option should you not have enough space for this one.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Cottage House Tent
  • Color Coded Fibreglass Poles
  • Roll up windows (attached)
  • Curtain Style Door (attached)
  • Carry Bag
  • Instruction Manual

Specs

Playhouse size: 58″ X 48″ X 58″

Weight: 5 pounds

Styles:  Club House/Cottage/Hunt’n Cabin/Dinosaur Train Station/Cotton Canvas Ice Cream Truck

PROS:
  • Easy to Setup
  • Color Coded Poles
  • Inside Pockets
  • Imagination Stimulator
  • Curtain Doors
  • Mesh Ventilation
  • Large Indoor Space
  • Easy to clean

CONS:
  • Door could be larger


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5 Best Play Tents for Boys

Keeping your boys entertained for a few hours comes easy with a playtent, it lets their imaginations run wild and it can become whatever they want it to be, a fortress? A car garage? No problem!

Product Age Shape Score Availability
Kids Teepee Tent with Stabilizer 3 years + Teepee/Tipi ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Nona Active Knight Castle 3 years + Castle ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Fire Truck Pop-Up 3 years + Pop Up Firetruck ★★★★ See on Amazon
Pacific Play Tents Safari Dome Tent 2 years + Tunnel/Dome Tent ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Rocketship Play Tent With Projector Toy 3 years + Rocketship ★★★★★ See on Amazon

UKADOU Kids Teepee Tent with Stabilizer | Ideal for ages 3-year-old +

It matches any style of home

This teepee tent for kids will look great in any room, the bright white cotton canvas gives a nice airy look.

It gives your child plenty of space to cozy up inside and fill it with their toys.

One majorly awesome thing about this that you’ll love, it’s environmentally friendly! Most playhouses are made from synthetic materials whereas this is 100% natural, cotton and pine wood.

So let’s take a look at what makes this stand out from the rest.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • UKadou Teepee
  • Canvas Carrying Bag
  • Teepee Stabilizer (rope)
  • 16 Wood Poles
  • 12 Connectors
  • Assembly Instructions

Specs

Playhouse size: 40″ W x 40″ W x 54″ H

Colors:  White / Camo

PROS:
  • Ideal for Indoors & Outdoor use
  • Easily Portable
  • Natural Materials
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Machine Washable
  • Built in Windows
  • Easily Assembled
  • NO AZO dyes

CONS:
  • White canvas can stain
  • No floor in the teepee


Here’s a video someone kindly made showing you how simple it is to put up:

Nona Active Knight Castle Play Tent | Free Games + Toys!

Castle play tent with free sword and shield

Game of Thrones anyone?

If the design itself isn’t enough to satisfy your child with then you’ll be glad to hear that there’s a free foam sword, shield and cards!

It’s easy to setup and fold away and everything is attached by velcro so there’s no messing around with string.

Your child will truly feel like a king in this castle and their imaginations will run wild, hopefully not quite Game of Thrones, perhaps more like King Arthur.

The cards that come with the play house also give your child a learning opportunity, each picture is related the medieval era and helps them build their cognitive and social skills.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Nona Active Knight Castle
  • Foam Sword
  • Foam Shield
  • 23 Card Games in 1 Box
  • Carry Case

Specs

Playhouse size: 16 x 15.8 x 3.5 inches

Weight:  3.35 pounds

PROS:
  • Promote Imagination
  • Enhance Cognitive Abilities
  • Looks Great
  • Easily Setup
  • Portable
  • Free extras (sword, shield, cards)
  • Large Space

CONS:
  • Nothing to complain about…


WooHoo Toys Pop Up FireTruck | Free Games + Toys!

red firetruck pop up tent

Emulate their heroes

If your little boy or girl has always dreamed of being a fire fighter then this is the tent for them.

Within minutes of it arriving you’ll have it up and their creativity will begin to flow as they play around, emulating their heroes.

The space inside this pop up is quite surprising and children can comfortably sleep in it and there’s plenty of ventilation.

My favourite aspect to it is the portability it offers, you really can take it anywhere and simply pop it up so there’s no time wasted with poles.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Fire Truck Pop Up
  • Carry Case

Specs

Playhouse size: 54″x28″x36″

Weight: 2.25 pounds

Colour: Red

PROS:
  • Quick Pop Up
  • Imagination Stimulation
  • Inspires their future career
  • Very Spacious
  • Portable

CONS:
  • Redundant inner flaps, wastes space
  • Very Light (take care outside)


Pacific Play Tents Safari Tunnel & Dome Tent | Perfect Whilst Watching Nature Programs

jungle safari playtent with tunnel

Emulate the legendary Steve Irwin

If your child is a wild one and loves the outdoors, this is perfect.

My little boy has spent hours watching his favourite dinosuar movies in here, the dog seemed to enjoy going in and out the tunnel aswell.

The top window is perfect as it allows you to peer in and check up on your children to give you that peace of mind without interrupting their play time.

Obviously with safari adventures comes high speed children, no doubt yours will be like mine and be running in and out like there’s no tomorrow.

Alas, there’s no need to worry about it getting broken as it has reinforced materials whilst still being quite flexible.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Safari Dome
  • Safari Tunnel
  • Carry Bag
  • Support Poles
  • Assembly Instructions

Specs

Playhouse size: 48″ x 48″ X 42″

Tunnel size: 4ft X 19″

Playhouse Material: 190T 70 denier Polyester

Colors: Green/Tan/Brown

PROS:
  • Immersive Experience
  • Waterproof Floor
  • Strong Materials
  • Adventure Tunnel
  • Wipe to Clean
  • Compact Storage
  • Easily Assembled
  • Built “Kid Tough”

CONS:
  • Tunnel Doesn’t Attach Very Well


Here’s the same model but a different style, you can combine it with other tents to make a whole network of fun:

USA Toyz Rocketship Play Tent | To infinity and Beyond!

rocketship play tent with handheld projector

Who needs Space X?

Are you the parent to the next Neil Armstrong? I think we all wanted to be an astronaut at one point in our lives.

This play tent is the best suited for the evening or dark rooms, ideally when your child is looking for a quiet space to relax.

With this play tent you get a handheld projector with it that displays 24 different space related images, intended to be projected onto the roof of the tent.

It’s a spacious design with one main entrance that has a roll up door which can be tied up to keep open.

There’s a window on either side for breathability, plus it’s easy to setup with the poles and there’s no need for any extra tools.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Spaceship Tent
  • Poles
  • Handheld Space Projector
  • 3 Image Slide Discs (24 Total Images)
  • Roll Up Door (Attached)
  • Assembly Instructions

Specs

Playhouse size: 41″ x 41″ x 53″

Colors: Blue

Other Designs: Unicorn

PROS:
  • Easy Setup
  • Quick to Clean
  • Awesome Projector
  • 24 Different Images
  • Roll Up Door
  • Spacious
  • Relaxing Environment

CONS:
  • Poles could be stronger

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3 Princess Castles That Girls Will Love..

Girls love acting out the role of a princess and what better item is there to go with all her makeup and jewelry than buying a very girly, pink princess castle or tent.  Here are our favorite 3 that we found on Amazon.

Product Age Shape Score Availability
Monobeach Large Princess Tent 3 years + Hexagon ★★★★★ See on Amazon
Playz 3pc Girls Fairy Tale Tent 3 years + Castle ★★★★★ See on Amazon
DafiDaf Princess Castle + Fairy Lights 3 years + Pointed Roof Castle ★★★★★ See on Amazon

Princess Castle Play Tent

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This is one of the most spacious models on the market right now and it sits great in any bedroom.

It gives your daughter a comfortable space to relax and get creative, perhaps it could be her new favourite place to read?

The fairy lights will ensure there’s ample light for reading.

You can expect to find elegant netting that drapes beautifully around the whole play house, creating a truly authentic princess environment.

A huge benefit to having netting is that you can see what your princess is doing at all times, also to add to that all sides can be tied back so they are permanently open, creating a nice covered space.

  • Pink princess tent
  • Frame poles
  • Connectors for the frame (40 + 3 spares)
  • Starlights (40)
  • Carry bag
  • Instructions

The star lights require 3 AA batteries and are not included

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Dimensions: 53 inches x 55 inches (height x diameter)

Ages: Suitable for children 3 years and older

Tent Material: Polyester Taffeta

Shipping weight: 4.01 pounds

PROS:
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Portable
  • Strong
  • Stylish
  • Elegant Box
  • Auto Open/Close Mechanism

CONS:
  • Costly
  • Quite heavy

Playz 3pc Fairy Tale Play Tent | Play Tent, Ball Pit & Crawl Tent

princess play tent with a tunnel and a ball pit

3 pieces come with this product

This is one of my personal favourites, purely down to the fact there’s so much room for activites as you get 3 pieces with this product.

There’s an open area which your little princess can treat like a garden, accessing it through a secret tunnel.

It’s recommended that you fill it with plastic balls, which are available here at amazon but to be honest, it’s fine without any.

However, there is a hoop for your child to throw balls into so without any this is a bit useless but you can always find small objects to throw in there.

Space is something that comes in abundance with this set, there’s room for up to 3 children to be comfortable. More could squeeze in but they need room to move.

On the roof there is a window so you are able to check up on your princess and see what she is up to.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • Princess Fairy Tale Tent
  • Crawl Tunnel
  • Ball Pit
  • Zipper Carrying Bag
  • Flexible Poles
  • Instructions

Specs

Playhouse size: 55” Height – 39” Base Diameter

Tunnel size: 42” Length – 18.5” Diameter

Ball Pit w/ Hoop: 18” Base Height – 32” Hoop Height – 48” Width

PROS:
  • Clear Instructions
  • 3 Pieces
  • Ball Hoop
  • Promotes Creativity
  • Very Spacious
  • Easy Clean Materials
  • Packs Away Small

CONS:
  • No Balls Included

DafiDaf Princess Castle Play Tent | Star Shaped Fairy Lights Included

purple princess play tent with star shaped fairy lights

The Elegant Netting Looks Authentic

The star shaped fairy lights that come with this play tent provide an amazing ambience, creating a nice relaxing environment for your princess.

All sides/curtains are see through so you are able to keep an eye on your child whilst they are in there without disrupting them.

I found this play tent to be pretty sturdy yet lightweight, although I wouldn’t leave it outside on a windy day.

It makes for a perfect gift for family and friends, you’ll be the favourite person on their birthday.

There’s plenty of space inside for multiple children and if you keep the sides up then you can easily fit a few more under the canopy or in close proximity without leaving them out on the action.

Here’s what you’ll get

  • DafiDaf Princess Castle
  • Fairy Lights
  • Support Poled
  • Carrying Bag
  • Instructions

Specs

Playhouse size: 39.4 x 39 x 60.4 inches

Playhouse Weight: 2.65 pounds

PROS:
  • Quick Setup
  • Star Fairy Lights
  • Elegant Netting
  • Vibrant Colours
  • A Lot Of Room
  • Strong Support
  • Carry Case

CONS:
  • Nothing yet…