Each year as the weather begins to heat up, we are on the prowl for fun and engaging outdoor toys and activities to keep the girls busy. We have a small swing set that we purchased when Big Pea was two, and although the girls enjoy playing on it daily, they do get bored and look for other outdoor activities to engage in. This year the girls asked for a playhouse and thanks to KidKraft, we found the perfect one!
KidKraft Outdoor Playhouse
An outdoor playhouse is an exciting place to play. Let them create their own kid-sized special space and keep them occupied with outdoor fun. A cabin-in-the-woods look with shutters and a cute little mailbox, this play house even has two window pots and details that give it a real homey feel. There is a chalk-board name plate above the door to write the owner’s name. The solid wood weather-resistant construction and honey red roof demonstrate real value. Kids will cozy-up inside to share secrets.
– Door and wide windows that open and close
– Inside of house includes a sink and convenient storage space
– Mailbox with flag and chalkboard above door
– Large enough that multiple children can play at once
– Made of weather-resistant wood
– Sturdy construction
– 51.5″L x 46.25″W x 59″H
The outdoor playhouse arrived in two separate boxes and after reading multiple reviews online, we knew we needed 3-4 hours for full assembly and set aside the time to do so. All of the hardware needed for the build was neatly packaged in one plastic container (including a hex wrench), making it easy to find the pieces we needed for each step of the assembly. The instructions were very easy to follow and each piece of the playhouse was numbered, making each piece easy to find when needed.
We assembled each wall separately inside our living room, and took all four walls outside to fully assemble. Assembly of each wall took only about 20-30 minutes, thanks to KidKraft’s quality construction. After less than two hours, we had all four walls up, and the roof was ready to go on.
Features We Love
The Kidkraft outdoor playhouse features an adorable mailbox with movable flag, that the girls have already had loads of fun with. The indoor sink has a goose neck faucet and colored knobs for cold and hot that can be turned back and forth. The chalkboard above the door is an adorable added feature that allows children to label their playhouse how they see fit ( I’m pulling for the “No Boys Allowed” slogan), and the door can be secured once inside.
The puppet theatre allows little imaginations to come to life and host a puppet show for mom or dad, equipped with flowing red curtains! The two indoor shelves can be used as indoor storage to keep their house nice and neat, and the indoor shutters can be opened and closed to their hearts content.
We purchased a piece of outdoor/indoor carpet while at Costco (see pic below), and cut a piece to fit the interior of the playhouse. I think the piece of carpet just makes the playhouse a little more “home” like and the only problem at this point, is that I cannot get the girls out of it!
We found that the outdoor playhouse is big enough to hold two teenagers and two small children, making it large enough to have fun with, yet small enough to fit in a small backyard such as ours. We consider “Deal”ectable Dad to be a master builder, and he has built more than his fair share of children’s products. He says that this build will go down in history as one of the most enjoyable builds he has completed to date, thanks to the easy instructions, numbered parts, organized hardware, and precision cuts made at the factory.
From the quality construction and multiple engaging features, to the year-round possibilities thanks to the weather-resistant wood, we think the KidKraft outdoor playhouse is a must-have backyard accessory!
The KidKraft Outdoor Playhouse retails for $349.99 and can be purchased online.
Thank You to KidKraft for providing the outdoor playhouse for our review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own.