7 Dreamy Kids’ Outdoor Playhouses

If they were big enough, we'd hang out in these all the time.

by Hudson Lindenberger
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Sure, you can always throw together pillows and blankets to build a fort, that staple of childhood. Or, you can up the ante and spring for a kids’ outdoor playhouse, and give your kid a castle they can call their own. Outside playhouses provide kids with a physical space where, according to child development experts, they have the autonomy to make decisions, solve problems, and learn valuable social skills. Plus, toddlers learn about the world around them by mimicking real life actions like preparing food in a play kitchen or collecting mail from a play mailbox.

Today’s top playhouses are safer and more realistic than ever, made from materials that can weather storms and survive multiple generations of young explorers. And honestly? They’re pretty cool to look at. When choosing one, look at the price, first and foremost. Plus, keep in mind how easy they are to put together, the number of kids they can accommodate, what they’re made of (plastic or wood, for example), and how easy they are to clean.

Outdoor Playhouses for Toddlers

Outdoor Playhouses for Big Kids

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