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8 best Playhouses for kids 2021: Fun wooden Wendy Houses & luxury garden playhouses

If you’ve got kids, a Wendy house like Stacey Solomon's is a garden must have!

Katherine Robinson

Are you in the market for a garden playhouse for the kids? We've been inspired by a certain Stacey Solomon after she showed us around her and Joe Swash’s incredible new Essex family home, our jaws hit the floor – especially when she stepped out into the garden! https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif  Not only was there an outdoor pool and acres of lush green grass, but Pickle Cottage – as she's christened it - has an incredibly lifelike Tudor-style Wendy house for little Rex and his big brothers to enjoy!

If you have children a playhouse is a garden must-have. There are even some fabulous indoor ones available that are perfect for playrooms. There’s nothing better than having your own little den to play in – and some of them are absolutely jaw-dropping!

If you’re feeling inspired by Stacey and you want to get your own Wendy House for your kids then keep scrolling, we’ve rounded up the best you can buy online

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Best wendy houses for kids

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Smoby kids playhouse on stilts, £285.28, Amazon

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Number of kids: 1-4

Material: Plastic

Dimensions: 260 x 160 x 197 cm

Age: three years and up

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? Yes

This playhouse is perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted a treehouse but doesn’t have a tree to put it in! Parents have hailed it as a lockdown life saviour and reported that it takes around two hours to assemble.  It’s made of plastic, so depending on what’s inside it, a bit of rain isn’t going to be a problem for this playhouse.

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Djeco fabric playhouse, £59.50, Jojo Maman Bebe

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Number of kids: 1-3

Material: Plastic frame and fabric walls

Age: 3 years and up

Dimensions: 100 x 105 x 73cm

Water resistant? No

Requires assembly? Yes

No garden space? No problem. This easy-to-assemble fabric tent looks fab in a playroom – it’s decorated to look like a country cottage, complete with plant pots, opening flap door and house cat. Add a blanket and pillow and you have the perfect nap spot! Parents have praised this one as being sturdy, the perfect size (adults can even sit inside without bumping their heads) and having gender-neutral decorations.

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Smoby garden house playset, £300, Selfridges

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Number of kids: 1-3

Material: Plastic

Age: from 2 upwards

Dimensions: 135 x 132cm x 128.5cm

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? Yes

The Garden House from Smoby is perfect for little ones with green fingers. It's the perfect garden set up, from the large planter box and trellis, where they can plant flowers and veg or simply hang them up as decorations. There’s even a water butt and watering can and a mobile worktable so little gardeners can get organised. With an included shovel, rake, and dibble, they have everything they need, and it'll keep them amused for hours.

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Keter Wonderfold kids foldable playhouse, £100, Homebase

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Number of kids: 1-2

Material: Plastic

Age: two years and up

Dimensions: 101.8 x 89.7 x 110.6cm

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? Yes

If you’re looking for a fun and simple playhouse that can be folded away for easy storage then this is the one! Suitable for indoor or outdoor, is super easy to assemble – coming together in just 30 seconds – and can be folded away to the size of a suitcase. It has working doors and large windows and is durable and weather-resistant.

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Little Tikes cape cottage, 175, Amazon

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Number of kids: 1-2

Material: Plastic

Age: two to six years

Dimensions: 108.6 x 88.9 x 124.5 cm

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? Yes

This cute cottage is super durable and easy to assemble with minimal tools and is just as good for a garden as a playroom. The windows and doors open - and there's even a letter box!

Best wooden wendy houses

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TP Toys Hill Top Wooden Tower Playhouse and Slide, £499, Allroundfun

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Number of kids: 1-3

Material: Wood

Age: 3 years and up

Dimensions: 137cm x 306cm x 230cm

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? Yes

Not only does this gorgeous wooden playhouse have two levels, it has a slide! Fill the downstairs level with sand and little ones can explore the upper level, which is accessible by ladder, before sliding back down. The playhouse is made from certified European timber and has been pressure treated. Bear in mind that while the wood itself will withstand rain, anything you leave inside may get wet because of the roof openings though.

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Northbrook Swing Set, £1669.99, Wayfair

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Number of kids: 1-6

Material: Wood

Age: three to ten years

Dimensions: 300.4cm H x 429.6cm W x 438.5cm D

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? Yes

We admit, this isn't your traditional Wendy house, but we just had to include as it's every kid's dream! It's a Wendy house, swing set, slide, sandbox and monkey bars all in one It's a big spend but it'll last their whole childhoods plus you can get it with 0% financing for as low as £139 per month.

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Tigercub playhouse, £549, Wayfair

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Number of kids: 1-4

Material: Wood

Age: up to 5-6 years

Dimensions: 212.3 x 177.4 x 177.4cm

Water resistant? Yes

Requires assembly? No

How about a two-story Wendy house? Tigercub’s unfurnished red cedar offering has a loft which is accessible by a six-wrung ladder. It’s super sturdy and well made of Nordic timber and the manufacturers promise it’s built to withstand rough play and has an impressive two-decade lifespan guarantee. This realistic house is also available to buy with 0% financing for as low as £91.67 per month.

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