Shed Type And Roof Size
No matter what size your garden or yard is the 4’ x 4’ Honeypot Snug Tower Playhouse is going to be able to snugly fit inside it. The compact size of this tower playhouse, we are sure is going to make it just as popular with parents as it is the kids. Even if you have a large garden, placing this inside it does not take it over, but it still provides a fun place for the children to play. The width of the structure is 4 feet 5 inches and the overall depth including the decking area is right around 9 feet with the depth inside the playhouse being right around the 4 foot mark. So as you can see there is more than enough space for play in the playhouse and on the decking. While this is a tower playhouse it is not too high, so even really young kids will be able to climb up the child safe ladder and enjoy themselves.
The quality of the roof is very impressive and it really does have quite a lot of charm to it. We love how, Waltons were smart enough to make sure the apex roof will have the rain run off the sides rather than onto the decking. On the very top there is sand felt which is covering 8 mm thick, solid sheet boards.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
While the tower playhouse you receive will not be painted the same as the one pictured the walls still have a great look to them in their plain state. The 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding has a very smooth look which may make you think that it would be weak and flimsy, but that is not the case at all as Waltons have really done a wonderful job making sure this cladding will keep the water out.
We just said how impressive the cladding is, but the reason it is so strong is because right behind it is the 28 mm x 28 mm frame that Waltons love to use. Having a frame this solid in a structure that is this compact and this low priced really did surprise us. This frame will make sure that when kids are in the playhouse dancing or just playing around, that the whole structure can take it.
No matter if they are busting out those epic High School Musical dance moves or if they are having some kind of superhero showdown, the flooring in here is able to take it. Not surprisingly, Waltons have used the same 8 mm thick solid sheet boarding for the floor. On the decking, you can see that the flooring is a tongue and groove style flooring which we are sure the kids are going to love to jump off and climb up on.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Waltons will send this tower playhouse to you unpainted, but it will require a generous coating of wood treatment to keep that awesome looking wood smooth and rot free. One fantastic thing that Waltons are doing right now is giving a free 5 litre tub of golden brown wood treatment with their playhouses. This is enough to give it a coating once you have built it and maybe even some left over for when you have to retreat it 12 months down the line.
A ten year guarantee comes with this playhouse and in order for it to be valid, you must coat the wood in wood treatment, but as you get a free tub there is no excuse not to.
Doors And Windows
The 4’ x 4’ Honeypot Snug Tower Playhouse has a single door that is actually a very good size. It is 2 feet wide and 2 feet 10 inches high. This is ideal for kids as they seem to want to drag half their bedrooms into playhouses and this large door will make it a bit easier for them. To keep things safe, Waltons have made sure there is a little space between the door and the frame so there is no danger of the kids hurting their fingers in the door. So that the door can take the slam of The Incredible Hulk or whoever your child is pretending to be, the door is held in place with very strong hinges. A very cool flower decoration complete with small window just finishes the door of perfectly.
This tower playhouse has a very friendly look to it and we feel that is because of the three good sized windows. Well actually there is four if you count the smaller window on the door. These are fixed windows and as they are made with styrene which is shatterproof there is now way the kids can get cut on broken glass.
Security And Privacy
As is the case with other playhouses from, Waltons there is no lock on this playhouse. If there was then, you would not be happy as you would have to keep unlocking it for the kids so the lack of a lock is not something we see as a negative. Just make sure they do not leave anything expensive inside. One thing that might be worth considering is putting a cheap pad bolt on during the winter months just to keep the door securely closed when it is too cold for the children to play outside.
Most playhouses are not too concerned with privacy and this one is the same. You could always put some blinds or curtains in here, but we are sure the kids will not mind that people can look into their playhouse.
Customisation Options And Extras
The playhouse will be sent to you unpainted so you can give it your own little touch by painting it your child’s favourite colour. While you do get a tub of golden brown wood treatment free with the playhouse. Wood treatment can actually be bought in many different colours so that is something to consider.
One thing that you may be interested in is the fun, cabin wooden kitchen playset that costs, £49.99 this would fit right in and also let them serve up imaginary dinner to their friends. They also have an installation service available at a cost of £154.99 which may be a little pricy, but if you and DIY do not usually get on it may be worth considering.
Even though this is a low priced tower playhouse it is still very high quality and we are pleased with what Waltons have managed to do without raising the price.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
As long as you make sure to treat the wood, your kids are going to be able to enjoy this as long as they can fit inside it.
This is one of the smaller playhouses out there, but if you are short on space it works out perfectly.
Ease of Installation 8/10
Once you have used chocolate to bribe a friend to help you, following the instructions will see you have this built in 6 hours at the most.
This is a very reasonably priced playhouse and the years of enjoyment that it is going to give your kids makes it excellent value for money.
Final Thoughts: Kids will go wild for the 4’ x 4’ Honeypot Snug Tower Playhouse. It is just such a nice looking and well made playhouse that girls can use it as their own Frozen castle and boys can use it as their Avengers HQ. While the playhouse is something that will provide the kids with years of fun. You adults will love it because of its size, quality of materials and of course just being able to watch the kids actually have fun playing outside. It may not be as heavy on features as other more expensive playhouses are, but for the price this really is an incredible playhouse.
Prices around: £279.95
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