Little Tikes Country cottage evergreen playhouse – Our first impressions
The children will adore this gorgeous country cottage style playhouse complete with rounded windows and door with functional yellow shutters. The house is in two shades of green with a red roof – colourful and smart it will look good anywhere. UV resistant plastic means that it will never dull down always looking good and its low maintenance too with just a hose down to keep it clean. Pop inside and you will find a sink with a faucet and a stove with clicking knobs! The best thing? It literally clicks together in a matter of minutes so the children will be playing in no time! Suitable for age 2+.
From a parental (or care taker) point of view, due to the colour scheme of the house it will blend in to its natural surroundings of your garden, if you wish to steer away from the brightly coloured options of the other playhouses available.
From a child’s point of view, this is a playhouse that has real features that function; windows that open and a realistic looking door design that again functions well. Why not check out the video below to get a better picture of this playhouse.
Little Tikes Country cottage evergreen playhouse: How safe is it?
Little Tikes products and playhouses are renowned for their safety conscious construction and fittings. Built with every aspect of the child in mind, their playhouse range is considered a market leader in terms of safety and design. Below we look at some features that may cause parental concern during usage.
Windows: The windows are a lovely shutter style and a wonderful feature of the playhouse. From a safety point of view, there are small inserts to allow for small fingers to open and close the shutters safely. Parental supervision may be required at first to show small children how to correctly open and close shutters using these inserts.
Door: What a lovely, traditional arched door design, and great for small children as they can grab the open panes to open and shut the door easily. Care must be taken as little fingers getting trapped are always a risk with anything of this nature, but on a positive note, the door is very lightweight so doesn’t pose a lot of harm to small children.
The sink & stove: Obviously, these fantastic features are meant for pretend play and so do not actually work as a real sink and stove would, so pose no harm at all to children. All fixtures and chunky, containing no small parts whatsoever, and can be used and enjoyed with ease by even the smallest of children without concern for safety.
Overall, this is a feature-rich playhouse with lots of things to open and close, buttons to press, dials to turn and much more to explore. Safety concerns are very minimal and will be voided by parental supervision.
Little Tikes Country cottage evergreen playhouse: How easy to build?
With the Little Tikes click and build technology, your playhouse will be being enjoyed in no time at all. The playhouse is put together simply by clicking all the major walls and piece into place, starting with the basic four walls and moving onto the roof and other accessories. No tools are required and subsequently anyone could put this playhouse together within a short time frame, with ease. A clear and easy to read instruction manual is provided in a range of languages for accessibility for everyone.
Little Tikes Country cottage evergreen playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
Little Tikes is an American-based manufacturer of children’s toys, with manufacturing and distribution here in the UK and many other countries. Parents trust the Little Tikes brand for its superb range of fun outdoor toys for children of all ages.
This Little Tikes country cottage playhouse is a classic design with many wonderful features to inspire pre-school children to engage with imaginative play and learning. In terms of construction and the quality of materials used, chunky, thick plastic is a well-recognised feature within this brand, giving the playhouse a wonderfully sturdy feel. The many exciting features all feel secure and fixed on well to the playhouse, leaving no cause for concern.
Overall, this is a fantastic design for those looking for a high quality, traditional playhouse that will last for many years to come. With its UV resistant plastic, the vibrant colours will remain whatever weather, knock and adventures it may endure.
Little Tikes Country cottage evergreen playhouse: Technical Information
Age range: 2 to 6
Size of play house assembled:
W = 127cm
D = 104cm
H = 131cm
Little Tikes Country cottage evergreen playhouse: Our final thoughts
What a wonderful, all-round playhouse for both boys and girls. If you are looking for the ultimate playhouse for your child, complete with some of the exciting features of a real house, then this is the playhouse for you. Although aimed at the younger pre-school child between the ages of 2 and 5, this house may also be enjoyed by the slightly older child who wishes to make use of its ‘house’ features and let their imagination run wild. All in all, although on the top end of the price range for playhouses, you really do get what you pay for and this would be a great addition to your garden, playroom or otherwise.
Quality of construction 8.5/10 Longevity of material 8.5/10
Prices around: £319.49
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