The Little Tikes Natural Playhouse – Our first impressions
Guaranteed to thrill and excite them for hours this cute natural coloured playhouse comes with shutter windows, chimney, a bright red roof and a Dutch door. Easy to maintain, simply hose down to keep clean it’s a versatile, affordable and delightful playhouse.
This Playhouse could be the perfect addition to your garden. If you are a parent or carer that likes to keep your garden looking smart and natural but still want your child to have fun, then this could be the right playhouse for you. With its natural muted colours, this playhouse is sure to appeal to young children yet also blend into the backdrop of your garden. While it may appear a little more compact and simply presented compared to other playhouses within the Little Tikes range, if you are looking for a delightful playhouse at an affordable price then look no further.
Little Tikes Natural Playhouse: How safe is it?
Little Tikes is a market leader around the world in outdoor toys, vehicles and houses for children. As for the playhouse’s suitability for its designed audience of pre-school children from 2 years and up, everything about this playhouse has been thought of with little fingers and a pre-school curiosity in mind.
Below we focus on any areas of the playhouse that may cause concern for the parental eye.
Windows and door: Due to the simplistic design of the playhouse, the only area of concern with safety for parents may be the windows and doors. No doubt opening and closing the windows and doors over and over again to enter and exit the house as well as seeing who is outside, will keep small children entertained for hours, The great thing about the windows and doors is that they are so lightweight and solid, with a small gap in the centre of the windows to stop little fingers becoming trapped. From a parental point of view there is nothing to cause any concern for safety for a small child.
Our overall impression is that the classic chunky build will provide a safe environment for your child to have hours of fun. Due to its compact size and large windows, you are able to keep an eye on your child at all times ensuring that no mischief is taking place. With no sharp edges and lightweight windows, doors and fixtures to protect little fingers from harm, this is the perfect playhouse for your preschool age child and beyond.
Little Tikes Natural Playhouse: How easy to build?
As with all of the playhouses in this range, the playhouse will arrive at your door flat-packed and ready to build. With full assembly instructions in a range of languages and its easy –to-build easy-click technology, meaning no tools required, you will have your playhouse built within 30 minutes.
By assembling the four walls and then adding the roof, shutters and doors, the building process couldn’t be easier. Its lightweight parts mean that it can be built single handed by just one adult (accompanied by a child spectator of course!).
Little Tikes Natural Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
The Playhouse has the mark of all the classic Little Tikes quality construction. Solid, durable and lightweight, this playhouse is maintenance free and will stand the test of time regardless of weather conditions. To clean the playhouse would be a simple task of hosing it down every now and then to keep it looking its best within your garden.
As a parent or carer of a child you want to be sure that when you are investing in a large toy or play item for your child that it will last for many years to come. We are quite sure that the quality of the playhouse is solid enough to ensure that.
The colours of the playhouse will remain vibrant no matter how many years your playhouse is sat in your garden. Due to the quality of the materials used, your playhouse will look as fantastic in five years’ time as it does on the day you receive it, making this product something that will be played with and enjoyed for many years to come.
Little Tikes Natural Playhouse: Technical Information
Age range: This playhouse is designed for children two and up.
Size of playhouse packed:
W = 122cm
D = 104cm
H = 18.5cm
Size of play house assembled:
W = 99cm
D = 118cm
H = 117cm
Little Tikes Natural Playhouse: Our final thoughts
Whether your child wants a little hideaway of their very own or a place to hold tea parties with all of their teddies, this house would be suitable for a range of purposes and is equally appealing to both boys and girls. At a fantastically affordable price, this house may not have all the added accessories of other playhouses within the Little Tikes range, but it is the perfect playhouse for hours of fun and imaginative play. Due to its compact size it could be used inside within a playroom or nursery setting for fun all year-round.
Quality of construction 8.5/10 Longevity of material 8/10
Prices around: £179.49
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