The Mad Dash 4000 Peardrop Junior Children’s Playhouse – Our first impressions
This superb, head-turning playhouse is a popular choice with adults and children alike. It is a quality structure, comprising of hard wearing and long lasting wood and the kids will spend hours pretending and playing house. The house has gorgeous feature windows with shutters and charming window boxes giving it a real cottage feel. On two floors with a sturdy ladder to help the children up and down it’s an excellent choice that will look good in the garden for years. Not recommended for children under 36 months.
The Peardrop Junior Mad Dash range of playhouses provides a flexible solution to buying a playhouse for your child. With a range of options, including style of house, size of garden and painted or unpainted options, you and your child will be able to create a house to suit their, and your own, needs and wants. A fantastic solution for those who wish to create their dream house from start to finish.
The Mad Dash 4000 Peardrop Junior Children’s Playhouse: How safe is it?
The Peardrop Junior Mad Dash range is known for providing safe features for children over the age of 3 years. Here at What Shed we feel that this is a very safe playhouse for your children to enjoy, however we know that parents have concerns about safety before purchasing a product. Below we look at some features that may cause concern.
Windows: There are two feature windows on this playhouse with charming working shutters. Although trapped fingers may be a concern for small children, due to the wood composition these shutters are slow to close and do not pose much of a concern for the recommended age range.
Double Storey: This fantastic playhouse is built on two floors, with the second floor accessible by ladder. The product itself is very hard wearing and the raised area is very safe for children to play. Although it is raised, it is in reality not too high and so will not raise any concerns for parents.
Ladder: The interior ladder is fixed securely to the second level which means that there is no potential for the ladder to move out of place or to fall.
Door: Although doors can sometimes be a safety issue on playhouse, particularly when lots of children are playing together, coming in and out of the playhouse, the door on this particular playhouse is very lightweight and suitable for the recommended age range of 3 years plus.
Overall, a fantastic peardrop playhouse for the age range that will provide lots of fun without any worry or safety concerns for parents or caregivers.
The Mad Dash 4000 Peardrop Junior Children’s Playhouse: How easy to build?
At Whatshed.co.uk, we understand that people have different levels of DIY experience and parents in particular often are concerned about the amount of time a wooden playhouse will take to build. This particular playhouse will need a certain level of DIY expertise, tools are required and, due to the many features, both interior and exterior. It is the manufacturers’ recommendation that this playhouse is assembled by two people minimum, due to the size and weight of some of the pieces. Let’s be honest, this playhouse may take a few hours to build but believe us when we say it will be worth it when you see the finished playhouse.
The Mad Dash 4000 Peardrop Junior Children’s Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
The Peardrop Junior range of playhouses brings fantastic quality and style to your garden. This particular playhouse is made of a great looking wood construction that has a sturdy feel to it. It has the same weather resistance as a typical garden shed, and so will no doubt be standing strong in your garden for years to come.
Easy to clean off with a hosepipe, this playhouse will withstand many hours of play. The surfaces are finished to prevent fading and will look as vibrant in five years’ time as they do today.
Due to the finish of the surface to the playhouse it may be painted a colour of your choice to add even more character to the playhouse if you desire, however it does look rather charming as it is. There is plenty of space for children of the recommended age range to enjoy, with lots of hiding places and little spots to store their toys.
The Mad Dash 4000 Peardrop Junior Children’s Playhouse: Technical Information
Age range: 3+ years
Size when assembled:
W = 1.61m (5ft4)
D = 1.73m (5ft8)
H = 1.91m (6ft3)
The Mad Dash 4000 Peardrop Junior Children’s Playhouse: Our final thoughts
Overall, this is a fantastic playhouse for both boys and girls, 3 years and over. We are impressed with the amount of space available and the picket fenced garden only adds to the play area. There are so many little features that will delight both you and your child, from flower boxes to real window shutters. With a raised area accessible by ladder, young children will be delighted by their own little hideaway in the garden. This stylish wooden playhouse couldn’t look more charming sat in your garden either – a win-win for both parent and child.
Quality of construction 9.8/10 Longevity of material 10/10
Prices around: £269.49
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