The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn

Prices Around: £369.99
Size: 6 x 7
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Looking for a Dutch Barn playhouse? A lovely, whimsical playhouse with double storey interior for many hours of stylish living and hours of fun for your little one. Many features to discover and explore for younger children, both boys and girls aged 3 plus.

What we rate

  • Constructed from hard wearing and long lasting durable wood
  • The house is on two floors
  • Ideal for children age 3 plus.

What we slate

  • Small size
How We Rate It
7.5
Ease of assembly 6.9/10
69% Complete
Affordability 6.5/10
65% Complete
Quality of construction 8.5/10
85% Complete
Longevity of material 8.9/10
89% Complete
Storage size 7.8/10
78% Complete

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The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn – Our first impressions

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn 6 X 7 internal red colorThis is a really special playhouse which has been built with Dutch styling. Constructed from hard wearing and long lasting durable wood it will look good for years. This stunning Dutch Barn playhouse has feature windows with shutters and window boxes. The house is on two floors (with an upper bunk) so the children can enjoy being up and downstairs and you can select an additional picket fence. The children will be over the moon with a playhouse like this one and will spend hours being entertained. Ideal for children age 3 plus watching them enjoy this will delight parents and grandparents alike.

A whimsical barn, this playhouse looks like something out of an Old McDonald nursery rhyme. The attention to detail means that there is always something new to find and explore both in the house and in the picket fenced garden. A house to be enjoyed for many hours of imaginative play for both boys and girls.

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn: How safe is it?

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn 6 X 7 safetyWhen going through the process of finding the right playhouse for your garden and your child’s particular wants and needs, one of the big questions on any parents mind is whether the product is safe and fit for purpose. Below we identify and analyse any safety issues which might be a potential risk to your child’s safety during play.

Windows: This wooden playhouse has been designed with your child’s safety in mind. Only the top window has shutters and the bottom two windows which are within reach are simply designed with no open and close feature, therefore not posing a risk to small fingers.

Door: The door is made of a lightweight timber and therefore causes minimal risk to trapped fingers.

Upstairs/downstairs: One of the great features of this playhouse is the double storey feature, meaning the playhouse has both an upstairs and a downstairs play space. With a short ladder to access the upstairs space and fencing to keep the upstairs area safe for younger children, this is a great feature that is safe for children within the recommended age range. Children within the lower recommended age range may require supervision when going up and down the ladder.

Picket fencing: The picket fence is undoubtedly a charming feature of this playhouse design. Providing an outside area to extend the play area, the fenced area is also safe due to the rounded edges and solid construction of the fencing.

Overall, the team at whatshed.co.uk have a great confidence in the design and build of this playhouse. We are certain that your child will enjoy hours of fun within a safe play environment for the recommended age range of children aged 3 years and above.

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn: How easy to build?

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn 6 X 7Although this wooden playhouse has many great features, the construction is relatively easy to put together due to the standard playhouse shape. With the easy-to-follow instructions and the use of a few basic tools, we are sure that you can have this playhouse put together within a matter of a few hours. If you are not that handy with the hammer or are simply terrified of anything involving DIY, don’t let that put you off as the instruction guide included has diagrams to guide you through the construction process with ease.

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn: What is the overall quality like?

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn 6 X 7 overallThe team at Mad Dash have designed a fantastic range of playhouses and outdoor equipment. This particular playhouse combines a stylish design and character features with robust and sturdy construction, guaranteeing many, many hours of fun to be had.

The lightweight but durable construction means that parents can let their children have fun without having to worry about anything. The superb finish to the exterior means that it will withstand even the harshest of weather conditions and maintain its colour to be just as vibrant in many years to come.

Looking for a playhouse with character? With this playhouse you can customise its appearance during the purchase process, from choosing the flooring type to the exterior paint colour. With many different options available for you and your child to choose from, we are sure that you will be able to create the playhouse of your dreams.

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn: Technical Information

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn DimensionsSize of play house assembled:
W = 2.21m (7ft3)
D = 1.73m (5ft8)
H = 1.99m (6ft6)

The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn: Our final thoughts

This is a feature-rich wooden playhouse with a charming appearance and exciting double-storey feature for your child to enjoy. With the recommended age from 3 years, we think the exciting features, extra garden space and upstairs and downstairs play areas make this the dream playhouse for both boys and girls. You’ll be surprised at the modest price too making this particular model fantastic value for money. Great for your child and even better for your pocket.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Ease of assembly
69% Complete
6.9/10
Affordability
65% Complete
6.5/10
Quality of construction
85% Complete
8.5/10
Longevity of material
89% Complete
8.9/10
Storage size
78% Complete
7.8/10
7.5
Overall Score

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  • Gloria said...

    I purchased this playhouse for my grandchildren. They are always at my house so I decided to leave it there for them. It’s nice when they get together and can do something together while getting along. This playhouse was the best decision I could have made. My grandchildren can literally spend hours in it. I don’t have to worry about it going bad over time because of the durable wood that is made out of. The windows and all the decorations around that came with it gives the playhouse a nice touch. I like the picket fence around it because my youngest grandson who is only 3 is a little scared to go in the playhouse at the moment, but he stays right in the fenced- in area and plays right there. I don’t have to worry about him running off as he is quite content. This was the best purchase I made as a grandmother

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  • Margie Streepe said...

    This was a great decision, the only thing was the size. It looks a fair bit bigger that the picture. It does have two levels and that makes for fun but if the child is a bit big for his or her age it can also make maneuvering a bit challenging and lead to a row with another child so be mindful of who is playing in it.

    The sweetest thing about it is all the decorations that come with it. It really looks like a complete house and will give the kids hours and hours of play. It is a safe environment–i know, because this is the first thing I look for. You don’t have to be right on top of them at play.

    The hard wood is great for the English weather. For all purposes, it was a steal.

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  • Michelle said...

    The first thing that crossed my mind upon seeing this playhouse was the fact that my twin children would have a blast playing together in there. Having crossed the age of three, my kids are completely eligible to use the playhouse.

    Assembling the playhouse itself is quite fun and easy. Now I can get a few hours of me time, and I don’t have to be very worried about them getting hurt. One might think that there are chances of the second floor breaking down as it might not be able to handle the weight. But the wood used in making the house is so durable and sturdy, that I don’t have to be worried much.

    Well I would like to add one thing, the two storey thing might be a bit troublesome for kids who are quite older for their age, but I would recommend this product any day!

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  • Molly said...

    I bought this for my little cousins. They have been having a blast in there. For all that you get with this, and the size of it, I can’t get over the price. The price is at least half of what I thought it would be. The fence in the front adds a nice touch. It’s constructed and built nice for all weather types. I am glad I was able to get this for my cousins.

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  • Abby said...

    I got this for my 2 boys. They needed more to do outside, and I knew this is just the thing they needed. I got my boys this mad dash 4000 dutch barn for their birthday a few months back. They are twins so it’s great they can get one big gift like this. The price was a lot less than I suspected it would be. It was only £369.99 so that was a great deal. The wood is a beautiful color. It has a nice finish touch to it. A great addition is that it is 2 stories high, which is any child’s dream.

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