The Mad Dash 4000 Standard Dutch Barn – Our first impressions
This 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?
When 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?
Although 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 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
Size 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.
Quality of construction 8.5/10 Longevity of material 8.9/10
Prices around: £369.99
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