The Mad Dash Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse – 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 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. The picket-fenced area to the front of the playhouse is provides a larger area compared to similar models. If you wish to paint the playhouse then adding a vibrant colour can transform the exterior and allow you to personalise the playhouse just as you want it. A fantastic buy for those looking for a playhouse with character and something a little bit different for their child.
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse: How safe is it?
Below the team at whatshed.co.uk take a more detailed look at what makes the Mad Dash Dutch Barn playhouse really stand out from the rest. We have a look at the many unique features it has to offer children of all ages, as well as addressing any safety concerns that parents and carers may have about certain aspects of the playhouse. Overall we hope we can assist you in making an informed choice about the best playhouse to suit your garden and lifestyle.
Playhouse: The playhouse offers a medium sized 6x7ft floor area. The two separate areas can be used as your child wishes and the interior can be decorated as they desire. The timber internally is smoothed and rounded, with no sharp edges, to ensure safety during play.
Windows: The windows are very pretty with decorative shutters on the highest window. They are fixed and do not have an open/close function, therefore trapped fingers and any safety issues are not a concern.
Doors: The large door is lightweight, however care must be taken when opening and closing the door, particularly when a group of children is playing together as trapped fingers may be an issue.
Raised bunk: The raised bunk and double storey feature of the playhouse provides an exciting feature and extra living space for your child to enjoy. Parental supervision is required for younger children as there is always a concern for safety where height is involved. A ladder is fixed to the platform allowing easy and safe access to the raised bunk.
Picket-fenced area: The picket-fenced area provides a large outside area in which your child can enjoy the fresh air and the nature to be found in the garden. The picket fence is rounded and smoothed, meaning that it is completely safe for play.
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse: How easy to build?
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn playhouse will be delivered directly to your door in a flat-packed package containing all of the panels, roofing, fixtures and fittings required for assembly. It is recommended that two people work together to assemble the playhouse due to the height and slightly more complex raised bunk feature. An instruction booklet will be provided with instructions in several languages for accessibility for all. Following the step by step guide and easy-to-follow diagrams we expect that this playhouse could be built within a day, meaning that your child will not have to wait long to start enjoying their new playhouse.
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn is constructed using high quality timber and other materials that combine to give it a solid structure that looks and feels worthy of the price. Weather resistant, it will protect the contents inside from the elements as well as rot, mould and damp to maintain a clean and dry interior. The playhouse is low maintenance, however if you wish to maintain its smart appearance within your garden you may like to clean it every now and then, particularly in the winter. To do so simply hose down with water and use a soapy solution for extra sparkle on the window panes.
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse: Technical Information
Size when assembled:
W = 2.21m (7ft3)
D = 1.73m (5ft8)
H = 1.99m (6ft6)
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse: Our final thoughts
The Mad Dash Dutch Barn playhouse offers something a little bit different to the playhouse market as an alternative to the traditional playhouse. With a double story feature, the playhouse can be used for different activities in the different sections to create a multi-function play space. At this price it sits at the mid-high price range for similar playhouses but with its unique styling it fits in at this place well. A unique style for those searching for a playhouse with character.
Quality of construction 10/10 Longevity of material 8/10
Prices around: £434.99
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