The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse

Prices Around: £354.99
Size: 7 x 5
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The Mad Dash Gingerbread playhouse could make a fantastic addition and feature for your garden. With a 7x5ft double storey interior and large fenced play area to the front, your child will be spoilt for choice with space for all those adventures yet to be had.

What we rate

  • Constructed from hard wearing and long lasting, durable wood
  • Feature windows, window boxes, a front door
  • Ideal for children age 3 plus.

What we slate

  • Small size
How We Rate It
8
Ease of assembly 7.4/10
74% Complete
Affordability 6.5/10
65% Complete
Quality of construction 9/10
90% Complete
Longevity of material 9/10
90% Complete
Storage size 7.5/10
75% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse – Our first impressions

This is a two storey children’s playhouse constructed from hard wearing and long lasting, durable wood so it will stay the distance! The children will be thrilled with this traditional style playhouse which has feature windows, window boxes, a front door and if you choose, a picket fence. It is a wonderful addition to any garden and guarantees hours of fun and role play. Ideal for children age 3 plus. Big enough for all of your children to enjoy playing alone, together or with their friends, the playhouse is great for both boys and girls. The raised bunk feature will be a bonus feature for slightly older children wanting a little hideaway tucked away in a secret spot. Let them decorate the inside as they wish and it could be anything they wanted it to be from a boys club den to a pink princess palace. Start creating their dream playhouse today!

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse: How safe is it?

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse 7 X 5 insideWhen choosing the right playhouse for your child and garden, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer choice of playhouses available to buy. Plastic or wooden, single or double storey, small or large, there are just so many options to take into consideration. In this section the team at whatshed.co.uk take a look at the features that the Gingerbread playhouse has to offer your child. We also address any safety issues that may concern parents and carers pre-purchase.

Playhouse: The Gingerbread playhouse interior has a wonderful 7x5ft floor area plus raised bunk. It also has a 6ft3 height, which means even adults can stand up inside without bumping their head! The exterior is an attractive, warm-toned colour of timber, made up of interlocking timber boards that is completely weather resistant to the elements.

Windows: The four windows on the front façade are on two storeys and let a huge amount of light into the playhouse interior at all levels. The windows are fixed and do not have an open/close function, therefore there is no risk of small fingers becoming trapped.

Door: The tall door has a stable door design and covers both storeys. Care will need to be taken when entering and exiting the playhouse, particularly when operating the two separate sections, in order to avoid trapped fingers.

Raised bunk: The raised bunk is an exciting hideaway feature for slightly older children using the playhouse. It is accessible by ladder and the ladder is fixed to the bunk to prevent any movement during play. Younger children must be supervised whilst using this feature.

Picket-fenced area: The picket-fenced area to the front of the playhouse is a great addition to the playhouse itself. With enough space for some small chairs or outside toys such as a sand and water table, this area could prove very useful.

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse: How easy to build?

Larger playhouses such as the Mad Dash Gingerbread playhouse and those with more complex features such as the raised bunk may look a challenge to build, however with the detailed instruction manual included assembly is relatively straight-forward. The step by step guide and easy-to-follow diagrams will keep you on the right track. It is recommended that two people work on assembling the playhouse together for safety reasons and also due the size and height of the structure. This particular model could be assembled within a day by those with even a basic knowledge of DIY.

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse 7 X 5 without FenceThe Mad Dash Gingerbread playhouse is a classic example of what Mad Dash does best. An innovative design with use of durable materials and an exciting raised bunk feature. Mad Dash design and manufacture a range of playhouses that inspire children during play to be active and have fun with their friends and family members. The Gingerbread playhouse is constructed from high quality timber boards, with a sturdy frame and felt roofing. The structure is completely weather resistant against even the harshest weathers and also against rot, damp and mould. The playhouse is low maintenance, however, a wood preservative treatment is recommended upon assembly to ensure longevity of the wood construction. To keep its smart appearance you may wish to clean the playhouse every now and then. To do this simply hose down with water and wash the windows with a soapy solution for that extra sparkle.

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse: Technical Information

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse 7 X 5 Overall DimensionsSize when assembled:
W = 2.12m (6ft11)
D = 1.71m (5ft7)
H = 1.90m (6ft3)

The Mad Dash Gingerbread Playhouse: Our final thoughts

The Mad Dash Gingerbread playhouse is a fantastic space, both interior and exterior, for children of all ages to enjoy. We feel that different features will appeal to different ages; the raised bunk will appeal to slightly older children and the playhouse itself and large fenced garden area will be fantastic for younger children. At this superb price you are getting a lot of house and features for your money, with a 7x5ft interior and wonderful 6ft height.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Ease of assembly
74% Complete
7.4/10
Affordability
65% Complete
6.5/10
Quality of construction
90% Complete
9/10
Longevity of material
90% Complete
9/10
Storage size
75% Complete
7.5/10
8
Overall Score

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  • Ashleigh Grimes said...

    This was truly adorable and made for some great pictures to remember this by. It seems durable enough to last until the grand babies and I hope it does but that would be a bit of wishful thinking. I wished there were playhouses like this when I was a nipper. I got stuck with card play houses that bent and if it got wet well, that was that.

    I love that this is hard wood and safe with two stories of fun! It keeps them busy and by the way there are three so they are practically living in it and they are the envy of their mates. We think we may have a same model playhouse neighbourhood soon.

    The assembly is not tremendous but I had help for sure this was not a stand alone task. But, other than that, it pays for itself in many ways over.

    Scores

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