Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse

Prices Around: £176
Size: 4 X 4
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This is an adorable little building is ideal for gardens of all sizes and is constructed out of shiplap timber and with a front door and square window together with a smart apex style roof. It has just such a lovely design to it that you are going to love it nearly as much as the children do. It can be painted to your desired choice too and the children will have hours of fun and enjoyment playing house to their heart’s content. You will get a lot of enjoyment, watching them have fun inside here. Available home delivered only, it’s a great affordable choice.

The tongue and groove shiplap cladding that is used for this playhouse is made from whitewood pine and it is a very impressive, 12 mm thick. This not only keeps the rain out, but it also makes it a very robust structure that can take a bit of punishment from the kids over the years. The floor is made to be able to take not just a lot of weight from their toys and furniture, but also the kids running and jumping around. This is one very well made playhouse that has a lot of charm and is comprised of high quality materials.

What we rate

  • Thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding
  • Ideal for a child’s first playhouse
  • Does not take up a whole lot of space
  • Generous amount of headroom
  • Large styrene window

What we slate

  • Not suitable for bigger children
  • Door is kind of plain looking
How We Rate It
8.5
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Storage Size 7/10
70% Complete
Ease of Installation 8.5/10
85% Complete
Value for Money 9/10
90% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Playhouse Type And Roof Size

Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse UnpaintedThe Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse could very well be one of the best my first playhouse type of playhouses we have ever seen. With a fun and just charming design, this compact size playhouse is ideal for younger children who love to play and use their own imagination. They can host tea parties, dance or even pretend it is some kind of secret ninja hideout. The possibilities really are endless with this. We like how both the depth and the width are just a little under the 4 foot mark, meaning that the children will have plenty of room to play inside the playhouse, but you do not have to worry about this taking up a whole lot of space in your garden. Anyway as this looks so lovely, we are sure you are going to be very happy with this as part of your garden. We must inform you that the size of this playhouse makes it suitable for younger children as older kids may find it a little cramped inside of here.

There is an adorable apex roof on top of the playhouse that is going to ensure your kids favourite teddies, action figures or even your iPad that they have snuck in there does not get ruined by the rain. It is a very well made roof as they have used solid sheet boards along with felt to give it a fairly strong construction and also a great look. The apex nature of this roof means that inside there is a nice amount of headroom for the kids so they will easily get a good few years out of this.

Cladding, Frame And Floor

Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse Kids at PlaySome lovely whitewood pine is what is used to make the 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding. This really does make this one very charming little playhouse that the kids are going to really love. Of course looks aren’t everything, but that is alright as this type of cladding has been cleverly selected because of its ability to not allow rain inside and also for its durability as well.

A robust frame is used to ensure that even when their tea party gets a little out of hand that the playhouse can take it. To be honest a structure of this size does not need the world’s thickest and strongest frame, but we are very pleased with the framing that they have used and are sure it is going to keep this one very solid playhouse for many years.

There is some very good flooring used in here and that is supported with floor joists to stop the playhouse having to sit directly on the ground. This type of flooring is ideal for the age of children that will be playing inside it. They will be able to have a few friends over, lots of toys inside and play all kinds of games that will no doubt involve them jumping and screaming at the top of their voices and this floor will be able to handle it.

Treatment Requirement And Warranty

Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse External CladdingThe Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse will be given a dipped basecoat treatment which is fine for the short term, but the last thing you want is for this lovely playhouse to start showing signs of rot and decay. A generous application of wood treatment will stop this from happening and it should be applied soon after you have installed the playhouse. A new coat once a year is something we recommend to ensure no rot ever appears.

A one year guarantee is what you will get with this playhouse which to be fair is not all that bad, sure other manufacturers give longer, but we would bet that your kids will have had many years of use with this and outgrown it before it starts to show any kind of wear and tear.

Doors And Windows

Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse Hinged DoorThere is a good sized single door on the playhouse that has a very plain look to it. We know that this is a low priced playhouse, but we really wish they put some kind of design on the door or even a small window to make it as attractive as the rest of the playhouse. Even the door handle is just a basic block of wood, we really would have liked to have seen something else here instead of that. They have used some impressive hinges on here to make sure it will not sag and that it can take the odd slam every now and again so from a practical point of view the door is fine, we just wish it was as pretty as the rest of the structure.

There is one large window with a lovely cross design in it right on the front of the playhouse. The window is made with anti shatter styrene so it is perfectly kid safe and it is also going to make sure plenty of natural light gets inside the playhouse.

Security And Privacy

Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse Air VentThat door does close very firmly so the playhouse is never going to be left wide open, well unless the kids prop the door open and then waltz back in the house of course. A lock is not something we would advise on a playhouse, but it could be easily added if you felt it was necessary.

There is that large window, but for the most part this is one of the more private playhouses we have seen. A charming little curtain or even just a piece of fabric would work as a way to give the children a little privacy.

Customisation Options And Extras

Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse Green ColourThis will be delivered to you unpainted and while we love the classic wood look of it, you could always give it a coating of paint to brighten it up a bit. We as sure that you will want to either paint or put some kind of decoration on the door to jazz it up a little bit. Even something as simple as a vinyl sticker we feel would make the door look more attractive.

You can put your money away as once you have bought the playhouse there is nothing else that you have to worry about. Well apart from all the furniture and toys that the kids want you to buy to go in here of course.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
This is one very solid playhouse and while we know we said the door is plain looking, it is still very well made just like the rest of the structure.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Your children or grandchildren are going to be able to have fun with this for many years thanks to the high quality materials which have been used. Just remember to coat it in wood treatment and it will stay looking adorable for lots of years.
Storage Size 7/10
70% Complete
We think that this may actually be one of the smallest playhouses on the market, but at the end of the day is meant for younger children to whom this will be more than large enough.
Ease of Installation 8.5/10
85% Complete
This is a fairly straight forward DIY job. There is nothing really overly complex here. Get a friend to help, follow the instructions and be sure to have the kettle always on stand by.
Value for Money 9/10
90% Complete
At under £200, we feel this is offering, incredible value for money. It is a low cost way to get the kids having fun outside.
8.5
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: The Woodbury 4X4 Playhouse may be small in stature, but we can assure you it is big on fun. There is going to be a lot of happy faces around this playhouse. Not just from the kids, but from you as well when you see how much they love it. While it may be a little on the small size, we are sure the kids will not care and they will just have the time of their lives inside here. As a first playhouse, you really cannot go wrong with this. It is well made, has a good look and the price is very affordable.

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  • Karen said...

    I love everything about this playhouse, except for the size. It is mostly good for younger children, like very young. Maybe only 1 or 2 children at a time as well since it is small. It is built great, and for the price you can’t really knock it. It is so realistic looking and my 2 children love playing in it. I have one boy and one girl so I am glad it is not girly looking for my little boy. They always are in there, it’s actually hard to get them to go inside our real house once they have been in their play house all day. As long as they are having fun and it is safe, I give this playhouse an awesome review.

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  • Kimberly said...

    I just love to see how my niece enjoys playing and spending most of her time in this awesome, realistic playhouse. Nothing could have been a more perfect gift for her third birthday. The entire house looks strong and durable, but the best part about it is its affordable price. I don’t think that someone can get a better wooden playhouse than this for such a bargain! You do get what you pay for.

    The only drawback I see with this is its size and capacity. I don’t think that my niece would fit in it after a few years. And lastly, three would definitely be a crowd inside it if not company! But judging by the goods and bads, it’s worth it.

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