Top 10 Wooden Playhouse Retailers

As voted for by WhatShed

There is nothing more special and fun than watching your child, grandchild, niece or nephew have fun outdoors in their very own playhouse. It encourages them to use their imagination, share with other kids and put down the PlayStation controller and actually play outside. There are many great wooden playhouse retailers in the UK, so this was one tough top ten list to make, but today we are putting the most popular wooden playhouse retailers through their paces to see which one is the very best.

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Buy Sheds Direct

The main reason we have picked Buy Sheds Direct as our top wooden playhouse retailer is because of how simple the site is to use. We have to tip our hats to them for how easy they have made it to see their whole line of wooden playhouses. You simply click on the section and they are all there for you to look at. They do have a great selection  more...

of all kinds of playhouses in a variety of shapes and sizes and at very competitive prices. The descriptions for each playhouse and the need to know information is laid out very well and each playhouse also has a few photos so you can picture just how adorable your kids are going to look when they are playing inside it.

Shed Store

Here we have another awesome wooden shed retailer. Shed Store have put their wooden playhouses into three different sections – tower playhouses, standard playhouses and side view playhouses. This means if you do have a general idea about the style of playhouse you are in the market for, it will be much easier to find it. The site has a  more...

very friendly kind of vibe to it and as well as telling you about the playhouses and showing them off with pictures, they also give you advice on assembling and looking after the playhouse which we thought was a very nice touch. We really like how they make it a point to let you know exactly how to get in touch with them should you have any questions. We must say, these guys came really close to being our number 1!

Garden Buildings Direct

With a vast selection of classic style playhouses and more adventurous tower playhouses, Garden Buildings Direct and their BillyOh line of playhouses really did impress us. We love how they have playhouses for all budgets here, as they range from a little over £100 all the way up to £1000. There playhouse section is very informative, but  more...

some may see it as a little bit busy. However, once you get to grips with the layout, you will have all the information you need about each playhouse right in front of you. One thing that Gardens Buildings Direct do better than anyone else is let you tinker with the playhouse. Many of them allow you to change the colour, add features and other kinds of extras.


B&Q really did blow us away with their range of playhouses. They are offering just under 30 playhouses, so there is quite a bit of choice here. They have playhouses for all kinds of budgets and we really like the way they give you all the information in an easy to understand way. One thing that B&Q do better than anyone else, is before you even click on  more...

a playhouses you know if it does or does not come with an assembly service. This is really good, as if DIY is not your thing then you will know right away what playhouses you should be looking at. In all this is a very easy to navigate site and we are sure that you are going to have no problems finding a playhouse on here.


If you are the kind of person who does not mind having to click around and having a whole host of options thrown your way, then you are going to love what Taylors Garden Buildings are offering. Their playhouse section has an incredible nine different subsections for playhouses, with each one having multiple playhouses in it. We know that  more...

may sound a little daunting, but it also gives you plenty of choice. Of course the downside to this is that you will have to do a lot of looking around the site in order to make sure you see everything. They could show a few more pictures for each one, but if you can tolerate this and have a bit of free time, then you are going to be very impressed with the amount of choice they have. Just be warned that delivery times can be up to three weeks, so if you want a playhouse in a hurry please keep that in mind.

Sheds is a lovely and charming site that will certainly make you picture your kids having the time of their lives in each of the playhouses you look at. They have a great range and we really like how they have plenty of more modestly priced playhouses as well as some that are so large and impressive that your own house will look at it with  more...

envy. The way they have things organised is great and we really appreciate how they have made it so easy to know the need to know information about each playhouse. In all this is one fantastic website with a great selection and one that even though it is just out of our top 5, we recommend you give a look.


Waltons have a very similar kind selection and overall website style as This is not a bad thing at all, as like them they have made sure that their site is easy to use and that they give you all the information you could possible need for each playhouse. They do have a wide range to look at and they do not have them in separate sections  more...

which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it, but if you like to have everything there in front of you then we feel you will really like it. The way they describe the playhouses and the pictures they use really do help you picture your kids playing inside the playhouse which is something we really like.


While they may be close to the bottom of our top 10 wooden playhouse retailers list, we must say that Homebase do have a very decent selection of wooden playhouses for you to look at. The site makes it very easy to get to their playhouse section and we are sure you will find the information that they are giving you for each playhouse easy to understand.  more...

As well as information, each playhouse does have at least a couple of pictures so you can get a good idea of how it will look in your garden.

Sheds World

You have playhouses of all sizes, styles and prices at Sheds World. They really do have an incredible selection and the way they describe their playhouses is something we really like as it makes it very easy to understand all the need to know information. While they do have a large selection on their site, we must tell you that they do not actually  more...

stock the playhouses themselves so you will have to wait for them to order in a playhouse which can take anything from a week up to a month which can be a nightmare if you have a kid waiting for their playhouse. While we had no problems using their site, we have heard more than a few reports that the customer service here could use some work so keep that in mind before placing an order.


Look, we love Wickes and if you have looked at our other top ten lists you will see that they have some pretty awesome items and a site that is very easy to use. However in this case it was a no brainer for them to be propping up our top 10 wooden playhouse retailers list as they do not offer a single playhouse! We know this sounds odd given  more...

all the other things they sell, but look on the bright side, it is one less site for you to think about when looking for a great playhouse.