Looking for a mad dash playhouse?A fantastic house that is ready to stage all your little ones adventures. A combination of a treehouse and playhouse, this is a wonderful space for your child to enjoy many hours of fun and play within the garden.
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.2/10
Quality of construction8/10
Longevity of material7.9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
The Mad Dash 400 Lollipop Wooden Junior Tower Playhouse – Our first impressions
This wooden playhouse comes on stilts and has a useful little ladder to climb up to the front door. With pretty windows and an apex roof it will give your children hours of pleasure. The long lasting and natural nature of wood means that this will look great for years and blend beautifully with any outdoor space. The front door is stable style and there is a great wooden balcony at the front so even the kids can enjoy the view. We believe this is an excellent purchase.
We think this is a truly exciting playhouse for young children; after all, nothing is more exciting than climbing a ladder to get into your house. A great space in which to play and spend many hours with their toys, playing make believe or simply admiring the view from their castle in the sky. A great purchase that will be enjoyed for many years to come by both your children and all those who visit.
The Mad Dash 400 Lollipop Wooden Junior Tower Playhouse: How safe is it?
We are sure you’ll agree, this is a fantastic looking playhouse but just how safe is it? Below we identify and address any concerns that parents may have regarding this playhouse during the purchase process.
Height: The raised nature of this playhouse is what makes it exciting, but just how safe is it? As with anything that is raised from the ground there is always a small risk of accidents taking place. However, with proper use of the ladder and other equipment there should be no cause for parental concern.
Ladder: The ladder is a fun way for children to access their playhouse and gives the playhouse a treehouse feel to it. The ladder is fully fixed to the main structure so to prevent and accidents from taking place.
Windows: The windows are open to the elements but provide a cross-pane feature to prevent anything or anyone from using the windows as an entry or exit from the playhouse. With no shutters or open and close features this allays any concerns parents may have for trapped fingers and such like.
Balcony: The balcony is accessed by ladder to the front of the playhouse and provides an excellent outdoor space and lookout point for younger children. The entire balcony is fenced at a sensible height for children to enjoy safely, however parental supervision may be required for those of a younger age.
Overall the team at whatshed.co.uk think this is an excellent and safe playhouse, the whole mad dash playhouse range is to be honest. For the exciting range of features on offer, they certainly have thought of everything when it comes to safety issues and younger children. An excellent buy for children over the age of three, something for everyone to enjoy.
The Mad Dash 400 Lollipop Wooden Junior Tower Playhouse: How easy to build?
Wooden playhouses do require a certain level of DIY expertise. Nothing too grand, but you may want to know what a screwdriver looks like before attempting to build this particular playhouse. With a clear instruction manual with easy-to-read diagrams we expect that this playhouse will take a good few hours of construction. As-per instructions, you will build the solid platform first before continuing to build the house itself. As with any construction, get the foundations built solidly and the rest will follow. Before you allow your child to start playing in the house, carry out a triple check, making sure everything is sturdy and secure.
The Mad Dash 400 Lollipop Wooden Junior Tower Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
Mad Dash provides a fantastic range of playhouses and outdoor products for children to enjoy their time outside in the fresh air. Designed and manufactured in England by a team that is committed to providing durable, high quality products for children and their families to enjoy, the whatshed.co.uk team are impressed with what the Mad Dash playhouse range has to offer.
We are impressed with the quality of materials used in this playhouse’s construction. The timber feels strong and durable to ensure many hours of enjoyment to be had by your child. The roofing and all the other features come together to make up a high quality build that is weather-resistant and will stand the test of time.
This playhouse is available in a range of colours and finishes, all of which are designed to prevent colour fading in order to maintain a smart appearance for your playhouse for many years to come.
The Mad Dash 400 Lollipop Wooden Junior Tower Playhouse: Technical Information
Age range: 3 years plus
Size of play house assembled:
W = 1.86m (6ft1)
D = 2.11m (6ft11)
H = 2.32m (7ft7)
The Mad Dash 400 Lollipop Wooden Junior Tower Playhouse: Our final thoughts
A fantastically designed playhouse (like all of the mad dash playhouse range) with much appeal for children of all ages, over the age of 3, both boys and girls. The treehouse or fort nature of this playhouse gives it the edge over standard, grounded playhouses. The height and ladder accessibility gives it almost a garden hideaway feel that will appeal to your child for many hours of fun by themselves or with friends – there’s space for everyone!