Garden house for children: These models are suitable for outdoor use

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Garden house for children: From cheap to expensive – these models are suitable for outdoor use

A garden house for children invites to play and decor outdoors

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The dream of owning your own home can also come true for children – with an outdoor garden house that the small homeowners can not only use for play, but also as their retreat. Here you can find out which models are suitable (and affordable) for outdoor use.

The practicality of a kindergarten house is that it can be used both indoors and outdoors. If you have a garden, it is of course a good idea to set up the building outdoors. The question arises, however, which material is best suited for outdoor use: plastic or wood? And is a building permit required? To support you in your search for the right building, the most important points to consider when buying a playhouse are listed below. In addition, five models are presented in different price ranges, which make children’s hearts beat faster.

You should clarify these issues in advance

If you want to buy a garden house for your children, the price must not only play an important role in the question of which model suits your offspring. The following factors should be included in your decision:

  • How big should the garden house be? Depending on how many children you have, and whether their friends should also be able to play in the house, the building must be large enough for everyone involved. Therefore, always pay attention to the goals inside and out when buying.

  • Where should the playhouse be set up? Before choosing a place in the garden, you should examine the ground – and place the building on a flat, but not too soft surface. A tree nearby is an advantage to shade the cottage on hot days.

  • Which material is best suited? Most garden houses for children are made of plastic or wood. While wood is more environmentally friendly and can be decorated afterwards, plastic is easier to care for and more durable. Weigh the pros and cons.

  • Do I need a building permit? In fact, it depends on which model you choose – and where you live. Therefore, clarify with your responsible building authority whether you can set up the playhouse in your garden without permission.

Garden house for children: five models for comparison

Garden house from Smoby

The weather-resistant and UV-stable playhouse from Smoby is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. It has a gray roof, two green slatted windows, two blue sliding windows and a front door. What is special about the garden house for children is the integrated play kitchen – including sink, faucet, hob and dish rack – on the outside façade, which is equipped with matching kitchen toys (17 pcs.). Here is the playhouse.

Smoby haveskur

Statements

Dimensions:

145x110x127 cm

Weight:

17.7 kg

Material:

plastic

2. The medical center “Wendi Toys Badger”

Visually, the playhouse in FSC-certified wood is reminiscent of a country store. It has two windows with fixed awnings and two window sills with rounded edges and a door. The model is also suitable for outdoor use, the surface is dip-impregnated. However, due to the open windows, do not store anything inside that you do not want to get wet. Here is the playhouse.

Playhouse »Wendi Toys Badger«

Statements

Dimensions:

120x120x155 cm

Weight:

54.5 kg

Material:

Pine tree

3. Sea urchins broke

The garden playhouse “Adventure” is made of heat-impregnated spruce wood to protect it as best as possible from wet and damp outdoors. It has two windows, each with a hinged shutter. Thanks to the child-friendly height of 1.32 meters, your children can frolic as much as they want inside the playhouse – even in bad weather. The protruding roof ensures that your offspring can continue to play when it rains. And so that the hinges on the shutters and door did not rust, they were galvanized. Here is the playhouse.

Burst garden house

Statements

Dimensions:

106x111x132 cm

Weight:

50 kg

Material:

Pinetree

4. Garden house Sunny Lodge XL

The special feature of this garden house for children is evident at first glance: the integrated veranda, to which a three-step ladder was attached on one side and a plastic slide (120 centimeters) on the other side. This makes the TÜV-tested Sunny Lodge made of certified FSC cedar wood a real eye-catcher and a play paradise for small homeowners. Here is the playhouse.

Garden house Sunny Lodge XL

Statements

Dimensions:

260x167x190 cm

Weight:

61 kg

Material:

cedar

5. Smoby medical center “Friends”

The extremely spacious garden house for children offers plenty of space inside to play and is suitable for both indoors and outdoors due to its UV-stable materials and easy installation. Particularly beautiful are the lovingly designed details, such as a doorbell that must be operated electronically – or the two flower boxes on the facade, which have a wooden and stone look that can be planted properly. But the bench set on the outside also invites to play and linger. Here is the playhouse.

Smoby playhouse “Friends”

Statements

Dimensions:

217x171x172 cm

Weight:

38 kg (including packaging)

Material:

plastic

One last remark: Before buying, always pay attention to the respective age recommendation that the manufacturers must state in the product description. Due to the small parts provided, there is a risk of suffocation if one of them is swallowed. Most garden houses are recommended for children aged three and up, but the minimum age is only indicative – but that does not mean that your small child is too old for a playhouse beyond that. As long as your kids enjoy it, it doesn’t matter how old they are. As the saying goes, “You’re as old as you feel”. This also applies to the smaller property owners.

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