10 of the best wendy houses and playhouses
From fabric teepees that you can pop up and take down with ease anywhere in your home, to wooden structures with stairs for the larger outdoor space, playtime just became considerably more magical...
Wild Wonders Teepee
The beauty of this colourful teepee from Rex London is that you can put it up and take it down with ease, without having it permanently on display. It's the perfect little den for one or two children - just cosy it up with blankets, a couple of cushions and plenty of soft toys. The doorway can be left closed or secured open using the little fabric ties.
Buy the Wild Wonders Teepee from Rex London for £50
This sweet playhouse will delight any child with its realistic-looking fittings - there's a window that opens and one framed by shutters. The veranda gives it real style and is a cute spot for some containers for your children to grown and nurture their own flowers and plants. The playhouse is made from Forest Friendly timber and comes unpainted, so is ready to be decorated in your child's favourite colour.
Buy the Shire Crib Playhouse from B&Q for £1,196
Highview Hideaway Playhouse
If space in your garden permits, this treehouse-style playhouse is the ultimate in escapism! Clad in attractive tongue and groove, with plenty of windows to let in lots of light plus a ladder and balcony to survey the scene from on high, this playhouse will provide hours of fun for your children and their friends.
Buy the Highview Hideaway Playhouse from Robert Dyas for £879.99
Djeco Fabric Playhouse
This is a more traditional style of wendy house with its square shape and fabric covering, and will provide a cheery spot for picnics and imaginative play inside or out. The appealing design will complement many interior styles and the outdoorsy colours and feel with its circus tent-look roof will add joy to any playtime.
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Buy the Djeco Fabric Playhouse from JoJo Maman Bebe for £59
Children's Garden Playhouse
This house surely wouldn't look out of place on Rightmove... it certainly had us fooled for a second! This is a truly beautiful playhouse with its cedar roof and stable-effect door. It's made from FSC approved timber and comes unpainted so you can choose your preferred shade and put your stamp on this little dwelling. The two front windows are standard with additional side windows being optional add-ons.
Buy the Children's Garden Playhouse from Etsy for £1,750
TP Toys Salcombe Playhouse & Slide
Adding a slide to your playhouse takes its fun element up a notch and this two-storey dwelling ticks all the boxes. It's constructed from FSC certified European timber and comes with a crazy wavy slide for added thrills and spills and the quickest exit when lunch or snack time is called! The windows are made from perspex and the playhouse comes pretreated with an environmentally friendly preservative so there's no need to weather-proof it every year.
Buy the TP Toys Salcombe Playhouse & Slide from John Lewis for £989.99
If money and space are no object then this is truly the house to aspire to. Its gated veranda ensures this is a kids-only zone! Six of the windows are sash windows so can be opened and closed and the interior comes in white or in a Tudor finish at no extra cost. Instead of the usual ladders in most dual-level playhouses, this beauty features a substantial staircase with banisters.
Buy The Mansion from TinyTown Playhomes for £7,499
The Pod Father
Beautifully decked out inside with bunk beds and a double, this is basically glamping in your garden. Accommodating up to four adults, there's heaps of space for the whole family to enjoy fun and games and nights under the stars. You can flip off the waterproof blackout cover to open the den up to the elements or you can opt for a timber roof if this is your preferred aesthetic. You can even have the Pod personalised with your name and the team will build your Pod for you anywhere you want in just an hour.
Buy the Pod Father Ultimate Den from Not on the High Street for £11,500
Country Cottage Playhouse
With its stable door and mini window boxes, dormer windows and chimney, not to mention an upper level which is accessed via a ladder, this is country charm in beautifully packaged form. It comes with a 15-year guarantee and is unpainted so you can leave it in its natural state (which we think looks great as it is) or perhaps paint it in a Cotswolds-friendly shade of sage green.
Buy the Rowlinson Country Cottage Apex Shiplap Playhouse from B&Q for £1,578
Bespoke Children's Playhouse
This bijou property is made to order in any shape or size required, with prices starting from £450. We were drawn to the flower pot-shaped window and heart motif cut into the door. This little house on stilts has a pleasing aspect and is sure to give hours of joy.
Buy the Bespoke Children's Playhouse or Treehouse from Etsy for £450
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