When I was a kid I had to go to my school to have fun on a playground so writing this article makes me wish I had a kids playground in my backyard when I was a kid. Honestly, how amazing that would have been for me and my friends to be able to goof off and play within the safety of my own home. Ah, if only I could go back in time.
Well, it’s too late for me to grow up with a kids playhouse but if you’re a parent and you have kids then you should consider giving your kids a space where they can safely play and hang out with friends. You’ll need a backyard, of course, but if you have the extra room and can afford it, these are wonderful gifts that provide an outlet for your kids to release their energy, and more importantly, I can pretty much guarantee that your child will have many great memories of their youth just by the addition of any of these kids playhouses.
In this day and age where kids are growing up staring at their smartphones and tablets I think it’s much healthier to help kids create healthy habits that they can continue as they get older. Encouraging kids to go outside and play is an essential part of being human and feeling alive. Of course there are many ways to direct your kids to spend more time outdoors, which is one of the reasons why I added a special section I call Outdoor Kids that encourage children to go outside and play.
I dare you to look at these 25 kids playhouses and not drool. Go on, I dare you.
Little Tikes Secret Garden | Kids Playhouse
Let your young ones hang out in this open plan kids playhouse that’s small enough to move around the yard or even bring inside on rainy days.
KidKraft Outdoor Kids Playhouse
This KidKraft playset is unique due to its rustic look. It’s made with weather-resistant wood with an opening and closing door and window. It looks authentic. Kids will love it.
Step2 Naturally Playful Woodland Climber | Kids Playhouse
This Woodland Climber is fantastic because it encourages children to climb and interact with it in a very physical manner. I love it because your kids will get a good workout while they’re having fun. Built to last and compact enough to be able to use indoor or outdoors. Your child and friends will continue to hang out on playhouse throughout the years.
Step2 Naturally Playful Lookout Treehouse | Kids Playhouse
This is a simple but cute playhouse that allows kids to climb and travel down a slide. As an adult you tend to forget how the simple things in life were once incredibly joyful and imaginative as a child. Don’t be fooled by those thoughts. Your children will tell you different, if you ask.
Blast Zone Crocodile Isle Inflatable water Park
This very cool outdoor playhouse is big enough for six kids at any one time, the Crocodile Isle Water Park comes with a blower that continuously pumps air through it enabling it to stay inflated consistently. It’s an enclosed play area which means your kids won’t have to step on the lawn and bring dirt and grass into the water park.
On a warm Summer day this is the ultimate kids playhouse.
Step2 Naturally Playful Storybook Cottage | Kids Playhouse
This has a fantasy theme to it. I should note that the sandbox doesn’t come with the playhouse but you get the idea.
Step2 Neighborhood Fun Center | Kids Playhouse
This kids playhouse is absolutely packed with activities and features. It includes:
- Activity wall with hook and loop ball target, ring toss, and crawl-thru rotating door.
- Snack table with built-in counter.
- 2 entrances: Dutch door and doggy door.
- A slide 4 feet long.
- 2 balls and 4 rings included.
Step2 really maximized the space used on this kids playhouse. I can’t imagine a group of kids being bored with this fun playset.
Little Tikes 8-in-1 Adjustable Playground | Kids Playhouse
This playhouse is completely configurable and you can get creative with it. As you can see, it’s made with vibrant colors that kids gravitate towards and it’s built with durable plastic. If your kids get bored you can change the layout for them. Great concept!
Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town | Kids Playhouse
This playhouse has a different concept for each wall, they are as follows:
- Sports wall with ball for basketball, soccer and more.
- Schoolhouse and Firehouse with table and chalkboard.
- Gas Station wall includes a gas pumper.
- Pretend Grocery Store and Bank wall has a drive up window.
There’s something for every type of child designed into this kids playhouse. Simple and fun, the way kids like it.
Blast Zone Shark Park Inflatable Water Park Bouncer
This is 80 square feet of pure fun. The designers created a truly memorable experience for kids.
Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden | Kids Playhouse
This playhouse has multiple play areas to prevent your kids from being bored. It has a kitchen area with a stove, sink. I love the sand and water table. Very cool.
Girl’s Pink Princess Castle Play Tent
This princess play castle is inexpensive and lightweight. It will keep kids cool in the summer and the perforated windows allow air to cycle through. A fun addition is the stars on the fabric glow in the dark.
Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer
The Magic Castle is the most popular bounce house from Blast Zone. Bigger and improved from the classic Blast Zone castle. It blows up quickly, and can hold 3 kids or 300 pounds. The “Safe Slope” Slide provides safe, easy access, and the surrounding net will keep kids safe while they bounce around and have a good time.
It also comes with a UL-Approved blower which supplies air continuously to the unit, while kids play safely on a pillow of air. It has extra high walls and netting as well.
Bounceland Castle Hoop Inflatable Bounce House
- New Version with basketball hoop inside. Velcro opening for safe and easy access into and out of the bouncer.
- Powered by strong UL blower (included).
- Heavy-duty puncture proof heavy duty materials with double to quadruple stitches
- Basketball Hoop,Ground stakes pack,Large carrying bag,Repair kit and instructions included.
Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage | Kids Playhouse
Who doesn’t want to live in a cottage? Get your kids to start dreaming when they’re young. Small enough to be used indoors if you so desire, or leave it outside. Either way, it’s made of weather resistant plastic so it will stand the test of time.
Playhut Jake and The Neverland Pirates
Patented Twist N’ Fold technology. The sail does double-duty as a basketball hoop and thankfully a basketball is included with the purchase. There are two tunnels with roll-up flap doors for easy access. One of the simpler outdoor or indoor playhouses on our list but the colorful graphics make it unique and interesting.
If your child likes pirates then this is a great inexpensive way to bring joy to his or her face.
Step2 All-Star Sports Climber | Kids Playhouse
This outdoor playhouse is geared towards children 18 months & older. It provides endless playtime opportunities guaranteed to bring a smile to their face. It provides an space where kids can learn to toss, shoot, and kick on a target. The rock wall provides a safe and easy challenge for toddlers. And, it comes with an inflatable junior-sized football, basketball, and soccer ball.
Blast Zone Superstar Inflatable Party Moonwalk
This outdoor playhouse is absolutely perfect for birthday parties, church and corporate events or simply as a permanent playset in your backyard. It can easily hold up to 5 kids at one time with plenty of room to spare. The huge jumping platform measures approximately 12′ x 12-feet. It’s been designed so it’s easy to store, easy to move around and fun to use.
Do you know any child that doesn’t love to bounce around? If they exist, I’ve never met one.
Blast Zone Pirates Blaster Inflatable Play Park
The Pirates Bay combines the best features of a durable inflatable water park, in a portable, light weight design. Your kids are guaranteed to have fun splashing in the sun with the Pirate Bay’s integrated Water Slide, Dual Water-Cannons, Crawl-Tunnel, Bouncer and Over-sized Splash Pool.
Built in flow-restriction helps minimize water wastage, while reinforced stress areas assure a long life for this play worthy vessel. The Pirates Bay Inflatable Water Park sets up in mere minutes, and will stow away in no time. Includes: Inflatable park, Fan, Storage Bag, Sprayer assembly, stakes and more.
Step2 Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide
This is just a slide but it’s very well constructed and if you don’t have a lot of room or don’t want to spend a lot of money then this kids playset strikes a nice balance for the kids.
Step2 Gather & Grille | Kids Playhouse
And lastly, this Step2 Gather & Grille has a great open design so kids don’t feel claustrophobic. Perfect for Spring and Summer. Watch the video below to get a better idea of this kids playhouse.
The working doorbell is cool.
Which Kids Playhouse is right for you?
If you made it through to the end of this article you can see that a kids playhouse comes in many shapes in sizes. They come in all types of sizes and configurations. Luckily there’s something for everyone. The question is what’s the best kids playhouse for you?
I wish I could answer that but it really comes down to a few questions, such as:
- How much space do you have?
- What’s your budget?
- How many kids do you have?
- What do your kids want?
- How old are your kids?
It’s safe to say that any child would love to have their own playhouse in the backyard. Have a conversation with your kids. See which playhouses they respond to then make the final decision.