An outdoor playhouse is a great way to encourage your children to spend less time with their gadgets and more time with their friends and siblings.  It is also an opportunity for parents to spend time with their children, helping them in planning and decorating their wooden playhouses, playing together, bonding, and creating the happiest lifetime memories.

It is essential to choose a suitable outdoor playhouse for your children. Although some may simply ignore it as a toy, an outdoor playhouse is a place where your children and their friends will spend a significant amount of time all year. It should be safe, made of non-toxic materials, and simple to maintain, so you can have peace of mind that the kids are safe and having a good time.

In this article, we decided to provide a shopping guide to help you make an informed decision and select the playhouse that will become a part of your children's sweetest childhood memories.

Why Should You Get a Wooden Playhouse?

If you are looking for a kid’s playhouse, the first question you may have been whether you should get a wooden or a plastic outdoor playhouse.

Wooden playhouses are the best choice for families looking for a high-quality, long-lasting playhouse that can be easily modified and redecorated and will thus serve your children for a long time - from early childhood to adolescence.

Modern wooden playhouses are made of high-quality, environmentally friendly materials. The wood used in outdoor playhouses is sourced sustainably and does not contain any chemical additives or inclusions, which makes it safe for both your children and the environment.

Another reason to go with a wooden playhouse is that, unlike plastic, wood can withstand temperature changes, direct UV light, and the elements. Wood is a natural material that is more porous than plastic, which allows it to breathe and thus regulate air and humidity. This makes a wooden playhouse feel “fresher” to your children than a plastic playhouse.

Last but not least, there are options for customising your outdoor playhouse. When you buy a wooden playhouse, you can easily change the design, colour palette, and even the size as your children grows. You can paint wooden playhouses, hang pictures and shelves on their walls, and customise them with rooms, terraces, and other features.

What Type of Outdoor Playhouse Do You Need?

This is the most important question to ask when selecting an outdoor playhouse. A perfect kids' playhouse has to be not only safe and comfortable for the children, but it also needs to fit your property. It should not complicate your life with the necessary backyard maintenance and arrangement.

The price range is also essential. You should keep in mind that after purchasing any outdoor playhouse, you will have to invest time, effort, and money in further customization, decoration, and maintenance.

Getting your children, a beautiful two-story playhouse with balconies, a terrace, a slide, and monkey bars is an excellent idea. However, it requires a lot of space in your backyard, which all of us do not have. So, be open to different size and design options.

Of course, your choice of a wooden playhouse will be influenced by a variety of factors. After putting together the playhouse, you and your children will undoubtedly want to add some decorative elements and fill it with their favourite toys. When your children have grown up, you can always re-paint it and transform it into a home theatre, superhero lair, library, or cottage for Pyjama Parties.

A Classic Outdoor Playhouse

It is the ultimate manifestation of any child's dream - a miniature house that looks exactly like a big one but is adjusted and designed specifically for kids.

It's a great place for imaginative play, tea parties, and fairy tale balls for your kids. These types of playhouses are ideal for slumber parties or book clubs. Your children will have no trouble transforming a classic wooden playhouse into a shop or toy hospital, a home theatre or science lab, an observatory or a superhero headquarters.

Outdoor playhouses with a terrace are ideal for growing plants in small flower boxes, stargazing on a warm summer night, or hosting an outdoor birthday party.

A wooden playhouse of this type can easily be customised for different holidays throughout the year, such as transforming it into a Santa's Cottage for Christmas or a Horror House for Halloween. On Easter, they become the ideal headquarters for egg hunters, and on Valentine's Day, they become the place where love lives.