Did you love to hide away in a playhouse when you were young? Did you maybe build a pillow fort or create a den from chairs and blankets? You could pretend it was the clubhouse for your secret society or that you were lost in the woods and found a gingerbread cottage...
Maybe you just wanted a few minutes peace and quiet, hidden away in a quite corner, or perhaps you wanted to squash as many friends, toys and siblings into your den as possible.
Allowing a child to create a little space of it's own is an important part of imaginative play and role playing, and a playhouse is the perfect way to encourage this without the kids totally rearranging the furniture and stripping the beds.....
Pop-up playhouses can be assembled instantly and are quick to fold up and store at tidying up time. Cardboard playhouses can be decorated by kids with paint, pens, pencils or crayons and while fabric playhouses including shops and cottages are quick and easy to assemble as well..
Perfect fun for rainy days!
The Rose Petal Cottage Playset includes playhouse and cooker unit and also includes an opening door and shutters, letter box, mirror and photo frame. A gorgeous, pretty, traditional style playhouse.
Let the kids get creative and save your furniture and favourite cushions from destruction with the EZ Fort Construction set!! This set of rods and ball connectors allow the kids to build their own fort structure in any configuration they want. Just add blankets... The Fairy Tale Castle and Bunker versions include a cover.
This beautiful 2 in 1 fabric Small Rose Cottage and Tea Shop Playhouse from Kiddiewinkles really does have two identities - on one side is a cottage with a picket fence, the other a tea shop, both of which are appliqued and embroidered. The curtains can even be opened and closed and the whole thing is 100% cotton .
From the hugely popular Paw Patrol TV series on NickJr and Channel 5's Milkshake! comes this Paw Patrol Play Tent featuring Ryder and all the rescue dogs in training. This pop-up tent includes a printed play mat floor, window and peek-a-boo hole in the roof. Paw Patrol is on a Roll!
Made from 100% candy pink cotton, the Gingerbread Cottage playhouse is appliquéd and embroidered with cupcakes, gingerbread men and lollipops. The windows and door are edged with pretty pink gingham and have pretty lace curtains. The playhouse comes with a light aluminium frame and its own storage bag.
The Hello Kitty Cupcake Pop Up Play Tent is official Hello Kitty merchandise and goes up in a moment as it is a pop-up tent. It folds compactly for easy storage and features a serving window and shelf for hours of cupcake related fun. (Cupcakes not included!)
This robust Recycled Cardboard Rocket is great for creative kids as it can be decorated any way you like, with pens, pencils, collage or paint. Then it can be folded away easily afterwards for tidy storage.
If you are looking for a lovely, classically designed playhouse, the Ladybird House Play Tent would be an affordable choice. This pretty cottage style tent has a net window, tie back door and is made from durable and washable nylon fabric .
Another 2-in-1 playhouse, Post Office / Supermarket Pop Up the includes a mail box, roll up doors, an interactive clock and post and supermarket sales windows with fold down counters. Great for educational and imaginative play and it comes in a ‘go anywhere' bag for easy storage.
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this Wigwam Teepee Play Tent has Native American design motifs, wooden poles and is made from robust canvas. Easy to assemble and put away. Just keep an eye out for the cowboys now......
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