12 Most Popular Playhouses Parents Are Buying Right Now

Now is the time to deck out your backyard for summer. Playhouses—which afford the same amount of fun without the worry about socially distancing from playground peers—are selling like hotcakes. We discovered some of the most popular models parents are buying right now, from beloved brands like Little Tikes and Step2. Will you choose the wooden playhouse in a modern style or go for the epic two-story playhouse with a slide? Read on to find your perfect match.


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KidKraft Wooden Playhouse

We love this white playhouse that allows you to jazz it up with color as you see fit. There’s picnic seating on one side and a serving window on the other. 

Get yours here, $357.72. 

Playhouse with Covered Front Porch

Etsy

Your little ones just might want to move out to the backyard when you set up this too-cute playhouse with a covered front porch. There’s plenty of room for multiple kids to play together. 

Get yours here, $1,949.

Step2 All-Around Playtime Patio

Amazon

This fun option combines a playhouse and water table for hours of outdoor fun. Grill for your friends and enjoy a snack at the table. 

Get yours here, $199.99. 

Farmhouse with Flower Boxes

Etsy

The custom cedar flower boxes add to the overall charm of this playhouse that all the neighborhood kids will love. Head inside to cook up dinner and do the dishes afterwards. 

Get your here, $680.

ALEKO Playhouse

Constructed from heavy-duty Hemlock wood, this colorful playhouse will brighten up any backyard. Two wide windows allow plenty of natural sunlight and breeze into the home.

Get yours here, $449.99

Montessori Wooden Playhouse

Etsy

This adorable playhouse is full of learning opportunities. Made out of Baltic birch plywood, it is designed to encourage children’s creativity, communication skills, fine motor skills and first educational skills. With numbers, letters, clock parts and mathematical symbols, there’s tons for kids to do. Bonus: it’s super easy for parents to put together without any additional tools needed. 

Get yours here, $806.93. 

Sunny Solid Wood Playhouse

Wayfair

Made out of durable wood, this playhouse is fun for the little ones. Flower boxes and a wooden table make this one extra fun. 

Get yours here, $199.99. 

Yurt Playhouse

Etsy

How cute and bohemian is this yurt-shaped playhouse that doubles as a playpen for babies? We can totally see this set up as a backyard oasis with tons of pillow poufs and some twinkle lights. Snuggle up with your new favorite kids book

Get yours here, $810. 

Backyard Discovery Cedar Playhouse

Amazon

This cedar playhouse comes with a stove, a toy sink and a play cordless telephone for extra fun when friends come over.

Get yours here, $255. 

Farmhouse-Style Two-Story Playhouse

Etsy

You just might want to move into this two-story playhouse that’s a cute farmhouse theme. The first floor is a kitchen with sink and play stove. Climb up to the second floor where you can water your plants. Best of all, slide down the spiral slide to get back to the bottom. Hours of fun, guaranteed! 

Get yours here, $2,600.

Ryan’s World™ Playhouse by KidKraft

Amazon

If your kiddo is obsessed with Ryan’s World on YouTube, this is the playhouse for you. It has a nostalgic clubhouse feel with an open back for easy access by all the kids. 

Get yours here, $209.99. 

Waldorf Playhouse

Etsy

This open-ended play structure is full of pretend-play opportunities for kids of all ages. Snag that cloth covering as an add-on and you’ll have shade from the summer sun if you want to place it outside. You can also add on the play stove if you want to get your kids cooking. 

Get yours here, $398.41. 

—Kate Loweth

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