The Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse is like your child's own little town in one building. Each side of this playhouse is a different place, which is just the kind of variety your child needs to keep playtime going.
With a schoolhouse, market, gym and gas station built into this one playhouse, your child has all of their bases covered. This playhouse is also great with other toys such as play cars and sports equipment.
This is a very well-designed toy that allows plenty of simultaneous activity on all sides. If you need something that will keep your child and their friend occupied for hours, then the Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse is the answer.
The gas station side includes a gas pump and a pay phone, the schoolhouse side has a half-door that opens, the sports side has a basketball hoop and soccer goal and the market side has an ATM and check-out window. Everything your child needs to pretend that they are living in their own town is found in this playhouse.
Many of the features are interactive, which adds a new dimension to play. The gas pump handle can be removed, and the cabinet in the grocery store has doors that open and close. The basketball hoop is adjustable and comes with a huge backboard.
This toy has a broad appeal to a wide range of children, and it helps that Little Tikes set the recommended age range from 18 months to six years of age. As children grow older, it may take them longer to grow out of enjoying certain aspects of this toy, which is exactly what parents want.
The online retail price at the time of this writing for this playhouse is $369.99, which is a figure that does not include sales tax, shipping charges or any promotional discounts from retailers. Although this model is on the more expensive side of the playhouse category, folks can expect a lot of features.
There are several details and interactive features included with the Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse. Those features include:
While the list of interactive features for this toy is impressive, there is also a long list of features that are there for show and are not interactive at all. Those include:
This is a big playhouse that requires a significant amount of assembly. The number and amount of heavy pieces indicates that it takes two or more adults to safely assemble this playhouse.
The size of this playhouse alone dictates that it is for outdoor use on a flat and soft surface. The sports-inspired foundation of many of the games in this playhouse would also indicate that it is a much better idea to have it outside instead of inside.
The assembled size of this playhouse is about 55 inches long, 49 inches wide and 58 inches high. The box that arrives when the playhouse is shipped is around 59 inches long, 20 inches wide and 52 inches high. As mentioned, it will take at least two capable adults to safely unload and unpack this playhouse.
The Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse is approximately 102 pounds when it is being shipped, and 102 pounds when it is assembled. It is an extremely heavy playhouse that should be handled with extreme care. Once the playhouse is assembled, it should only be moved by a team of several adults. Also, having a predetermined area where this toy will be permantely housed during assembly is not a bad idea due to it's size & weight.
Little Tikes has a playhouse called the Classic Castle that has the same general idea as the Tikes Town Playhouse model, but with a different theme. The Classic Castle is obviously shaped like a castle, and it has a variety of castle-based activities for children.
One to consider should a more medieval look and feel be more desireable.
For another choice as well as a different quality brand comparison, the Step2 Clubhouse Climber is a mulit-faceted playhouse that contains themes from several games. While the layout and design are different than the Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse, the idea that children can engage in a variety of activities with the same playhouse are the same.
When you buy your child a town of their own, you are going to set off a whole new range of imaginative ideas. The Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town Playhouse is a great way to get your child exercise, and help them to learn the value of working closely with others. It may be big and expensive, and a challenge to assemble, but teh hours of fun it will provide makes this playhouse one to closely consider!