Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse

The Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse is a cleverly-designed playhouse that has separate play areas your children will use. There is a place to play in the sand, and there is a place to pound out the frustrations of being a little one in today's world.

One of the biggest advantages to having the Home and Garden Playhouse on your property is that it can accommodate at least three children comfortably for play. It is an open design, so there is always room for more children when play time reaches its peak.

This is a colorful playhouse that has plenty of interactive features for children to enjoy. It encourages muscle development, coordination and it is also the kind of playhouse that captures a child's imagination.

Some of the Basic Features

There are several areas in the Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse including the kitchenette, the sand and water table and the mailbox area attached to the picket fence. The mailbox door opens and closes, and the sand and water table have a lid that is attached to the playhouse.

Along one of the playhouse walls is a work table that comes with accessories such as a toy hammer and a toy screw driver. The kitchenette has a sink with knobs that turn and a stove with knobs that click as they turn.

There is a half-door that leads to the inside of the playhouse that opens and closes, and a white picket fence with green accents. The textured walls look as though the playhouse is made of stone, and the roof is textured to look as though it is made of shingles.

Little Tikes recommends this toy for children 18 months of age and older. The online retail price for this playhouse is $209.99, which does not take into account shipping charges, taxes and retailer promotions.

Detailed Features of the Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse

The Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse comes with a variety of interactive features that children can enjoy. Those features include:

  • A half-door that opens and closes
  • A sand and water table with attached lid
  • A working table with areas to use play hammers and screws (accessories are included)
  • A mailbox with a door that opens and a flag that raises when mail arrives (play mail not included)
  • A sink with knobs that turn
  • A stove with knobs that turn and click
  • A water wheel that spins when you pour water into it

There are very few features on this playhouse that do not offer interactive options. The only features that are offered for show are:

  • The play phone with no interactive buttons
  • A sink faucet that does not have water flowing from it

This playhouse is designed to encourage a lot of play, and it relies on water and sand to accomplish part of that goal. Little Tikes recommends only having this toy outside on a flat surface that has soft places for children to play.Although there are some indoor models to select from in this brand such as the Cape Cottage set.

There is a considerable amount of assembly required for this playhouse, and it should be assembled by two adults. While the open design of this playhouse allows it to accommodate several children, it also makes putting the toy together a challenge.

Dimensions and Weight?

When this playhouse is fully assembled, its dimensions are about 80 inches long, 37 inches wide and 53 inches high. The packaging that arrives at your home is 33 inches long, 21 inches wide and 35 inches high.

The shipping weight of this playhouse is 53 pounds, and the assembled weight is around 48 pounds. Because of its size and weight, this is a playhouse that should only be received and assembled by no less than two adults. In addition, the tremendous length of this playhouse means that it would take more than two adults to move this playhouse after it has been assembled.

Toys Similar to the Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse

The Little Tike's Picnic on the Patio Playhouse is similar to the Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse model in several ways. Both offer interior and exterior play options, and both have kitchenettes. Both are made from durable plastic, and both offer plenty of options for your child's imagination. A same brand set we felt was a good option to quickly compare this model to.

For a different brand selection, the Step2 Neat and Tidy II Playhouse has some of the same interactive features as the Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse, but it does not have the same broad layout. The Neat and Tidy II Playhouse offers a half-door for children to use, and a kitchen sink for those moments when they pretend to wash the dishes.

Both Step2 and Little Tikes are good quality brands when it comes to playhouses so either one folks wind up with is sure to be a good choice since they are the more popular items on the market right now.

To conclude our review... when you want a playhouse with plenty of options, then checking out this Little Tikes Deluxe Home and Garden Playhouse is the right place to start! The open design of this toy makes it easy for your child and their friends to have plenty of fun all day long. And it's unique, clean look and feel means it will complement any backyard.