Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse Review

Play time with your kids can sometimes happens so fast that you almost miss it. With the Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse, you will see games develop before your eyes that had never seen before and then watch them disappear just as quickly.

This is an active playhouse that will get your kids moving and playing at a rapid pace. It also challenges their imaginations and their ability to solve problems. There are puzzles and games built into this playhouse that make it unlike anything your kids have ever seen before.

The best part is that this can also be a simple playhouse your kids use to enjoy each other's company and stay out of trouble. This is a playhouse that can be almost anything you need it to be, and it has plenty of surprises as well.

Basic Features of the Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse

The Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse comes with 20 play balls that can be used in all of the playhouse's puzzles and games. It has a half-door that opens and closes, and a kitchenette on one side.

The roof acts as a gathering spot for the balls and can distribute the balls down the four clear blue tubes that hold the roof up to various games in the walls. The balls are distributed onto shelves along the sides of the playhouse, or they can make there way down holes in those shelves into a tube game.

There is a phone attached to one of the exterior supports, and there is a shelf that folds out in the kitchenette where your child can pretend to prepare food. There are no cooking accessories that come with the playhouse, but there are plenty of games your kids can play.

The age range recommended for this toy is 18 months to five years of age. The retail price for this playhouse online is $149.99. This price does not include sales tax, shipping and handling charges or any promotional discounts that retailers might offer. To get the final buying price for this playhouse, you will need to consult your online retailer.

Specific Features of the Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse

For a playhouse that creates so much excitement, it is interesting to learn that there are not many interactive features offered. The interactive features are:

  • 20 play balls that can be used in any of the playhouse's games
  • A game shelf with a hole that leads to a lower leve
  • Several areas where children can store play balls
  • Clear blue tubes that also act as the supports for the roof
  • A kitchenette with a pull-out shelf
  • A half-door that opens and closes
  • A mailbox door that opens to act as another ball game
  • A specially designed roof that will divert balls to the four tubes

It is also interesting to note that this playhouse has features that are only there for play, or seem to serve no real purpose at all. Those features are:

  • A sink and other kitchen features that are molded into the wall and offer no interactive options
  • Flowers and other features molded into the exterior of the walls
  • A kitchen area that seems almost out of place
  • Number decals on the exterior of the walls that seem to not have any significance

Despite the open design of this playhouse, Step2 does recommend this playhouse for indoor and outdoor use. There is a significant amount of assembly required for this playhouse, but it is assembly that can be done by an individual, if necessary.

Dimensions and Weight

The assembled dimensions of the Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse are approximately 33 inches wide, 36 inches long and 42 inches high. The weight of the assembled piece and the shipping weight are both around 32 pounds. Given the size and weight of this toy, this should be something that one adult can handle. The ease of handling can be convenient if you decide to move the toy from inside to outside, or vice versa.

Products Similar to the Wonderball Playhouse

Step2 has a product called the Play Ball Fun Climber that is similar to the Wonderball Fun Playhouse, but offers a few more play options. The Fun Climber has a more open design, and it also has a slide that children can enjoy. There are fewer ball games with the Play Ball Fun Climber, but it does have a ball maze that the Wonderball Fun Playhouse does not have.

The Little Tikes Hide and Seek Climber does not have any options for ball games, but it does offer a slide and a climbing wall. This is a basic climbing toy that offers some of the same exercise activities that the Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse has, but in a much simpler format.

Sometimes kids just want to throw around play balls and have fun with ball games. To help them get that extra energy out, there is the Step2 Wonderball Fun Playhouse.

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