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Fort Original Sandpiper Playhouse

Playhouses are the ultimate children’s dream toy! A space to let their imagination run wild, where they can turn their own private space into anything they wish; a living room, a grocery store or even a space station. But playhouses are a substantial investment, both financially and space-wise, so make sure you are picking the right playhouse for you and your sprogs by considering the following:


You want to make sure that the playhouse is big enough for your children, and perhaps some of their friends, but doesn’t take up too much room in your garden. Take the time to measure your outside space, where the playhouse may be placed and how much area it will take up. Make sure you are happy with your choice. Remember, children’s imaginations are wonderful things, they don’t need a big space to use it!


Playhouses range vastly in price, so make sure you set your budget before you go shopping for one and be strict with yourself. More intricate designs and extras, such as slides, will, of course, add more to the price.


The absolute most important aspect you should consider when choosing a playhouse is safety. The structure should be well-made, well-constructed, sturdy and comply with all relevant UK and EU safety standards. This may include checking whether or not you will need planning permission for the garden building.


Wooden playhouses are an attractive addition to your garden, and will generally be more elaborate in their design, including swings, ladders and porches. Wooden playhouses are a permanent fixture in your garden, as they cannot be put away once erected, so you must make sure that the you have picked one that you are happy to have as a part of your garden scenery.

We have a fabulous range of playhouses for sale to suit you and your child’s taste. Each one has been designed to not only provide hours of fun, but with your child’s safety in mind, including CE certification and fully ledged and braced doors constructed specifically to avoid little fingers getting trapped.

Posted by Matt Jordan

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