Now is the time to deck out your backyard for summer. Kids’ playhouses—which afford the same amount of fun without the possibly (probably) very germy play places—are selling like hotcakes. We discovered some of the most popular kids’ playhouses parents are buying right now, from beloved brands like Little Tikes and Step2. Are you going for the wooden playhouse in a modern style or opting for the epic two-story playhouse with a slide? Read on to find your perfect match!

Cozy Escape Wood 2-decker Playhouse with Twisty Slide

two story townhouse style playhouse
Bed Bath & Beyond

It's the New Orleans vibes for us, but the twisty slide doesn't hurt. 

Cozy Escape Wood 2-decker Playhouse with Twisty Slide ($1,217.69)—Buy Here!

KidKraft Wooden Playhouse

two little girls playing in outdoor modern playhouse

We love this white playhouse that allows you to jazz it up with their favorite colors! There's picnic seating on one side and a serving window on the other. 

KidKraft Wooden Playhouse ($299.98)—Buy Here!

Step2 All-Around Playtime Patio


This fun option combines a playhouse and water table for hours of outdoor fun. The little grill and removable canopy are the icing on the cake!

Step2 All-Around Playtime Patio ($178.02)—Buy Here!

Barbie Seaside Wooden Outdoor Playhouse with Attachable Doll Table and Chairs

barbie themed kids playhouse

Literally what else could your Barbie-loving kiddo ask for? This is perfect for those warm spring and summer days.

Barbie Seaside Wooden Outdoor Playhouse ($379.00)—Buy Here!

Farmhouse Style Playhouse with Flower Boxes

white farmhouse style playhouse

This lovely playhouse includes a built-in kitchen, adorable wooden play food, and cedar window boxes to create your own potted garden!

Farmhouse Style Playhouse with Flower Boxes ($949.00)—Buy Here!

Montessori Wooden Playhouse


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!

Montessori Wooden Playhouse ($801.90)—Buy Here!

Sunny Solid Wood Playhouse


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

Sunny Solid Wood Playhouse ($189.99)—Buy Here!

Play & Fold Away Modern Farmhouse

white tall kids playhouse with slide

Not only is this cute, but the best part is the unique folding mechanism that allows it to be easily stored when not in use and the carrying handle that makes this the most convenient climber for your family!

Play & Fold Away Modern Farmhouse ($169.99)—Buy Here!

Yurt Playhouse


How cute and boho 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. 

Yurt Playhouse ($1,113.27)—Buy Here!

Backyard Discovery Cedar Playhouse


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

Backyard Discovery Cedar Playhouse ($280.98)—Buy Here!

Reign Two Story Playhouse

two story playhouse with swingset

What a stunner, right? With a kitchen downstairs, little living space upstairs, and a slide and swings to boot, you can't go wrong here.

Reign Two Story Playhouse ($3,900.00)—Buy Here!

Waldorf Playhouse

indoor arch playhouse

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. 

Waldorf Playhouse ($413.01)—Buy Here!

Lattice Fence Detail Playhouse

green and blue plastic kids playhouse

This playhouse comes with a little door flair, plus an outdoor grill space.

Lattice Fence Detail Playhouse ($1,049.00)—Buy Here!

—Kate Loweth & Kate Cartia


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