Children's playhouse buying guide
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- Age restrictions
Choosing the right age range for your playhouse
Quick tip: Each playhouse has been designed for a specific age range which will be marked on the instructions and on the box. For example, 1 to 4 years, 3 to 8 years, 3 to 12 years, and so on. The option you choose will depend on how old your children are and whether or not you plan to replace the toy over time.
Selecting a playhouse to fit your garden
Wooden playhouses: an overview
Caring for a wooden playhouse
It is advisable to treat your wood with specialist products (such as wood paint, varnishor oil, according to wood species) every two years to ensure your playhouse has good weather resistance.
All products should be applied to dry surfaces. You may need to wash the surface (to get rid of bird droppings, for example), remove moss or sand it down before application.
Plastic playhouses: an overview
Maintaining a plastic playhouse
How to take care of a plastic playhouse. While these playhouses require less upkeep, you should still clean them with a pressure washer on a regular basis to keep them looking fresh. Bird droppings on the outside of the structure can lead to discolouration, so it is best to remove stains quickly.
For more information on playhouses and other outdoor play equipment, check out the following guides for our tips:
- Trampoline buying guide
- Pool toys buying guide
- Outdoor play equipment buying guide
- Trampoline safety net buying guide
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I'm a dog trainer by profession, but every weekend I put the whistle down and pick up a tool. The trainer mindset is not so easy to set aside - whether with four-legged or two-legged friends, I love giving advice!
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