Meet The Best Dollhouses for Kids!

For Kids Ages 3 and up

young girl playing with dolls house in bedroom.
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Dollhouses are a classic toy that young children enjoy playing with. The best dollhouses for kids encourage them to use their imagination. Many are so large that they can accommodate multiple children playing together at the same time.  A sign of a great dollhouse is durability. While many dollhouses can be expensive, and some do not arrive with furnishings which are bought separately. Dollhouses though can be a great investment and easily passed on from one generation to another.  It is...MORE important to keep in mind toy safety when purchasing dollhouses. Many dollhouses include small pieces that could be a choking hazard for children under the age of 3.

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    There are many Kidkraft dollhouses to choose from. These large dollhouses have many levels of play and a lot of accessories that are enjoyed for years. They are a fantastic and memorable gift. 

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    The fold and go wooden dollhouse is a great portable dollhouse. The set inclues woodern play figures, 11 pieces of wooden furniture (chair, bed, bathroom, toilet, table, tv, chair, etc.) This dollhouse opens and closes so it can store all the pieces hidden inside which is great for travel or grandparents who want to offer their grandchildren a classic toy that does not take up a lot of space.

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    Over the years there have been many collectible Playmobil dollhouses. This large, 6 room, 3 level dollhouse, has a working doorbell and 2 staircases. It includes 2 people, opening windows and lots of detailed accessories. Playmobil sets do need to be assembled by snapping pieces together to build the structure. This can take a lot of time. Additional accessories and playsets can be purchased to enhance the pretend play experience. 

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    The HAPE wooden dollhouse has 6 rooms, moveable stairs, and even a solar paneled roof! The dollhouse can be bought with or without the furnishings for each room. Openings on all sides of the house accommodate many children who like to play together.

     

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    Haba Wooden Dollhouse

    Haha Wooden Dollhouse
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     Do not let this basic wooden dollhouse set fool you! While the Haba accessory sets need to be purchased separately, there is no other dollhouse collection where you can buy dog houses, horse stables and even a yoga studio! The doll figures are bendy and poseable throughout the home. 

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    There many types of Barbie DreamHouse dollhouses. This model has modular pieces making it easy to put together in less than an hour. Kids can use their Barbie dolls and other fashion dolls in the kitchen, living room and bathroom. There is even a pool, garage and elevator. 

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    Disney Princess fans now have the Disney Princess castle of their dreams for Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, and Ariel. The castle is 3 1/2 feet tall and includes 4 different fully furnished rooms. 

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    The Fisher-Price dollhouse is a great first dollhouse for toddlers. It has large figures that easy for small children to hold and pose. Different furnishings are sold separately and include a stroller, tv room, sister's room, parent's bedroom, and nursery.

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    This large modular dollhouse stands almost 4 1/2 feet tall and includes 6 rooms with flexible floor plans.  The dollhouse includes accessories like beds, a couch, a bathtub, tables, lamps and a washer/dryer. The space in the dollhouse can easily accommodate large 11 - 11 1/2 inch dolls like Barbie dolls and Disney Princess dolls and provides a nice alternative at a cost-effective price.

     

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    This Fisher-Price dollhouse is the perfect first dollhouse for toddlers. Large pieces are great for small hands and young children who still want to put toys in their mouth during playtime. The Fisher Price Little People dollhouse has evolved over time to include many different accessories and features. 

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    This 2 piece wooden dollhouse is made from eco-friendly materials. There are 2 pieces, one small and one large, that can be reconfigured together or placed separately. The dollhouse comes with so many accessories that include 5 sets of furniture!

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    Calico Critters are poseable animals that have a very soft, smooth, velvety texture. They will love to play inside this Calico Critter townhome! The lights turn on and off and there are 4 rooms included. There is also a room divider that can be shifted to create an additional room. The staircase and extra floor can also be used to expand the rooms and playspace. The Critters, furniture and accessories are sold separately.

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    The Janod dollhouse has 2 floors and a removable roof. It arrives with 2 dolls and 15 accessories to furnish the house such as a closet with doors that open, a bed, a dressing table with mirror, a couch, an armchair, a lamp, a stool, kitchen cabinets  with doors that open, a table, 2 chairs, a fridge with doors that open, a bathtub, a shower, a sink with mirror. This wooden dollhouse is easily assembled with pegs instead of screws to align the floors.

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    The Lundby Swedish dollhouse combines the ability to build a dollhouse, then accessorize it with fashionable decorations, including wiring for electricity. Walls are covered in wall paper, but on the Lundby website, kids can download and print new versions of wall paper.

     

     

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    There are many non-traditional dollhouses, too! So, why not a treehouse adventure camp? Using LEGO construction bricks, kids build their own adventure camp treehouse that includes a tire swing, slide, rooftop sleeping spaces and a rock climbing wall. 

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    With Roominate, kids build their own dollhouse with modular pieces. Then, using motor circuits, kids use electric functions in their dollhouses with windmills, blenders, pottery wheels, carousels, and elevators. Roommate is a STEM toy that helps promote principle of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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    This Victorian dollhouse, recommended for chidlren ages 3 and up, includes 8 extra large rooms. The house opens wide to accomodate multiple children playing at the same time. The dollhouse includes baby twins, parents, dining room table, 2 chairs and 2 booster seats. Additional playsets can be purchased that include the living room, outdoor barbeque, kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, baby room, kidds room, living room, dining room, office, nursery, and puppy playtime set.

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    Disney's Frozen fans can build their own 10 inch Arendelle castle, brick by brick. The castle set includes Elsa and Anna mini-doll figures and Olaf the snowman. The castle has a living room, bedroom and ice room and a 2 tiered birthday cake.