What Are The Best Dollhouses for Kids?

For Kids Ages 3 and up

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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    Hape All Seasons Dollhouse
    Hape All Seasons Dollhouse. Hape / Amazon

    This 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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    Playmobil Deluxe Dolhouse
    Playmobil Deluxe Dolhouse. Playmobil

    Over the years there have been several great Playmobil dollhouses, both large and small. This large 6 room, 3 level dollhouse has a working doorbell and 2 staircases includes 2 people, opening windows and lots of detailed accessories. Playmobil sets do need to be assembled and will take some time to do so. After following directions, children and their parents snap together each piece in order to build the structure. Additional accessories and playsets can be purchased to enhance the pretend...MORE play experience. There are many Playmobil dollhouses which can be purchased at Amazon.com. This specific dollhouse is available for purchase in August 2016 at Playmobil.us.

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    New Barbie Dreamhouse 2015
    Mattel

    This Barbie DreamHouse 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 Royal Dreams Castle
    Disney Princess Royal Dreams Castle. Hasbro

    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 themed rooms. 

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    Fisher price my first dollhouse
    Fisher Price My First Dollhouse. Fisher-Price / Amazon

    This first dollhouse 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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    LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Treehouse
    LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Treehouse. LEGO / Amazon

     Dollhouses do not just have to be large wooden structures. Using LEGO construction bricks, kids can build their own adventure camp treehouse that includes a tire swing, slide, rooftop sleeping spaces and a rock climbing wall. 

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    American Plastics Toys Delightful Dollhouses
    American Plastics

    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.

     

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    Roominate
    Roominate

    With Roominate, kids can build their own dollhouse with modular pieces. Then, using motor circuits, kids can 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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    Janod Mademoiselle Dollhouse
    Janod

    The dollhouse has 2 floors and a removable roof and 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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    LEGO Disney Princess Arendelle Castle Celebration
    LEGO Disney Princess Arendelle Castle Celebration. LEGO / Disney / Amazon

    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.

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    Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse
    Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse. Plan Toys / Amazon

    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 5 sets of furniture.

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    Kidkraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture
    Kidkraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture. Kidkraft / Amazon

    This large Kidkraft dollhouse has 3 levels of play and 17 pieces of furniture. The furniture is designed for 4 inch mini dolls that are sold separately.

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    Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Dollhouse
    Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Dollhouse. Melissa and Doug / Amazon

    The fold and go dollhouse is a great portable, wooden dollhouse option. The set incluees 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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    Fisher Price Loving Family Victorian Dollhouse
    Fisher Price Loving Family Victorian Dollhouse. Fisher-Price

    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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    Lundby Smaland Dollhouse
    Lundby Smaland Dollhouse with Extension. Lundby

    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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    Calico Critter Townhouse
    Calico Critter Townhouse. Amazon

    Calico Critters are poseable animals that have a very soft, smooth, velvety texture. They will love to play inside this 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.