The 12 Best Dollhouses for Kids in 2021

Perfect picks for kids ages 3 and up

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With three different levels and almost 20 pieces of furniture, this dollhouse is sure to keep kids entertained.
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Kids will love the cool features like the solar panel roof and parents will love the easy assembly.
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This fold and go wooden dollhouse is great for travel or if you want to keep pieces contained and orderly.
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This deluxe dollhouse has some stellar features, including hand-painted furniture, a working elevator, and a treadmill.
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This large dollhouse has great features like a working doorbell, staircases, and a colorful design.
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Children will have no shortage of playtime options with this castle that has more than 300 pieces and features a revolving floor.
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The dollhouse may be relatively small in size, but it's great for younger children and encourages sharing.
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Kids can play around with the movable floors and staircase to create a truly unique dollhouse experience.
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This isn't the typical dollhouse, but the treehouse is for kids who love a sense of adventure.
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This dollhouse isn't just all play, it has some serious educational benefits as well.
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Traditional dollhouses can be an amazing gift for the child in your life. The designs are classic, but with many models today, they can also be super modern and come with features like balconies and even movable floors. But there are also the educational dollhouses that encourage STEM skills.

As you browse our list of recommendations, you'll want to consider what size house is best for your living space, which furnishings and accessories will appeal to your children, and if your kids have any existing toy or doll collections that might be enhanced with a house.

Here are the best dollhouses for kids.

KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture

Kidkraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture
What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Includes furniture

  • Sturdy construction

What We Don't Like
  • Difficult setup

There are several awesome KidKraft dollhouses to choose from. This option has many levels—three to be exact—and even windows that open and close. Also, the dollhouse comes with 17 pieces of furniture that will provide hours of fun and redecorating.

"The layout of the KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage is designed well for group play. Measuring 25 x 13 x 28 inches, the house is big, but not overwhelmingly so; and it has an open front for easy access to each room."—Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis, Product Tester

Hape All Seasons Kids Wooden Dollhouse

Hape All Seasons Dollhouse
What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Includes furniture

  • Sturdy construction

What We Don't Like
  • Small parts pose choking hazard

The Hape wooden dollhouse has six rooms, moveable stairs, and even a solar paneled roof! The dollhouse can be bought with or without the furnishings for each room. What's really great is the openings on all sides of the house, which accommodate many children playing together.

"The Hape All Season Dollhouse is playful, modern, sleek, and gender-neutral—I wouldn’t mind flaunting it in my living room. Made of a natural wood frame, the house features three floors, six rooms, and a balcony. Each room is assigned an accent wall, which is a nice pop of color and a clever way to draw kids’ attention."—Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis, Product Tester

Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Mini Wooden Dollhouse

Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Dollhouse
What We Like
  • Portable

  • Includes furniture

  • Has multiple levels

  • Can customize the inside

What We Don't Like
  • Small parts pose choking hazard

The fold and go wooden dollhouse is a great portable option. The set includes wooden play figures and 11 pieces of furniture (chair, bed, bathroom, toilet, table, tv, chair, etc.). This dollhouse opens and closes so it can store all the pieces. This comes in handy if you're traveling or just want a way to keep a play area clutter-free.

KidKraft Shimmer Mansion Dollhouse

What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Accommodates 12-inch dolls

  • Includes a personalized picture frame

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

A balcony, hot tub, flushing toilet elevator: those are just some of the features in this deluxe, four-level dollhouse. The interior of the five-foot tall home is extremely colorful and vibrant. The house accommodates 12-inch tall dolls and there’s even a picture frame in one of the rooms that can be personalized with your own photo.

PLAYMOBIL Deluxe Dollhouse

Playmobil Deluxe Dolhouse
What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Includes a functioning doorbell

  • Easy assembly

What We Don't Like
  • Small parts pose choking hazard

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

LEGO Disney Princess Belle's Enchanted Castle

Disney Princess Royal Dreams Castle
What We Like
  • Compatible with all LEGO construction sets

  • Includes furniture and characters

  • Has multiple levels

What We Don't Like
  • Small parts pose choking hazard

Disney princess fans now have the dollhouse of their dreams for Belle. Of course the castle includes Belle and the Beast/Prince, but also features favorites like Mrs. Potts, Chip, and Lumiere. The dollhouse includes an impressive 374 pieces as well as a revolving dance floor and balcony.

Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home

Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home
What We Like
  • Encourages teamwork and kindness

  • Includes furniture

  • Easy to grip

What We Don't Like
  • Small parts pose choking hazard

This Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers dollhouse is another great option for toddlers as it encourages teamwork and kindness. Sounds and phrases play throughout the house that teach children to share, and the large pieces are great for small hands. The dollhouse has evolved over time to include many different accessories and features. 

Calico Critter Luxury Townhome

Calico Critter Townhouse
What We Like
  • Movable staircase and floors

  • Working ceiling lights

  • Compatible with other Calico Critter houses

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't include furniture

Calico Critters are pose-able animals that have a very soft, smooth, velvety texture. The dollhouse, or luxury townhome as it's called, includes a movable staircase, floors which are also movable, and a patio. There are even two working ceiling lights. This set can easily be connected to other Calico Critter houses. It's important to note, the Critters, furniture and accessories are sold separately.

LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House

LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Treehouse
What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Includes furniture and accessories

  • Durable

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

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 even a rock climbing wall. 

Roominate Basic Roominate Dollhouse

Roominate

With Roominate, kids build their own dollhouse with modular pieces. And the design options are only limited to their imagination. Then, using motor circuits, they can operate the windmills, blenders, and elevators in the house. Roominate is a STEM toy that's not only entertaining, but educational.

Disney Princess Castle Doll House

What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Includes furniture and accessories

  • Sturdy construction

What We Don't Like
  • Characters are not included

This dollhouse stands 32 inches tall and includes everything for hours of playtime. Well, the actual dolls aren’t included, but there are accessories like hangers, dinnerware and furniture including a couch, bean bag chair, and a vanity. There are multiple levels for the dolls to play on and there’s even a balcony.

KidKraft Brooklyn's Loft Doll House

What We Like
  • Has multiple levels

  • Includes furniture and accessories

  • Has working lights and sound

  • Sturdy construction

What We Don't Like
  • Small parts pose choking hazard

This dollhouse has such a fun, trendy vibe. Maybe it’s the outdoor cafe or the fire escape that leads to the rooftop that makes it stand out. The 25 fashion accessories, like a cash register, have working lights and sound. There’s even a magnetic dress form so your little one can swap outfits in and out.

What to Look for in a Doll House

Size

If you want to place your child’s doll house in a particular corner or on a certain table, it’s a good idea to measure that space, so that you’ll know what parameters to stay within.

Furniture and Accessories

For many kids, part of the fun of dollhouses is arranging the rooms and setting up accessories. Consider what types of items might be most exciting for your kids. If your young ones already love Lego or Calico Critters, they may appreciate a house that fits with their existing collection. 

Some houses are sold with lots of included furnishings, but in other cases these items separately. It’s a good idea to price out the different packages, as one or the other may be a better deal. 

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Keriann Wilmot, a pediatric occupational therapist and toys expert. The founder and owner of ToyQueen.com, she has years of experience reviewing toys and apps for kids, sharing information related to both the user and educational experience. To make this list, she considered each pick's size, furniture, accessories, and any existing pieces a child already has.

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