5 Best Large Playhouses For Outdoor Enjoyment (2020)

Garden buildings are relatively cost-effective and in-demand these days. Some gardeners are looking for garden sheds to keep their gardening tools secure from the harsh weather. In contrast, remote workers are searching for garden offices. But what about your children? Don’t forget them! This is where a playhouse can really come into its own. In particular, our best large playhouses!

If you own a well-sized outdoor space, a playhouse is one of the best investments you can make. Not only will large playhouses provide endless opportunities for creative play, but they can also have a significant impact on your child’s growth and physical development.

Garden Buildings Direct Large Playhouses (2020)

Fresh air and vitamin D from the sunshine are beneficial for your little ones. Thus, having a playhouse in your garden will ensure that your children can maximise their time outdoors, all while improving their health and wellbeing.

Moreover, a children’s playhouse is an outdoor toy they’ll likely remember forever – a home for their most imaginative play. You can give your toddlers the chance to exercise and entertain themselves, all within a safe distance of your own home.

In this article, we’re going to explore what we believe to be the best large playhouses we sell for under £850 – our best large playhouses!

1. BillyOh Lollipop Junior Tower Playhouse (Price: £659.00)

BillyOh Lollipop Junior Tower Playhouse
BillyOh Lollipop Junior Tower Playhouse

Built to provide hours of entertainment for children, the BillyOh Lollipop Junior Tower Playhouse makes a wonderful addition to your garden! Give your kids a fantastic space to relax and play in, while at the same time, taking advantage of the benefits that this playhouse unit has to offer.

Featuring a raised cottage and platform, your little ones can enjoy the views of your garden – making them feel they’re in the turrets of a castle. To enhance both their playhouse and imagination, the Lollipop Junior is available with an optional slide.

The slide offers your children a fun way to get down from the tower, giving them another way to enjoy playing on the tower playhouse. What’s more, this playhouse includes four fixed windows, bestowing a light and airy space.

What we like about the windows are that they’re glazed with Styrene, a more durable material than traditional glass. This type of glass material is less likely to shatter and require replacement, which adds an additional level of safety for your children.

Other features to look out for:

  • Solid Tongue and Groove Construction – Built using Tongue & Groove panels, the Lollipop Junior Tower has a secure and stable structure which is built to last. The panels interlock, creating a smooth finish which enhances the style of the playhouse. The interlocking T&G forms strong panels which create plenty of structural strength.
  • Floor Included: Tongue & Groove or Solid Sheet – Made using interlocking panels, the floor is strong and durable. It won’t be easily damaged whilst your children play. The floor completes the structure of the playhouse and creates an overall stable and robust building.
  • T&G Roof Included with Mineral Felt – The roof has the same cladding as the floor and rest of the playhouse, creating one strong and stable structure. For increased protection, Green Mineral Felt is included. The felt is watertight and durable, providing a weatherproof covering for the roof which protects it from weather damage.

Sizes available:

  • 6×5 Lollipop Junior Tower – £659.00
  • 6×5 Lollipop Junior Tower with Slide – £695.00

2. BillyOh Lollipop Max Tower Playhouse (Price: £849.00)

BillyOh Lollipop Max Tower Playhouse
BillyOh Lollipop Max Tower Playhouse

Taking its inspiration from a traditional cottage style playhouse, the BillyOh Lollipop Max Tower Playhouse has been designed in a tower-style which provides your children with views of your garden from the raised house and platform.

If you’re thinking of safety due to the platform, then you don’t have to worry, as it’s fitted with a fence which goes around the edge, keeping your children safe while they play. In addition, this playhouse comes with a 3-step ladder, making it easy for your little ones to get up and down from the tower.

Another fantastic feature you may consider to add is the slide. This will offer a more enjoyable way for your children to glide down from the tower.

Just like the Lollipop Junior, the Lollipop Max features four large fixed windows (front and sides of the playhouse), allowing natural light to enter, while at the same time, creating a bright area for the youngsters to enjoy. The windows are glazed with styrene – a durable and easy to clean alternative to traditional glass.

An outstanding feature that this unit possesses is the door which can be left open to let more light and fresh air inside. This alone can provide a comfortable environment for your children to play – particularly during the warm summer months.

Other features to look out for:

  • Solid Tongue and Groove Construction – Built using Tongue & Groove panels, the Lollipop Junior Tower has a secure and stable structure which is built to last. The panels interlock, creating a smooth finish which enhances the style of the playhouse. The interlocking T&G form strong panels which create additional structural strength.
  • Floor Included: Tongue & Groove or Solid Sheet – Made using interlocking panels, the floor is strong and durable, meaning that it won’t be easily damaged whilst your children play. The floor completes the structure of the playhouse, creating an overall strong and stable building.
  • T&G Roof Included with Mineral Felt – The roof has the same cladding as the floor and the rest of the playhouse, creating one strong and stable structure. For increased protection, Green Mineral Felt is included. The felt is watertight and durable, providing a weatherproof covering for the roof which protects it from weather damage.

Sizes available:

  • 6×7 Lollipop Max Tower – £849.00
  • 6×7 Lollipop Max Tower with Slide – £885.00

3. BillyOh Peardrop Extra Playhouse (Price: £709.00)

BillyOh Peardrop Extra Playhouse
BillyOh Peardrop Extra Playhouse

Looking for a two-storey, cottage-style playhouse? Then you’ll love the BillyOh Peardrop Extra Playhouse.

Featuring cottage-style windows, flower boxes and an optional picket fence, the Peardrop boasts a stunning, traditional design, closely resembling a fairytale cottage. The Apex roof and two storey style means that this playhouse is a spacious place for your children to play.

Even better, this playhouse is also available with an extra optional bunk, making it an exciting addition to the playhouse. The additional bunks will provide your children with even more space to play!

In terms of safety, the extra bunk includes protective fencing and a 2 step ladder. They can also be removed when your children get older, so that they can continue to use the playhouse without any special problems.

Other features to look out for:

  • Platform Option for More Space to Play – Optional decking will provide your child with all of the extra play space they need. It also means the playhouse will be more stable and secure.
  • Pick Picket Options – You also get the choice of picket fence extras that will make your building stand out. A picket fence allows your playhouse to have its own enclosed space, which is great for storing toys and keeping your garden tidy.
  • Solid Tongue and Groove Construction – Built using Tongue & Groove panels, the Lollipop Junior Tower has a secure and stable structure which is built to last. The panels interlock, creating a smooth finish which enhances the style of the playhouse. The interlocking T&G form strong panels which create additional structural strength.

Sizes available:

  • Peardrop Extra (6×7) – £709.00
  • Peardrop Extra Bunk (6×7) – £885.00
  • 6×7 Peardrop Extra Platform – £855.00
  • 6×7 Peardrop Extra Platform & Bunk – £919.00

4. BillyOh Peardrop Junior Playhouse (Price: £569.00)

BillyOh Peardrop Junior Playhouse
BillyOh Peardrop Junior Playhouse

One of the fantastic and unique playhouse from the BillyOh Peardrop Collection – the BillyOh Peardrop Junior – comes with a number of charming features that will make your children’s playtime fun and exciting in equal measure! With a choice of added decking, picket fences and bunk options, this playhouse is suitable for a wide range of ages.

To provide a light and airy feel inside the playhouse, we’ve equipped the playhouses with three fixed, cottage-style windows which allow natural light to stream inside. For a more aesthetic design, window shutters and flower boxes are included. The flower boxes are installed to encourage kids to care for plants!

Wait, there’s more! The option of having an additional level in your playhouse offers the possibility of a snug and cosy hideaway! Let their imagination transform the Peardrop Extra into a fairytale castle or a play den, all in one building.

Other features to look out for:

  • Pick Picket Options – You also get the choice of picket fence extras that will make your building stand out. A picket fence allows your playhouse to have its own enclosed space, which is great for storing toys and keeping your garden tidy.
  • Solid Tongue and Groove Construction – Built using Tongue & Groove panels, the Lollipop Junior Tower has a secure and stable structure that is built to last. The panels interlock, creating a smooth finish which enhances the style of the playhouse. The interlocking T&G form strong panels which create even more structural strength.

Other sizes available:

  • Peardrop Junior (6×5) – £569.00
  • Peardrop Junior Bunk (6×5) – £595.00
  • 6×5 Peardrop Junior Platform – £729.00
  • 6×5 Peardrop Junior Platform & Bunk – £755.00

5. BillyOh Junior Log Cabin Playhouse (Price: £714.00)

BillyOh Junior Log Cabin Playhouse
BillyOh Junior Log Cabin Playhouse

Providing a fun space for your kids to play and relax in, with the BillyOh Junior Log Cabin Playhouse, your little ones are sure to be entertained for hours! This playhouse offers a great range of unique features which make it the perfect addition to your garden. 

Underpinning the unique log cabin concept is second to none craftsmanship. This expertise is highlighted through the use of interlocking construction in either 19mm or 28mm tongue and groove boards, maximising the structural integrity of the build.

This playhouse has been designed in a single storey cottage style that is just like the cottages in your children’s favourite fairytale stories. The stylishly crafted stable door gives the overall structure a country cottage look. What a perfect choice for recreating your children’s fairytale world to play in!

Furthermore, the feature that stands out most in the Junior Log Cabin is its incredible, integrated veranda. The Veranda encompasses a stylish and practical design that looks fantastic with the playhouse’s apex roof. It also provides a charming porch for your children to play in.

Sizes available:

  • 19mm Junior Log Cabin W2.0m x D2.0m – £714.00
  • 28mm Junior Log Cabin W2.0m x D2.0m – £885.00

Why You Should Trust Us at Garden Buildings Direct

Garden Buildings Direct is a leading manufacturer and seller of garden buildings; be it sheds, log cabins, summerhouses, playhouses and more. We invest huge amounts of time and manpower into ensuring our products are the very best they can be, whilst maintaining prices that allow our customers to always feel happy in spending relatively little for such an excellent product.

Because of this, we like to think that we know a thing or two about playhouses, and feel confident in endorsing the above large playhouses as ones which are absolutely worth checking out!

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