11 Best Doll Houses For Toddlers And Kids

Georgia Stone
Dec 23, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jul 05, 2021
Best Doll Houses For Toddlers And Kids.
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Children of all ages love playing pretend and creating imaginary scenarios with toys or dolls.

Dollhouses are a magical way for them to learn, interact and play. Children can fine tune their motor skills as they help create their perfect house, expand their imaginations and develop their hand-eye coordination as they arrange furniture and dolls.

Doll houses are a great toy for playing with family and friends, helping improve children's social skills.  Whilst being traditionally old-fashioned toys, they now come in many different shapes and styles of dollhouse that ensure they are still as popular as ever. Suitable for and popular with both boys and girls, they are a great option for those looking for gender neutral toys.

The age of your child may determine the kind of dollhouse you are looking for. Plastic dollhouses tend to be more durable and less likely to break in boisterous little hands, whilst the smooth edges won't catch on skin, making them a good option for younger children and toddlers. For older children, they may be more able to play with little toy pieces and more fragile constructions, making a wooden dollhouse a good choice for them; wooden toys are also a great choice for the environment!

Whether you're looking for wooden dolls houses for girls or boys, dolls house accessories or a dollhouse for a small space, we've rounded up the best options currently available to help you find the perfect dollhouse for you.

Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the dollhouses on this list come highly recommended, if you're short for time this is our top pick. This funky Barbie dolls house set has everything a child could want to play with their dollhouse, whilst being built to last.

1. Dreamhouse Playset 2020, Barbie

Dreamhouse Playset 2020, Barbie.

The dolls house of all dolls houses, this Barbie doll house really is a dream house with all the bells and whistles for dolls to have lots of fun. Children can enjoy hours of entertainment in a large dolls house with three floors and 70 pieces, including living room furniture, kitchen utensils and even a miniature puppy. It has realistic lights and sounds, a slide and a working elevator for dolls in a hurry to get from floor to floor. It's made of plastic, too, making it a durable option that will last and last.

Main Features

  • Price: £219.99
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: 21.59 x 76.2 x 76.2cm
  • 70 pieces total
  • 3 stories and 8 rooms
  • Working elevator
  • 2-in-1 features

Best For Toddlers

2. Tots Town Cottage Play Set, Chad Valley ‍

Tots Town Cottage Play Set, Chad Valley.

This is a lovely Argos dolls house for little kids who will be too young for small pieces but still want to play pretend, making mum and dad move around the house and push the pram. The sound effects really bring this house to life, with a doorbell that rings and kitchen that makes realistic noises.

Main Features

  • Price: £15
  • Ages: 18 months and over
  • Size: H24 x W30 x D13.5cm
  • Plastic house with sounds
  • Mum and dad figures
  • Furniture accessories

Best For Learning

3. Baby Toot-Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery House, VTech‍

Baby Toot-Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery House, VTech.

Little kids can learn with interactive dollhouses that will help improve their motor skills and imagination. This house has over 40 sounds and songs to engage their attention as they pretend play, whilst the 'Magic Points' teach spelling and letters.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • Ages: 12 months and over
  • Size: 15 x 490 x 43 cm
  • 7 interactive points
  • Moving lift
  • Over 40 melodies, songs, sounds and phrases

Best For Peppa Pig Fans

4. Deluxe Wooden Playhouse, Peppa Pig ‍

Deluxe Wooden Playhouse, Peppa Pig.

Peppa Pig fans will love this wooden doll house that comes complete with Peppa and George toys and wooden furniture pieces for them to put together. The light and sound effects will help kids imagine Peppa's day at home, with lullaby sounds in the bedroom and a light-up kitchen stove for dinner time.

Main Features

  • Price: £80
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: H75 x W57cm
  • Wood
  • 8 rooms and furniture pieces
  • Light and sound effects
  • Peppa and George dolls included

Best For Older Kids

5. Majestic Mansion Wooden Doll House, KidKraft‍

Majestic Mansion Wooden Doll House, KidKraft.

A timeless option for older kids, this wooden dollhouse is traditional with a contemporary twist. The hand-crafted design adds some lovely detail to the rooms, whilst the accessories include an adorable kitten and colourful living room furniture for kids to put together.

Main Features

  • Price: £135.02
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: 132.08 x 35.56 x 135.89 cm
  • 4 floors and 8 rooms
  • Gliding elevator
  • 34 furniture pieces and accessories

Best For Building

6. Mia's Doll House Set, LEGO Friends‍

Mia's Doll House Set, LEGO Friends.

Older kids may be more keen to not only enjoy their dollhouse, but build it themselves. This Lego dollhouse allows them to do just that with lots of cool indoor and outdoor home toys, including food, roller skates and a camera, allowing them to create a life-like dollhouse.

Main Features

  • Price: £36
  • Ages: 6 years and over
  • 2 storey cabin-style house
  • 3 mini doll figures and 2 animals
  • Accessories for all rooms

Best For Eco-Friendly

7. Chelsea Cottage Wooden Dolls House, KidKraft‍

Chelsea Cottage Wooden Dolls House, KidKraft.

A wooden dollhouse is a timeless option that is more environmentally friendly than plastic alternatives. We love the cottage style of this KidKraft dolls house with its delicate artwork and colourful design. The furniture pieces will allow kids' imaginations to run free as they arrange their dream cottage layout.

Main Features

  • Price: £105.23
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: 62.23 x 33.02 x 71.12cm
  • Quality wood cottage
  • 3 storeys and 5 rooms

Best For Wooden Toys

8. All Season House, Hape‍

All Season House, Hape.

Perfect for encouraging eco-friendly play, this house has lovely wooden house furniture and a stylish layout that will stir little one's imaginations. The layout can change with the seasons with a reversible summer/winter theme, and it even features painted solar panels on the roof.

Main Features

  • Price: £91.58
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: 59.99 x 30 x 73.41 cm
  • 6 rooms and 4 room sets
  • Moveable stairs
  • Reversible summer/winter theme

Best For Families Needing Extra Space

9. Doorbell House Playset, Melissa & Doug ‍

Doorbell House Playset, Melissa & Doug.

This unique doorbell house is great for curious kids whilst being small and easy to store for families who don't want to fill their own house with their kids' doll houses. The four locks and corresponding keys will develop their hand-eye co-ordination whilst they help the wooden dolls interact with each other and move in and out of their home. It even comes with four different doorbell sounds!

Main Features

  • Price: £25
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: H25.4cm x W19.05cm
  • 4 electronic doorbell sounds
  • 4 locks with matching keys

Best For LEGO Fans

10. Mini Beach House Mini Dollhouse Playset, LEGO Friends‍

Mini Beach House Mini Dollhouse Playset, LEGO Friends\u200d.

This Lego mini set is a twist on the traditional toy house, offering a fun-in-the-sun beach house complete with rooftop DJ terrace, hammock and beach bar. Kids can get their surf on with the surfboards, and there's even a flamingo and dolphin to play with. At just 28 centimetres tall, it's the perfect compact size for playing on a small table. Made by the LEGO brand that we all know and love, this set is a great choice for inquisitive kids to learn as they play.

Main Features

  • Price: £45
  • Ages: 6 years and over
  • Size: H28.2 x W48 x D6.1cm
  • 2 storey beach house
  • 2 buildable mini dolls
  • Accessories including camera, suitcase and sandcastle

Best For Portable

11. Fold And Go Dollhouse, Melissa & Doug ‍

Fold And Go Dollhouse, Melissa & Doug.

Looking for a dollhouse that you can take on the move? This dollhouse, complete with 11 pieces of furniture, folds out for compact pretend play that kids can take anywhere without losing any of the cute wooden pieces of furniture on the journey. Great for taking to playdates or visits to family, this really is the perfect choice for kids who are always on the move.

Main Features

  • Price: £43
  • Ages: 3 years and over
  • Size: H33.4 x L27 x W15.6cm
  • Includes 2 figures
  • 11 furniture pieces

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the top dollhouse, then why not take a look at our guide to robot toys, or our pick of the top STEM toys.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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