Best Kid’s Summerhouse and Swing Set Ideas

Playhouse Video Reviews
Updated July 18, 2020 by Jessica Mark

It’s that time of year again when kids are thinking about playing outside more often.  Additionally the weather is perfect, or maybe a little hot, and you start looking for pools, playhouses and swing sets.  We have dedicated pages on those fabulous summer backyard items.  Our swing sets page is fully updated with 2020 products.    Below is information on a few of our favorite kids summerhouse or the very playhouse that kids love most based on thousands of reviews that we have read along with personal experience.  Lastly, below are quick links to get to more information about these playhouses and swing sets.  Additionally each one has helpful video reviews.

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Little Tikes Playhouse - Country Cottage

Little Tikes PlayhouseWhat we like about this very playhouse:  

  • Comes in several colors
  • Easy to clean and durable
  • 2 working windows and doors
  • Mail slot and flag holder
  • Sturdy roof
  • Easy to assemble

What we don’t like:

  • Doesn’t have a floor (you can get an outdoor rug or put on a deck)
  • Accessories are not included such as food, plates, chairs, table or anything else for make believe play.

Backyard Discovery Beach Front Wooden Swing Set

This swing set is an upgraded version to the Backyard Discovery Canyon Creek Swing Set.  It’s much more colorful in design and includes a seated play area for kids below that acts like an outdoor area for ordering food or eating.  What we like about this swing set:

  • Awesome colors
  • Large upper deck with ship wheel and play telescope
  • 2 swings and 1 trapeze bar
  • Rock climbing ladder with colorful foot holds and fun monkey bars.  Most swing sets do not include monkey bars.
  • 8 foot super colorful wavy slide

What we don’t like:

  • Time involved in having to assemble it (Might want to get some extra help)
  • Not too many reviews yet (Just a little over 100 reviews)

Other Popular Backyard Discovery Swing Sets

Step2 Neat Tidy Cottage Playhouse

toddler playhouseThis is like a dollies playhouse but much larger.  It is recommended for up to age 5 due to it being about 4 feet tall in the center.  Besides the Step 2 Neat and Tidy Cottage Pink Kids Summerhouse there is one other color toddler playhouse (see below link).    What we like about this very playhouse:

  • Pretty pink colors
  • Easy to put together
  • Mail slot and working doorbell
  • Lots of open windows and open door so you can see your little ones from just about any angle
  • Lookout window with sink
  • Durable

What we don’t like:

  • Lack of accessories
  • Has only one seat