20 Amazing Dollhouses and Playsets for Kids

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There’s a reason dollhouses and playsets have been quintessential childhood toys for… well, forever. Interacting with and creating a world for dolls encourages imagination, vocabulary development, independent play, fine motor skills, organizational skills and more. They also come in all shapes, sizes and prices, so you’ll be able to choose a product that works for your budget and the space you have. Read on for 20 best-in-class picks you and your kids will love, and then sit back and watch the magic happen. (You might even get to drink a full cup of coffee while it’s hot!)

In this guide
1. Traditional dollhouses
$ 179.97

KidKraft Savannah Dollhouse

Styled after historical Southern mansions, this beauty of a dollhouse has four levels and six rooms, comes with 13 pieces of furniture and a full outdoor patio area (seriously!) and accommodates dolls up to 11.5 inches tall.

Height: 4 feet, 1 inch

$ 132.99

Sweet Savannah Wooden Pretend Playhouse

This dollhouse is so cozy, you’ll want to move in! It features artwork in every room and a moulded plastic spiral staircase, a balcony and a patio. It also comes with 13 pieces of furniture, including a dining set and a canopy bed.

Height: 3 feet, 8 inches

$ 219.97

KidKraft Annabelle Dollhouse

Two words: Working. Elevator. This bright and cheery four-level pick fits dolls up to 12 inches (so Barbie and OMG, you’re in) and comes with 17 pieces of furniture. Pretty scrollwork makes it feel like the most beautiful gingerbread house ever.

Height: 3 feet, 11.5 inches

$ 119.96

Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Dollhouse

The options are endless with this sweet home for the Calico Critter crew. It comes with two poseable characters and more than 50 pieces of furniture and accessories, plus it features a detachable roof, moveable floors and connects to other houses in the series.

Height: 1 foot, 2 inches

2. Ultra-glam dollhouses
$ 481.79

Barbie Dreamhouse Playset

You’re going to wish you could live here thanks to the playset’s three stories, eight rooms, elevator and pool with a slide—plus light and sound features! It also comes with two-in-one transforming furniture and more than 60 accessories for hours of fun.

Height: 3 feet, 11 inches

$ 249.97

L.O.L. Surprise! OMG House of Surprises

At four feet squared, this gorgeous house features four stories and 10 rooms—including a movie theatre and a diner! Add in transforming furniture, spinning rooms that reveal extra surprises and interactive features and this stylish mansion doesn’t disappoint.

Height: 4 feet

$ 219.97

Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle

Reminiscent of the famous Disney castle, this gorgeous pick will keep little ones occupied for ages. Twenty-nine accessories, convertible furniture and no assembly required? Yes, please. The upstairs windows even light up with fireworks like at the namesake theme parks.

Height: 4 feet

$ 199.99

KidKraft Rose Garden Castle

A lovely option with interactive features, this charming castle is the stuff dreams are made of. It has a wood-burning stove with lights and sounds, a working chandelier and a throne room with a fountain.

Height: 4 feet, 4 inches

3. Vehicles
$ 99.97

Barbie Dreamplane Playset

Barbie is always up for an adventure—like hitting the skies! This airplane can be taxied around on a make-believe tarmac or opened up for in-cabin play. The realistic features include reclining seats, overhead compartments, a snack cart with accessories and more.

Height: 11 inches

$ 59.97

Rainbow High Colour-Change Car

This eight-in-one LED colour-changing two-seater convertible is the coolest ride on the road. The whip seats two Rainbow High dolls (sold separately) and features working seatbelts, a shifting steering wheel and functioning wheels.

Height: 5.5 inches

$ 119.97

Na! Na! Na! Surprise Kitty Cat Camper

It doesn’t get much cozier than this delightful, trendy, feline-themed camper. Kids will love to pop the top, front and side panels to reveal seven play zones, enjoy animal-themed accessories and take the fun on the road with working wheels.

Height: 1 foot, 2 inches

$ 119.98

KidKraft Teeny House Dollhouse

Inspired by the IRL tiny house movement, this petite, towable playhouse shows just how much can be packed into a smart design. It’s partitioned into six rooms, comes with a 10-piece accessory set and offers 360-degree play with cool features on every side.

Height: 1 foot, 11 inches

4. Workplaces
$ 54.97

Barbie Fast Cast Clinic

For kiddos who aspire to be doctors or nurses, this is the ultimate playset: The clinic features a medical station, an exam table, an X-ray machine and even a gift shop. Plus, it comes with a brunette Doctor Barbie. But the best part? It includes three dough containers for fashioning casts.

Height: 1 foot

$ 49.97

Barbie Coffee Shop Playset

Barista Barbie comes with this cool playset, which has a coffee machine with a working dial, smoothie drinks, a menu board and more. Her sweet little shop also has a cold section, a snack section and more than 20 accessories for pretend play.

Height: 1 foot

$ 79.97

Barbie Fresh ’n’ Fun Food Truck

Barbie’s always been ahead of the curve—of course, she has a food truck! This vehicle opens to showcase four play zones, and it includes more than 30 accessories (plates, utensils, a fryer, a blender, condiments—you name it) for make-believe magic.

Height: 9.5 inches

$ 69.99

Calico Critters Town Series Delicious Restaurant Playset

This elegant little restaurant is timeless with its spiral staircase and classic awnings. It comes with everything needed to snag five-star reviews, from a chef’s hat, shirt and pants to plates and cutlery.

Height: 1 foot, 1.5 inches

5. Unique playsets
$ 49.97

Na! Na! Na! Surprise 3-in-1 Backpack Bedroom

The Na! Na! Na! dolls have it so good. This portable bedroom, available in black or pink, is tricked out with a real mirror, a fold-out bed, bed linens and a closet with working drawers. The limited-edition doll is included.

Height: 1 foot, 1 inch

$ 79.97

Rainbow High Deluxe Fashion Closet

The name of this item pretty much sells itself, no? This vibrant, colourful closet includes over 31 fashion pieces that can be combined for more than 400 looks. (So basically, you’ll see your kids in three to five hours.)

Height: 1 foot, 3 inches

$ 59.97

L.O.L. Surprise! Clubhouse Playset

This two-level, surprise-packed clubhouse folds out and pops up to reveal seven play areas, like a games room, skateboard zone, movie room and kitchen. It includes two exclusive dolls and tons of accessories, plus it folds up easily for on-the-go fun.

Height: 1 foot, 2 inches

$ 24.97

Disney Princess Belle and Wardrobe

Madame de la Grande Bouche is an important character in Beauty and the Beast—she helps Belle to dress for dinner on her first night at the castle! This enchanted armoire has working doors and comes with outfits and shoes, storage shelves and hangers.

Height: 1 foot, 1 inch

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Katie Dupuis is a writer and editor in Toronto, and mom to two little girls. She is the managing director of Chick & Owl Design Co. and editor-in-chief of ParentsCanada. When she's not working, she's baking, reading or binge-watching TV.

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