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Wooden Playhouses

Gift your child a garden hideaway with Atlas Shed’s wooden playhouses. Having space to be creative is vital: if you’re finding toys in your living room, bathroom and kitchen, then maybe it’s time to give your child a place they can escape.

Wooden Playhouse FAQs

A wooden playhouse is a small wooden structure designed for children to play in. 

Constructed with a sturdy frame, walls, and a roof, a wooden playhouse may have windows, doors and other features that mimic a real house. They can be simple or elaborate, with some featuring multiple levels, slides, swings and other popular play equipment. 

When placed in a backyard or an outdoor play area, they provide children with a safe, fun place to engage in imaginative play. Wooden playhouses are popular amongst parents because they’re long-lasting, durable and customisable to a family’s needs. 

Wooden playhouses are generally suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 10 years old, although this can vary depending on the specific design and features of the playhouse. 

Younger children may enjoy playing in a simple wooden playhouse with a single level. Older children may prefer a more elaborate structure with multiple floors and features, such as slides, swings, and climbing walls.

Considering age and development is crucial to choosing the perfect wooden playhouse. Parents may also wish to supervise younger children in their wooden playhouse to prevent accidents and ensure they use it safely and responsibly.

Wooden playhouses are generally durable and can last many years if constructed with high-quality materials and properly maintained. Atlas Shed’s wooden playhouses have premium tongue and groove cladding, so your children can use their wooden playhouse well into the future. 

Their durability can depend on several factors, including the type and quality of wood used, the design and construction of the playhouse, and the area's environmental conditions.

Exposure to moisture, extreme temperatures, and direct sunlight may cause wood to warp, crack, or deteriorate over time. 

That’s why regular maintenance, such as cleaning, staining, and sealing, can help to protect the playhouse from these environmental factors and extend its lifespan.

We will install all Atlas Sheds wooden playhouses for free, providing the customer has a solid level base. The playhouses ship in flat-pack form with all the necessary components and hardware included, along with detailed instructions for assembly.

However, we offer free delivery and fitting across Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. If you don’t have adequate foundation preparation, we offer a couple of solutions.

  • Combi Base: Our Combi Base consists of solid, plastic, eco-tile contact points with a level tanalised timber frame to provide an ideal foundation for installing your wooden playhouse. 
  • Subframe: A subframe provides a level surface for us to erect your shed whilst providing underfloor protection.

Bearers: Bearers protect your wooden playhouse from dampness and rot by raising its floor off the ground to prevent it from sitting in water.

Yes, Atlas Shed's wooden playhouses can be customised and painted to suit your preferences and needs. 

Our wooden playhouses are premium-quality, natural wood that you can paint, stain, or seal to provide protection from the elements and enhance their appearance.

We offer a range of customisation options so that your wooden playhouse will fulfil your every need. All our wooden playhouses come with standard windows that you can remove if required, and if you require a workbench for your storage or pottering, we will install one for you at an extra cost. 

Make your wooden playhouse safer and select from security options, like security screws, anchor and cable lock, sensor alarm, and hasp staple and padlock.

Yes, Atlas Shed's wooden playhouses are weather-resistant. 

We use high-quality wood, such as cedar or redwood, because they are naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects. These types of wood are also known for their ability to withstand exposure to moisture, which is a common cause of damage to wooden structures.

However, even with high-quality materials and construction, wooden playhouses are still susceptible to damage from weather and other environmental factors as time goes by. 

Cleaning, sealing and staining your product can help prevent damage and ensure you get the most out of your purchase. If you want extra protection, we offer the chance to have your shed coated with Aqua Shield for an additional cost. 

We apply this high-resin wax solution to your playhouse to prevent water ingress. 

We offer wooden playhouses in a variety of sizes. Depending on your garden space and the number of children that will use the playhouse, you can select from playhouses that are between 5’0” and 10’0” feet high. 

Carefully consider the size and dimensions of the playhouse before purchasing to ensure that it will fit in your yard or outdoor space and meet your needs and requirements.

Yes, multiple children can typically play in an Atlas Sheds wooden playhouse at once, depending on the size and design of the playhouse. 

Many of the larger playhouses are designed to accommodate multiple children and offer plenty of space for them to interact. We recommend choosing a playhouse that comfortably accommodates all the children,  ensuring adequate space to move around and engage in different activities.

Proper maintenance is essential for keeping your Atlas Sheds wooden playhouse in good condition. Here are some tips for ensuring longevity: 

  • Clean Regularly: Regularly cleaning your playhouse can help to remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants that can damage the wood over time. Use a mild detergent, warm water and wash the exterior, rinsing thoroughly with a hose or bucket of water.
  • Inspect for Damage: Regularly inspect your playhouse for any signs of damage, such as cracks, rot, or insect infestations. If you notice any damage, address it promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Stain or Seal the Wood: Staining or sealing your playhouse can help to protect it from moisture, UV rays, and other environmental factors that can cause damage over time. We recommended staining or sealing the playhouse every 1-2 years, depending on the level of exposure to the elements.

Wooden playhouses provide a fun and engaging play space for children. Let your little ones play in maximum safety by following our tips: 

  • Choose a Suitable Location: It's vital to choose a level and stable location for the playhouse, away from any potential hazards such as power lines, sharp objects, or steep drop-offs.
  • Provide Adequate Ventilation: Wooden playhouses can become hot and stuffy, particularly during summer. Provide adequate ventilation to prevent heat buildup and ensure the playhouse is comfortable for children.

Regularly Inspect for Damage: Regularly check the playhouse for any signs of damage or wear and tear, and fix any issues promptly to prevent injury.