Waltons Dutch Style Wooden Playhouse
Our review of Waltons Dutch Style Wooden Playhouse
Supplier: Amazon UK
The Waltons Wooden Playouse is built in the style of a traditional Dutch Barn and this makes it much more attractive than most wooden playhouses. It appears to be very well made from 12mm thick shiplap tongue and groove timber which should keep the playouse snug and dry for many years, while keeping out draughts. It is suitable for boys or girls and the design should appeal to either. A basecoat is applied at the factory although for permanence, a water based outdoor paint should be applied after erection. We feel that the Cuprinol range of garden paints would be ideal and would give your child some input into choosing the colours and perhaps helping to apply the paint, under strict supervision of course.
We were especially impressed that the door frame has a 12mm gap around the door, thus avoiding trapped fingers. Safety features also include Styrene panels in the windows which is far less likely to get broken than glass. The playouse is also tested and approved to BS EN71 European Toy Standards which should give any parent confidence in the product.
We feel that great care should be taken when siting the playhouse. It is best to build it where a watchful eye can be kept on it from the house, just in case. It is also best to site it away from any trees which will tend to drip on it during wet weather. Drips can be irritating and can also leave stains on the playhouse as well as encouraging green mould.
Our verdict: A well made, solid and safe children's playhouse that any small child will be thrilled with. Should give many hours of pleasure to a growing child.
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Manufacturers Description: The 6' x 6' Walton's Honeypot Wooden Dutch Barn Playhouse is a fantastic little wooden playhouse constructed from 12mm shiplap tongue and grooved timber panels for extra stability and sturdiness.
This attractive wooden playhouse is a less girly option as compared to other playhouses in the market. This should make it more attractive to boys, although it is still very suitable for girls. Walton's playhouses are tested and approved by the TUV Safety Testing BS EN71 European Toy Standard which means that these playhouses are completely safe for your child. The door frame of this wooden playhouse has 12mm gap around the door so that your child's hands and fingers are safe from being trapped in the door.
Walton's have substituted window glass with styrene which doesn't break as easily as glass.
Waltons Dutch Style Wooden Playhouse features...
This is a single storey wooden playhouse with five windows to keep the interior illuminated and warm throughout the day. The traditional barn appearance would make your children completely fall in love with this building and keep them busy for hours on end. The playhouses do not come pre painted. There are many water based outdoor paints on the market that are suitable. The photograph above is an example of a painted playhouse.
Tongue and Groove Wooden Cladding.
Styrene Windows with Shutters for safety.
Tradtional Barn Looking Playhouse
EN-71 Tested and Approved
FREE Factory Applied Basecoat for initial protection.
Assembly required: Yes
Brand: Waltons Garden Buildings
Dimensions: Framing = 2" x 1" (45 x27mm)
Width = 6' 0" (1.83)
Depth = 6' 0" (1.83m)
Eaves Height = 3' 11" (1.20m)
Ridge Height = 6' 2" (1.88m)
Door Width = 2' 0" (0.62m)
Door Height = 3' 6" (1.08m)
Supplier: Supplied via Amazon UK