Best Dollhouses

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2017
Is there a better present for a kid than a dollhouse? Children of all ages fall for beautiful colorful dollhouses and accessories. So make your family's next generation happy! We offer you 5 best dollhouses on the market and some tips to choose. Catch this opportunity, it will be of use! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
AGE
DESIGN
DOLLS
MATERIALS
ACCESSORIES AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
DIMENSIONS
 
PROS
Wonderful KidKraft dollhouses to play with small 4" dolls. Modern Chelsea dollhouse have all the necessary qualities and a splendid interior. Your child will be over the moon with one of these toy dollhouse.
CONS
The back wall is plain. However, this problem is solved by placing the dollhouse against the wall.
OUR VERDICT
This model of KidKraft dollhouses has wooden furniture, so it will last for ages. It is a perfect choice at a moderate price if you wish to make your 3+ y.o. kid happy.
detailed parameters
AGE
3+
DESIGN
Open front wall Opening side windows and doors 3 floors 5 rooms 2 staircases Balcony
DOLLS
4" and smaller (mini-dolls)
MATERIALS
MDF, Wood, Fabric, Plastic
ACCESSORIES AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
17 furniture pieces (bunk bed, vanity with a chair, sofa, lamp, ottoman, bathtub, toilet, piano with bench, refrigerator, dining set etc.)
DIMENSIONS
24.75" x 13" x 27.94"
PROS
With all the decorations, including a luxurious icy throne, a royal chandelier, and a beautiful staircase, this model of KidKraft dollhouse is everything your children would wish for to make their favorite cartoon come true.
CONS
Includes many parts, although the step-by-step manual helps during assembly.
OUR VERDICT
If your children love Frozen's Elsa and Anna, they will be ecstatic over this model of KidKraft dollhouses for kids. The wood-and-plastic design is really sturdy, Ice Castle dollhouse will bring joy to your kids for years and years.
detailed parameters
AGE
3+
DESIGN
Open front wall Plexiglass back and side windows 2 floors 4 rooms Staircase Balcony
DOLLS
12" and smaller (Barbie, Ken, and other fashion dolls)
MATERIALS
Composite wooden materials, molded plastic
ACCESSORIES AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
11 furniture pieces (icy throne, chandelier, grand piano, couch, vanity table, dining set etc.)
DIMENSIONS
18.1" x 7.9" x 34.6"
PROS
Bring one of the Fisher-Price dollhouses home and your baby will start playing immediately! It's an "all in" set, it has furniture AND dolls too. Also, with the variety of sounds and light effects, these dollhouse for kids never get boring!
CONS
It is heavy for a kid to carry around, parents will have to help.
OUR VERDICT
Made of high-quality plastic and with big parts, this model of dollhouses kits is just the best for your little ones. The design makes it easy to bring these toys dollhouse with you when you take your child(ren) for a walk.
detailed parameters
AGE
1–5
DESIGN
Suitcase-shaped dollhouse Opens vertically Opening windows Opening doors 2 floors 5 rooms
DOLLS
Fisher-Price Little People®
MATERIALS
Plastic
ACCESSORIES AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
Family (mom, dad, kid Emma), Furniture, 50+ interactive sound and light effects (flushing toilet lid, alarm clock ringing, etc.)
DIMENSIONS
Open: 23.39" x 4.98" x 11.81" Closed: 11" x 9" x 12"
PROS
Barbie Dreamhouse dollhouses are the most detailed, real-looking toy houses ever. With over 70 additional elements, they are the dream that has come true! Slide your smartphone into the 'flat screen' TV, and your kids will watch their favorite cartoons together with their dolls.
CONS
The elevator is quite frail, so careful use is advised.
OUR VERDICT
This amazing dollhouse is true to it's name, the Dreamhouse. Does your child have several Barbie dolls? If yes, then this one dollhouse is a must-have!
detailed parameters
AGE
3+
DESIGN
No blind walls Opening doors 3 floors 7 rooms Moving elevator
DOLLS
12" and smaller (Barbie, Ken, and other fashion dolls)
MATERIALS
Plastic
ACCESSORIES AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
70+ accessories (including furniture, atrium window changeable into a pool, openable garage door) Lots of interactive details (aquarium, flipped open flat screen TV)
DIMENSIONS
38.68" x 6.01" x 47.14"
PROS
You can fit up to 10 dolls into these wooden dollhouses! And what's more, with all the accessories and furniture. The clothes can be hung on a special rod at the attic.
CONS
My Girl's dollhouses are quite big and you will need a few hours to assemble one.
OUR VERDICT
Perfect dolls dollhouse for older kids. One of the most interesting details is that your children will be able to choose the interior by themselves, as the houses come empty.
detailed parameters
AGE
8+
DESIGN
Open front wall Open side windows 2 living floors with the 3rd attic floor 5 rooms
DOLLS
18" and smaller (American Girl, Journey Girl, Our Generation)
MATERIALS
Pine wood frame
ACCESSORIES AND INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
Neither furniture no accessories are included
DIMENSIONS
60" x 24" x 72"

What is a Dollhouse

Adults and children alike sometimes freeze in awe before dollhouses. Every kid dreams about one. We doubt it's a secret to any parent that all kids just love to play adults. And what is a better way to do that than to have a real house, with lots of rooms, beautiful furniture, and accessories? These toys add to your kids' social skills, widen their knowledge and understanding of communication.

At first glance, buying a dollhouse seems the easiest task. But when you actually start to Google them, you see a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and themes. The choice nowadays can make one dizzy. Sometimes, the dollhouses kits look like real masterpieces, with their own peculiarities and neat individual features. We would like to offer you a review of 5 best dollhouses on the market in our opinion. After reading it, we are sure you will be able to choose the dollhouse that will become your child's favorite toy for years to come.

When you are done with selecting dollhouses and accessories, we recommend you to look at our play kitchens and play dishes reviews. Those may also catch your kids' eyes and help them acquire some useful skills.

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What Features to Compare

So, your kid has asked for a dollhouse? Or it was your idea from the beginning? Well, either way, dollhouses miniatures are undeniably useful and (this is important!) fun toys. It's common to buy dollhouses for long-term use, and even to pass them on to grandchildren. When you start selecting dollhouses  for your kids, think about their Size and Design. We believe you know it already, but you should make your choice carefully. An overly small dollhouse will possibly bore your child soon, but a too big one may become a hindrance in a room, making it hard to move around. So, think twice about what part of the room can be sacrificed for a dollhouse.

Talking about design, this is best left for a child to choose. Try asking your kid how many floors and rooms he or she would like to have, would he or she like stairs or an elevator to move their dolls between floors? Or maybe you wish to make a surprise present? Well, you are the one who knows your child better, so maybe your decision will be different from our wild guess, but we suggest you to go for the number of rooms you use frequently in your everyday life. Children often try to replicate in a game what they see in real life, so your kids might like it to place their dolls in a dining room "like at home", or hang their Barbie® doll's dresses in a closet "like mommy's". Does your child prefer playing alone or are there any friends that frequently come over? Think about it when you decide on a size, too. What else? The children should have easy access to every corner of the big dollhouses. You can manage it by buying the dollhouse with several removable walls, for example, or by choosing the one that is wide enough and at the same time is not very deep (but pay attention so that the depth is sufficient to place furniture and accessories). There are toys dollhouses that can be closed to look like suitcases and are opened 180° when played with.

The next thing to consider is the Materials the dollhouse is made of. The more durable the dollhouse is, the longer it will serve as your child's playground. It is commonly believed that dollhouses are to be made of wood, but we believe a high-quality plastic is a way to go, it can endure everything you wish it to endure. Also, consider the child's Age. If you are buying a dollhouse for kids aged from 1.5 to 3 years old, the parts should be big enough as small children tend to swallow tiny objects. The durability and smoothness are important too. If a dollhouse is made of wood, the wood must be properly polished to not hurt your child.

And, finally, the Gaming Options. This is where the dolls' sizes (how big the dolls can be to fit into the house), furniture, and accessories go. Some dollhouses for kids cater for special dolls that differ from the usual ones. Although in these cases it is not unusual for dolls to be included in the package. Is your child an aspiring future designer who likes to draw and makes clothes for dolls out of every piece of cloth? If yes, then maybe they will be happy to decorate the house by themselves and you may skip on buying a fully furnished dollhouse. Another good addition (or even a necessary one) to a dollhouse is what some people call "street" elements, such as cars, pools etc. Various details that make sounds or light up when a kid interacts with them will also add to the gaming fun and engagement.

We've listed what we could think of as important. Now is your turn to choose. Below are the 5 absolutely different dollhouses kits. They look different, cost different, and offer different kinds of entertainment. We are sure you will be able to find the very best dollhouse.

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KidKraft 65054

Size and Design

Medium-sized KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage dollhouses miniatures are really colorful and well-designed. One of them will be a fantastic present for any child. Chelsea dollhouse feature everything your child may need to happily play with the dolls. There are 5 rooms on 3 floors, and the floors are connected with staircases. The second floor has a balcony, where your kid's favorite dolls will grab some fresh air. With its openable doors and windows, this model of KidKraft dollhouse looks pretty real.

Materials and Age

The materials used to produce KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture comply with the requirements set before manufacturers creating toys. These modern Kidkraft dollhouses are made mostly of wood, MDF panels, and some parts are plastic. The interior is also wooden and has a fabric in decor. Collectively, all the abovementioned advantages make the KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage an excellent present for kids above 3. And they will most undoubtedly enjoy it for years to come.

Gaming Options

All the furniture is included in the purchase, so your child will be able to start playing the moment you set the dollhouse in the room. Every room has its own set of interior elements: a sofa and a piano for the living room, a bed and a vanity for a bedroom, a bathtub for the toilet, etc. One of these best dollhouses can become a perfect home for 4" or smaller dolls. If your kids love everything tiny, buy them this KidKraft dollhouse, they will definitely be happy.

KidKraft 65054
KidKraft 65054
 

KidKraft 65881

Size and Design

This ice castle produced by KidKraft is one of the big dollhouses , it is 34.6" in height. However, it is only 7.9" deep, so children will easily reach every corner. For the same reason, it will be a great choice if you have a small room for your child. At the same time, two floors with four rooms and a balcony on the second are more than enough to play a really entertaining game with dolls. Ice Castle dollhouse is performed to resemble Elsa's castle from the famous Disney cartoon 'Frozen'. If your children are as in love with this beautiful cartoon as we are, then you will unlikely find them a better present.

Materials and Age

Everything here is made of either composite wooden materials or molded plastic. These big KidKraft dollhouses have a lot of parts, so the step-by-step manual that comes in the box is really handy. The windows in KidKraft Frozen dollhouse are plexiglass, and the house itself is really steady and durable. This KidKraft Disney Frozen Ice Castle Dollhouse is intended for children of at least 3 years old.

Gaming Options

As we have already mentioned, Kidkraft Frozen dollhouse looks like an ice castle. And all the 11 accessories that come with it initially are also made in the same style. There is even famous Elsa's icy throne! Your kid's Barbie or any other fashion doll of up to 12" in height will surely be a queen in this dollhouse. And there is actually a Barbie® doll that looks exactly like queen Elsa of Arendelle! You may purchase it separately and we can guarantee you that your small Frozen fan will be over the moon with joy.


KidKraft 65881
KidKraft 65881
 

Fisher-Price DFN41

Size and Design

At first glance, this Fisher-Price dollhouse looks like a colorful suitcase, but inside there is a small world for playing. Open this dollhouse and you will see a two-storey apartment with 5 rooms. This bright toy will definitely attract your child and keep him or her busy for quite some time. An undeniable advantage it has compared to some big dollhouses is that you can take it with you when you bring your children for a walk. We also think your children might find new friends with one of these Fisher Price dollhouses. A truly valuable purchase!

Materials and Age

Fisher-Price is a company well-known for its toys for preschoolers. And these Fisher-Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home dollhouses are the perfect example. They are made of high-quality plastic, have no sharp edges or corners, as well as no small parts. Such a dollhouse will be the best gift to a child of 1–5 years old. Your baby will spend all the time playing with it, and you can be certain he or she will be completely safe. The possibility of hurting them is below zero. And it goes without saying that such a bright toy is not only handy but also makes any room look more cheerful.

Gaming Options

Laying aside the decorative aspect (which is nevertheless awesome here), these Fisher-Price Little People dollhouses come as a great developing toy. The child will play with a family of toys including mom, dad, and one child, sitting them around a table (which is removable, same as chairs) or laying on the bed. There are also a variety of interactive elements. Little People dollhouses are capable of playing more than 50 different sounds, songs, and phrases when you touch one interior part or another. We bet all children will busy themselves with it for days.


Fisher-Price DFN41
Fisher-Price DFN41
 

Barbie FFY84

Size and Design

Purchasing Barbie Dreamhouse dollhouse, note that it is quite big, 38.68" x 6.01" x 47.14". And they imply access from any side. We are trying to say that these dollhouses miniatures are great for several kids to play with but it will be better to place one at some distance from the wall. There are 7 rooms on 3 floors, the elevator will transport your children's dolls between the floors. The ground floor also features a garage. What else is there to wish for? Only a car, maybe. If you are still to buy one, or if your kids do not want one, the garage can be made into an atrium. All the more so as the garage window is easily transformed into a small pool. Barbie Dreamhouse will become your kid's favorite toy for years. And Amazon Certified Packaging (optional) will guarantee the delivery safety.

Materials and Age

Barbie Dreamhouse dollhouses and accessories are made of high-quality plastic, that provides a very long life for these dollhouses kits. If the dolls "got carried away" and spilled the water from the pool, it will be easy to wipe. The parts are the most real-looking and highly detailed in these dolls dollhouses , and it makes playing with them so so so fun! But be careful, it may be dangerous for kids younger than 3 years old as these Barbie Dreamhouse dollhouses feature quite a lot of tiny parts.

Gaming Options

We could write an essay on all the possibilities these wonderful big dollhouses offer. It could begin with listing all the accessories, and there are over 70 of them in a package! Just imagine it! You will find pieces of furniture and accessories for your kid's favorite Barbie doll. A bed, a sofa, kitchen furniture, a bathtub, and even an aquarium for the dollhouse. And a fancy bag, shoes, hangers for dolls in it. The sounds and light effects will add to the game's vividness. With all this, your lovely children will dive into playing so deep that you may find it difficult to get them to sleep. Just joking, of course, we believe in you!


Barbie FFY84
Barbie FFY84
 

My Girl's 90000US01

Size and Design

My Girl's Dollhouseis one of those really big dollhouses  that take up half of the room but are really thrilling to play with. This model is 72" high and approximately 60" wide. Your children will get 5 spacious rooms on 2 full-size floors and an attic. That is quite a lot of space to bring life to every fantasy kids want to play out. Up to 10 dolls with all the clothes and accessories will fit there freely. Invite all your child's friends to play, this wooden dollhouse offers a lot of place for all of them.

Materials and Age

These dolls dollhouses are marvelously made toys. The frame of this model is manufactured from 100% pine wood, and wooden dollhouses are known to be the most durable and long-living ones. My Girl's Dollhouse- Country French Style will be a wonderful purchase for a kid over 8 years old. These French dollhouses have a really pretty design, with pink and lilac wallpapers, and they will surely become a perfect stage for all possible dolls' games.

Gaming Options

Owing to the large size, the My Girl's Dollhouse is okay to fit in the dolls of up to 18" in height. If your child owns American Girl, Journey Girl, Our Generation or other similar dolls, one of these dollhouses kits will become a stunning home for them. The children can hang dolls' clothes on the rod in the attic, although all other furniture will have to be bought separately. As these wooden dollhouses are targeted at older kids, the manufacturer had bet on children wanting to decorate the dollhouses on their own. Let them try it! Make this the first fascinating step in their life with this captivating toy.


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My Girl's 90000US01
My Girl's 90000US01
 
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