Review| BillyOH Wooden Playhouse

billyoh mad dash bunny wooden playhouse

billyoh playhouse

My kiddos have had a little plastic playhouse, that Lola got for her third birthday. It’s lasted well, but the girls had outgrown it and it was damaged when we moved house so we said a sad goodbye and got rid of it. I’ve been looking around for something to replace it with, thinking that while the girls may be too big {soon – they still love playing in a playhouse atm}, Vega will be wanting something to play in for a good few years yet. Then Garden Buildings Direct got in touch to ask if I thought the kiddos would like one of their wooden playhouses. I asked them and got a resounding YES.. we opted for this BillyOh Mad Dash Bunny playhouse.

billyoh mad dash bunny wooden playhouse

billyoh mad dash bunny wooden playhouse

The house arrived early one Saturday morning to the joy of excitable kiddos…unfortunately it rained for the next week so we had to wait for it to be built! Finally, we got a lovely sunny weekend, and Kiki and Papa spent the day out in the garden building it. While it’s a build yourself kinda playhouse – it really was fairly straight forward, the instructions were clear and easy to follow and everything was easy to put together. G’s pretty handy {being a trained joiner and all} but he said it was easy enough for anyone to put together, and that it was all really well made. The only issue we had was with the fascia at the front of the roof, as it split when we fastened it to the roof.. but it’s not overly noticeable.

billyoh mad dash bunny wooden playhouse

billyoh mad dash bunny wooden playhouse

billyoh mad dash bunny wooden playhouse

The house itself is gorgeous… not too big, yet roomy enough for my three youngest kiddos to hide out in together. With perspex over the windows and a proper, felted roof, the house stays pretty warm and is always nice and dry inside – something we didn’t have with the plastic one. The girls love the stable door, we added the bolts to the outside so we could shut it up at night and stop the cats getting in there.

inside billyoh playhouse

We carpeted the plahouse with some offcuts we had in the shed, and popped a few rag rugs on top too {as they’re easy to throw in the wash if they get dirty}, I made curtains last weekend for the windows and we’ve hung some bunting up. It’s a fantastic little hidey-hole for my kiddos, and they’ve already spent so much time in it! It’s the perfect size for our garden, and fits in the little nook in front of our playroom doors just right. We’re all looking forward to spending the summer playing outside… the girl

kids in the playhouse



  1. March 8, 2016 / 08:40

    Oh this looks amazing ! We have been looking at getting our little girl something like this so she can have somewhere to play away from her little brother , off to check the website out as this looks exactly what we are looking for xx

    • March 8, 2016 / 19:41

      That’s a good idea – giving her somewhere to play of her own! THe playhouse really is lovely, I’d definitely recommend it x

  2. March 8, 2016 / 14:19

    This looks ace! It’s making me very jealous, as we don’t have a garden at the moment :-(

    • March 8, 2016 / 19:38

      aw :( I’d be lost without a garden!

  3. March 8, 2016 / 20:08

    This looks amazing and no wonder the kiddos are thrilled with it! What a perfect little hideaway for them x

  4. March 9, 2016 / 12:12

    Oh my life! This is going to be the MOST fun in the summer time! Their own little house! I can imagine lots of picnics and colouring in in the future! lovely xo

  5. March 10, 2016 / 14:38

    My dream as a child! They re going to have soooo much fun!

  6. March 11, 2016 / 22:33

    Oh my goodness, so cute! I can see hours of fun ahead for you lot in this playhouse x

  7. March 12, 2016 / 12:31

    Such a cute little play house – I want one! xx

  8. March 13, 2016 / 10:20

    I love this! We have a tiny garden and we don’t really use it because it’s too sunny for my fair children … A cute little playhouse would be perfect!

  9. March 14, 2016 / 20:03

    That looks like such fun! And it’s pretty too – bonus points!

  10. Helen
    August 24, 2016 / 12:43

    So glad it’s got a good review, I’ve just ordered it but then realised I hadn’t even read any reviews yet. Can’t wait to see my little girl’s face when it’s all done and furnished ?

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