Doll houses are perfect for children in imaginary play. Playing doll houses allow children to practise their social skills, develop their language skills, expand their vocabulary base, learn empathy and develop problem solving skills and creativity.
The following is a list of 10 top doll houses for children. When you are looking for dollhouses for your children, take a look at the size and the design of the dollhouse.
1. Barbie Dreamhouse
Suitable for age 3-7
Dimensions: 40″ L x 15.5″ W x 46″ H
If your girls are fans of barbie, they will love this Barbie dreamhouse. It is the most popular and best rated dollhouse on Amazon.
It is more expensive than most other dollhouses, but the special features make it worth every penny.
As for the size, it is a 4 feet tall, 3+ feet wide Dream house. It is larger than most other doll houses.
This Barbie dream house has 3 floors and 7 bedrooms, with over 70 accessories.
First of all, the furniture pieces are interactive. They activate different lights, sounds and motion. For example, the fish in the aquarium swim around makes bubble sounds once you light it up. The stovetop grill gives out ‘flaming’ lights and a sizzling sound when you turn it on.
In the bathroom, bubbles light up in the sink and its plays tooth-brushing and water sounds.
Second, the design of this doll house is stylish with great details. The furniture pieces are beautifully designed and the color is vibrant. The doll house looks realistic with a lot of fabulous items in different rooms. E.g. You can find realistic cookware and groceries in the kitchen.
Third, there are some special features in this doll house. For example, by sliding a lab, you can open and close the garage door. And when you flip atrium windown down, you can turn it into a swimming pool.
Lastly, it is sturdy and easy to assemble.
Make sure you have enough space for this doll house.
Cons: Barbie dolls are not included.
2. KidKraft Majestic Mansion Dollhouse
Suitable for age 3+
Dimensions: 52 x 14 x 53.62 inches ( 5 foot tall)
This dollhouse is less expensive than the first one. But it is more difficult to assemble.
It includes 8 beautifully designed rooms and 34 furniture pieces. It can accomodates fashion dolls up to 12″/ 30 cm tall.
Kidkraft Majestic Mansion dollhouse is made of sturdy wood.
There are some fun features. You can glide elevator back and forth between the second floor and the third floor. The garage door can be opened and closed. The windows are wide enough for kids to view their dolls from different sides.
As for the design of this dollhouse, it looks classical. Yellow and blue palette makes it look warm.
Since the size is so big, 2 or 3 children can play together at the same time.
Poor instruction manual
Difficult to assemble.
3. Fisher-Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home Playset
Suitable for age 1-5
Dimensions: 5 x 23.4 x 11.8 inches
This doll house is much less expensive than the previous two. The size is much smaller as well. This one is great for starters and toddlers.
It comes with 3 little people for kids to role play. There are 4 rooms.
There are fun sound and light features. When you press on the alarm clock, it flips Emma right out of bed. There are fun sounds!
Open the oven and refrigerator doors, you can hear some phrases and see special lights effects. The toilet seat also gives out flushing and other silly sounds when you lift the toilet seat.
The music player has 4 fun songs. This doll house has more than 50 sounds, songs & phrases!
You can fold it up to save space and is easy to carry around the house.
4. KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture
Suitable for 3+
Dimensions: 24.5 x 13 x 28 inches
KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage is about half the size of the Barbie Dreamhouse. The price is a bit more expensive than Fisher Price home. It is inexpensive compared with most doll houses.
Size is just perfect, not too big or too small.
It is made of wood and plastic and MDF. This dollhouse has 3 levels, 5 rooms and a balcony. All windows can be opened and closed.
It includes 17 furniture pieces and accommodates 4-inch mini dolls. It has 3 levels of open space. Two molded plastic staircases.
The size is big enough for 2 children to play together at once.
5. KidKraft My Dreamy Dollhouse with Furniture
Suitable for age 3-7
Dimensions: 33.4 x 15.5 x 47.8 inches
This dollhouse is bigger than KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture. It is about two times taller.
This dreamy dollhoues has 3 levels, 4 rooms and 2 balconies. It comes with 14 pieces of furniture, including a grand piano and a hanging plant.
There is a gliding elevator takes dolls to the first, second or third floor. It is made of composite wood products.
The size is big enough for a few kids to play together.
It has special light and sound features. Piano plays music and toilet has flushing sound. Lamp lights up.
As for the design of this doll house, rooms are artistically decorated with beautiful drawings.
Cons: Not easy to assemble.
6. KidKraft Belle Enchanted Dollhouse
Suitable for age 3-8
Dimensions: 30.8″L x 20″W x 46.5″H
If your kids are Disney & Beauty and the Beast fanatics, they maybe in love with this KidKraft dollhouse!
It has three stories standing nearly four feet high. There are 4 rooms and 2 balconies. It has 13 accessory pieces. For example, a wardrobe, a footstool, a bed, a sink, etc.
I like the design of this dollhouse. The artwork from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is very beautiful. The gold plastic staircase, hanging chandelier and two gold balcony railings make the dollhouse even more splendid.
The whole dollhouse is mainly made of composite wood.
It comes with 14 pieces of furniture, with a grand piano and a hanging plant.
Like the other dollhouses, there is a gliding elevator.
It fits regular sized barbie dolls.
7. Li’l Woodzeez Honeysuckle Hillside Cottage
Suitable for age 3+
Dimensions: 15.63 inches (H) x 18.0 inches (W) x 15.0 inches (D)
If you are looking for an inexpensive, small dollhouse, this cottage is a good one. It is smaller than KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage.
There are 20 pieces. It includes toy furniture: sofa, table, benches, beds, and more. It has lots of doors and windows.
The most special feature of this cottage is the real working lights. (3 x AAA batteries required)
It is compatible with Calico Critter toys.
Cons: Made of plastic.
8. Melissa & Doug Take-Along Wooden Doorbell Dollhouse
Suitable for age 3-5
Dimensions: 9″ H x 6.8″ W x 6.8″ L
Compared with other dollhouses, Melissa & Doug Wooden Doorbell Dollhouse is the smallest.
It is made of sturdy, high quality wood.
It comes with 4 ringings doorbells, 4 play people, 4 doors and 4 lock-and-key pairs.
This dollhouse is educational for young kids. Each door has different colours, shapes and numbers. Your kids can develop color, shape and number recognition skills when they play with it. Different locks match different keys. And the doorbells are different.
The dolls are cute in different outfits. Colours are vibrant.
As long as your kids try to figure out how the keys match the lock, they practise their motor skills and critical thinking skills.
9. All Seasons Kids Wooden Dollhouse by Hape
Suitable for age 3+
Dimensions: 23.6 x 11.8 x 28.9 inches
The size of all seasons kids wooden dollhouse is similar to KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage. If you prefer wooden dollhouse, this one is another good option.
This dollhouse is a recipient of the 2011 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award.
It is made of solid wood and durable, water based paint.
It has 6 rooms, which includes 4 room sets of a master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and media room.
There is a reversible roof for all season play.
It comes with a lot of accessories and fun features! The bedroom has real mirror on dressing table. There are hanging rail and shelfs in wardrobe. There is a duck for the bath, a towel and a real mirror. One staircase has half stairs and half slide.
Under the kitchen area, there is a large space for storing a car!
There are so many furniture pieces that your kids can move and arrange them in any way they want!
As for the design of the house, it is innovative and modern! The colour is gender neutral.
Reminder: small pieces that are choking hazards for little ones
10. KidKraft Amelia Dollhouse
Suitable for age 3+
Dimensions: 32.7 x 16.1 x 47.6 inches
Like the other KidKraft dollhouses, KidKraft Amelia Dollhouse is a very tall dollhouse. It can accommodate dolls up to 12″ tall.
There are 3 levels, 4 rooms and a balcony. It is made of sturdy wood.
It contains 13 pieces of furniture. There is a full staircase connecting the first and second floors.
As for the design, the bright pink colour makes it stand out. There are fantastic illustrated backgrounds.
Every room has detailed and realistic features. For example, there is a piano and a sofa in a room.
Cons: Difficult to assemble
If you prefer wooden doll houses, KidKraft Amelia Dollhouse, All Seasons Kids Wooden Dollhouse by Hape and KidKraft Belle Enchanted Dollhouse are good choices. If you prefer inexpensive doll houses, you may consider Melissa & Doug Take-Along Wooden Doorbell Dollhouse, Fisher Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home Playset and Li’l Woodzeez Honeysuckle Hillside Cottage. Among the above doll houses, Melissa & Doug Take-Along Wooden Doorbell Dollhouse and Fisher Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home Playset are the smallest. KidKraft Majestic Mansion Dollhouse is the tallest dollhouse.
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