Now is the time to deck out your backyard for summer. Playhouses—which afford the same amount of fun without the worry about socially distancing from playground peers—are selling like hot cakes. We discovered some of the most popular models parents are buying right now, from beloved brands like Little Tikes and Step2. Will you choose the wooden playhouse in a modern style or go for the epic two-story playhouse with a slide? Read on to find your perfect match.

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Playhouse with Covered Front Porch

Your little ones just might want to move out to the backyard when you set up this too-cute playhouse with covered front porch. There's plenty of room for multiple kids to play together. 

Get yours here, $1,949.

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Farmhouse with Flower Boxes

The custom cedar flower boxes add to the overall charm of this playhouse that all the neighborhood kids will love. Head inside to cook up dinner and do the dishes afterwards. 

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ALEKO Playhouse

Constructed from heavy-duty Hemlock wood, this colorful playhouse will brighten up any backyard. Two wide windows allow plenty of natural sunlight and breeze into the home.

Get yours here, $449.99

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Cedar Playhouse with Kitchen

This wooden playhouse comes in at a great price and has a lot of included supplies to make it extra fun. The front of the house is adorned with flower pots and has a working doorbell. Inside are fun accessories including a play sink, stove and cordless phone that kids can use to play house. Pots, pans and a spatula are all included.

Get yours here, $267.91. 

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Montessori Wooden Playhouse

This adorable playhouse is full of learning opportunities. Made out of Baltic birch plywood, it is designed to encourage children`'s creativity, communication skills, fine motor skills and first educational skills. With numbers, letters, clock parts and mathematical symbols, there's tons for kids to do. Bonus: it's super easy for parents to put together without any additional tools needed. 

Get yours here, $788.33. 

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Yurt Playhouse

How cute and bohemian is this yurt-shaped playhouse that doubles as a playpen for babies? We can totally see this set up as a backyard oasis with tons of pillow poufs and some twinkle lights. Snuggle up with your new favorite kids book

Get yours here, $780. 

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Farmhouse-Style Two-Story Playhouse

You just might want to move into this two-story playhouse that's a cute farmhouse theme. The first floor is a kitchen with sink and play stove. Climb up to the second floor where you can water your plants. Best of all, slide down the spiral slide to get back to the bottom. Hours of fun, guaranteed! 

Get yours here, $2,600.

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Waldorf Playhouse

This open-ended play structure is full of pretend-play opportunities for kids of all ages. Snag that cloth covering as an add-on and you'll have shade from the summer sun if you want to place it outside. You can also add on the play stove if you want to get your kids cooking. 

Get yours here, $366.80. 

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KidKraft Modern Playhouse

We love the style of this playhouse from KidKraft and all the included features. Kids can grill burgers, dine at the outdoor picnic table, mail a letter, wash the dishes and write up a menu on the chalkboard. It's tall enough for older kids to stand up in. 

Get yours here, $331.57. 

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Hillcrest Wooden Playhouse

This cute wooden playhouse has a working doorbell, mailbox (go USPS!) and two chalkboards that will inspire hours of outdoor play. Parents find the setup to be straightforward and the size is great for a couple of kids. 

Get yours here, $344.99. 

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L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Playhouse

If your little one likes a little glam with their playhouse, this is the one for them. It comes with a light-up disco ball and inflatable chair for hours of outdoor fun.

Get yours here, $189.99.

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Mayfield Cottage

ids will never want to leave this adorable cottage with its sprawling patterned wooden deck and wooden white picket fence. Plant flowers in the window boxes, talk for hours on the play phone or stop in for tea at the kitchen counter. 

Get yours here, $679.61. 

—Kate Loweth


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