12 best dollhouses for kids

From classic wood estates to modern mansions, these dollhouses are sure to nurture imaginative play.

By Today's Parent
12 best dollhouses for kids

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All-Season-Doll House

This brightly coloured, this eco-friendly, six-level wooden doll house features pretty patterned floors, a painted-on solar panel, staircases and a hanging light. Furniture and dolls sold separately. 3+ Hape, $130,

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Calico Critters Townhouse with lights

Your furry friends have lots of room to sprawl in this fold-out townhouse. The downstairs has an expandable floor for more room to decorate and explore. There’s two bedrooms upstairs and even a little bathroom. Flip the switch and overhead lights will illuminate the home. All furniture and characters sold seperately. 3+ International Playthings, $130,

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: International Playthings


Disney Princess Cinderella Royal Dream Dollhouse

At almost five feet tall, this towering four-storey dollhouse features iconic rooms from Cinderella (including a secret attic hideaway behind the clock). There’s a big bedroom, lavish bathroom, cozy kitchen and a winding staircase. Comes with a canopy bed, a throne and kitchen and bathroom accessories. KidKraft, $200, 

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: Indigo

Cherry Tree Hall Dollhouse

This stately, three-foot home has a swinging door on the front that opens up to reveal a beautiful four-storey spread with a pretty floral motif. The fancy property includes windows with functioning shutters, hardwood floors, two towering chimneys and a staircase with banister. Well, I do declare! Dolls and furniture sold separately. Le Toy Van, $369,

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Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home Playset

Build a happy home for Popette with this adorable Happy Places playset. With all of the different decorator mystery packs (sold separately) you can turn this into a fun place to host parties with your other Lil’ Shoppies friends. The set also includes multiple accessories so you can decorate in style. Imports Dragon, 5+, $40,

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: Indigo


Plan Toys wooden dollhouse

Little designers will love decking out this open-concept spread with the included wooden living room and bedroom sets. We love the throwback plaid textiles and the sprawling terrace (sold!). Dolls and additional furniture sets sold separately. 3+ Plan Toys, $230,

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Småland dollhouse

Swedish company Lundby makes some of the coolest dollhouses on the market. Wee designers can change the wallpaper, turn on lights in every room and open and close the windows. There are extensions that can be added and a slew of modern furniture and decor items to accessorize with (all sold separately). 3+ Lundby, $110,

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Fold and Go dollhouse

With a pretty pink exterior, this portable dollhouse is perfect for toting to grandma’s house. It includes 11 pieces of wooden furniture for every room—including the loo—and comes wth two soft-bodied dolls. 3+ Melissa & Doug, $65,

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Majestic Mansion dollhouse

Welcome to the Majestic Mansion! As the name implies, it’s got every lavish accessory your little one could want. Fully loaded with eight rooms (including a dining room with grandfather clock because fancy), there’s an elevator that glides between floors, swinging garage doors, a stately staircase and a grand piano. The hulking play set (it’s over four feet tall) is the perfect size for multiple kids to play at once. Includes 35 pieces of furniture and accessories. 3+ KidKraft, $210,

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: KidKraft

Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse

Perfect for the younger crowd, chunky plastic pieces are easy for little hands to grab. The back of the dollhouse is open, not restricted by little divided rooms so there’s lots of space for your tiny storyteller to flex her creativity. There’s a doggy door and a baby swing as well as six rooms to explore. Includes three dolls (mom, dad and baby) and a sofa. Additional furniture and dolls sold separately. 3+ Mattel, $120 

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: Mattel

Flisat dollhouse

Sometimes simple is best. There are no bells or whistles on this wooden dollhouse, but you can also buy cute miniature-sized Ikea furniture to decorate with and small dollies you already have on hand will feel right at home. When your child outgrows his dollhouse, it can be put on the wall as a shelf for special knick knacks. 3+ $40,

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: Ikea


Janod Doll House

French toy maker Janod knows wooden toys, and this pretty strawberry-themed abode is no exception. Loaded with 17 pieces of furniture and working shutters, this place move-in ready. Dolls sold separately. 3+, $240,

12 best dollhouses for kidsPhoto: Indigo

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This article was originally published on Jan 10, 2017

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