Wood Playhouses Archives - My Own Den

Wood Playhouses

We love this range of wood playhouses, designed and made in Nottinghamshire by established local company Mercia. Because buying a playhouse for the garden is a big commitment, there are a couple of things you might want to consider before you choose:

Space – how much space do you have available and how many children are likely to be using the playhouse?  Small wood playhouses can fit in almost any garden and are great for one or two children. The larger wood playhouses are more suited to larger gardens.

Location – an important consideration is where to put your playhouse. The area needs to be firm, flat and ideally in sight of the main house. None of the playhouses should be placed near damp areas, or close to poisonous plants. You should also avoid placing the building near sharp corners, walls or other garden equipment.

Most of our playhouses come with a floor, so in most cases all you need to do is to make sure the site is clear, firm and level. We recommend that you place your playhouse on a concrete base, and if you have a large garden and the playhouse is going to be exposed, you may want to anchor or store it away during the winter months.

Protecting Your Playhouse – buying a playhouse is a commitment in time not just in money.  All playhouses need to be treated shortly after purchase; this will protect the product against wood rot and weathering. But boy will it be worth it!

If you’re concerned about safety…

All the playhouses’ general specifications include safety hinges on the door and shatterproof styrene windows. Playhouses with raised floors are fitted with safety rails; this includes verandas and internal loft areas. All of our wood playhouses have been designed in compliance with the European Standard for the Safety of Toys EN-71.


We can arrange installation of all wood playhouses. Please ring or email for a quote.

Happy choosing!


PS if you have any questions ahead of purchasing a playhouse then please give us a ring and have a chat.