Who doesn’t love a dollhouse? Many children are fascinated with the miniature world of doll homes, furniture, people and accessories. Today there are many dollhouse choices ranging from cute plastic spaces appropriate for even very little children on up to beautiful and durable wooden dollhouses that can be passed on in families as keepsakes. Some have sleek, modern looks while others provide a cozy, old-fashioned feel. Some come ready to play right out of the box and others may take some thoughtful assembly. But it seems like there’s a dollhouse for almost every sensibility and budget. Below are just a few of the best dollhouses of 2015.
1. KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture
The KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture offers a three-level home that any doll family would be pleased to move into. The two plastic staircases and windows that can open and close help to make it interactive, as do the 17 included pieces of furniture. It’s the right size for miniature dolls of about four inches. This house is recommended for children three and up.
2. My Little Pony (Friendship is Magic Collection) Sweet Apple Acres Barn Pack
The My Little Pony (Friendship is Magic Collection) Sweet Apple Acres Barn Pack is not your typical dollhouse. It’s essentially a “barnhouse” for two colorful ponies named Crimson Gala and Granny Smith. Like all My Little Ponies, they have stylable manes. The barn also comes with 13 accessories so children can enjoy letting their pony friends have a picnic.
3. Fisher-Price Minnie Mouse – Minnie’s Bow Sweet Home
For the little girl who loves Minnie Mouse, there’s the Fisher-Price Minnie Mouse – Minnie’s Bow Sweet Home. This pretty plastic dollhouse has five rooms and a roof shaped like Minnie’s ears. It comes with a plastic Minnie Mouse and her pet cat Figaro as well as 18 accessories. Figaro the cat even gets a room and accessories, including her own pet bed and feeding bowl. You’ll need to supply three AA batteries to light up the house’s disco ball and to animate the recording of Minnie’s voice. If your child enjoys the Minnie Mouse theme, other sets are available with figures and accessories that can be used in the house too.
4. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Toy House and Storybook Playset
The Goldilocks and the Three Bears Toy House and Storybook Playset is a unique dollhouse. Not only is it based on the famous fairy-tale, but it’s essentially a 3-D puzzle that kids three and up can put together and take apart. That makes it portable too, and it comes with its own carry case. A storybook, furniture and four dolls also come with the set.
5. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Doorbell House
If you’re looking for a durable wooden dollhouse from a trusted brand, you’ll want to take a look at the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Doorbell House. This adorable portable wooden house has a bright red chimney, four doorbells and doors that children three and up can open with the accompanying keys. The roof has a handle so children can carry it. The house also comes with four play figures.
6. The Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace
The Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace brings together two classics. Recommended for children eighteen months and up, this cute dollhouse is really a plastic palace. It comes with Cinderella and Snow White Little People figures which are round, chunky, and just right for little hands. Each princess can be placed so a recording plays a song and provides special sayings just for her. Other Disney Princess and Prince Little People figures are sold separately but can be used in this set.
7. Hape – All Season Doll House – Furnished Playset
Stylish and eco-friendly, the Hape – All Season Doll House – Furnished Playset is made from wood from managed forests. It comes unassembled, but with instructions. Once you’ve put it together, children three and up can enjoy its six spaces and sets of furniture for four rooms (bedroom, media room, kitchen and bathroom). The paint is child safe and the eco-friendly theme extends to the styling details, as the house comes with a solar roof which kids can reverse to have it show either a summer or winter theme.
8. Lundby Smaland Doll House
The Lundby Smaland Doll House is a truly lovely wooden dollhouse. Recommended for children three and up, the house has an open front and a Swedish-design. Hinged windows, doors you can open and close and a balcony are some of its nice features, along with the fact that it comes pre-wired for the Lundby lighting system (child-safe) so kids can enjoy working lights in their dollhouse. Lundby dolls and furniture are sold separately.
9. Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Dollhouse
The Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Dollhouse once again showcases the company’s quality. This portable wooden dollhouse is a lovely pink and comes with two bendable doll figures as well as eleven pieces of furniture, also made from wood. It’s a full house that opens up and closes easily.
10. KidKraft My Dreamy Dollhouse with Furniture
If you’re looking for a well-made larger dollhouse, take a look at the KidKraft My Dreamy Dollhouse with Furniture. This is definitely a doll’s dreamhouse. The right size for eleven inch fashion dolls, it’s a swanky looking three-level townhouse made from composite wood. A sliding elevator, a grand piano that actually plays music and a lamp that lights up are some of its cool features. Assembly is required, but it comes with instructions and also batteries.