(Winner – Wendy)
Gift Idea Perfect for: Any child or child at heart
What is it about children and forts? Emma loves it when we make one out of a big blanket and all hide beneath the “roof”. We do this because the teepee-shaped tent she’s been playing with won’t fit us adults; it will barely contain her and yet she still insists that we come inside. Of course we do what we’re told, but she’s not pleased that our limbs and rear-ends poke out. What we really wanted needed, was an indoor playhouse just like the one she has outside. When we saw the Cottage Playhouse at HearthSong, our search was over.
I knew this playhouse was going to be great fun for Emma. What I didn’t expect is how fun it would be for her dad and I, because we can all fit inside and play as a family. This thing measures 5 feet by 4 feet and is about 5 feet tall. It is HUGE, and is large enough to fit me, Emma, ad daddy with plenty of room to spare. We could literally have a tea-party in here!
The Cottage Playhouse is sturdy. It’s framed with fiberglass poles that fit into metal connectors. The vinyl covering hangs from the frame and ties to the poles to keep it snugly in place. It was a breeze to set up, and once we finished “building” her home, Emma was over the moon with delight. The fact that it fit all of us was major, and all of the other fun features were icing on the cake.
The windows and doors can be velcroed up or down, and the house itself has special touches to make this house a home, like flower boxes and landscaping. Emma loves adjusting the windows and crawling through the doggy door. Thanks to the mesh eaves and window vents, it won’t get too stifling in there.
There are tons of great toys available at HearthSong, and for the holidays it’s very helpful that their playthings are categorized by age and type. But be careful, it’s easy to get carried away!
One very lucky person will win the Cottage Playhouse from HearthSong!