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4 February, 2021

The Top 10 Cubby Houses in Australia 2021

Finding the right cubby house for your child is no easy feat - and not because there aren't many on the market, in fact, the opposite is true. The cubby houses for kids on the market have never been so chic, well built - and house-like. They really are like mini pads for kids!

What should I be looking for in a cubby house?

When you find yourself in the market for a cubby house for your kids, there are a few things you should consider before making your final choice.

Size:

What kind of cubby house you purchase for your kids will largely depend on what kind of space you have in your backyard or on your deck. It's important with every potential cubby you look at to consider the finished length, width and depth of the built cubby house.

Quality of materials:

When choosing a cubby house for your children, it's always worth considering what kind of materials you want the house to be built with. Quality timber is always a popular choice, both due to the strength of good quality timber, and also the look of a timber finish, which is very stylish right now. Many cubby houses are also made from plastic materials, which is generally a preferred choice for smaller children, as they tend to be without sharp edges or pointy corners that could potentially injure young people.

Extra features:

When looking for a cubby and looking at included extras such as a slide, included seating, inside activities and flower gardens, it's worth considering the age of the child. Children under two years old aren't largely into imaginative play just yet, and will need extra features - or toys - to stimulate play. For older chrildren, three years and above, a cubby with more of a blank canvas is acceptable, as children of this age are more inclined to be able to play using their imagination and fewer physical tools.

The 13 best cubby houses for kids in 2021:

 

1. Petite Maison Play Petite Shop Table Tent, RRP: $194

Real review: Jessica B, petitemaisonplay.com.au

"This tent is great quality and has the perfect design. My kids absolutely love it!"

Best features:

Paddock to plate! The Petite Maison Play farmgate shop has all the trappings for hours of selling and bartering beneath the dining room table.

  • Roll-up Door with ties for entry into the cubby
  • 2 open windows with roll-up curtains.
  • A friendly puppy printed on the side to keep your little one’s company in all their imaginative journeys
  • Their very own personal pockets with fruit and veggies at the ready.
  • Shopping list printed onto the outside wall for an interactive learning and play experience.
  • It can be personalized with a button on sign that can be embroidered to suit your child or family name. (additional cost)
  • Measures 200cm in length x 100cm in width with a button on end at 160cm, 180cm or 200cm (Created to fit a rectangle dining table measuring between 160cm – 200cm in length and between 90cm – 110cm in width)
  • Manufactured with the best quality breathable fabrics on the market.
  • Ages 3+
  • Spot clean
  • Designed in Australia.

Perfect for:

Parents without a lot of backyard or outdoor space or anyone who wants a rainy day play option for inside the house, as this cubby house fits over your dining room table.

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2. Castle and Cubby Mini Zimi Cubby House, RRP: $4,200

Looking for the epitome of an outdoor oasis for your kids? This cubby house is unlike any other we've ever come across. Inspired by the architectural home of Zoe Paul of Australian fashion label Mister Zimi, the flat roof style with framed awning and fun new features of this premium cubby house would suit any space!

Best features:

This cubby is available in three sizes, as shown below:

Standard: 2400 x 1500mm and 2000mm external height
Large: 2400 x 1800mm and 2000mm external height
Extra Large: 2800 x 1800mm and 2000mm external height

  • Fully framed walls and ceiling. Clad in sustainably sourced pine timber.
  • Stylish striped awning framing the large front window.
  • Bi-fold window shutters to create a unique play experience.
  • Authentic black barn door sliders with a barn door.
  • Skillion roof with 2 x panels of Colorbond (in Surfmist) and 2 panels of clear polycarbonate for additional light.
  • Installed directly onto your existing decking.

When ordering this cubby house, you're able to design various elements, such as the barn door paint colour, exterior paint colour, layout and whether or not you'd like DIY or professional installation.

Perfect for:

Anyone who has the space for a premium cubby house as exquisite as this one. Also, anyone who would like to provide their kids with a working, functional play space designed to provide hours of entertainment for children.

 

 

 

3. Swing Slide Climb Cuckoo Cubby House, RRP: $499

Real review: Mell, bunnings.com.au

"There was a crack in the slide when it got delivered to our house, but Bunnings happily exchanged it for a new one. It was very easy to put together, it’s nice & smooth and easy to paint too. Our 2 year old has spent every day in it since being assembled and absolutely loves it. We added a steering wheel and telescope to the front balcony for extra fun. Can’t fault it."

Best features:

The Swing Slide Climb Cuckoo Cubby House is a fantastic cubby house that provides elevated access, a roomy play area, a balcony and even a 1.2m slide for a quick escape.

  • Verandah with balcony
  • 1.2m Slide
  • Ladder access
  • UV stabilised

Perfect for:

Those with active children who are looking for a cubby house with enough features to drain the batteries. This Bunnings Cubby House provides all the elements a child needs to take part in fun, outdoor play.

 

 

4. Kmart Country Manor Cubby House, RRP: $149.00

Real review: Jessica, kmart.com.au

"Great cubby with easy to follow assembly instructions. Was assembled by one person only and still managed to do it. Plastic is great quality, very hard & sturdy."

Best features:

This Kmart cubby house is the ultimate play solution for a small space and for those who want to provide a safe play space for their children to play in. This Kmart cubby house is a cute, affordable option for little ones to play house and maybe even set up their own little country bed and breakfast.

  • Convertible window to cafe table
  • 2 Seats included
  • Comes with a sky window

Additional Information

  • Fun pass-through mail slot (Letter not included)
  • Large paper clip (paper not included)
  • Detachable flower basket (plant not included)

Perfect for:

Anyone with limited indoor or outdoor play space who is looking for a cubby house to promote imaginative play. This Kmart cubby house is designed like a country style manor that could originate anywhere from the French Riviera to an English country manor.

 

 

5. Big W Magical Unicorn Toy Cubby House, RRP: $99

Real review: Raoul, templeandwebster.com.au

"Looks great when assembled and fairly easy to put together. I removed 1 star as the pictures do not show you that this cubby house does not have a floor/base - it's just four walls and a roof - this wasn't made clear in the description or in photos of the product. That said, the kids liked it a lot."

Best features:

This Big W Cubby House is perfect for the girly girl who loves unicorns, fairies - and pink!

  • Comes with doors, windows and unicorn decals
  • UV protected plastic construction
  • Easy toolless assembly
  • Lightweight constuction makes this product easy to move around the house or garden
  • Assembled dimensions: 102cm x 90cm x 109cm

Perfect for:

Anyone with a child who loves unicorns, bright colours and magical play. This Big W cubby house is the optimum size for anyone with a smaller space for play. The great thing about this Big W cubby house is that it's perfect for indoor or outdoor play.

 

 

6. Lifespan Kids Teddy Cubby House in White, RRP: $399

Real review: candiep20, lifespankids.com.au

"Item arrived very quickly and was easy to assemble. The kids love it and have kept them entertained for the last few days it’s been up."

Best features:

  • Constructed from high quality premium timber with rounded edges for your children's safety
  • Timber is treated through high temperature drying, degreasing, and is stained to withstand wood root, fungal decay, and probable insect damages
  • Features a UV-protected and matte-stained construction to keep the unit safe from damages of outdoor sunlight
  • Comes with a snack bench and two units of mini planter box for added functionality
  • Picket fence with mailbox and window frame are both pre-painted for your ease of mind
  • Includes a kid-friendly door which is easy to open and close and has a magnetic door catcher to keep it closed and secure
  • Has a snack table area for a fun roleplaying activity for your kids
  • Meets AS/NZS ISO8124 Australian Safety Standards to ensure a fun yet safe playing space
  • Assembly is required and includes instructions for your ease of mind
  • NOTE: Timber Floor is not included

Perfect for:

Any mini homemakers who want to play in their own home like mummy and daddy! The white picket fence and mailbox is the ultimate additions for those who believe home is where the heart is! This cubby is ideal for entertaining guests, with a snack table veranda, so come over neighbours!

 

 

7. Hipkids PIPER Cubby House, RRP: $999.95

Real review: Emily B, hipkids.com.au

"Firstly customer service was amazing, quick delivery and phone contact to advise delivery time.
Super easy to put together and the height of this cubby house has made play time so much easier when I am asked to go in for a "coffee".
Highly recommend this product.
We are excited to personalise our little girls cubby too."

Best features:

This adorable Cubby House will become the central gathering place in your backyard. It’s the ideal space for interactive and creative play. This Hipkids cubby house is made from chic white timber panels and features a large side activity window which allows children to interact inside & outside of the house. The top and side plaques allow for extra personalisation. In harsher weather conditions or when not in use, a removable window cover (provided with kit) can be fitted in window opening to help protect Cubby’s internal furniture and fixtures.

  • Made from Fir Wood timber (Pine)
  • Large side activity window
  • Top and Side Plaques for extra personalisation
  • Perspex fitted on front door and smaller front & side windows
  • All Window and Door openings have gaps at hinge walls to protect little fingers and to meet Australian Safety Standards
  • Removable Cover Panel for large side activity window provided
  • Can be erected by 1 person in approx. 1 hour
  • Due to the flat-packed nature of this cubby, it can be disassembled & moved if you move house

Perfect for:

Anyone looking to create their own chic cafe experience at home!

 

 

8. KidKraft Modern Outdoor Cubby House, RRP: $499

Real review: Fronque, google.com.au

"Delivered exactly on the time frame expected without any damage. Well-constructed and reasonably easy to assemble with the proper tools. Took about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to assemble. It's attractive and has a "kitchen". It had a magnetic latch to keep the door closed. Our grandson just loves it. We highly recommend it."

Best features:

Featuring an array of cool features and play tools, the Modern Outdoor Cubby House from KidKraft creates a space for kids to imagine, play and explore.

  • Play house constructed from reinforced wood panelling for strength, warp resistance and optimal weathering
  • Roof panels are water-resistant for weather savvy design
  • Design features an external, inbuilt picnic table with benches and outdoor grill with removable lid
  • Front door opens and closes, and front features a mailbox with flag and black board
  • Interior feature play bench with sink for make-believe food preparation
  • Encourages fun and imaginative make-believe play, with design large enough o share with friends
  • Complete with step-by-step assembly instructions

Perfect for:

Those wanting an exciting outdoor retreat for their kids. The cubby could work as a country cabin or a post office - or anything their imaginations desire!

 

 

9. Mocka Kids Cubby House, RRP: $299.95

Real review: Haylee, mocka.com.au

"I bought the cubby house for my 3 year old and it is great quality, was super easy to put together and great size."

Best features:

Made from fir wood and featuring clear plastic windows, this cubby house creates a wonderful space for interactive and creative play.

  • Suitable for children 3 years and above
  • A cubby house fosters independence as children imagine and play in a space of their very own.
  • Gorgeously designed with a chic natural wood and painted white style.
  • This cubby house features a plain, design making it a blank canvas to dress up however you and your child wish.
  • Transform into a café, retail store, palace or spaceship – anywhere you and your child can imagine.
  • At 125cm high, this is a whimsical space to support your child's independence, social fun and play.

Perfect for:

Older children who wish to create their perfect play oasis to harness their imagination. This blank canvas is designed to stand the test of time and provide endless hours of entertainment.

10. Little Nation Ruby Kids Cubby House – Red, RRP: $349.95

By playing in a cubby house, kids will generate a greater understanding of social and home skills. It is their own little house to maintain and be just like Mum and Dad.

Best features:

100% child safe, non-toxic paint, non-lockable doors and no glass.  Able to be set up outside or indoors. Wood is coated however it is also able to be painted to add that extra little personal touch. Wooden construction and real windows and doors create a real home feel that no plastic cubby can achieve. This playhouse will look great in your garden too.

Specifications

  • Sturdy fir wood construction
  • Glass-free design
  • Non-toxic waterproof paint
  • Two opening side windows
  • Timber roof
  • Non-lockable door
  • Oversized window gaps
  • Color: Red, Grey, White
  • Material: Fir wood
  • Ages suitability: 3-8 Years

Perfect for:

Those looking for a barn-like play solution for their child. This cubby house is also ideal for those with a little less play room.

 

11. Trujump Australia: Sunny Cottage Playhouse, RRP: $199

Real reviews: Shyjay, amazon.com.au

"The recipients are very pleased with this gift and report that it is sturdy and well made. The children are delighted."

Best features:

  • Fun coloured half front door with side windows and flower pots
  • Open design allows mum and dad to watch children while at play
  • Wooden food top for imaginative play
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor play
  • Dimensions are 105cm x 105cm x 140cm

Perfect for:

Those who are looking for a sturdy, well built option for their kids imaginative outdoor play.

 

 

12. Hide & Seek Kids Newport Cubby House, RRP: $1859

Real review: Sarah Fox, bubbycubby.com.au

"Beautiful cubby house. Easy to assemble. We received wonderful customer service from Bubby Cubby with prompt replies to our queries, and excellent communication regarding delivery time frames and advice on painting the house etc. Would highly recommend Bubby Cubby and the Newport cubby house. Thank you!"

Best features:

The Newport Cubby House is the biggest and most grand cubby house in the Hide & Seek Kids range. Did someone say Split Barn Doors? A Chimney? Arched double-casement windows? The Newport Cubby is the "Hamptons" inspired cubby that is the perfect blank canvas to add some colour create the perfect hide-out for the kids... or the older kids...

  • Premium Timber
  • High temperature treated and stained timber
  • Perspex enclosed windows, side arched double-casement windows
  • Over-sized split barn door
  • Chimney
  • 2.0m+ Headroom inside
  • Picket styled fence, large veranda posts and post caps
  • Matte Stained wood for a smooth, natural finish

Perfect for:

Those looking for a Hampton style cubby house in their own backyard. This grand cubby house offers children the most luxurious play space to call their own. Just try and keep and the other kid's parents out of there!

 

 

13. Country Cubbies The Country Cottage, RRP: $1999

This versatile design is suitable for all age groups and is loved by both girls and boys, and gives them their own space to let their imaginations go wild.

Best features:

The classic Country Cottage has ample room inside so that you can put in a kitchen, table, toy boxes or whatever else you desire.  There are also a huge range of accessories if you wish to add that little extra to keep them entertained.

  • 2 x sliding perspex window
  • Door & front pickets
  • Skylight as standard
  • 2 x Planter boxes
  • Door
  • Letter box
  • Your Choice of Roof Colour – Colorbond
  • Standard Eco Wood (Child/Family Friendly) Palings

Perfect for:

Those wanting to provide an outdoor cubby with a 'real house' feel. Also, a cubby house for kids that has lots of optional accessories to help personalise it for your kids.

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