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An outdoor play house is the perfect addition to your backyard if you have young children. Outdoor play houses provide hours of fun and give Mom and Dad a little time to relax. Outdoor play houses come in all different shapes and sizes; however, most of them require a little work to assemble correctly. Take your time and make a day of setting up your outdoor play house to ensure it is safe and sturdy for your kids.

Outdoor play houses are cubby houses especially designed for children. There are ones that are on the ground level and ones that are above so that kids must climb to up stairs to get to them. Some come with a sand pit below and others include a swing set, handle bars and a slide for more hours of fun. Playhouses can cost anywhere from $100 to $3000 depending on what type of cubby house you are looking into.

There are so many different options when it comes to a child's play house that you should do a little research before buying the first one you come across. You can buy play houses that are princess themed, car themed, or kitchen themed to teach children how to share kitchen duties. Some are made out of timber; some are made out of plastic. Some are made for toddlers; some are made for older kids. Some are easy to set up; others require a lot of time and effort.

Outdoor Playhouse Assembly

The first thing to do when it comes to setting up an outdoor playhouse is to pick a spot in your yard. Pick a spot that is in the shade during the day and out of the way of any dangers. Try to keep your playhouse away from any fences or other 'climbing' hazards where your kids can escape out of the yard. Consider the other items in your yard, such as a swimming pool, shed or the place where your dog does his business when choosing a spot for your play house and work around these obstacles.

If you are renting, ask your landlord about whether there are any concerns with setting up a play house. If he is unhappy with the situation, consider buying a portable one that does not require a lot of assembly. That way you can easily remove it if you decide to move or if your landlord thinks it's too big of a problem. Most landlords will not mind if you add a playhouse for the kids.

Make sure you always read the instructions when setting up a kids play house. You can expect to need a screwdriver, a hammer and other basic tools. Most play houses will come with all the parts; you just need to put them together. This means following the instructions and operating tools.

If you are not good with either of these tasks (and let's face it, many of us are not), then ask for assistance. Some stores offer a 'free setup' service or will set up the equipment for a small fee. This may be a good option if you are not very handy with tools. After all, you want to be sure the equipment is safe and completely secure.

Your kids will probably be pretty eager to test out the new play house and may get impatient if it is taking too long to set it up. One option is to send the kids out for the day. That way you can take your time setting up an outdoor play house and surprise your little ones with a brand new adventure center when they get home.

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