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to get a shed for kids to play in.

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ghostspirit Mon 15-Jun-15 22:25:21

my daughter is coming up 5. next door have a plastic play house and she loves playing in it. but they seem to small in hight. plus my 8 year old like to play as well. would it be a good idea to buy a small shed that has a window and jazz it up a bit so they can have that as a play house?

also any birthday gift ideas would be great as well.thank you smile

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 15-Jun-15 22:27:13

We just frou froued DD's 'shed'. It's great. Lovely fabrics and fake flowers. She loves it.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 15-Jun-15 22:27:43

Oh and we painted it the same colours as the 'big house' so she loves that.

EatShitDerek Mon 15-Jun-15 22:28:21

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SoMuchToBits Mon 15-Jun-15 22:33:12

I got a summer house for my ds. Mostly to house his enormous Playmobil collection that won't all fit in the house...

SquinkiesRule Mon 15-Jun-15 22:44:10

We had a shed to play in at my grandmas house, it had curtains and a small table and chairs we used to eat in it. Great fun.

MrsWooster Mon 15-Jun-15 22:51:22

Yes yes. Took mine to a shed selling place apropos of something else and they were obsessed- esp with ones with stairs, so if you can add a mezzanine level(!) and ladder, you'll probably never get them back into the real house I want one myself

dixiechick1975 Mon 15-Jun-15 22:55:19

I used to play in our shed as a child. My friends mum made curtains for theirs (very jealous!) Sounds like a great plan will be more spacious and cheaper than a playhouse.

SoldierBear Mon 15-Jun-15 23:03:09

Brilliant idea!
Last year I painted my garden shed in cream, pink and green stripes: shed paint is very funky these days. Not got a picture, but I did the garden gate to match. She might like something like that?

HSMMaCM Mon 15-Jun-15 23:05:54

DD had a shed. She painted it, stuck shells to it and all sorts.

SoMuchToBits Mon 15-Jun-15 23:10:21

I need to paint the summer house. Spruce green. Thanks for reminding me! grin

Denimwithdenim00 Mon 15-Jun-15 23:14:57

Yep great idea I had one for my son now 25 and it's now used for the minded children. So lovely to see how children really just enjoy the simple things in life and make belive.

UterusUterusGhali Mon 15-Jun-15 23:40:15

A shed will last much longer than a Wendy house. You can appropriate it when they grow out of it. Cost wise there's not much difference either.

PattiODoors Mon 15-Jun-15 23:45:37

Dutch barn type playhouses arr "taller"

PattiODoors Mon 15-Jun-15 23:46:16

Oh sorry about that bit o' pirate there blush

MissPenelopeLumawoo2 Tue 16-Jun-15 06:51:29

Get a proper summer house, so when the kids grow out of 'play house' you can all still use it . If you get a small restricted height play house then once they have finished with it it will be just sitting in your garden, unloved....

ScorpioMermaid Tue 16-Jun-15 08:13:20

My friends son has a shed. my little boys have a Wendy house but call it a shed. Its tiny bless them. The older kids use my summer house mainly though.

MiaowTheCat Tue 16-Jun-15 09:13:33

We went for a summer house rather than just a play house for similar reasons. Gets used lots

ClashCityRocker Tue 16-Jun-15 09:19:59

I had a play shed when growing up and loved it!

NotYouNaanBread Tue 16-Jun-15 12:09:29

OMG.

I want this for ME.

NotYouNaanBread Tue 16-Jun-15 12:10:17

You could run an outdoor cable from the house, stick a heater in and leave the kids out there all winter! Imagine the peace.

Stanky Tue 16-Jun-15 12:24:35

I love this idea. They could paint it themselves.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Tue 16-Jun-15 12:31:53

I used to chuck all the bikes and lawnmowers out and play in our shed, loved it.

5Foot5 Tue 16-Jun-15 13:08:47

A shed definitely. They will grow out of a playhouse but a shed can still have so many uses as they got older.

I remember my friend at school had a shed and she was never short of anyone to play with. Her shed became all sorts of things in our games...

WanderWomble Tue 16-Jun-15 13:24:04

I had a shed as a kid and I loved it. Also had a huge tent on the front lawn for a summer and loved that too. It had a telly in and everything!

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