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Best Dollhouses

For Kids ages 3 and up


Dollhouses are a classic way for young children to build upon their imagination while playing with siblings and friends. This a top list of the best doll houses. It also includes large, wooden dollhouses, collectible dollhouses and dollhouses suited for younger children. These great toys are often passed down from sibling to another, or even from one generation to another. Please keep in mind toy safety when purchasing dollhouses, they often include pieces that could pose a choking hazard for children under the age of 3.

1. Playmobil My Large Grand Mansion Dollhouse


This large dollhouse with a working doorbell and 2 staircases includes 2 people, flowered window boxes and has space for 7 accessory sets. The shutters can be closed and the curtains can be changed. Additional accessories are purchased separately and include a kitchen, bedroom, kids room, and a baby room. It is recommended for kids ages 4-10.

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2. Fisher-Price My First Dollhouse

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This dollhouse is recommended for children ages 2 and up. Large figures are easy for small children to hold and pose. Different furnishings are sold separately and include a stroller, tv room, sister's room, parent's bedroom, and baby's room.

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3. Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

©Mattel / ©Disney

This 3 story tall princess castle has over 50 different play pieces included. However, individual princess dolls are sold separately. Each room in the castle is themed for different Disney Princess dolls.

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4. Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Dollhouse

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This Victorian dollhouse, recommended for chidlren ages 3 and up, includes 8 extra large rooms. The house opens wide to accomodate multiple children playing. The dollhouse includes baby twins, Mom, Dad, dining room table, 2 chairs and 2 booster seats. Additional playsets can be purchased that include the living room, outdoor barbeque, kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, baby room, kidds room, living room, dining room, office, nursery, and puppy playtime set.

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5. KidKraft So Chic Dollhouse

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This large, 3 story dollhouse, has casters on the bottom so it can be easily moved within the house or away from the wall. There are 10 large rooms to play in and decorate, 50 pieces of furniture and accessories.  This dollhouse can accommodate dolls up to 12" in size. The open sides an accommodate multiple kids playing simultaneously.

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6. Playmobil My Take Along Dollhouse


This portable dollhouse includes all the accessories such as beds, rocking chair, dining room table and chair, kitchen accessories, 2 parents, a child, a baby, cradle and a stroller. It is recommended for kids ages 4 and up.

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7. Calico Critter Luxury Townhome

©International Playthings / ©PriceGrabber

Calico Critters are poseable animals that have a very soft, smooth, velvety texture. They will love to play inside this townhome! The lights turn on and off and there are 4 rooms included. There is also a room divider that can be shifted to create an additional room. The staircase and extra floor can also be used to expand the rooms and playspace. The Critters, furniture and accessories are sold separately.

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8. Paddywhack Lane Costume Club Treehouse

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A treehouse can also make a great dollhouse! This cute Paddywhack Lane set includes bunk beds, dining room table and chairs, a swing, 2 bed covers, 2 pillows, 2 blankets, a ladder, a slide, a flag and a telescope. Paddywhack Lane kids accessories are posable figures dressed in costumes. The people accessories are sold separately.

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9. Barbie Sisters Go Camping! Camper

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In this mobile dollhouse, recommended for kids ages 3 and up, Barbie's camper can sleep 4 dolls. The second floor includes two hammocks. The driver's seat converts to another bed. The kitchen includes seating for 4 and the bathroom includes a toilet and shower. An additional spa pool is also included.

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10. Barbie 3 Story Dream Townhouse

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This Barbie townhouse includes all the accessories such as a glowing chandelier, dining area, kitchen, crackling fireplace, flat screen TV, bathroom, canopy bed, and tiki lights. The furniture includes 1 bed, 2 dining chairs, spa tub, 1 light up chandelier, 1 regular chandelier, shower, bathroom sink, toilet, kitchen counter with accessories, an elevator, an outdoor whirlpool tub, a ringing doorbell and a toilet that "flushes!" Recommended for kids ages 3 and up.

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