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Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™

The Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™ is a realistic playhouse roomy enough for two or more kids to play make believe. The classic look of this playhouse features some neat extras like a full kitchen, working shutters, and even a ringing doorbell! Toddlers and preschoolers will experience endless hours of imaginative play. Made in USA of US and imported parts. Phone and doorbell made in China.

  • Kids will love the two bay windows for peeking out at the beautiful outdoors or at other toys in their play room
  • Children will be fascinated by the peaked roof with skylight enabling them to look up at the clouds while enjoying the realistic features of the plastic playhouse
  • Welcome mat of the Welcome Home Playhouse will encourage little visitors to to “wipe their feet” as they enter into your child’s playhouse
  • The realistic features inside the kid's plastic playhouse include: a kitchen with sink, range, table, storage cabinet, and play phone (phone design may vary)
  • Electronic doorbell makes realistic sounds so children can pretend to have guests over to their playhouse
  • Playhouse interior 63" (1.6 m) tall
  • Dining accessories not included
  • Four "AAA" batteries required
  • Learn about the inside dimensions of each playhouse
  • Adult assembly required
  • Also available as a combo

Play Tip: Use the window as a restaurant drive-thru

Recommended Age: 1.5 and up
Product Number: 727000
Dimensions: 66.00 H 73.00 W 66.00 D
Weight: 188.00 lbs
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Step2Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™
 
4.6

(based on 742 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (486)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (232)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (1015)
  • Attractive (696)
  • Hours of fun (640)
  • Easy assembly (558)
  • Weather proof (522)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (79)
  • Hard to keep clean (16)
  • No floor (15)
  • Flimsy (12)
  • Not weather resistant (12)

Best Uses

  • Group play (617)
  • Individual play (591)
  • Small children (590)
  • Older children (292)
  • Physical activity (148)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (306), Stay at home parent (222), Grandparent (201), Working parent (172), First time parent (154)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (74), Yes (63)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Favorite in our House

We bought this for Christmas for our then 26 month old twin daughters. They were small for their age, but quickly enjoyed playing with EVER option the house has to offer. We keep...Read complete review

We bought this for Christmas for our then 26 month old twin daughters. They were small for their age, but quickly enjoyed playing with EVER option the house has to offer. We keep ours in the house, since we have the room. Eight months later, the girls STILL play in it everyday, and its a great "catch all" for their other toys. Also, they can mess up THAT house, instead of mine (meaning toys spread around the floor/house/etc). I plan on keeping the playhouse INSIDE for years to come. I am currently pregnant with my second set of twins and feel these little buggers will enjoy it just as much as the girls.
My husband had no problems putting the house together and said it was pretty easy. He did slide wooden dowels into some of the wall joints to add a little extra "sturdiness" to the house.
I would totally recommend this house to anyone who has kids. I can see how keeping it SPOTLESSLY CLEAN outside would be difficult, but, hey, its outside. But I've had no problems cleaning spilled milk out of its sink, or dusting it when it needed it. All in all, its a wonderful product, sturdy and my kids LOVE it, and really, thats all that matters!
Also, as you can see from my picture, the Step 2 "sticker" has fallen off the front of the house. That is the ONLY thing "bad" that has happened to this house, and those kids really play hard in there, as you can see! (Don't worry, every night, we pick up the mess, so they can do it all again the next day!)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive for the features

My 2 1/2 year old son likes the playhouse okay but it isn't one of his top toys. Because it was a Christmas present we currently have it set up inside. He mainly...Read complete review

My 2 1/2 year old son likes the playhouse okay but it isn't one of his top toys. Because it was a Christmas present we currently have it set up inside. He mainly takes some of his toys into it and plays with them in the floor inside of it. We could have accomplished this with a cheaper house or even a tent. He's not interested in the play sink or stove since they don't really do anything. I picked this playhouse because of the larger size. It is roomy enough for a few kids inside or one kid and one adult sitting on the floor (my husband and I both are tall). There are 4 very small shelves inside and some storage space under the sink. I wish there was more though. There is not much room to store play food or cookware. Also the phone does not stay on the little hook so I won't be surprised if it gets lost quickly. There is a play clock inside over the sink. The placement of the clock makes sense to adults but my son can't reach it and wants to turn the arms. I caught him climbing up on the sink trying to reach it. It would be better if it was at a lower level so that kids could actually play with it. Even better, put it at a lower level and make it talk to help them learn numbers and how to tell time. I'm hoping that as he gets a little older he'll do more pretend play inside. Overall, I think it is a nice playhouse but not I'm not sure it is worth the high price...maybe if they added a few more features.

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5.0

My toddler loves it!

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from Midland, Tx

About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

Verified Buyer
new-bee

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Group Play
    • Individual Play
    • Small Children

    Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™:

    My 2 year old son loves to play in this house. Everytime he walks in, he rings the doorbell. I haven't put batteries in the play phone yet, but he pretends to makes calls all the time.

    We have the house set up outside. I picked this house because I wanted a large one for him. I am 5'4" and am able to stand almost completely straight up in the middle of the house, so I don't feel he'll out grow it. There is plenty of space for me to sit inside, and he still can move around with ease.

    I stocked the house with some play pots and pans and plates, bowls, and cups. He loves pretending to cook something and serve it at the table. It's got a good amount of storage space in the cabinet below the sink. I keep the 4pots under there along with the cooking utensils. I plan to get some sort of small storage bin to go under there for some play food. On either side of the drop-down table (can be fixed if desired) are 2 small shelves each. They aren't very deep, but his plates, bowls, cups, & pitcher fit on them no problem.

    I didn't want this playhouse to sit on my grass, because I didn't want a big dead spot, nor did I want to have to move it weekly. We have an area of crushed granite, so I didn't want that to be the flooring. I bought some outdoor flooring tiles and placed the house on top in the crushed granite area. It has been working great.

    Step2's customer service was excellent. When you buy this playhouse, toward the end of check-out they warn you it will be shipped by a delivery service and to not refuse delivery. If there is any damage or missing pieces, notify Step2 and they will ship the replacement pieces immediately. You must acknowledge this warning. Unfortunately, I had forgotten and the email confirmation/shipping notification never mentioned it. So I didn't tell my husband not to refuse delivery. The boxes were badly damaged with gaping holes and one of the walls had a hole punctured through it. My husband refused it. When I called customer service, the rep reminded me of this warning. She was very nice though and worked to notify the warehouse that it was coming back without a return number. She also got a replacement shipped out the next day with no extra charges. It arrived the following week. Boxes damaged, but product intact. We got it put together in under an hour.

    I've attached pictures, but for some reason they load a bit stretched out.

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    5.0

    The Welcome home Playhouse is Awesome

    By 

    from Newbury Park, CA

    About Me First Time Parent, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Hours of Fun
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Difficult Assembly

    Best Uses

    • Group Play
    • Individual Play

    Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™:

    We placed the house in the center of the yard and our kids truly love playing house and running around inside and outside.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great playhouse

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    from Winterport, ME

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Hours of Fun
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Group Play
      • Older Children
      • Small Children

      Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™:

      I purchased this playhouse for my daycare. I looked at a lot of houses and this one was the only one I could find that was big enough to allow more than two kids at a time, this one can handle 4 at a time! That was a plus. This is great for all ages. The only thing I didn't like was the phone. It seems flimsy and the holder too. I would recommend this product for anyone that wants a playhouse that will last. It was very easy to put together. I love Step2 products! Durable and really made to last.

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      4.0

      The biggest playhouse.

      By 

      from San Diego

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Huge
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Children
        • Small Children

        Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™:

        I really like this house. My boys spends so much time out there. I make them snacks so could eat in their little table.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product-- Grreat Customer Service

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        from South Jersey

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Hours of Fun
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Group Play
          • Individual Play
          • Older Children
          • Physical Activity
          • Small Children

          Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™:

          The Playhouse is a wonderful gift. It entertains for hours. Terri, in customer service, was terrific in straightening out some very minor issues that resulted in even more joy for the grand kids. The company could not have been nicer and the products they send out are well made and well thought out. I only wish that we had more kids so we could do this again. Thanks Terri, and Step2.
          Would really recommend the Skyward Summit, the kids love it.

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          I bought this house for my niece(2 1/2) last summer and she's growing into it. From the minute she went into the house, she loved it. We all play with her. I think she loves the fact that more than two people fit and can eat at the table while she's cooking. Awesome house.
          annette b on Oct 1, 2014
          I bought this house for my niece(2 1/2) last summer and she's growing into it. From the minute she went into the house, she loved it. We all play with her. I think she loves the fact that more than two people fit and can eat at the table while she's cooking. Awesome house.
          annette b on Oct 1, 2014
          Do you offer replacement partsf or this item? a friend gave me hers but it has no table, door, and is missing a shutter.
          A shopper on Apr 7, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: You can purchase replacement parts through our Customer Service Department. Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request.
          Hello, have you got instructions for disassembly?
          Javier J on Apr 28, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: We just had to disassemble ours to move it. It was actually very easy. Remove the screws on the inside of the house along the roofline and then push the roof off. You can then pull the walls apart. There are also four rods at the bottom of each corner. It might be easier to tip the house over and remove those first, but we were able to get the walls apart without removing them or damaging the house.
          I have 2 & 6 year old girls. I am looking for a Playhouse that will not be too small for my older (6) Daughter. In my research this is the best option. Does anyone have any feedback or thoughts on how this works with their OLDER CHILDREN? It is a lot of money to throw away if they can not both play with it. THANK YOU !
          Dawn M on May 28, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old, both girls. We love this playhouse! Both girls play inside no problem and the older cousins and neighborhood kids, including boys, play in and around it. At least 3 kids fit inside at a time and the windows open so there is always one or tow playing from the outside through the windows too. This is a great option for multiple kid families. We even had plexiglass cut to put in the topof the door, and kitchen and bay windows for the winter so it stayed dry and snow free. I expect to get many years of use out of this.
          What is the "footprint" of the house once it is assembled? I want to make sure it will fit on my patio.
          A shopper on Apr 10, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: I purchased the playhouse for my granddaughters. I would guess it is about 5' x 6'. I am 5' tall and can stand up in it. The stated dimensions are very close. The girls are having a wonderful time playing in it and I would highly recommend it.
          Does this playhouse have a floor?
          diane g on Jun 11, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: The playhouse does not have a floor so we had one made from mani-made deck material. We left a little deck on the front and put flower boxes. Looks amazig. This is an amazing house and we worried about not having. A floor, but once we put the deck under it we were really happy.my little girl loves it! We did buy the Step2 chairs so she and her freinds can sit at the table inside.
          The video makes it look like there is a floor...I'd rather a floor than on the grass.does anyone know?
          A shopper on May 18, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: No floor...we built a wooden platform to put ours on finally because I hated it being on the grass. Everything stays much cleaner that way!
          What is the size of the shipping box ?
          Afranio C on Jun 23, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: The box was quite large and heavy. A delivery truck brought it to the end of the driveway. My son and son-in-law moved it into the house.

          My grandchildren love the house and play in it a lot. I like that it is large enough for me to enter and have tea parties with them.

          I have had it for a year and a half and I can say that it is durable. I do have it indoors though. Not sure how it would take the weather.
          do you think this would be a good item for an almost 2 year old little girl?
          Magan M on Jun 16, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! This was a 3rd birthday present, but our 2 year-old also plays with it quite a lot. Worth every penny. One recommendation, build a foundation of patio stone or put on a hard surface. The interior of the playhouse has no floor, so grass will quickly turn to dirt (which turns to mud when wet) inside the house.
          Is there a floor in this play house?
          A shopper on Mar 8, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: No, there is not a floor with the house. We just laid an outdoor rug under it so it is soft and easy to vacuum.
          how tall is the door opening?
          A shopper on Mar 4, 2015
          BEST ANSWER: The door opening is 46" tall and 18" wide. I am about 5'6 and I can easily bend though the door way and just have to bend down a little once inside. It is pretty tall for room space for a parent My 4 year old son is 42 inches tall and we both for inside
          I noticed that our playhouse has developed a large in the roof. Anyone have any suggestions as to what product i can use to mend this crack, i.e. bathroom caulk, silicone caulk, some kind of patch, or what?

          TIA
          Big M on Mar 25, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: Wish I could help, but our playhouse has held up very well. I would imagine what method to use would depend on the size of the crack and where it is located. You might take a picture to your local hardware store for suggestions.
          Good luck!
          How many sq feet is the inside when it is set up? I want to get some rubber tiles for the floor and would like to know how many I will need
          A shopper on Apr 15, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: Hi.
          The inside is about 5 x 3'6.
          15sq ft (ish).
          I am ordering tiles for floor. What are inside dimensions?
          A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
          BEST ANSWER: The interior dimensions of the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™ is 41 inches long by 58 inches wide.
          Can anyone tell me what the measurements are for the "footprint" of this house?
          A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
          BEST ANSWER: The interior dimensions of the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™ is 41 inches long by 58 inches wide.
          what is a lock axle and how long are the ones included with this? I bought mine used and it didnt come with hardware and i cant find anyone who even knows what a "lock axle" is!
          A shopper on Mar 21, 2015
          BEST ANSWER: You can order replacement lock axles through our Customer Service Department. Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request.
          Hi, can I buy this one in Germany? Thanks!
          D. Palme on Aug 24, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: Step2 Direct does not ship to addresses outside of the United States. Below is the Step2 product retailer in GERMANY/NETHERLANDS. Specific products and quantities vary by retail location, please contact Pragma with your specific request at info@pragma-trading.com.
          We ordered a replacement faucet. Does anyone know how to install this piece? as we have had no luck.
          A shopper on May 26, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: The faucet should snap into place. If you are having an issue with it fitting, please try lubricating with liquid dish soap.
          Is there any way to get new stickers?
          A shopper on Mar 8, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can purchase decals for this playhouse through our Customer Service Department. Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request.
          What chairs did you use or purchase for the table?
          A shopper on Feb 1, 2014
          BEST ANSWER: You can use the New Traditions Chairs: http://www.step2.com/p/New-Traditions-Chairs.
          What is the dimensions of the box it comes in ?
          A shopper on Nov 30, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: This playhouse ships in two boxes. The dimensions are listed below:
          Box 1: 64.25" x 67.25" x 14.75"
          Box 2: 64.25" x 67.25" x 17.75"
          I live in Hawaii and when I went to order this unit - this item does not ship to Hawaii. Is there a store here on Honolulu that carries this playhouse?
          A shopper on Nov 15, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry about this Step2 playhouse. Walmart.com does ship this unit to Honolulu http://www.walmart.com/ip/Welcome-Home-Playhouse/24502080 as does Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/The-Step2-Company-Welcome-Playhouse. We hope this helps.
          How do you get the water out of the walls? There appears to have mold inside the walls and I have no idea how to clean it.. any advice?
          JaimeB on Oct 12, 2013
          BEST ANSWER: If your product is accumulating water, you can drill a ¼ hole on bottom away from any seam line, tip it and this should drain out the water. If you have additional questions about this process please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you.
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