Buy the Best Doll House for Ages 3 Years Old and Up, to Suit Every Budget

by HollieT

If you're looking for a doll house for children aged three years and up, then look no further. Five of the best doll houses to suit every budget.

Ask any woman about her first doll house and sure enough, she'll be more than willing to talk at great length about hers. What it looked like, the furniture it contained and the miniature occupants of the house, the dolls themselves.

There's no doubt that most little girls will enjoy hours of fun when playing with their doll house, but when children use their imagination in this way it's also a really important phase in their development. They're mimicking adults, engaging in role play and trying to make sense of the world around them.

 A doll house is a classic toy, but in order to make the most of this developmental tool, it's important to ensure that the toy is age-appropriate, in addition to lots of fun. Selecting the right doll house for your child will ensure that they are entertained for hours, for years to come. Here are five of the best doll houses to buy which are suitable for children aged three years and up.

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Mommy & Me Wooden Take Along Doll house.

Superb value, sturdy wooden construction take along doll house.

Standing at 10 inches high, this charming wooden doll house has a sturdy construction. The house opens out to reveal six rooms on two floors, all of which are fully furnished. Four family members are also included in the price, and they all have moveable hands and feet. The Mommy & me is excellent value for money and a great introduction to doll houses. 

The doll house has a sturdy handle so it can be taken on vacation, or to a friends house, and the family members can be stored inside the doll house after it has been folded away.

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Mommy & Me Wooden Take along Doll house Features and Dimensions.

  • 12'' L x 10''H x 24 " W. Weighs 6 pounds.
  • Sturdy wooden construction.
  • Contains 6 rooms on two floors.
  • Includes 23 accessories and four family members.
  • Sturdy handle for easy carry, family members can be stored away in the house when closed, for convenience. 

Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Doll house, comes complete with African American or Caucasian Family Members.

A charming Victorian style dollhouse.

Standing at 28 inches high, the Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Doll house is decorated in a charming Victorian style. The doll house contains a majestic curving staircase, eight large rooms and is made from a durable plastic. The rear of the doll house opens out, ensuring that multiple children can access all rooms at the same time. This doll house comes complete with four family members, including twins, and you can also choose between African-American family members or Caucasian family members. A great way to teach children about diversity!

Although some furniture is contained with the pack, a dining room table, two booster seats and two chairs, additional furniture can be purchased separately. Imagine the fun your little girl will have when furnishing all the rooms. The doll house folds away for easy and convenient storage, and the family members can be stored within the house. Suitable for children aged three years and upward.

Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Doll house features and Dimensions.

  • 42" W x 28" H x 16" D. Weighs 14.5 pounds.
  • 8 rooms.
  • opens up at the rear, allowing access by multiple children.
  • Decorated in the Victorian Style.
  • Comes complete with four family members (African-American or Caucasian) Dining room table, two chairs and two booster seats.
  • Additional furniture can be purchased separately.
  • Folds away for easy storage.
  • Suitable for children aged 3 years up.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Folding Princess Castle.

An enchanting castle for girls; Charming, well made and will provide hours of imaginative play.

Ok, so this is not a doll house, but which little girl does not want to be princess of her very own castle?

This beautiful and intricately decorated wooden castle is a sight to behold. The castle opens out fully for play and features balconies, a working drawbridge, two removable turrets, a flying buttress and a flag. 

The castle is quite large and although furniture and dolls are not included they can be purchased separately, or you may want to use dolls and dollhouse furniture which you already own. Either way, a castle for girls has arrived, and your daughter will no doubt have hours of fun acting out as the princess of the castle!

The castle folds away for easy storage when not in use. Suitable for children aged 3 years and upward.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Folding Princess castle Features and Dimensions.

  • 17.5 x 27 x 15.2 inches. Weighs just over 14 pounds.
  • Sturdy wooden construction.
  • Includes balconies, a working drawbridge, two removable turrets, a flying buttress and a flag.
  • Opens fully for play and folds away when not in use.
  • Comes assembled with the exception of the upper half, which slots into place. 
  • Suitable for children aged 3 years and upward.

Maxim Designed By you Doll house with Furniture.

This doll house can be re-designed again and again, it even comes complete with a car!

The maxim Designed By You Doll house is totally unique, it has a six room modular design which means that the house can be constructed in numerous ways. There are no fewer than eight configurations, in fact, multiple doll houses can be made! Perfect for the budding architect!

The Maxim doll house has a sturdy wooden construction, complete with no fewer than 30 accessories; from sofas' to beds; fridges to televisions and patio furniture to bookshelves. Two family members are also included, as is their car!

Each room in the Maxim doll house can be accessed from every angle, perfect for play involving multiple children. Only environmentally friendly materials have been used to create the Maxim doll house product, and the paints used are all nontoxic and completely safe.

The Maxim comes as a flat pack, therefore it will need to be assembled by an adult.

Maxim Designed By You Features and Dimensions.

  • Dimensions: 28.5 x 23 x 14.2 inches. Weighs 5 pounds.
  • Eight configurations for multiple constructions.
  • Comes complete with 30 accessories, two family members; male and female and a car.
  • Sturdy wooden construction and wooden furniture.
  • manufactured using environmentally friendly materials.
  • Safe nontoxic paints.
  • High quality craftsmanship.
  • Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. (not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts and choking hazards.)

The Savannah Doll house by KidKraft.

This beautiful six room mansion will accommodate your child as she grows.

If you're looking for a doll house which will accommodate your child as she grows and develops, then the Savannah six room mansion has it all. Standing at just over four feet tall, the Savannah will provide years of fun and educational play for your little girl. The open plan design means that multiple children can play at the same time, and the doll house contains large windows ensuring that each child can see what is happening in the other rooms. The Savannah doll house by Kidkraft has a sturdy wooden construction, and contains six rooms on four floors.

The Savannah doll house comes complete with wooden furniture, fourteen pieces in total. Accessories are also included, the beds even contain linens! Although dolls are not included with the house, due to it's size, all fashion dolls up to a height of 11 1/2 inches are suitable for use with the doll house.

The Savannah comes as a flat pack and will therefore need to be assembled by an adult. 

The Savannah doll house features and dimensions.

  • Decorated and furnished in the Southern style.
  • Suitable for ages 3 to 6 years.
  • Just over four feet tall.
  • 51 " wide x 13 1/2 depth.
  • Weighs approximately 40 lbs.
  • Sturdy Wooden construction.
  • Contains 14 pieces of wooden, hand crafted furniture.
  • Dolls not included.
  • Six rooms over four levels.
  • Needs to be assembled by an adult.

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HollieT on 11/09/2012

Hi katie,

My daughter loved her's, too. And I so loved my dollshouse, I even remember the colour of the front door, and how the rooms were layed out. :)

katiem2 on 11/09/2012

My two daughters have always adored doll houses, a great gift idea. :)K

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