Kidkraft Dollhouse Review – Savannah Dolls House With Furniture
Dolls and dolls houses are favourite toys for a huge number of little girls. The KidKraft Savannah Dollhouse is a big dolls house that comes complete with furniture and is designed for literally years of interactive and imaginative play. It’s over 4 feet tall and the open design makes for easy access. So let’s set up house and see exactly what you get.
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KidKraft Savannah Dolls House Video
Kidcraft Savannah Dollhouse Features
* Suitable for Barbies and other dolls up to 11.5 inches tall
* Extra large so several kids can play together
* 6 rooms plus patios
* Open access
* Plenty of furniture
* Part wood construction (not all)
* Age range: 3-8
Kidkraft Savannah Dollhouse Review
The opportunities for creative role-play and interaction are virtually limitless with this extra large dolls house. It’s over 4 feet tall which is BIG, as you can see from the picture on the right and the video. (Note the child in the video is probably younger than the 36 months recommended youngest age for this toy.) This means it’s big enough to be used as a house for Barbies and other dolls of that size.
Once you’ve put it together, the KidKraft Savannah Dollhouse has everything your child needs to move right in and begin playing house immediately. It offers outstanding value, with detail everywhere and many pieces of furniture which can be moved easily. A lot of them also have moving parts (e.g. cupboard doors that open and close).
The official measurements are 32.5 wide x 13.5 deep x 51 inches tall – to help you find a corner of your child’s room to keep it in. It’s an elegant design with ‘handcrafted’ and painted wooden furniture. The beds come with linens included, and you even get cushions for the swing and the couch.
As we already mentioned, you will need to put it together and we suggest doing this before you give it to the child. Assembly is fairly simple – all of the screws and bolts are included, and you’ll just need a Phillips head screwdriver.
The Kidkraft Savannah Dollhouse is a sturdy and long lasting dolls house provided kids are not too rough with it. You should note it’s not all made of wood – walls are bonded card and the stairs are plastic. It wouldn’t stand up to rough play like being climbed on. Most little girls are fine with that but you might want to keep to the 3+ recommended age range, especially as there are also some small parts that could be dangerous for under 3s.
They’ve called it the Savannah after the wonderful southern US city in Georgia known for its big plantation mansions, hospitality and charm. The decor of this large playhouse also features a southern style.
Furniture includes a bathroom suite, a movable table and chairs, kitchen equipment and more. Barbie-sized dolls can enjoy relaxing on the couch, armchair or twin roof level patios on the top storey. The layout is a little unusual with the bathroom at ground level and the kitchen above, but kids will hardly notice and this has the advantage of putting the rooms they’ll want to play with most at a height they can easily access.
Young girls and maybe some boys will love playing with this extensive doll playhouse. They can use it for imaginative and creative role play with their dolls, and it’s big enough to be enjoyed by two or more kids playing together. The recommended age range is 3 to 8 years old and we think it really will go on being attractive and valued by kids for several years, provided they treat it with respect.
The Kidkraft Savannah Dollhouse with furniture is a smart purchase that should give lasting value. We’d recommend it as a gift for any small daughter or granddaughter – as long as you have space for it!
Published 5 May 2014