Latest Price News
In this section we tell you all about the latest significant price moves in the wooden playhouse market as we find them. Remember though that these may not last for long so you might have to move fast to take advantage of them. Be sure too to check any delivery charges to your area - the lowest headline price isn't always the best deal!
Wooden Playhouse Shortages
The coronavirus means wooden playhouse production is significantly reduced and as demand increases with spring we're seeing shortages of models across the board. As a result prices are on the up and we're seeing some playhouses only available at what we consider to be rip-off prices. And there's a double whammy on the way with Brexit. Much of the wood used in wooden playhouse manufacture is imported from Europe and as stocks diminish, difficulties with supply will result in rising prices for raw materials.
The inevitable conclusion is that if you're looking to buy a wooden playhouse it's better to do it sooner rather than later. Even if a manufacturer offers an extended lead time - Tiger Sheds are an example of this - ordering now will have the advantage of fixing the price - and your place in the queue - for the model you want.
None of this is particularly good news - it's just something we have to live with at the moment.
(12 March 2021)
Spring is here..
...and stocks - and sometimes prices - of wooden playhouses are on the rise. We're noticing increased availability of models more or less across the board - so now's a good time to be buying your wooden playhouse for the coming year. And there's no better place to look than The UK Wooden Playhouse Guide, with our comprehensive coverage of the playhouses available nationally online and our extensive price round ups.
One important tip: some retailers offer low headline prices with free delivery - but impose sometimes hefty surcharges for deliveries outwith a specific area (which can be relatively limited). Do bear in mind that the superb headline price you see may not be the final price you pay, especially if nationwide free delivery is not on offer. If a seller tries to impose a delivery surcharge on you, it's worth having a look elsewhere - you might find a better all round deal. We try to list all national sellers on the site - so you don't have to look far!
(27 February 2021)
Black Friday offers from QD Stores and Cherry Lane
Only until Monday 30th November, Cherry Lane Garden Centre and QD Stores are offering discounts of up to 20% sitewide (along with a free cuddly toy on purchases of £60+). That means some great wooden playhouse savings on the Woodbury 4x4, Bunny, Tulip Tower and Poppy models - if you move quickly!
(27 November 2020)
Welcome Back Bunny!
Just in time for Christmas, Shire's popular and highly rated Bunny playhouse is once again widely available at realistic pricing - as low as £210 from Wickes - and there are plenty other outlets priced at just a few pounds more. And if you're after a platform model, the Bunny Platform playhouse too makes a welcome comeback - with prices from just £290 - at Wickes once again!
(20 November 2020)
Black Friday at Robert Dyas
Robert Dyas have put together some great deals for Black Friday: there's £50 off their Rowlinson playhouses making them currently the best prices for the Clubhouse Hideaway, the High View Hideaway, the Cosy Cottage, the Country Cottage and the Lookout. And that's not all. They've also knocked a massive £80 off their regular price for the Tulip, making them the leaders for that very popular little model too!
(20 November 2020)
Christmas is coming
...and to help you prepare we've put together a feature on six wooden playhouses that you can buy in time for the festive season. Read all about it here (feature now removed).
(11 October 2020)
Take 10% off at TP Toys!
TP Toys have introduced a super code giving you 10% off sitewide until 11 October - and that includes their great selection of wooden playhouses - which have good availability notwithstanding the coronavirus.
All the details over on our Wooden Playhouse Discount and Promo Codes page.
(02 October 2020)
Rowlinson's Playaway - back on the market
The summer season's pretty much over and wooden playhouse manufacturing has been dealt a blow by the coronavirus. Rowlinson have supplies of their popular Playaway playhouse back on the market again - and at a reasonable price too. Check out all the details on our Rowlinson Playaway page.
(11 September 2020)
20% off Garden Furniture and Accessories at B&Q
B&Q are currently offering 20% off Garden Furniture and accessories - and that includes wooden playhouses! Although availability is limited, B&Q are still retailing a small range of wooden playhouses which qualify for this discount - you can see them here.
(18 July 2020)
Same again from TP Toys!
Once again TP Toys are offering some great discounts on many of their wooden playhouses this weekend. And that includes massive reductions on their popular Sky and Salcome models - down to only £639.99 - that's a saving of no less than £130! You can see their full range of playhouses here.
(17 July 2020)
Grab a bargain with a 48 hour despatch time at TP Toys
In a welcome sign that some 'normality' is returning to the UK wooden playhouse market, TP Toys have indicated that they're able once again to despatch their playhouses within 48 hours (Monday - Friday). And that's not all, they've slashed the prices on some of their wooden playhouses this weekend. For example, you can save £50 - that's nearly 30% - on their Stable Cottage, down from £174.99 to £124.99. And there's no less than £100 off the Bramble Cottage - reduced from £299.99 to £199.99. There are some great savings on other models too - check out TP's full range here.
(11 July 2020)
Coronavirus and your Wooden Playhouse
Although restrictions are at last easing, the coronavirus lockdown has had a significant effect on the online wooden playhouse market, both in terms of prices and availability. Many wooden playhouse sellers are 'middle men' who in normal circumstances will sell you the playhouse then arrange for delivery direct from the manufacturer. Prices between these sellers vary depending on the seller's 'cut' and the price they pay the manufacturer. Whether the price includes an element of delivery may also affect what you pay. With the lockdown, this method of retail is significantly curtailed and very few playhouses are now offered for sale by this type of retailer.
If you're in the market for a wooden playhouse, your best bet is to try to purchase direct from a manufacturer, such as (all links open in a new window): Tiger Sheds or one of the Kybotech companies e.g. BillyOh or Garden Buildings Direct. These are smaller manufacturers who sell their products direct to the public online and are still offering this service with delivery dates. TP Toys are another manufacturer/seller in the same category who offer a more lighweight selection to the wooden playhouse customer. Because these sellers don't have the markup of a middle man or the overheads of a stockist you'll often find them the cheapest around. In the present circumstances they're likely to be the only sellers of their products.
If none of these take your fancy, you're best bet is to look for a stockist who still has some wooden playhouses in stock. As time passes these become fewer, but at the time of this update you can still find playhouses in stock at sellers like (all links open in a new window): Wickes, Garden Street, and B&Q - to name a few. None of these have many left but you'll usually find one or two available for early delivery. Beware some sellers who have hiked up their prices to what we'd describe as approaching 'rip off' levels. There are one or two of these dealers around and while they offer playhouses in stock you'll certainly have to pay.
At the wooden playhouse guide we're still working hard to bring you the most up to date pricing and availability information possible. The sources listed above are just a sample of what you can still find online at this stage of the lockdown. You can browse our full selection to see just what's currently on offer. We expect the situation to improve as the major manufacturers increase their activity and the selection of playhouses increases over the coming weeks and months.
The UK Wooden Playhouse Guide
(updated 7 July 2020)
Cherry Lane and QD Stores - every little helps!
Cherry Lane and QD Stores are both currently offering a selection of codes to save you a few pounds on your wooden playhouse. They're valid until the end of May but in the current climate stocks all around are getting low - so we'd recommend you don't hang around if you're looking for a garden feature to keep young ones occupied. All the details over on our Wooden Playhouse Discount and Promo Code page (opens in a new window).
(21 April 2020)
Some Great April Offers for Palmako
Palmako make a couple of superb wooden playhouses: the Felix and the Toby. Their undoubted quality tends to place them towards the higher end of the price range - but we've tracked down three great offers on Palmako Models. At the moment you can get 5% off the Palmako Toby using an exclusive code from Garden Street, while until 30 April both Shedstore and Buy Sheds Direct are offering a 5% off code for all their Palmako buildings - you can find out all the details - including the all important codes - over on our Wooden Playhouse Discount and Promo Code page (opens in a new window).
(update - 19 April 2020)
We're well into the lockdown now and sadly no real end is in sight. As you'd imagine, with the fine weather upon us and schools closed there's been quite a take up of wooden playhouses over the last couple of weeks. As a result, stocks of many models are low and prices are rising. Many online retailers are still delivering though and it's still possible to get your hands on a wooden playhouse at the moment. Our advice would be to order from retailers who advertise their playhouses as in stock and/or offer a defininte delivery timescale. As always, we're carefully tracking both stock and prices to save you time trawling through dealers with no availability and to help you beat ever rising costs. Be sure to check our listings for updated information on both stock and availability - and, of course, the best prices.
(13 April 2020)
Congratulations to Robert Dyas...
...for not taking advantage of a crisis. As the coronavirus wreaks havoc in the online wooden playhouse market, we see widespread unavailability and some rather unscrupulous retailers increasing prices across the board. Robert Dyas are the exception with minimal increases and widespread reductions in their wooden playhouse pricing. As a result they're now the best value you can find for many models - and they still have good availability too! We'd highly recommend you check out their full range here.
And don't forget - our comprehensive price lists and comparisons will help you find the best deals on the wooden playhouse that's right for you. It's our aim to take the effort out of wooden playhouse buying!
(4 April 2020)
Tiger Sheds Sale - Discount Code
Tiger Sheds have a great sale on right now - and that includes their superb range of wooden playhouses. And you can get an extra 10% off all sale items using their sale discount code - all the details on our Wooden Playhouse Discount and Promo Code Page. The promotion ends at midnight on 5 March - so don't delay!
(1 March 2020)
BillyOh and Garden Buildings Direct - fantastic spring Discount Code
BillyOh and Garden Buildings Direct have now been selling garden buildings online for 20 years - and to celebrate, they've introduced an amazing discount code - 20% off sales of £200+. That makes for some fantastic savings - and their larger wooden playhouses are some of the best value buys you can currently find. Check out all the details on our Wooden Playhouse Discount and Promo Code page!
(24 February 2020)
TP Toys Spring Offer
TP toys have a great spring code valid until 14 February. It gives you 10% off all orders of £200+ (full priced items only) - see all the details on our Wooden Playhouse Discount and Promo Code page. And there are some great spring wooden playhouse reductions too. They've knocked more than £100 off the TP Loft for example - that makes it £80 cheaper than anywhere else! Check out all their playhouses here - but don't delay - it won't last forever.
(12 February 2020)
Two Great Discount Codes this weekend at Garden Buildings Direct and BillyOh
Both Garden Buildings Direct and BillyOh are offering a 10% saving on purchases this weekend - find out all about it on our Discount and Promo Code Page. But don't delay - the offers end on 27 January.
(24 January 2020)
New Year - New Model from Rowlinson
Rowlinson have introduced a new model for 2020 - the Rowlinson Clubhouse Hideaway. The company has a reputation for quality garden furniture and buildings and the new Clubhouse Hideaway is no exception. Find out all about it - including the prices you can expect to pay - in our Rowlinson Clubhouse Hideaway review.
(24 January 2020)
Welcome to our new Secure Site - Taking care of your safety online!
We're delighted to welcome you to our new secure website - meaning you can browse the huge range of children's playhouses we feature in the knowledge that your connection is secure and your browsing information can't be seen by third parties. Secure sites are the future of the internet and we're pleased to be playing our part in that - just keep an eye on the padlock in your browser's address bar.
(15 January 2020)
Super New Year Discount Codes at Garden Buildings Direct and BillyOh
Both Garden Buildings Direct and BillyOh carry a great range of wooden playhouses in shapes and sizes to suit all shapes and tastes - and until midnight on 13 January 2020 they're offering 15% off purchases of over £250. There are some massive savings to be made - check it all out on our Discount and Promo Code Page.
(2 January 2020)