Looking for the perfect toddler dollhouse? I can help! I am a mother of 6, (and currently have 2 toddlers still at home). In addition, I grew up in a house where Christmases were magical, and I just love toys.
When picking out toys for my kids, a lot of research goes into it. As a former teacher I know what is age appropriate, safe, and best for learning. As a mother, I am looking for those same qualities, but as a toy fanatic, I also know what is going to make the kids leap with excitement, and which toy will inspire their imaginations and be played with for a long time to come.
I have found that the toys we choose for our kids will be part of their memories of childhood forever. This is how I know I can guide you in selecting the best toddler dollhouse.
I have reviewed the following dollhouses by age range, starting with the dollhouses for the youngest toddlers, ages 1 and up. When shopping for this age group you want to look for safety first: no sharp edges, and no small pieces, as toddlers put EVERYTHING in their mouths. These toddler dollhouses are extremely appealing, as well as filled with fun features.
We happen to own this dollhouse and it is filled with fun sounds and parts that move, to keep the youngest toddlers busy.
Includes a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, each with built-in furniture. It comes with 3 Little People, plus a table and chairs.
Very interactive and works well for either solitary or group play.
A nice feature is that you can use all your child’s other Little People with this set, and make your own town and families
Also it folds to store, and is lightweight enough for your child to carry it by the handle.
Could use a few more loose pieces of furniture and a family pet would be nice. Fortunately Fisher Price sells several Little People sets so you can mix and match.
A bathtub would be a great addition.
I would like it to have lights as well as sounds! But toddlers are happy just the way it is.
This dollhouse makes a perfect “first dollhouse” for toddlers. For ages 1-5
This dollhouse is a step above the Fisher Price Surprise Lights and Sounds. This house is perfectly sized for toddlers, has 2 floors and lots of room to explore. The house opens up to reveal 360 degrees of rooms to play in. There are sound effects and songs, as well as phrases at the touch of a button. The house is packed with toddler fun, and includes furniture as well as 2 little people and a dog!
Light as well as sound!
Family dog and bathtub included in this set!
Could use more loose furniture, but maybe that’s less to lose so could also be a pro!
This most magical dollhouse will enchant your little one! From its musical, light up snowflake to its fountain complete with swans, your little princess can re-enact her favorite movie or create stories of her own. Durable and wintry with snowy trees, this dollhouse includes 2 sister princesses (2 inches tall), 2 swans, a horse and carriage, fountain, trees, and even a porch swing!
Popular Snow Queen themed.
Small, compact and durable!
Lots of accessories!
Comes in a plain brown box, so not the best for bringing as a birthday gift.
Minnie’s Home Sweet Home is a toddler favorite! Features 4 levels of play with a spinning closet and an elevator to take Minnie and friends up to the 3rd floor. Includes 12 accessory pieces plus Minnie, Daisy and their cat, Figaro.
Figures are poseable.
Easy to assemble.
What Peppa Pig fan wouldn’t want their favorite little character’s royal castle to play in? Peppa’s castle has 6 rooms and comes with Princess Peppa, Princess Suzy, furniture and accessories. The castle folds and has a carry handle. This might be the best dollhouse for a 2-3 year old.
A big hit with the younger crowd.
Little blue door tends to pop off.
Castle is a bit small.
For ages 2-6.
Best Dollhouses for Preschoolers + Older Toddlers
As children begin to grow into the preschool stage, imaginative play really explodes. The following dollhouses put the tools (yes, play is childrens’job!) right into their hands, and encourage their creativity to even greater heights! Here are some truly imagination-stirring dollhouses:
The award winning Hape Doll Family Mansion is realistic and leaves plenty of room for the imagination. Has 3 stories with many play areas, including a garage and a doorbell that “dings”. Comes with 7 pieces of furniture and a family of 4. Features LED lights which can be moved around from room to room with easy-to-use magnets.
Offers abundant play areas from all directions: sides, front, back and top.
Uniquely shaped rooms.
Extremely durable, made to last for years.
The Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse has 4 spacious floors with 5 rooms. It comes with a family consisting of mom, dad, and baby. Has fun sound effects! This dollhouse is big, colorful, and just screams fun to an excited toddler!
Cute extras include baby seat and fold-out swing set
House folds up when not in use
Cool rooms to play in, such as the 4th floor balcony.
You need to purchase the furniture to go in the house. However, the available furniture sets are delightful.
On the other hand, the accessories can add up cost-wise.
Dollhouse takes up a lot of space.
I highly recommend the Kidcraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture. So appealing and well crafted! The house consists of 3 levels of play, and is made from wood, fabric and plastic, the backgrounds of the toons are charming, and the 17 pieces of furniture can be rearranged to a child’s content!
Realistic windows open and close!
Adorable furniture includes bunk beds and bathtub!
Doll people not included (although you can use Calico Critters or other approximately 4 inch dolls).
The house requires adult assembly, but it’s not too difficult.
For ages 3 and up.
Note: This is the starter Kidcraft Dollhouse. More elaborate dollhouses by Kidcraft include The KidKraft Girl’s Uptown Dollhouse, which is a great life size dollhouse for toddlers, if you want your child to play with something as big as her or him!
This dollhouse is made for 11-½ inch fashion dolls. It has 3 stories with many play areas, including an outdoor porch! Made of wood with plastic steps and 13 pieces of furniture. Also comes with accessories.
Unique and adorable furniture pieces, such as birdhouse and rocking chair for porch.
Made of wood.
Only the inside is detailed, although that is insignificant for play factor.
No sound effects.
Fairly long assembly.
This is one epic toddler dollhouse! If you're looking for a dollhouse to last a long time, this might be a great choice that your child can grow with.
A glamorous dollhouse for 11-½ inch dolls, this super tall, 3 story home (stands 5 feet tall!) has numerous play areas, including 2 outdoor balconies. Elegant staircase, elevator, and hot tub. Toilet makes flushing sound and lamp lights up! Includes a 30 piece accessory kit.
Great play value! Very spacious and includes lots of furniture. Hot tub is awesome.
Lights and sounds turn off automatically to save batteries.
Rated better than Barbie Dreamhouse by reviewers.
Elevator is hard to push up and down.
If your child is a Barbie fan, this is the crown jewelry of dollhouses! Super glamorous, it is 3 feet tall, and has lots of room to play: 3 stories with 8 rooms, an elevator and a pool with a slide! Includes 70 pieces of furniture, and there are also lights and sounds to complete the magic. This dollhouse would make a fantastic birthday or Christmas gift, with enough impressive features to make any child’s dream come true!
Realistic lights and sounds (teakettle, oven timer, etc).
Two-in-one furniture: the couch turns into bunk beds, the fireplace turns around, and more!
360-degree play area!
Plastic construction could be more durable
The elevator pulley is somewhat fragile.
Lots of furniture but not many accessories.
Your princess will adore this castle for all her 11-½ inch Disney princess dolls.. With the touch of a button, the Pop-Up Palace expands to 2 levels! Showcasing a beautiful Disney Princess theme, the castle play set has 5 rooms, is 2 feet tall, and comes with 17 accessories!
The castle play set doubles as a storage box.
Easy to fold up and carry with handle.
Pull handle to extend castle to 2 levels.