It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Sylvanian Families. I asked Father Christmas for some every year until I was about ten, but he never delivered…. Something to do with it taking up too much room on the sleigh… My daughter, Sydney is 3 now, and she has been playing with her Sylvanians every day – much to my delight! When we received the Sylvanian Families Treehouse to review, I knew she’d be as excited as I was!
Sylvanian Families Treehouse
The Sylvanian Families Treehouse is aimed at children aged 3 and over. It has an RRP of £49.99 and stands at approximately H31 x W36 x D20 cm. The set comes with a slide, swing and a bucket pulley. It does not include any figures, though. The Tree trunk contains two rooms, which can be easily accessed from the rear of the Treehouse. The top level has a removable Wendy House on it.
I made this unboxing video to show you exactly what is included, and how easy the set is to build…
What The Kids Think
I mentioned earlier how I knew Sydney would love the set. What I wasn’t expecting was how much Sam would enjoy playing with it. Sam is 4, he has Autism and is non verbal. He rarely shows any interest in toys, and spends most of his time on his iPad or exploring outside. As soon as he saw the set, his eyes lit up and he said “Treeeeee”!
Sam has played with the Treehouse every day since it arrived. He has been walking characters up and down the ladders, saying “eeeeeee” as he slid them down the slide – This type of imaginative play is a huge step forwards for Sam.
Sydney has also loved the set as much as I predicted too. She’s spent hours every day playing with her Sylvanians. She moved her Squirrel and her Rabbit family into the treehouse, and rejigged her existing furniture so their new home was furnished too.
The Treehouse doesn’t have space for loads of furniture. Sydney has squeezed a double bed onto the top floor, a baby cot, bedside table and rug on the middle floor, and a rug, desk and chair on the ground floor. She’s also put a rocking chair out on the grass, too.
I made a video review of the Sylvanian Families Treehouse so I can show you how everything works and tell you exactly what we think of the item. Feel free to watch that here…
Honestly…. We love this set. Before it arrived, I thought the RRP was a little steep, considering it comes with no characters or furniture. Once I saw the quality of the Treehouse, I realised it is worth the price tag. Perhaps one character could have been included though, so it could be a solo purchase. As it stands, the recipient would either need to already have Sylvanians, or you’d need to make an additional purchase for characters. (Furniture isn’t really necessary in my opinion, but it does enhance play). I would definitely recommend the Treehouse for a Sylvanians fan, though!
I’d give it 4 / 5 – knocking one mark off because no character is included, so an additional purchase is required if you don’t already have Sylvanians. Finally, read more of our Sylvanians posts here.
This is not a sponsored post. We were sent the item to review, but all words and opinions are my own.