Our Tree Fort is a magical woodland wonderland where all of our miniature dolls and animals want to live. Each fort is unique and made from salvaged tree branches. Common features include a 20"-diam. base, three additional platforms of varying sizes, 12 story-building branches, seven stackable stair pieces and a solid staircase, two balconies, a rope ladder, a crow’s nest, a swing, a bridge, and a well with a bucket. Each tree fort comes with assembly instructions. Greenery not included. Sorry, gift wrap not available.
Turn the Tree Fort into a woodland home with a family of friends and furniture. These additional sets are sold separately, or can be purchased with the Tree Fort Kit in the Tree Fort Collection Special.
The Tree Block Furniture Collection is a set of 15 pieces that includes a Kitchen Set, a Bedroom Set, and a Living Room Set.
The Woodland Friends is a set of 5 dolls that are perfectly sized to fit in the Tree Fort. The set includes a Mother, Father, Little Boy, Little Girl, and baby.
Tree Fort Collection Special!Save $49.94 when you buy our enchanting Tree Fort Kit, a family of Woodland Friends, and the complete Tree Block Furniture Collection (set of 15), and a set of Woodland Animals (set of 5) together — a total of 71 pieces. Sorry, gift wrap not available. Only $249
• Fort made from salvaged tree branches • Can build up to 4 stories • Lots of little details • Comes with assembly instructions • Great for imaginative pretend play
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3.4 (based on customer reviews)
By Tarah From
Must have patience!!
Comments about Product: A friend of my daughter's had this product, and so we knew what we were getting and what the end product would look like. I also had read the reviews, so we were prepared for some challenges. I wanted to agree with past reviews. This product came damaged and it took two tries to get the correct part replaced. Then when we had all the parts, a piece had been assembled wrong prior to shipping. My husband had to take apart the pieces and reassemble following picture directions. You need to be both handy and patient to assemble the product. In the end my daughter will love the tree block tree fort , but it is overpriced and not well packed/prepared for shipping.
By Merrie From
Disappointed with directions and pre drilled holes
Comments about Product: I was so excited to purchase this for my 5 year old- actually I wanted to purchase it for our now 11 year old a few years ago but finally made the investment this year- the furniture and elves and baskets are great. The actual tree fort itself is nice and seems to be well put together but the directions Magic Cabin provides are absolutely useless as well as the design as far as being able to use a screwdriver to ATTEMPT to put the screws into the pre cut holes. The holes do not line up evenly and the picture directions (printed in dark black and white) are really frustrating to try to use. I am frustrated and giving up trying to assemble any more today. I hope to be able to go back to it before Christmas. I think if you are going to charge all that you do that the least you could do is assemble it or provide adequate directions. Terrible.
By ecomom From
Not as nice as the stock picture
Comments about Product: This is a pretty nice toy, but the one I got had different colors of wood put together and didn't look nearly as nice as the stock photo. It looks a lot more rugged and like you made it at home. It's a cute idea, but I don't think what you actually get is worth the money
By Ekal From
Best ever "doll/fairy" tree house
Comments about Product: Love love love this product. It is attractive for all to look at and very fun for my kids (boys and girls) to play with. It is a little challenging to assemble as the holes don't always line up perfectly, but since it is a tree fort, you can modify the design in many ways to suit your preferences.
By Julie From
Be aware before buying
Comments about Product: We purchased the Tree Fort Super Saver. As I've learned from past Magic Cabin purchases, everything shown in the photo may not be included. This time, though, some of the accessories weren't even available for purchase. I wouldn't show accessories that can't even be purchased!Also, our beds, while serviceable, are not the hollowed-out logs shown in the photo. Those are much cuter than the ones we received.
By Mom From
Comments about Product: The package came badly damaged. A new product was to be shipped yesterday, but I do not yet have confirmation of that fact. Very disappointed. Very expensive toy, and now it might not even be here before Christmas. I will likely not return as a customer unless this is made right, promptly.
By M FromMequon WI
Comments about Product: price is too much for this product. But it is cute. If I had more time I would have made my own.
By Stephanie of the Pacific Northwest FromPortland, OR
Sweet Little Animals
Comments about Product: These are really sweet little wooden animals. I wouldn't have bought them if I just saw them on their own, but coupled with the little forest family and seeing the little forest family kid sitting on one of them, I could see what a perfect addition to a little forest family environment they would be. Useful (i.e., that they could be ridden), and totally adorable.
By Becky FromEugene, OR
wonderful creative toy
Comments about Product: If I had tried to assemble this, I would likely have been very frustrated because of the imprecise nature of its construction. This toy is clearly made for creative assembly and allows for many different configurations. My seven year old daughter and five year old son assembled it in 20 minutes and although it looks different from the photo, it is perfect! They love it and have adored creating their own gnome home. My daughter even made gnomes out of pipe cleaners because we didn't get the dolls. This set is for the creative-minded and not for precise follow-the-instructions type. We adore it.
By peg Fromlong branch new jersey
Best toy I ever bought
Comments about Product: I bought the original version of this about 9 years ago for my first grandaughter...now all 7 of them play with it and love it. It stirs their imagination just the way one would want it to. It is a castle, a tree house, a pirate ship, a fort....all kinds of dolls and creatures live there. we make "additions" and our own furniture. it is the best money I ever spent for a toy.
By PeterF FromNew York, NY
Great play value, but be warned....
Comments about Product: This dollhouse treehouse does have great play value. My 6 yr old daughter loves it and it definitely sparks her creativity and imagination.
HOWEVER, what the others have said is true: The assembly instructions are barely sufficient. Many parts arrived broken. I was never able to figure out how some of the accessories fit into it.
I know we could have exchanged it, but it really wasn't worth the trouble. I am reasonably handy and was able to fix all broken bits with some wood glue and some extra dowel pins I had. My daughter enjoyed helping figure out how to assemble it and deciding what went where. She's also accessorized it herself with some green cloth and extra brass cabinet knobs we had around the house.
So if you're a bit handy with wood and look as this more as a crafts project than a finished product, then it's a 5 star toy. If that doesn't describe you then be aware that this product may not be appropriate and you'll find it frustrating.
By Laura E. FromHuntington Beach, California
Magical toy for my 4 yr and 6 yr olds!
Comments about Product: Bought this after seeing a friend's and the way her children used it for so many types of play. On a daily basis, my children find different toys to use, ways to make houses/beds for toys, hang fabric over it, and can use it 100 different ways. Very durable and so lovely to look at instead of plastic toys or dollhouses.
By Child at Heart FromBC, Canada
Like this toy!
Comments about Product: Just received the tree fort recently. I read all the reviews before buying and now here is my contribution!
First off, I bought the whole package: tree fort, the furniture sets, animals, and woodland friends, as well as a set of fairy family dollhouse dolls, and a 36-piece pioneer miniature dollhouse accessory set. I decided it was better to splurge for a complete package than have a incomplete toy.
I couldn't decide which dolls to get so I got both the woodland friends set as well as the fairy family dollhouse dolls, and now that I have seen them I prefer the fairy family overall, though they are more expensive. However I may keep looking around for other options or try making my own, since cute faces are so important to me and the dolls don't have the attention to detail in the faces that I would ideally like to see. It is good to have dolls with bendable bodies for this tree fort though (which both those sets have), to be able to sit in the swing, hang onto things, or sit in the chairs etc. The woodland friends have bendable bodies but their clothes are a little stiff, and they don't stand, while the fairy family does. The fairy family is a little oversized but they still work (see my note on how I set it up below).
If someone would be upset by a piece of split wood, chipped bark or variable product from the pictures they might do better to look elsewhere than this tree fort. My package had all of these things. But since the pieces are organic it actually didn't matter. The split was in a stair piece which you actually don't notice. The bark was off a furniture piece you don't notice either. The two bigger beds had come unglued (by the way they are different than the photo now, they are a plank with a circular headboard and footboard), but since they were too small for the dolls anyway, I use these pieces for other things (stepping stones, a plank bridge etc.). Since they are organic shapes, there is so much flexibility for their use.
The directions are black and white photocopied photos which are too tiny to see properly and, I agree, are not very helpful. But they give an orientation to start off with. Right away I noticed that some of my preassembled sections were assemble backwards to those shown in the pictures, but it didn't matter. Basically they are components that can be assembled many different ways, which I have come to believe is one of the absolute strengths of this toy.
To get the most out of this be sure to leave time for assembly. Do not plan to do this late Christmas eve when exhausted. But it is fun assembly, not frustrating. A bit like a functional design question. I tried about six different ways before settling on an optimal set-up. My prefect set-up will need an extra drilled hole or two for the bolts, but that is no problem for us.
The preassembled pieces are basically to be stacked on top of eachother. But they do not have to be directly stacked on top of eachother, they can extend off to one side, jutt out, etc. One preassembled stack is too small to accommodate the fairy family standing, but was great for a side bower/seat/shelf next to the living area.
I got the pioneer accessories which were great for the little bowls, apples, baskets etc, although we do not need all the things in the set at all. Some of the small things (e.g. like the little bowls and apples) might be a challenge for younger hands, but do add to charm.
Even though the fairy family are bigger, they can sit at the chairs etc. They do not fit properly in the beds, and there are not enough beds for a family of five anyway, so you could skip this if you want and use soft wool or material for the figures to sleep on. The wooden animals could easily be replaced with any little toy animals you can find at home/near you. I do think it is important one way or another though to have furniture/ objects to set up in the fort. So if you don't get the complete set, have a plan for what you will use instead.
I took another reviewer's advice and bought greenery and silk flowers to decorate the fort, and this definitely adds to it (no greenery comes with it). It's not expensive to do, and I recommend it.
From examining the pictures I can see the tree fort has changed over time in terms of exact product, but the concept is the same.
Another note: I ordered this from Magic Cabin and then saw one in a local store. The one in the store had a piece that wobbled, and I could see that maybe there is variety in terms of quality control. However the one I got assembled solidly.
Overall I am pleased with this toy. It appeals to all (my husband likes it, which says something) and is winning in the charm of the wood in organic shapes. Although a substantial outlay of money, I think it will last a long time and get extended use. I really like that it is wood and not plastic, rounded and not linear. The ability to change and rebuild the fort in different configurations is really fun and will be great for teaching children about building and spaces and design. A multi-use toy for sure.
Hope this review helps you!
By Rachel FromSan Diego, CA
amazing creative dollhouse!
Comments about Product: Both my daughter and I absolutely love this toy! She uses it with her polly pockets, and any other little doll that comes around. The instructions are useless, but my nine-year-old daughter figured out how to put it together by herself, and all I had to do was tighten the screws. The beauty of this toy is that it can be construction many ways, and changed as she feels the need. I added some simple decorations to make it look more tree-like, including moss covered fake rocks and little fake flowers and reindeer moss. The bushes are on little pegs that fit right into the extra holes, and can be moved when we want to puts something else in an empty space. The way the staircase came was not very stair-like, just a bunch of pieces of wood on a stick, so I took it apart and glued it into a curvy staircase, and added some landscaping. This toy even inspired my daughter to ask for a garden for the dolls, which I gladly created for her. I have included some pictures to help inspire!
By Paul E. FromAlabama
Quality construction...daughter loves it
Comments about Product: Our daughter asked for the tree fort for Christmas and has really enjoyed it. It was a little difficult at first to set up due to poor instructions (and the fact that it was 1:00 am Christmas morning) but after examining the parts it's really not too bad to assemble. You can assemble it different ways, and if you use your imagination and not try to get it exactly like the picture it's quite easy. We were missing the animals with our order and Magic Cabin shipped it to us [...]...really great customer service! The quality of this product is very good and it should last for years. Would reccomend for sure and will order from Magic Cabin again.
By Philly mom FromPhiladelphia, PA
cool toy, but broken out of the box
Comments about Product: The sad part about this toy was that it was a santa gift that when opened to assemble the day before christmas - it was broken, the main wood piece split right down the middle. My husband luckily knows wood and glued it together so it went under the tree. The bad part is because we had put it all together, we didn't think we could exchange it or return it.
The design idea is wonderful, but in my opinion, due to the quality, it is overpriced.
The kids however love this toy. My other complaint is that it is HUGE- again, if my kids were writing this review there likely would be only positive comments and that's why I gave it 4 stars. It is pretty awesome stuff once assembled. They have played with it for HOURS.
By parentof4 FromThe South
Great Tree Fort Kit
Comments about Product: This tree fort is so neat! I love that it is made from real tree trunks and that it can be put together multiple ways. My kids have loved playing with it. It's funny but it also appeals to adults. I have had multiple adults/parents comment that they would love to play with it too. That makes for a great imaginative parent/child play time. I would definitely recommend this product.
By Merrily FromHinesburg, Vermont
Tree Fort fun, but surprising oversights
Comments about Product: This tree fort was basically well made and my grandchildren like it. I was disappointed, however, that some of the parts will need to be re-glued or have different holes drilled. For this price, I would have expected better quality control. It is not worth the expense to send it back. I will fix it myself. These errors have not prevented my grandchildren from enjoying imaginative play with this tree house.
By karliegirl FromYork, PA
Comments about Product: I had my eye on the tree fort for a long time. I'm very glad we invested in it. All the children in my home enjoy playing with it. We have it on a table so four children can play around it at a time. It is attached with velcroe because it is heavy.
By cbf FromSeaford, DE
Magical Christmas Gift
Comments about Product: Our daughter loves this!
By Grandparent FromDallas, TX
Tree fort assembly
Comments about Product: I would very much like to meet the person who can assemble this product in 30 minutes. It took me hours and I have had a lot of "assembly" experience.
By jsweeney17 Fromvirginia
product good - presentation awful!
Comments about Product: Very difficult to assemble - had to dissassemble before assembly. instructions and drawings hard to folow, and I am a pro at this stuff.
By Mother kim FromRedwood city ca
A forest of fun!
Comments about Product: My daughter loves this! She like to rebuild the tree house into new configurations. This is easy for my 8 year old. We also bought the furniture with the house. Most of the furniture was broken and had to be glued. Also there isn't enough pieces to furnish things properly. My daughter uses pieces from another doll house and has collected pebbles to make more furniture.
By a Mom FromDenver
Comments about Product: This is a beautiful set that can be put together in a variety of ways for endless imaginative play. [...]
By Krystal the Artist FromCentral Texas
Excellent--fun, creative, and durable.
Comments about Product: We adore this thing--used as a "fairy house" in my home. I bought it when my eldest daughter was 3. She's 8 now, and she and her 3-year old sister play with it daily. Over the course of several moves and a very destructive toddler, I think one piece of wood has split--but even that's not an issue, as we wrapped it with hemp twine and it simply adds to the overall visual aesthetic! I agree that the instructions are fairly useless. However, those who are complaining about that are missing the point that this toy is an open-ended building concept. There is no one-right-way to put it together. We have constructed it multiple ways, multiple times, and that just adds to its interest. Instead of the woodland family, I bought the Kathe Kruse Fairy Family Collection, and we have the furniture set as well. Recently, I went to the local craft store and bought a pack of green wool roving for "leaves"; several different types of ribbons; and some silk flowers to "spruce up" the fairy home, and it was a total hit. I initially cringed at the purchase price of this toy, but it's incredibly worth it in terms of play value, beauty, and inspiring creativity.
By J & B FromSeattle, WA
Great Christmas Gift
Comments about Product: This exceeded our expectations. To help with the expense - we joined with their other grandparents to give this gift. Provides hours of imaginative, quiet playtime - very much worth the money.
By Elf Family FromSt. Paul, Minnesota
Comments about Product: I have two boys (age 5 and 9) who received this for Christmas. It actually had the ability to captivate and encouraged hours of non-electronic play. We got the cable car kit which can attach to the tree fort and other objects in the room to transport rocks or other treasures back and forth. My boys intend to play with this fort with their Star Wars toys and other action figures (they thought it was straight out of Endor or Lord of the Rings).
By Lauren FromOceanside NY
Comments about Product: You really need to mark the pieces and give better directions hours were spent on this and we still dont know if its righ
By Rockin MOM FromPonte Vedra Beach, FL
Heirloom Quality Incredible Toy!
Comments about Product: This is a great toy! My daughters use with fairies, gnomes & animals in all sorts of fanciful stories. Currently being used as Santa's elves workshop in readiness for the Christmas Holidays. :D
By madtown mom FromMadison, WI
Still a favorite after 3 years
Comments about Product: Glad to see this is still available. We bought one 3 or 4 years ago. We keep it on the porch. It is a kid magnet. Everyone (kids especially) who comes over loves it and loves playing with it. It is still in working order after years of hard play. The twine recently broke, but after years of sheltered outdoor use, this didn't seem a big deal and easy to replace. I highly recommend this product for girls and boys.
By Marie FromCT
Great Creative Play!
Comments about Product: We just bought this from a local store and came online to buy a second one for friends. It is very large and fabulous! We have had up to 4 children playing with this around a table. There is plenty of space so that each child can have some room. Regarding the other review, the reason it might be considered 'flimsy' is that it is supposed to be moved and rearranged into different formats/layouts as the children play. It is well made and high quality wood with a beautiful finish. The peices are 'loose' and not fixed in place although you could do that with wood glue we won't because it will ruin the child's ability to manipulate the house as they see fit. A wonderful toy!
By Waldorf Mom FromArvada, CO
Comments about Product: The pieces fall apart really easy. For the amount of money it cost I wish it came w/ some fun pieces to play with in the fort (i.e. fairies, baskets, animals).
Send a quick note to friends and family members to let them know your child would love this!
My child is wishing and hoping and dreaming of this. They would be just thrilled to find it under the Christmas tree!