Our Calico Critters Adventure Treehouse review covers one of my daughter’s favorite Calico Critter playsets from 2013’s wave of releases. Designed specifically for the Calico Critters children figures the tree is smaller than the earlier treehouse (released a few years ago) and is more of a playhouse than a home.
Let’s take a closer look:
Calico Critters Adventure Treehouse Review
The Adventure Treehouse features a small wooden cabin placed on top of a sculpted tree which sits on a base of grass. There are three distinct levels on the tree and lots of places for the Critters to interact and have fun.
The cabin can be removed from the tree and placed elsewhere, allowing for increased playability. This is a wonderful asset to the set. Children can play with their critters both in the tree and in the cabin separately, and both components can be placed easily amongst children’s existing Critter houses or structures.
In addition it would make a perfect first set, combining a natural “organic” element with a small “critter-made” house is a large part of the appeal of Calico Critters. The ability to customize the set in this way ensures its longevity with children.
The tree itself is where all the action happens. The three levels feature a slide, a large deck, a swing and a pulley to lift various items in a bucket. While the lower level is open the second level could be used as a small living space and the upper level has space to house the log cabin or act as a large play deck if the cabin is removed. The upper level also includes a beautiful bird house – with a hole in the shape of a Critter head, and a wooden tree-ladder for critters to climb up to the upper level treetop canopy.
Calico Critters Adventure Treehouse | Our Verdict:
The set is wonderful to look at and play with. It is clear that alot of thought has gone into the Adventure Treehouse and personally I can see why my daughter desires it so much. It adds an organic element to her existing collection and a place for her critter children to play amongst nature.
About the only fault I have with it is the steepness of the slide. As you can see from the image on the right it is a pretty scary ride down! My daughter didn’t seem to mind and the critters certainly fly down fast but we’ve heard no complaints from them as yet 🙂
Another feature of the Adventure treehouse is that it can be combined with the Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge Set. In one of the images below you can see that it fits in well with the larger Log Cabin set, though if I had a choice between the two I would take the Treehouse every time for its beautiful design and style.
The set measures 13 inches high by 11.5 inches wide and 15 inches deep and as with most Calico Critters playsets it doesn’t come with any figures.
You can purchase the Adventure Playset from Amazon who have an extensive range of Calico Critters playsets and families. If you are in Europe or Australia you can purchase the set, known as the Sylvanian Families Children’s Treehouse from Amazon UK.
Calico Critters Adventure Image Gallery
Adventure Treehouse Video
Calico Critters is known as Sylvanian Families in the UK and the brand is very big over there. They often release videos for their major products and I found one for the Treehouse. Enjoy!
The 2013 Calico Critters families are:
- Chihuahua Dog Family
- Outback Koala Family
- Border Collie Family
- Hopper Kangaroo Family
Vehicles and Playsets include:
- Adventure Treehouse
- Lakeside Lodge Cabin
- Burger Cafe
Outback Koala Family
Mother, Sheila owns her own eco-friendly shop. Father, Bruce is the leader of the Cloverleaf Corners Environmental Awareness Society. Sister, Adelaide wants to start her own eco-fashion company when she grows up.
Baby Brother, Joey is very attached to his Mother and loves playing outside.
Mother, Carmen is Cloverleaf Corners’ top wedding planner.
Father, Cesar is the best wedding photographer in town. Sister, Eva loves to read and is incredibly smart! Brother, Pablo loves playing sports, especially football.
Chihuahua Dog Twins
Pedro spends the day playing with his toy blocks and trains. Lola loves to color with crayons and decorate her pictures with stickers and glitter.
Chocolate Labrador Triplets
Dylan is energetic and loves to jump around all day. Helena loves to sing! Her family wakes up to her singing a new song each morning. Piper Jane is always smiling and happy. She is very fun to be around and she always tries to make you laugh.
Oinks Pig Triplets
Marcus is very active and loves to run around and play outside all day. Rosie loves to help her mother bake yummy treats. Lisa loves playing with jigsaw puzzles!
Melissa & Melody’s Baby Bath Time
Bath time is always super fun!
Includes Sunshine Bears Melissa & Melody, bath tub, changing table, laundry basket, pajamas with matching head wrap, rinse cup, rubber ducky, bear bottle of body wash, bear bottle of shampoo, bottle of Lotion, container of powder, wash cloth with hand strap, sponge, towel, and bath rug.
Calico Critter families love when the Ice Cream Truck rolls into town!
Includes soft serve ice cream machine, 2 ice cream cone holders, 3 scoops of ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), 3 waffle cups, 2 waffle bowls, 3 servings of soft ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, vanilla/chocolate mix), 3 waffle cones with 1 scoop of ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), 1 waffle cone with 2 scoops of ice cream (chocolate & vanilla), ice cream scooper, 2 spoons, ice cream menu, and decorative stickers.
Truck measures 5.5″ x 10.5″ x 5.5″.
Best place to enjoy a delicious meal with the family and catch up with friends! Includes kitchen counter with skillet, counter with fries tray, ordering counter, 2 tables, 6 chairs, 6 trays, cash register, fountain drink dispenser, 4 cups, 4 cup tops, 5 burgers, 4 packs of fries, 4 cartons for fries, fries scooper, lettuce/tomato, burger patty, 2 burger buns, burger stick, salt shaker, spatula, bag of food, step stool for drive-thru window, visor, 6 napkins, menu, café awning, café sign, engraved welcome sign, easel back sign, and decorative stickers.
Burger Cafe measures 11″ x 8.5″ x 6″.
Critters have tons of fun playing in the tree house! Features cabin, slide, sundeck, swing, and pulley!
Also includes tree trunk & grass base, 2 tree branches, tree stem for pulley, 2 railings, and 2 ladders.
Adventure Tree House measures 13″ x 11.5″ x 15″.
Critter Families love to relax and unwind at the beautiful Lakeside Lodge. With so many entertaining and exciting features, the fun never ends!
Includes sun deck & hot tub, hot tub cover with shower head & knobs, 2 hammocks, ladder, 3 hot tub railings, and 5 balcony railings.
Lodge measures 14″ x 7.5″ x 11″.