Calico Critters Playtable
Update: A reader has brought our attention to a smell/odour issue with some of the tables. Apparently some of the more recent versions of the table off-gas a terrible paint odour. I’ll keep you up to date if we hear anything from the manufacturers but at present we can’t recommend the table in it’s present state.
The Official Calico Critters Playtable from International Playthings is a beautiful wooden table, decorated with images of the cute critters as well as love hearts and flowers.
The play table allows kids to play with the Critters at arm height without bending over all the time and gives them greater access to the inside of the houses and all the details that the Calico Critters range offers.
The table is designed to place one of the Calico Critters houses on the top, and seems well suited to the highly popular Deluxe Village House, Cozy Cottage or the Townhouse. The Manor and the Treehouse are a little too big and won’t leave too much room to play around the house.
Calico Critters Playtable Details
The table measures 24 inches wide by 24 inches long and is 24 inches high. Made of wood it is of a sturdy construction and installation requires you put it together with 64 individual screws, so plan ahead if it is for a gift or get a handy partner or neighbor to give you a hand (a power screwdriver would also help).
The table comes with a pull out drawer so you can sore all the little bits and pieces that come with the Critter sets when they are not being used.
We would also recommend buying a plastic storage/sewing box with lots of little compartments so your child can store the pieces and then slip that into the drawer so things don’t get messy inside.
The table is beautifully decorated with cartoon images of a number of familiar Calico Critters characters that span across the sides and down the legs of the white table. The table top surface is decorated with a floor plan of a home so your child can place their own house design on top, simply arrange furniture sets on there or fit one of the existing Calico Critter houses on top.
Around the outside of the table top there is a slightly raised ridge so things don’t fall off the edge easily.
You can tell that International Playthings have put a lot of thought into the table and its the perfect size for young children to play by themselves or with another friend.
What Others Are Saying
- “The drawer is large and the edges keep things from ending up on the floor. We have the large house with the green roof and it just fits with a little room all around. You could also just use the table to play without a house as there is a scene painted on the table.”
- “A must have for all Calico Critters lovers…just the right height for your little ones…well made…lots of screws 64 to be exact…it won’t fall apart that’s for sure!”
- “The table is a must have for calico critter fans. A dollhouse at table level is easier to play with. Plus with all of the teenie tiny pieces, they are much less likely to get lost since they will not end up on the floor.”
- “My tall 3 year old and gigantic 4.5 year old can easily play with it and there is plenty of room to grow.”
Calico Critters Playtable Overall Rating
Size: Small enought to fit in just about any area to ensure kids have a space of their own but can house alot of Critters and their things.
Style: Gorgeous printed decorations on white paint. Simple and elegant sytle that won’t date like so many other garish pink plastic toys.
Durability: Wood construction with 64 screws. It will last.
The table is beautiful, functional and durable. What else could you ask for? If you have the space then it would be a wonderful addition to any little girl’s room.
Where To Find It: We recommend purchasing from Amazon because they offer a great price, service and free shipping on this item.