Pretend Play Kitchens

You might think that playsets designed to reinforce certain gender-specific stereotypes would have fallen out of fashion these days? But, in fact, quite the reverse; play kitchens and pretend cookware have never been so popular.

Maybe it’s the popularity of ‘foody’ programmes on TV such as Bake-Off and Masterchef that have spurred renewed interest? Or, maybe, it’s just an acceptance that kids like to role play in a domestic setting?

Anyway, no matter, there are loads of different play sets to choose from priced from around £48 and upwards and in lots of styles too.

Mini play kitchen
Wooden Mini Kitchen
Just the right size for small hands with all they need to kick-off their culinary adventure. Comprises a mini-oven, hob and splashback with hooks and a clock.
The pans and utensils are included too.
W30 × D23 × H46 cm
£350 from
Kid's multi-feature play kitchen

Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen – a versatile play set for toddlers with a drinks machine, oven and storage. W102 × D35 × H102 cm. £109.99 from

Corner style play kitchen

Kidkraft Grand Gourmet Kitchen – a corner-style play kitchen with all they need for fun and imaginative play. W91 × D92 × H91 cm. £244.99 from

See Also
Play sweet shop
Pretend Play Shops
Doll's house with pink roof
Doll Houses