Cubby houses give little ones their own place to grow and develop through pretend and imaginative play. Rather than provide children with pre-established playsets that guide them through scripted tasks, cubby houses offer the backdrop for imaginations to soar. During pretend play, children develop social knowledge and understanding through peer negotiation and role play. Successful passage through this developmental period sets the tone for future problem-solving prowess and organic creativity.
With a backyard and family of our own, we didn’t want to miss out on this ultimate developmental tool. We wanted a timber cubby house for our Melbourne home. When we set out to purchase this memory-making fixture for our little one, however, the process was a nightmare, and so Bubby Cubby was born.
We set out to provide Australian families with a streamlined local source for children’s cubbies and outdoor play equipment. Frustrated with international market pitfalls including lead time and foreign warranty protection, we’ve positioned ourselves as authorised domestic dealers of the world’s top play structure products. All products are made or stored here in Australia and covered by Australian warranties.
Where plastic cubbies are less expensive and commonly seen at daycare centres, medical practices, and cafes; wooden cubby houses let Melbourne families build bigger and taller. Ideal for high-traffic cubbies and older kids, the sturdier material can withstand weight, the elements, and require as much building skills as IKEA furniture. Properly maintained, a timber cubby house can last through multiple childhoods.
Our selection of design options includes small, medium, and large floor plans. Medium and large wooden cubby houses often have premium features. Some offer two-storey play where a ball or sand pit sits under the cubby’s cabin, while others attach a swing-set. Specific tastes and layout needs are satisfied with our custom-build service. We’ll work with your available space to design and build a bespoke timber cubby house sure to impress and entertain.
When selecting a cubby house kit, your Melbourne yard’s size and shape are key. Outdoor play equipment should have 1-2 metres open space around the entire perimeter. This leaves space for running feet, daring tricks, and easy access. If your timber cubby house includes a swing-set attachment, allow additional free space as possible.
Whether it’s built here or stored from leading international brands, your child’s safety is our priority. These Cubbies are quality tested for sturdiness and design safety. Each unit has passed an evaluation to withstand our harsh climate, and all Plum® Play wooden products are specially treated to resist pests.
Cubby house kits arrive in Melbourne with detailed assembly instructions. Typically, all that’s needed is a screwdriver, preferably powered. Alternatively, we can suggest builders for on-site assembly. Contact our team for assistance selecting the perfect cubby.
Typically, cubby houses and other outdoor play equipment are processed and dispatched 24-36 hours after payment with shipping cost and estimated delivery varied based on the item and postal code. Items shipped to Melbourne are expected between 2-5 business days. We accept all major forms of electronic funds transfer and offer Layby and ZipPay to help make purchasing wooden cubby houses manageable on every budget.