KidKraft Playset Assembly Tips

Girl playing with dolls in front of dollhouse

Playset assembly can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be! In addition to the instructions that come with your KidKraft playset, these assembly tips can help make the process quick and frustration-free!

Level the Ground First

You can begin this step long before your playset is even delivered. In fact, we recommend getting it done in advance so that you can start building as soon as your playset arrives. To make sure you level a large enough area, look at the instructions for your playset online – simply find the product page for your playset model on our website and download the PDF. The instructions will include the exact measurements for the playset and the measurements for the recommended safety zone that should surround it. For tips on leveling the ground and a helpful how-to video, check out our full Guide to Installing a Backyard Playset!

Look at the Forecast

Most of your assembly will happen outdoors, so try to schedule your assembly days when the weather is nice. If you’ve got a week full of rainy days, it’s best to just wait to get started.

Budget Enough Time

Depending on the size of your playset, assembling a KidKraft Playset can take anywhere between 4 to 26 hours when you’ve got two people working. (You can find the estimate for your playset in the instructions.) So set aside a weekend or a few evenings to give yourself enough time to get the job done well!

Read All the Instructions

You’re way less likely to make frustrating mistakes if you read all the assembly instructions before you get started. And don’t worry, it won’t take that long. Just reading through quickly will give you a strong idea of what pieces will go where and the order in which you’ll complete each step. Remember, if you lose your paper copy, you can find full instructions for all of our current products online.

Inventory and Organize

We always recommend taking inventory of all your pieces and organizing them before you get started. Your instructions will have a detailed list of everything that’s included. Make sure you have everything you should before you start and organize them all into designated spots. Since you’re likely working outdoors, you may find it helpful to organize all of your pieces on a porch, deck, or tarp to help ensure no hardware or small pieces get lost in the grass. Bowls and buckets can help with this too.

On the off chance that you are missing a piece or something is damaged, get in touch with us right away, and we’ll send you a replacement part ASAP.

Have the Right Tools & A Friend

With your instructions read and your pieces organized, you’re ready to get started! Most KidKraft playsets require at least two people for the assembly process, so make sure you’ve got some help lined up before you start. A few extra hands won’t hurt either, especially if you have a larger playset. And if you don’t have your own power drill, make sure to borrow one from a friend.

Reach Out

Again, if you have any missing or damaged pieces, let us know ASAP so we can make it right! The easiest method is to fill out the form at If you have any other questions, email us at or call us at 1-800-933-0771. We’re always here to help!