Most 2 year old children love play kitchens. They love watching what goes on in the household and mimicking this as part of their play.
Play kitchens sound expensive, but they don’t have to break the bank. We’ve found some great budget play kitchens for under £50 – and some for as little as £15!
Cheaper play kitchens tend to be this price because they are slightly less sturdy than more expensive ones. They tend to be made from plastic, whereas wooden play kitchens are more expensive – this isn’t necessarily a bad thing because plastic play kitchens are easy to clean and come in a range of colours. Cheaper play kitchens may also have less accessories, although the play kitchens featured here include everything a 2 year old needs to have lots of fun.
Although play kitchens are great for 2 year olds, nearly all of them are “not recommended for children under 36 months”. We only recommend play kitchens that are actually approved for 2 year old children.
Affordable play kitchens under £40
Ecoiffier Pro Cook Kitchen – *Our favourite*
The Ecoiffier Pro Cook Kitchen is fantastic value and one of the most attractive-looking play kitchens in this price range. It’s a nice red play kitchen with green accessories.
You get a lot for your money, with a big oven, 3-ring hob, extractor hood, clock, shelves, hooks and plenty of utensils including a saucepan, mixing ball, muffin tin, whisk, slotted strainer, stirring spoon, fork and knife.
- Plenty of food and utensils
- Complete with 15 accessories
- Measures 56 x 28.5 x 75.5 cm
- Bright and colourful to appeal to 2 year olds
- Recommended for children aged 18 months up to 5 years
- Made from sturdy plastic, easily wipe clean
Puppy Lane Play Kitchen Set with Mouse
The Puppy Lane Kitchen Set and Mouse is quite cute-looking and comes complete with a little furry mouse that lives inside the cooker! It comes with a cooker, washing machine and 4-ring hob. It even has some extra worktop space.
This play kitchen doesn’t come with as many accessories as some, but the units are printed with some lovely details that will appeal to your 2 year old’s imagination. It matches other toys and accessories in the Puppy Lane range.
- Includes cooker, washing machine, 4-ring hob and Pip the mouse
- Easy to assemble, high quality board-lock construction
- easures 48.2 x 37.8 x 11.4 cm
- Approved for 2 year old children and older
Chicco Talking Kitchen Sound Toy
The Chicco Talking Kitchen Sound Toy is a bit smaller than the other play kitchens recommended above, but it makes up for this with lights and sounds. It features a sink, oven, blender, toaster, clock and 6 accessories.
This educational play kitchen is designed to help your 2 year old develop language skills in a playful and stimulating way. The kitchen has 3 play modes: Learning (educational songs), Music (fun tunes) and Imagination (kitchen-related sound effects).
- 5 removable accessories
- 3 play modes: Learning, Music and Imagination
- Comes complete with 3 AA 1.5v batteries
- Measures 19 x 41 x 39 cm
- Bilingual in English and French
- Lights and sounds
- Ideal for 2 year old children (aimed at 1-3 year olds)
Willing to spend a bit more?
The play kitchens featured above are our favourites under £50. If you’re willing to spend a bit more then you can buy some fantastic play kitchens: