I was looking for something that our grandchildren (boys and girls) would play with and this was what I chose. What a terrific toy this has turned out to be! Large and sturdy, this stable keeps them all entertained. I purchased horses and farm animals for the little ones to play barnyard, while the older kids use dinosaurs, Barbies and even GI Joes when playing with the stable. A great choice for all you grandparents out there!