My six year old granddaughter, water, and Barbie dolls...I couldn't go wrong with that combination. I bought this pool for my, then 5 1/2 year old granddaughter, last Chriatmas. She loved it and plays with it often, usually with 5 or 6 Barbies at a time in the pool, which she calls a "Hot Tub". Once in a while Ken gets invited in and it has held up well. Great imagination toy.