What would happen if children were in charge of designing our homes? You’d have edible chocolate walls and enjoy your own petting zoo run by the legendary David Attenborough.

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Forget pots and pans – if kids’ dreams of a perfect home came true, traditional kitchens would be replaced with a sweet shop and ice cream parlour, a survey has found.

In fact, 60% of youngsters aged between three and 11 would want unlimited access to sugary treats, according to a nationwide survey of over 2,000 children by Censuswide, on behalf of home builder Strata.

The developer got some surprising – and not so surprising – responses when children were asked to let their imagination run wild and describe their perfect home.

One in four want a water park in their garden, while a similar number wish for a zoo filled with exotic animals.

In a video, Strata asked pupils at Shobnall Primary School in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire: "If you could live in a super cool house, what would it be like?"

Here are some of their replies:

I would have a slide. I wouldn’t have a bed. My bed would be a swimming pool.”

For my kitchen, I would have a pizzeria and a McDonald's.

Cruz, 6, who wanted a home constructed with metal so it ‘can’t break’, said he also wanted a dozen toilets - "so I don’t have to wait in the queue".

Another youngster said he wanted a dinosaur “to scare all the baddies”.

Top 10 dream home features for kids:

Magic homework room that does school work for you Sausage-Llama as a pet
Water slide staircase so you never have to walk Trampoline floors to bounce room-to-room
Dinosaur park with its own scientist Petting zoo where David Attenborough works
House robot Shark tank
Christmas market all year around 12 toilets so no-one has to queue

What else did they want?

Living inside Disneyland is also a dream for most youngsters, as long as all the famous characters are there, and the rides are free.

Aside from Disneyland, almost one third of girls (32%) said they wanted to live in a beautiful castle at the top of a hill. Girls were also keen on having edible chocolate walls, covered in glitter and rainbows.

Boys, however, preferred the thought of living in a 'super-cool treehouse' made from multi-coloured building blocks.

If homes had special powers, invisibility, time travel and the ability to be teleported anywhere in the world - in just one second - were top choices.

And as for who they'd like to live with? Little yellow Minions, said one in three kids.Above: Shobnall Primary School pupils depicted their dream home for Strata's survey, including this original drawing from Ben (9)

Above and below: An artist's impression of kids' dream features in a home

If your children could design their own home, what features would they want?

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