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35 Well-Built Train Sets for Toddlers (Safe and Durable)

Trains fascinate young children and they also give that chance for encouraging pretend play. Excite their imaginations with this list of train toys for toddlers which contains the very simple first trains to the exciting large sets with crossings. Some made in wood, some plastic but all ideal for your young child.

Diy Cardboard Train

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Train Set

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Train Set

Melissa & Doug are well known for their quality wooden toy sets, and this particular one definitely lives up to expectations. Containing over 30 accessories and a whopping 100 track sections, this train set allows for multiple different configurations! Both passenger trains and freight trains are included in this brilliant set.

$125.99


Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Boat & Sea Set

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Boat & Sea Set

Thomas the Tank Engine is one of the world’s favorite and most familiar trains. If you know for a fact that your kid loves him more than anything else, this is your chance to make them very happy. Not only can the motorized Thomas ride the rails, he can power the ship as it crosses the ocean.

$34.99


Metropolis City Life Super Highway Wooden Railway Train Set

Metropolis City Life Super Highway Wooden Railway Train Set

Ahh the metropolis: busy, bustling and full of life. Wooden in construction, this train toy set included tracks, trains, vehicles, people and so many other accessories that multiple children will be able to contribute to the fun at any one time! Compatible with other train sets, this is only the beginning.

$39.97


Play22 Wooden Train Set

Play22 Wooden Train Set

If your little one has access to a train set, they are going to need some trains. From Play22 comes these wooden trains that will bring any set of tracks to life in no time at all. With 3 engines included and a variety of different carriages, the set will bring new excitement to their playtime.

$19.99


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset

Some children are just too small to play with big train sets, but don’t worry, they can still have just as much fun. Thanks to Vtech, your own mini train spotter can have access to a colorful and creative set that is absolutely filled with interactive features and fun.

$49.99


KAJA Wooden Train Track Set

KAJA Wooden Train Track Set

Instead of your kid playing on the floor, raise them up to a higher level with this play table. Children can use their creativity to build and design their very own train set that they can use whenever they want. Colorful and full of accessories, it will bring them much happiness.

$89.99


Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station

Brought to us by both Thomas & Friends, and Fisher Price, this super station truly is super. Filled with iconic and memorable locations from the Thomas universe, the set itself can be configured in multiple different ways! You can even purchase more engines to improve the fun that can be had.

$94.00


Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price TrackMaster Railway Race Set

Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price TrackMaster Railway Race Set

Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his pals have a lot of good times together, and one of their favorite pastimes is racing. If you know that your train mad toddler would love to race their own engines, choose one of these railway race sets that will allow them to do exactly that.

$99.99

Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price Railway Pals Rescue Tower

Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price Railway Pals Rescue Tower

Are you reaching that special time in which you introduce your child to their very first train set? How exciting! Use every child’s favorite engine to make the process more fun, and take a look at this Thomas & Friends rescue tower that has been filled with interactive, educational activities.

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Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Twisting Tornado Set

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Twisting Tornado Set

Oh no! Thomas & his friends have been hit with a tornado! Thomas himself looks very surprised as he chugs along the track thanks to the included motor; and when he reaches the shed, so does the tornado. Kids will love to watch as Thomas and the shed spin around in the windy weather.

$78.83


Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Flying Scotsman

Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Flying Scotsman

You can’t go wrong with train toys for toddlers and this Flying Scotsman edition of the famous Thomas the Tank Engine franchise is no exception. Complete with two tenders, this train can connect to other wooden railway engines from the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway train sets.

$289.95


Wooden Toy Train Track / 90 Piece Creative Play Table Set

Wooden Toy Train Track / 90 Piece Creative Play Table Set

This striking 90 piece train playset comes with a large play board containing silk-screened landscaping and scenery giving a smooth running surface. There are beech wood tracks and magnetic four car trains. Its easy to assemble and has curbed edges for safety. Compatible with Thomas and Friends, Brio and other train sets.

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Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure Eight Train Set

Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure Eight Train Set

This solid wood construction train set is ideal for toddlers. There are 20 pieces of track for the little ones to build with and a wooden engine with coal car. The toy is compatible with other popular wooden railway systems and will have them puffing their way around tracks within minutes.

$20.79

Bigjigs Rail My First Wooden Train Set

Bigjigs Rail My First Wooden Train Set

It’s always important to think where train toys for toddlers are sourced from and with this product you can be sure it’s made from high quality responsibly sourced materials. The 20 piece set has 8 wooden track pieces, an engine, 2 carriages and a free standing house for added fun.

$21.50


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Chug and Go Railroad Train Set

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Chug and Go Railroad Train Set

This smart wheels train set comes in bold vivid colors which toddlers will adore. The cheerful electronic train introduces your child to time concepts, colors and can greet your child in 4 different languages. The train has a light up button which plays 3 sing-along tunes for your child’s amusement.

$38.60


Melissa & Doug Stacking Train Wooden Toddler Toy

Melissa & Doug Stacking Train Wooden Toddler Toy

Ideal for 2 years and up, this wooden train set helps toddlers develop fine motor skills with its fun set of colored shapes to place on the train. There are 15 wooden blocks to place for color and shape recognition practice or simply for play pretend fun.

$13.59


KidKraft Farm Train Set

KidKraft Farm Train Set

Amongst the varied collection of train toys for toddlers, this set excels by having brightly colored pieces and close attention to detail. There are 75 total pieces which include a long winding track, a molded drive-through mountain, smiling farmers, 3 horses and other farm animals to enjoy.

$133.57


CP Toys Musical Train

CP Toys Musical Train

This fun, Mexican style track has a train which plays 2 different tunes and which moves at 2 different speeds depending on which engineer is utilized. Although battery powered, the track can also be used for free wheeling play and the train has vivid whistling sounds when it travels.

$47.19


Hape Kids Wooden Railway Mighty Mountain Mine Set

Hape Kids Wooden Railway Mighty Mountain Mine Set

This beast amongst train toys for toddlers has a mountain mine design with rotating doors, conveyor belts, a repair station, bells, waterfalls and more. This all encourages kids to play pretend and build up stories around their play. The set also combines easily with Hape railway packs and is a prestigious 3 time award winner.

$169.44


Thomas the TrainTrackMaster Wild, Whirling Ol Wheezy Set

Thomas the TrainTrackMaster Wild, Whirling Ol Wheezy Set

Old toddler favorite Thomas the Tank Engine is back, this time with Ol’ Wheezy engine. It comes with a complete track layout and a motorized engine and station. This is a perfect addition to our other Thomas Trackmaster sets and will provide for hours of imaginative play.

$167.64


KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set

KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set

Wooden train toys for toddlers are always popular, just like this fun and colorful set. With 38 pieces and a long winding track, kids will spend hours supervising the trips of each train as well as the firehouse and gas station, complete with plastic molded roofs, which make this a great value set.

$19.46


The Little Conductor Battery Operated Train Set

The Little Conductor Battery Operated Train Set

This battery operated set will delight any toddler with its bold and striking colors and mobile train. Look out for the spinning mushroom with its funky effects. Made with little hands in mind, this train, suitable for ages 2 plus, is a link to pretend play, motivation, and social play activity

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Farm Train Set

Melissa & Doug Wooden Farm Train Set

All aboard the farm train! This delightful wooden set is a must have train toy for toddlers with its colorful engine and 3 interchangeable cars. Take the cows or milk to market by loading the train cars and even pretend to steer them. There’s plenty to learn with inspiration around animals and farms.

$19.99


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure

Join the treasure Mountain train adventure and get those wheels rolling. There’s a motorized freight train to watch as it chugs around the tracks, the hills and round to its own shed. The attached gold mine also includes rotating gears and a crane to help lift large rocks. More than 30 interconnecting pieces.

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Fisher-Price My First Thomas & Friends

Fisher-Price My First Thomas & Friends

Bright and bold, my first Thomas is a superb toy for the youngsters. The train’s rolling action is ideal for little hands and push along play. Thomas also lets people know he’s on the tracks with his press dome which gives off an old fashioned steam whistle.

$28.99


BRIO My First Railway Beginner Pack Train Set

BRIO My First Railway Beginner Pack Train Set

For the very young railway enthusiast comes this train toy for toddlers with its brightly colored train and special rainbow bridge. There are numerous track sections to take apart and put back together again in various track designs. Suitable for 18 months and up, this set is an ideal introduction to the world of trains.

$50.99


ActiviKid Wooden Train Set

ActiviKid Wooden Train Set

This classic early train set is perfect for young children to be introduced to the concept of toy trains. It operates as an early learning tool which encourages problem solving as well as hand-eye co-ordination and bonding. Their imagination will be lifted to new heights as they explore all 24 pieces.

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Thomas the Train Take-n-Play Rumbling Gold Mine Run

Thomas the Train Take-n-Play Rumbling Gold Mine Run

This Take-and-Play set is ideal for fast fold-out and rapid play. There’s a Thomas take away engine which can operate on the supplied turntable. A convenient carry handle means that your little one can take this toy to trusted friends houses. A great little toy that has brought enjoyment to many.

$77.77


KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

Not so much a train set as an entire town to play with. This train toy for toddlers has a massive 61 pieces included and as you can imagine this creates a long and winding track. There are 3 waterfalls and a lake, as well as a fire truck, police station and airport.

$40.97


Wooden Wonders Push-n-Pull Busy Barnyard Train

Wooden Wonders Push-n-Pull Busy Barnyard Train

This bright and funky train toy for toddlers brings a refreshing change with its bright and bold animals. Activity and exploration are encouraged by tugging the red rope or interacting with the various farm animals that are supplied. Pieces are from cuts of natural wood and are finished with safe, water based paint.

$14.99


Lewo Wooden Geometric Shapes Stacking Train

Lewo Wooden Geometric Shapes Stacking Train

There’s educational fun to be had with this bright train set. Kids can stack, build, roll and push this train with its 20 brightly colored wooden blocks. There are also 4 different shapes to choose from which allows for matching color and shape games to be played, utilizing fine motor skills.

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Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set

Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set

A gem amongst train toys for toddlers, this train set is made from beautiful beech wood and comes with 100 pieces. There’s a fun to play triple loop layout which includes 2 very versatile 3 way track pieces. Engines, coaches, bridge, buildings and vehicles are all included to add to the realism.

$39.99


WolVol Big Train Tracks Set

WolVol Big Train Tracks Set

This battery operated train set features a real working stop light. Simply putting the blocker down on this set will change the light to red and on lifting it will return to green. There are easy to assemble train tracks and pieces that will give your child hours of entertainment.

$29.89


Hape Wooden Railway Triple Play Wooden Train Set

Hape Wooden Railway Triple Play Wooden Train Set

When looking for train toys for toddlers, this offering is a great first step. The bright-faced engineer will delight kids and the pull cord will give them hours of entertainment as they drag the colorful train around. Non-toxic finishes and child safe materials make this perfect for any child aged 2 and above.

$23.99


BRIO Railway Set

BRIO Railway Set

Brio are well know for their train toys for toddlers and this set is at the top of the range. It contains a wooden engine and 2 wagons, all with tracks, ascending tracks, support pillars, railway station and trees. There’s a ton of fun here for the younger railway enthusiast.

$61.74


Maxim Enterprise Wooden Train Set

Maxim Enterprise Wooden Train Set

This wooden train set is manufactured from 100% hardwoods and comes with an engine and two wagons, a bridge crossing, trees and a house. Kids will have hours of fun sending the train round the wooden track adding sounds and everyday noises to the mix.

$24.99


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Choo-Choo Train Playset

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Choo-Choo Train Playset

This brightly colored train toy for toddlers is battery operated but has 13 interchangeable track pieces. There are also SmartPoints on the track where special sounds and effects are set off to enhance the experience. With a lift-up gate and motorized train this is one smart set.

$19.19


KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

This large and adventurous train toy for toddlers is a young kid’s dream. With special T-molded edges to prevent chipping, this large set is kept in prime condition with 3 durable red bins that slide under the table to hold sets not in use. It has a sturdy construction worthy of its large size.

$170.52


Hape Railway Crane & Cargo Train Set

Hape Railway Crane & Cargo Train Set

This excellent toy for kids has a working crane at its heart as the trains are headed for the docks. The set features several additional wooden pieces to expand your track pack collections and has a sturdy wooden design. This progressive set will delight younger train lovers.

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KidKraft Bucket Top Construction Train Set

KidKraft Bucket Top Construction Train Set

Coming in a handy storage bucket this train toy for toddlers has 61 pieces of track action. There’s a molded mountain complete with a moving crane and smiling townspeople, trees, street signs, and other fun accessories. The system is compatible with Thomas and Friends, Brio and other wooden train sets.

$43.27


Orbrium Toys Wooden Train Set

Orbrium Toys Wooden Train Set

This distinctive set comes with a royal blue bridge at its heart and a station and railroad crossing for added fun. Kids will love to play pretend with this 51 piece set which also has vehicles and buildings, trees and bushes. Let their mind expand with this fantastic train set.

$29.99


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Carry-All Cargo Train

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Carry-All Cargo Train

It’s time to whizz off to the learning zone with this neat little train set. This train toy for toddlers teaches the letter T and also includes 25 unique phrases and sounds such as the train rolling or turning the coal. Operated by 2xAAA batteries, there is an auto-save function to reduce power consumption.

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Hape Kids Wooden Railway Lazy Caterpillar Train Set

Hape Kids Wooden Railway Lazy Caterpillar Train Set

This groovy little train set based on a caterpillar will be loved by toddlers everywhere. Less restrictive than normal train sets, its vivid colors will inspire. The train is designed to complement a number of play styles and is sure to stir the imagination without reliance on more stand and watch sets.

$39.83


Hape-Hape Rail-My Little Railway Set Toy

Hape-Hape Rail-My Little Railway Set Toy

There are 3 smart pieces in this train toy for toddlers; namely, a lucky ladybug and friends train, a xylophone melody track and a money pop-up track. The graphics are printed on the wood with non-toxic child safe finishes so that inquisitive hands or mouths are still perfectly safe.

$64.99


Fisher-Price My First Thomas & Friends Destination Discovery

Fisher-Price My First Thomas & Friends Destination Discovery

This Thomas and Friends based set has a myriad of things to do. There’s Percy with his cargo car, and over 40 track pieces to play on. There are 9 activation points as well as a light-up Tidmouth shed. Music and sounds will teach kids about letters, numbers, directions and colors.

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30 Diy Train Toys, Activities and Crafts

Alphabet Train Activity

Alphabet Train Activity

The best creative games are always fun to play and educational to the child but the best don’t need to be complex. This blog piece will teach a simple letter game that is based on a train and will provide your toddler and yourself with some much needed fun and relaxation whilst still learning.

Easy DIY Paper Train Table for Kids

Easy DIY Paper Train Table for Kids

Sometimes you have all the trains but you don’t have the tracks to run them on. Here is a simple solution to providing some sort of order to the chaos whilst encouraging your child to play pretend. This informative blog will guide you through step by step to make your designs look amazing.

Train Track Paper Play Mat Tutorial

Train Track Paper Play Mat Tutorial

This fun piece written by a Canadian mom details a fantastic piece of home craft for yourself and your child to make. When you have the train and not the track then this piece of craft could save your pocket whilst giving the kids something to make and then play on.

Diy Shoebox Train Craft

Diy Shoebox Train Craft

Make your own train toy for toddlers with this neat little craft idea contained in this blog. By getting some old shoe boxes into the mix you can produce a delightful train to be hand painted and then taken for a drive. Inspire your kids with a little craft work today.

Diy Thomas the Train Costume

Diy Thomas the Train Costume

Children everywhere love Thomas the Tank Engine, he is just so cool. If your little one would rather be Thomas than play with him, you need to find them a costume. Using the information here, you can save yourself a little money and make them an awesome looking costume right at home.


Diy Kleenex Box Train

Diy Kleenex Box Train

Whether they are used for play or display, tissue box trains are brilliant! Simple to make and a lot of fun, this brilliant project only needs a small list of materials to be completed, and will definitely brighten up your little one’s life. Follow the link and find out how to do it.


Diy Crate Train

Diy Crate Train

Crate trains are the ideal solution when it comes to finding storage for all of your child’s toys and games. Using just a few crates and some other materials, you will be able to create an awesome looking steam train that can comfortably contain all of their stuff!


Make Your Own Train Table

Make Your Own Train Table

Train tables are the perfect gift for those kids that like toy trains. Once you have bought yourself a train set, you can use the information found in the following article to turn it into a table that is full of fun. Use yours and your little one’s artistic license to create something truly unique to them.


Diy Train Table

Diy Train Table

Does your child have a train set? Engines? Carriages? Tracks? Brilliant! Now all they need is a train table. Instead of forking out loads of money, you can simply make one in the comfort of your own home. Easy on the pocket and on the clock, this fun project will truly make your kid happy.


Egg Carton Train

Get the most out of your old egg cartons and turn them into DIY construction projects for you and your kids. You can make an adorable little train toy with the help of some paint, craft glue, a plastic straw, and a few other items.

Textured Name Trains

Textured paper is great for DIY projects like this train cutout set for toddlers and older kids alike. Writing, cutting and pasting movements helps develop fine motor skills in younger kids, and they can express their creativity through decorating their own trains using everything from sugar to coffee grounds.

Train Rocks For Teaching Colors

Here's a fun activity that your little ones will have fun making and playing with afterwards. Take some stones and turn them into different colored train pieces that you can use to help teach all about colors through building, mixing and matching.

Icy Engine Train Sensory Play

Your toddler will be in for a surprise with this frozen train set that leaves a trail of color behind as it melts. It's a great outdoor activity that will keep them interested for hours as the train transforms from solid to liquid.

Exploring Cause And Effect With Trains

Experiment with different cause and effect scenarios with the help of this wooden train set with removable tracks. It comes with accessories that you can put on the tracks which your toddler can observe and play around with.

Diy Tea Box Circus Train

Transform old tea boxes into a DIY circus train with some duct tape, paint and a little bit of imagination. Toddlers can cart around their favorite minis in each train compartment while training their fine motor skills during the build process.

Snowy Train Sensory Bin

Things like ice and snow are great for sensory play with toddlers, so why not combine that with some playtime with trains for a unique experience? Inspired by the Polar Express, this activity will provide a unique experience for little ones who love to play with different textures and sensations.

Train Track Bowling

There's just something about knocking things over that toddlers love to do, whether it's a Lego tower or small objects they put on train tracks. This version of train track bowling will be great for those who like to see what happens when they stack their toys in front of each other.

Diy Train Halloween Costume

When it comes to train toys for toddlers, you simply can't go wrong with a train costume. The best part about this activity is you'll mostly be using items that are probably already lying around your house, and your little ones can even help you with the painting and glueing of parts onto the train box.

Beginning Sounds Polar Express Activity

Kids don't have to be told twice when it comes to making sounds, so I'm sure you won't have any trouble getting them to participate in this activity. It's all about a train set inspired by the Polar Express and kids (both younger and older) can make sounds of their choice based on your guidelines. It's a wonderful way to get all the kids involved in one bonding activity.

Freight Train Color Matching And Letter Practice

Train toys for toddlers often have multiple uses in one because they go through so many developmental milestones at this young age. Take this activity for example where they can match up their train pieces with certain color blocks on the activity book.

Preschooler Train Activities

Practice number and letter recognition with this train activity for younger kids. Going around the tracks with their trains helps develop their fine motor skills as they pick up letters or numbers on the tracks.

Thomas The Train Activity

Thomas the Train has inspired many fun activities for toddlers and older kids alike. These are just a few examples of how kids can practice their gross motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, and cognition through train-themed games and activities.

Cardboard Box Train Costume

Make a train costume out of old carboard boxes and make your little one's day by bringing him/her to the nearest train tracks where he can chug and play all he wants. This is a great way to inspire creative role-playing while encouraging them to play outdoors.

Play Dough Train Set

Did you know you can customize your own trains by using Lego Duplo blocks as your train base? From there, your little ones can experiment with different colors and shapes to form their own unique train sets.

Sponge Painted Train Craft

Freight Train is a wonderful book for toddlers because it teaches them all about their first directional words, colors, counting, and so much more. You can even use it as inspiration for crafts projects made for little hands like this DIY sponge painting activity.

Diy House Blocks For The Railroad

Transform any old train set into something new and exciting with the addition of painted houses and buildings as scenery. Your toddlers can express their creativity through painting while also providing them new pieces for pretend play.

Pasta Trains

Toddlers who love building blocks will be delighted with this sculpting activity using colored pasta pieces. Uncooked pasta holds up really well even when stuck together, making them ideal for little hands who love to build and make new figures.

Diy Train & Car Tunnel from Cardboard Box

I don't know about you, but my toddlers love adding new pieces to their train tracks to keep it exciting. When I first introduced the idea of tunnels, they were all for it. Using some old cardboard boxes lying around, we put their fine motor skills to work with cutting, decorating and glueing.

Geometric Shapes Train And Transportation Activity

Shape activities are extremely versatile in that they can be used for toddlers and older kids. They're particularly useful for developing small hand movements and also as a way for kids to express their creativity. With these printable cutouts, kids can familiarize themselves with geometric shapes and seeing the new figures they can create once combined.

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