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Everything You Need to Know About Wooden Railway

Everything You Need to Know About Wooden Railway


To celebrate our line of wooden railway toys, we have created a short guide detailing the benefits of train play to help you decide which wooden train toy is best for your little rail enthusiast!

Wooden Railway: Your Questions Answered

Considering getting your toddler their first train set or curious about the value of train toys? Let us assist you with our answers to the most common questions!

Why do kids of all ages like toy trains?

Wooden trains have a timeless appeal that continues to delight kids worldwide. They offer a perfect blend of independent play and interactive fun for the whole family. Parents often find themselves enjoying trains just as much as their children!

One of the key attractions of wooden toy trains is their versatility. They inspire young minds to create their own stories and adventures, fostering creativity and imagination. The world of railway play is incredibly diverse, with a wide range of themed train sets and accessories available to suit every interest.

Bigjigs Rail has some super exciting ranges, including our sustainably-made FSC® Certified Woodland Animal Train Set, featuring an eco-friendly wooden train, two carriages, forest creatures, a bakery, café, magical toadstools and trees. Other favourites include our Fairy Train SetDinosaur Railway Set, and Farm Train Set just to name a few. Expanding your collection is simple, and new accessories make fantastic birthday and Christmas presents.

Which toy train set is best?

Our range of train sets provides various tracks and accessories to meet your needs. If you're unsure where to begin, consider our Figure of Eight Train Set, a perfect starting point for beginners. This set will establish a base for expanding your collection in the future. Another bestseller is the Fairy Figure of Eight Train Set, featuring a pink train, wooden fairy figures, trees, cottages, and more!

What age is a train set for?

Train sets are most suitable for children aged three years and older, as they often contain small wooden pieces that can pose a choking hazard to toddlers under three.

Why are train sets good for children?

Your little conductor’s wooden railway set offers more than just entertainment! It can also impart valuable lessons and aid in reaching developmental milestones. Some of the skills children can learn from their train toys include:

  • Improved dexterity
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Motor skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Storytelling
  • Language & communication
  • Mindfulness
  • Social skills & teamwork

What are the best train toy accessories?

Wooden train accessories offer children the opportunity to customize their train set and incorporate interactive elements into their railway network. At Bigjigs Rail, children can choose from a variety of options, including a realistic Railway Station, Pirate Galleon, T-Rex Bursting Bridge, Country Windmill, Pixie Treehouse, Shark Attack Track, and more.

New additions to the collection include the stunning Swan Tunnel, featuring pretty pink wings that lift up to allow trains to pass through. There's also the impressive Train Ferry, complete with an access ramp for trains to board and disembark. Additionally, the natural wood Steam Bent Ply Tunnel adds more twists and turns to your child's train set.

How many trains do I need for my track?

Wooden toy trains, whether they're sleek and modern or classic and nostalgic, are the heart and soul of any train set. These miniature marvels come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, each with its own unique features and charm. Having multiple trains can add variety to your playtime. Different types of trains can offer different experiences and story possibilities. If multiple children or family members will be playing together, having more than one train allows for more interaction and creativity as each person controls a different train.

Bigjigs Rail's collection of trains offers something for everyone, the battery powered Mighty Red Loco can chug along the tracks by itself or pull carriages attached to it's magnetic coupling. Themed trains such as the Fire & Rescue Train and Sweetland Express inspire imaginative play scenarios and bring a touch of thematic flair to your railway adventures. The bestselling CN Train adds an authentic Canadian experience to your play!

Which wooden train tracks are compatible?

All of Bigjigs Rail’s wooden train sets and wooden train track accessories are compatible with most other major wooden railway brands such as Brio, Thomas & Friends, Melissa & Doug, IKEA, and more.

How do you build a wooden train track layout?

Building a wooden train track has no rules; simply grab your pieces and unleash your creativity! You can take any train set and create a layout that fits your space and requirements perfectly. For those interested in a dedicated space for their child's train set, our themed Train Tables are worth exploring. Enhance your railway network by incorporating track expansion accessories. Explore our 4-Way Turntable, Crossover, or Track Splitter to elevate your track design.

How do you clean wooden train tracks?

Cleaning wooden tracks is a breeze. Simply wipe them down with a damp, soft cloth. Avoid using too much water, as it can damage the wood. Also, steer clear of dishwashers and harsh scrubbing pads, as they can cause damage as well.