I’m not quite sure when Tigger’s love for trains started. From an early age, he has loved playing with trains, watching them on the TV and of course, enjoying taking journeys on them.
As part of our role as an Orchard Toys official tester, we were recently asked to choose from a selection of their new products and as soon as I saw the Giant Railway set I knew that this would be perfect for Tigger.
Orchard Toys | Giant Railway
The Giant Railway is a large interchangeable floor puzzle with 22 large pieces along with four interactive pieces (2x trains, 1x workmen & 1x animal). Each of the puzzle pieces is made from thick laminated cardboard that makes it both durable and child-friendly.
Educational Benefits of Giant Railway
Track layout suggestions
Orchard Toys | Station Expansion Set
The Station Expansion Set is a great addition to the Giant Railway set. Containing eight chunky railway station-themed pieces. The pieces include the railway station and platform with a section of track and two level crossings. The road behind the station and car park make the set fully compatible with both the Giant Road and Giant Railway sets.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…
I wish I had filmed the reaction on Tigger’s face when I unpacked these sets from the delivery box. He was so excited to get the two new sets and they couldn’t have arrived at a better time as he wasn’t feeling very well when they arrived. Rushing up to his bedroom he came back down with an arm full of his Thomas & Friends take-n-play trains to ride the rails of his new train floor puzzle pieces.
One of the great features of this set is that the track can be put together in a variety of different ways, the only limitation is your imagination. The large pieces make it easy for even little hands to build the perfect track. The four interactive pieces come complete with plastic stands which are a little fiddly to put on so might be best left to an adult.
Price and Availability
The Giant Railway is priced at £13.95 and the Station Expansion set is priced at £7.50 – both are available from Orchard Toys and all other good toy retailers.
Disclosure: We received the above items FOC for the purpose of review.