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Safari Train Set

Safari Train Set

Best forLittle train lovers

Top BenefitsInspires imaginative play, lots of characters to play with

ConsiderationsTrack takes up a fair amount of floor space when assembled

Bottom lineThe Safari Train Set has a unique track design and comes with bevy of safari animals, ensuring playtime is going to be a wild ride in all the best ways.


amazon.comUSD $75


  • 38 play pieces, including an elephant, zebra, monkey, lion, giraffe and trees
  • Wooden track and 3-piece magnetic safari train
  • Waterfall bridge


Whether you’ve got a train-obsessed preschooler in your midst or are on the hunt for the perfect first set of rails and cars, the Safari Train Set from Bigjigs is a great addition your toy collection—and it’s durable enough to be passed on to other children. Suitable for kids over age three, the wooden tracks are easy for small hands to put together, while the three train cars attach to each other magnetically. The waterfall bridge needs to be assembled by an adult, but once it’s screwed together, most children will be able to play independently. Kids can either follow the black-and-white picture-based instructions or get creative by designing their own route, all while developing their dexterity, imagination, coordination and problem-solving, and learning about cause and effect. The set comes with signs and wild animals, including a giraffe, zebra and monkey—a nice change from the usual urban options. The best feature of this toy is that you can purchase other train cars and tracks to add to the fun, and it’s compatible with other wooden train set brands. The only thing standing between your young engineer and an epic journey is having enough floor space!

Such a great train set. Our whole family had so much fun putting it all together and playing with it. It’s very durable.” —Catarina, mom of two

This article was originally published on Oct 12, 2018

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