A train table is the perfect gift for any kid who likes trains. There are so many available these days that you can even tie in their love of airplanes, dinosaurs, and Thomas & Friends, too. We researched some of the best rated train tables available and put together this train table buying guide to make sure you pick the right one for your little buddy. Before we get started, let’s look at some of the key things to remember while shopping.
Table Material: Most of these tables are made of wood, though some use MDF or hard, durable plastic. The biggest difference is that the plastic model we included doesn’t allow you to modify the track, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Pieces: We counted the table and table top as one item because you need both to actually play. Some of these tables include really awesome train sets, too. Believe it or not, one even comes with 120 different pieces!
Recommended Ages: These vary slightly but these tables are usually recommended for ages 3 and up. Some of them are good for younger kids but make sure to always keep an eye on small children as some train sets have small parts.
Storage Bins: Some of these tables include really nice storage bins that slide underneath to keep things neat. That said, keep in mind that some tables that don’t include bins offer storage that’s built right into the table.
Size: Train tables can be quite large so paying attention to the dimensions is important. Remember, your child also needs room to move around the table so make sure you get one that will fit the space you have.
Made in USA: Only a handful of these tables are actually made in the USA. Regardless, they’re all built of high quality materials and made to keep your child entertained for a long time to come.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move into the next part of our guide, the product reviews. Here’s the deal, we put our top and budget picks first. This way, if you’re in a hurry, you still get to see a bit of the range that’s available. Keep reading if you can, though. All of these toys are unique and have a little something special to offer your little one. Alright, ready? Let’s get going.