Review: Orchard Toys Giant Railway & Station

Orchard Toys rail

Orchard Toys have always been a hit in this house – some of our all time favourite games are Red Dog, Blue Dog and Pirate Snakes and Ladders & Ludo. We were recently sent the Orchard Toys Giant Railway and Station pack, and I barely had time to take a picture of the box before Max was pulling it all out!

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

2 toys in one, this interchangeable 22 piece jigsaw allows Max to develop his logical puzzle building skills before using his imagination to play with the rails, trains and station. There are lots of different track pieces, buffers and road crossings, and the Station expansion pack allows him to add in places for the trains to stop and pick up passengers. The station and the road crossings give these sets real adaptability, as they can be linked up with the Orchard Toys Giant Road, Town and Airport floor puzzles.

The Giant Rail set comes with trains, as well as some people and animals, so Max can create his own play worlds – we had a few occasions where cows blocked the track and caused a train crash!

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

The Giant Rail and Station sets are great for sharing too – Max enjoyed playing with Gemma and Jacob, and involving them in his games and ideas. I love the fact that this set can be spread out to create a large play space on the floor, and that it can be easily packed away in the boxes once play has finished. The real bonus of this set is the fact that the next time Max gets it out to play with, he can create a completely different track set up – the possibilities are endless! Perfect for developing observational skills, encouraging discussion and honing hand-eye co-ordination, this Orchard Toys Giant Railway and Station is a firm family favourite and will be played with for years to come.

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

Orchard Toys Giant Railway

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34 Comments

  1. April 19, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    We have adored our Giant Railway – it was a huge hit in our household.

  2. April 19, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Wow looks great and looks like lots of fun was had playing with it! 🙂 #triedtested

  3. April 19, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    We love Orchard Toys! This giant track looks amazing…I’d cover the whole house with it! #TriedTested

  4. April 19, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Love the idea of having a puzzle and a toy in the same package 🙂 Orchard toys do seem to have quite a few lovely things out now, will have to check them out 🙂 #triedtested

  5. April 19, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    This looks brilliant and would not hurt your feet like the wooden railway set.
    This is a great way to keep the little ones busy.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M

  6. April 22, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    What a coincidence I have also linked up another puzzle from Orchard Toys. But mine was the Giant Town and an Airport expansion. I will love to get the Giant Railway & Station too. It will be cool to put them all together and get a huge floor puzzle!! Love Orchard Toys, their products are really good. Thanks so much for hosting #Triedtested 🙂 xx
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  7. April 24, 2016 / 10:31 am

    This looks great and a good way to introduce train sets without the mayhem of broken off bits of wooden or plastic tracks to step on and impale your foot on!xx #TriedTested
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  8. April 24, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    That looks like a really nice trainset and much tidier than the big wooden ones. Also I like the fact it is an easier type jigsaw to put together than the 4d ones too
    #triedtested
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  9. April 25, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    thats interesting a toy and a puzzle at the same time. I hope one day we will be ready to play with Orchard Toys as well 🙂

  10. January 24, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Wow it’s like brio without the huge box for storage! What a fab idea. #triedtested

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