Review: Orchard Toys Giant Railway & Station

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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 17, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    We have a cupboard literally bursting full of orchard games products. But not this… May have to add it to the ‘to get’ list.

  2. April 17, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Troy absolutely loves his one of these! Such a great toy/game and so much more than a jigsaw. Max clearly loves it x
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  3. April 19, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Lovely photos this is clearly fun to build and play #TriedTested

  4. April 19, 2016 / 9:47 am

    This looks great. My boy loves trains. Would be definitely a game he would get hours of fun out of. I’d have to hide it somewhere though before his little sister get his hands on it and rips it apart lol x

  5. April 19, 2016 / 10:32 am

    We love Orchard Toys, their games are so fab for little. This puzzle/track looks great #triedtested

  6. April 19, 2016 / 11:04 am

    It’s nice to see kids playing with toys rather than just video games. Good that it has puzzles to keep their minds thinking! πŸ™‚ #TriedandTested

  7. April 19, 2016 / 11:26 am

    looks so fab! My max would love it – anything with trains and he’s there!

  8. April 19, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Ah we love Orchard toys! This is such a clever idea x

  9. April 19, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Oh what a good idea to turn a train track into a jigsaw. I love that it combines with the road and airport puzzles too, I bet my boys would love to make a big city out of these. #TriedTested

  10. April 19, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    This looks great. My two would love this. I fear my son would drive most of his mini cars all over it but what a great game to keep all ages occupied and learning. Been a while since I last visit – sorry. πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting.

  11. April 19, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    This looks great! Mia loves trains at the moment and the trouble with tracks are that they take up a lot of room when storing them! This looks ideal as it looks like it packs away really nice and neatly. A really lovely train set πŸ™‚

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  12. April 19, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    My train-mad boys also have this set and it has become one of their most favourite things to play with! #TriedTested

  13. April 19, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    My son would’ve loved this when he was younger! Orchard toys are the best #TriedTested

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