The 10 Best Wooden Train Sets

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Few toys evoke a sense of nostalgia quite like a wooden train set. In addition to providing hours of fun, building a track for their toy locomotives can help little ones develop fine motor skills while promoting creativity and imagination. Our list includes options with a variety of themes that are sure to delight kids of all ages, and some even come with convenient containers for storage. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Melissa & Doug Railway

2. Conductor Carl Starter

3. ToysOpoly Deluxe

Editor's Notes

November 13, 2018:

Chose the Melissa & Doug Railway due to its high-quality construction and large number of track sections, which allows for a variety of configurations. Included the Pidoko Kids Pirate and Bigjigs Rail Fairy Town for their fun themes and accessories, and the Brio Beginner as an option for younger ages.

4. Pidoko Kids Pirate

5. Bigjigs Rail Fairy Town

6. On Track USA Figure 8

7. Kidzzy Toys Magnetic

8. KidKraft 61-piece

9. Brio Beginner

10. Thomas & Friends Race Day Relay

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.