Does your child love trains? Are you surrounded by the world of Thomas and friends? Or are you a train lover who wants to share this interest with your kids?
As a mother and a teacher (of 25 years) I know just how important trains can be to children. Encouraging imaginative play and an early interest in engineering (my husband was a railway engineer) the love of trains can develop from a childhood enjoyment to a lifelong obsession (and even a career)
Bearing all this in mind I have selected my top 15 train gifts for your children. This includes my choice of the best train themed toys and games that your child will absolutely love as well as train books for kids and train story books. Please do take a look at my post Top 20 train inspired gifts as it has additional suggestions including best train books for toddlers and more!
TRAIN GIFTS – MY BIG TRAIN BOOK
Packed full of photographs of ever type of train imaginable this book will be a sure-fire hit with any train loving toddler!
STEAM TRAIN DREAM TRAIN
The perfect book to read at bedtime the dream train pulls into the station and is filled with all sorts of fabulous goodies!
A classic story to share with your children or grandchildren at Christmas!
LEGO CITY CARGO TRAIN SET
For the child who loves lego and trains – you can’t go wrong with this set! Guaranteed hours of fun!
THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN
The perfect bedtime read to lull your little one to sleep. All aboard the Goodnight train!
MY FIRST TRAIN SET
The perfect first train set for the younger child!
Colouring and activity book with stickers – hours of fun!
THOMAS AND FRIENDS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA
Learn about all the different trains and characters in the land of Thomas the Tank Engine!
TRAINS (STICKER STORIES)
A fab sticker story all about trains!
POLAR EXPRESS READY TO PLAY TRAIN SET
A perfect accompaniment to the wonderful story the Polar Express!
FIGURE 8 WOODEN TRAIN SET
This 35 piece figure 8 wooden train set is compatible with all major brands.
MICKEY CHOO CHOO EXPRESS
Another great train set for the younger child and including that Disney favourite Mickey too!
TRAIN GIFTS – MOUNTAIN TRAIN SET AND TABLE
The dream gift for any child who loves trains – this train set and table will keep them occupied for hours!
ULTIMATE TRAIN STICKERS
60 reusable train stickers – sure to be a hit with any young train enthusiast.
2 PIECE PAJAMA SET
Eat, play and now sleep trains in this fantastic 2 peice pajama set. The only problem will be getting it in the wash (buy 2 sets its easier!)
THOMAS AND FRIENDS WATERCOLOUR PRINTS
Creating a train themed room for your child – these beautiful watercolour prints will take pride of place!
PIN FOR LATER – TRAIN GIFTS
Tracy is your expert expat!
She has lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to over 50 more. A qualified school teacher with an interest in history, reading, photography, nature and wildlife she is always planning her next trip (preferably by train)
With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, she is also able to share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help you travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.
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