It’s nearly Christmas, oh my… the dreaded C word – sorry guys. Too early? It’s never too early. I’ve been on the hunt for christmas presents, trying to figure out what the hell to buy a near 2 year old is hard enough as it is let alone having the stress of buying for other people. Last year we bought Alyssia the Toot Toot Kingdom Castle from Smyths Toys which retails at £52.99, this was her main present and I was on the hunt for something along the same lines for this year. Alyssia is very much into building things, learning new things, destroying things (obviously, she’s a toddler) and she loves playing with cars & trains. She only has one train & that’s a talking Thomas the tank that we actually got given at a car boot sale but she absolutely loves it. I was looking at train sets and we came across this Thomas the tank railway set and I fell in love with it almost instantly. Me & my brother had one of these when we were younger and we loved it so I thought what better way than to get the same for Alyssia.
I was sent a list of products to review by Fisher Price & I was so shocked to see that this was on the list, the beatbelle was also on the list but my mum bought that for her last christmas so the discovery set was a winner. The ‘My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery Set’ looked amazing, it retails at £49.99 and you can buy it here. We ordered it & our parcel arrived the next day, that’s right.. the next day. I was so excited when it arrived, more so than Alyssia was. I jumped straight in & started to build what (at this point) looked like a sea of multicoloured plastic. I didn’t have a clue where to start but I just copied the picture on the front of the box (who needs instructions, right? they were in the box just to clarify, I just like to do things the hard way). Once it was together, I was pretty impressed with it. I was proud of myself for building it correctly and was overall so impressed with the material & quality of the products. The plastic felt soft, and everything about it felt safe. The colours are really bright, which is something that I love about children’s toys. Alyssia is 19 months old and this set is aimed at 12 months + so it is perfect for her age group. This set comes with a little tunnel, and extra props like flags etc to set the scene. This set comes with 1 train, Percy.
There are other sets which you can buy to extend it and obviously more trains that you can buy to build up the collection. As Alyssia was kindly sent this Train Set from Fisher Price, I have decided to buy her some more trains for christmas to add to her collection. It’s not just a train set though, it is so educational. The product description on the website reads as follows: Get ready for an educational journey on the Island of Sodor featuring some of the most popular locations around the railway! In this My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery playset from Fisher-Price, Thomas & Friends Railway Pals vehicles and train sets deliver fun-filled play that encourages development in toddlers through motor skills, thinking skills, academics and imagination. When toddlers roll Percy over the track activation points on this train set, he’ll deliver sounds, songs and phrases that teach letters, numbers, colours and directions. Each of the set’s nine activation points will trigger unique sounds and sayings – from cheerful songs and destination-themed content, to helpful phrases that encourage children to count, find specific colours, and understand a variety of letters. Toddlers can also press Percy’s light-up bumper to hear him talk and sing, or activate it by bumping him into the crossing gate. For even more exciting ways to play, kids can spin the windmill, load and unload cargo, rotate Percy on the turntable, and roll the drum on Tidmouth Sheds to see it light up. These activities aren’t just engaging; they also promote motor skills, foster curiosity, inspire imagination, and encourage understanding of cause and effect. Plus, other Railway Pals vehicles – like Thomas, James, Harold and Rosie – interact with the activation points on this set to provide their own unique, educational content. Additional Railway Pals interactive train sets can also connect with Destination Discovery to build a talking, singing world of play! (Additional vehicles and train sets sold separately and subject to availability.)
- Roll Percy over track activation points to hear sounds, music and educational phrases that teach children about letters, numbers, directions (over/under and up/down), and colours.
- Press Percy’s light-up bumper for additional music, sounds and phrases
- Includes over 50 sounds, songs and phrases (using Percy’s bumper and activation points)
- Spin the drum on Tidmouth Sheds to see it light up
- Raise and lower the crossing gate, or bump Percy’s bumper into it to hear sounds and phrases
- Contents: Set includes Railway Pals Percy train with cargo car, 2 cargo pieces, over 40 track pieces, 9 track activation points, light-up Tidmouth Sheds, Knapford destination, McColl’s Farm destination, trackside cargo bin, turntable, and crossing gate
Overall both myself & Alyssia absolutely love this train set and I would definitely recommend this to somebody who has a child over the age of 12 months & is looking for a decent birthday/christmas present, for £49.99 you can’t really go wrong and I love that you can buy extra parts/sets that will also fit this Set. Not only does it look good, it’s good quality, good value for money & I can guarantee your little one will love it as much as mine does.
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*this product was sent to us for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions are of my own.