Train Tables for Toddlers

Train Tables for Toddlers

This Momma is in a hurry, just tell me which train tables for toddlers is the best already!

Our favorite train table is the KidKraft Metropolis Train Table & Set by KidKraft. The table is classy, the accessories and pieces are adorable, and the storage is ginormous.

We love train tables! Who doesn’t? We learned a lot when looking through these choices, though. Here are a few train-table-tips before you shop!

- Look for a lip!  Trains and their accessories tend to slide off if you get a table without one, which is not fun.

- Tracks in the air (on bridges and overpasses) don’t like to stay in the air (because of gravity). Several parents say they use superglue on their tracks or buy Suretrack Clips 14 Count, which helps them “keep it together”.

- As a rule, train tables are HUGE. Think of it as a new piece of furniture, not a toy. We did find one that was smaller. We really liked it and included it here, but on average they are huge.

- You can build the city… and your child will “unbuild” it as many times as you do. There’s a reason “kragle” is in that movie about LEGOs, y’all. Lots of parents say the only way to go is the superglue for that. We wouldn’t do that, because we like that kids want to build their own cities, but we respect the parents who do go that direction.

There are some train tables without train sets. They’re just tables. These are not those. We’ve only brought you tables with train sets for this review. We hope this helps you find the perfect train table for your family!

Maxim Wooden Train Set with Play Table (62-Pc. Set)

Maxim Wooden Train Set with Play Table (62-Pc. Set) Over & Under, Bridge, & Trackpiece | Fun Toy Railway for Girls, Boys | Compatible with Thomas, BRIO, Melissa & Doug
Price: $63.99
  • Ultimate 62-piece wood train set - an exciting play train set for boys and girls, it includes tracks, two bridges, and underpass, three train cars with engine, and more!
  • Fun, interactive accessories - each train table also includes small houses, trees, people, and street signs to let kids play with small cars on the streets below the train.
  • Unleash your child's creativity - maxim wooden train sets let children build their own tracks or environments, great for early learning and teaching responsibility.
  • Universal compatibility - these wooden train track accessories can be used with other major brands, including Thomas and friends, BRIO, and Melissa and Doug.
  • Multipurpose play table surface - The 32.8" x 24.8" has a large play surface that can be used for building blocks, Legos, or coloring and features easy-roll wheels below.
This 62 piece hardwood train set with play table will be sure to put a smile on any little train engineer in the making. Complete with all accessories, wooden trains and wooden train track as shown This finely crafted wooden train set will entertain everyone For hours on end. The wooden train set is also compatible with all major wooden railway systems and it Manufactured using the highest quality wood as well as the highest safety stands in the industry.

Maxim Wooden Train Set with Play Table (62-Pc. Set) Review

This set is perfect for a family without a lot of room. It’s a small table on wheels with a 62-piece playset. Some of the pieces are very small, so this is not a great fit for children younger than 3.

This set is universally compatible with all major wooden brands including Thomas, BRIO, and Melissa & Doug.

Reviewers really like this table and playset overall, partially because they love the size and convenience of the table. Another draw is its price. Other tables cost at least three times as much on average. Because this table is more compact, the price reflects its smaller size. And there is a lip!

Some reviewers also say that the parts of the track aren’t stable, especially on the bridges and overpasses, but that seems to be fairly common among train tables and their pieces.

The only real drawback reviewers noticed is the lack of storage. Many larger tables come with built-in storage, which is one of the reasons people love train tables. This little table, though, does not come with storage space or storage bins of any kind.

Several handy and creative reviewers figured out solutions for that as well and shared it in their reviews, though, so if you do purchase this table and need storage ideas, that may be the best place to stop first.

Pros

  • less expensive than most
  • great for small spaces
  • comes with quite a few accessories
  • has a lip

Cons

  • includes very small pieces
  • some assembly required

Super Mom Picks Verdict:

Most people who buy and review this little table really like it. It’s small enough to fit into tighter spaces and doesn’t take over a room like many of the other train tables do, but it still comes with lots of play pieces. The table itself is on wheels and is decorated to be a part of the play scene. If you have limited space, this may be the perfect set for you - and it tends to be a better price than the others, as well.

KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table

Price: $136.97
  • Brilliantly detailed wooden pieces
  • Colorfully illustrated, durable play surface
  • Big enough for kids to play together
  • Smart, sturdy construction
  • Packaged with detailed, step-by-step assembly instructions
  • Two bins for convenient storage - 100 colorful pieces
  • Airport includes runway and helipad - Hospital with ambulance
  • Large enough that multiple children can play at once - Made of wood
  • Sturdy construction
  • Compatible with Thomas and Friends wooden train sets and Brio wooden train sets
The young conductors in your life will have an entire community at their fingertips with the fun Kidkraft Ride Around Town Train Table and Town Train Table and Set. Made of composite wood products, this set includes 100 colorful pieces such as figures, animals, vehicles, and structures. The set is large enough for multiple children ages three to eight to play with at once, providing hours of imaginative fun. For convenience, a table helps keep playtime off the floor and closer to eye level, while a handy storage bin tucks neatly underneath for a tidy play space.

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Ride Around Town
Train Table and Set
  • Ages: Three to eight years
  • Requires: Phillips screwdriver for assembly
At a Glance:
  • Hand-painted wooden figures and vehicles
  • 100 colorful pieces include a plane, helicopter, and moveable crane
  • Tabletop setting enables kids to be closer to the action
  • Tongue-and-groove track pieces are easy to connect
  • Compatible with Thomas and Friends and Brio wooden train sets
Kidkraft Ride Around Town Train Table and Set
Large tabletop setting lets kids create their own community. View larger.
Kidkraft Ride Around Town Train Table and Set
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Board and Track Provide Real-World Setting

Providing a colorful, real-world environment, the Ride Around Town Train comes with a large landscape board setting. This highly detailed melamine-coated board features lakes, bridges, pastures, and an airport runway. There's even an area to place a plastic mounting setting with a moveable crane and working winch.

Designed to link all the areas of the board are a multitude of train track pieces, ranging from straight and curved to inclined. The small wooden track pieces fit together with simple tongue-and-groove connections, allowing for easy, custom assembly. Support beams and bridges make it possible to arrange the track in a raised, crisscrossing configuration for multi-level fun.

Quality Hand-Painted Figures and Vehicles

The Ride Around Town Train offers a variety of colorful pieces to encourage imaginative play. Kids can place hand-painted wooden figures of farmers, construction workers, and doctors throughout town while racing the ambulance, fire truck, and magnetically connected train cars along the track. Sign posts, trees, and farm animals add to the fun of populating the landscape. When it's time to take the fun vertical, an airport with helipad allows kids to fly an airplane and helicopter for jet-setting excitement.

The Ride Around Town Train is compatible with other wooden train sets for added fun. Kids can combine the Thomas and Friends train set, as well as the Brio wooden train set, to create the ultimate bustling community.

Tabletop Setting Raises Playtime off Floor

To keep playtime off the floor, the Ride Around Town Train features a large table for display. Measuring 49 inches long by over 34 inches wide, the table stands 16 inches high so that kids can be closer to the action while sitting. The MDF-constructed board also includes T-molded edges to help prevent chipping while providing a smooth, safe surface for kids to play on. As an added convenience, the Ride Around Town Train comes with a storage bin to house all the pieces underneath the table when not in use.

Our testers found the Ride Around Town Train set to be well-built and fun to play with. Using the detailed, step-by-step instructions, assembling the table required less than 30 minutes to complete. The artisanship and variety of the hand-painted wooden vehicles and figures added a charming touch that seems to be missing from most plastic toys. Parents will likely appreciate the simple, heirloom quality that the set offers while kids will enjoy playing pretend in the various environments.

The Kidkraft Ride Around Town 100 Piece Train Set and Table is backed by a 90-day warranty.

What's in the Box

Kidkraft Ride Around Town 100 Piece Train Set and Table, two-piece storage bin, hardware, Allen wrench, and instructions.

KIDKRAFT RIDE AROUND TRAIN SET AND TABLE Review

As far as size goes, this table would eat that last table for a light dinner.

It weighs 43 pounds, and the measurements are 47.8 x 34.2 x 16 inches.

This is definitely furniture.

It comes with two storage bins, and 100 play pieces, including a three-piece train, an airport with a helipad and control tower, and a hospital with an ambulance. There is a construction area with a moving crane, and there is a multi-level bridge. The surface of the table is part of the playscape as well.

This set is compatible with other KidKraft sets, Thomas and Friends wooden train sets (only the wooden ones, to be clear) and BRIO wooden train sets (including vehicles from those sets).

Reviewers love that this set is big enough for several kids to play together. Multiple ages can (and actually do) play with it simultaneously.

The assembly for the table is easy, only taking about 20 minutes to a half-hour for most people to put together. The instructions for the table are included, and most reviewers found them easy to follow.

There are no instructions for the placement of the “town”, however, and most reviewers say this is what took them the majority of the time - looking up pictures online and replicating the placement in order to get everything on the table.

The price is steeper for this set than the last one, but reviewers say the price is fair and this table and set are worth every penny.

This set has some small pieces, so it’s best for kids ages 3 and over.

Pros

  • compatible with other sets
  • big enough for multiple kids to play
  • fairly simple table assembly

Cons

  • it’s huge
  • some assembly required

Super Mom Picks Verdict:

This is a good table. It’s got lots of stuff to play with, some storage bins, and lots of room for imaginative play. We think kids will really enjoy this set. We also love that it’s compatible with lots of other sets - a real necessity in the train playset world!

KidKraft Metropolis Train Table & Set

Price: $189.15
  • The train set is loaded with fun features and interactive pieces while the high-quality wooden table take playtime off the floor and closer to eye level. What a combination!
  • Train table with espresso finish and solid wood frame
  • Large rolling trundle for convenient storage
  • 100-piece train set
  • Two-tier bridge.Materials: Solid Wood, MDF, PP, metal, birch, and ABS
Our Metropolis Table and Train Set lets kids take control of an entire city! The train set is loaded with fun features and interactive pieces while the high-quality wooden table takes playtime off the floor and closer to eye level. What a combination!

KIDKRAFT METROPOLIS TRAIN TABLE & SET Review

At 46.9 x 32.9 x 26.8 inches, the table itself doesn’t take up a whole lot more space than the last one, but with the sliding trundle storage, it weighs a whopping 81 pounds. You really have to pick out a spot in your home before bringing it in, because it’s substantial.

That being said, reviewers love this table and storage bin. It’s by far the most attractive, and reviewers said they love that it looks like a normal piece of “adult” furniture.

The storage bin is amazing. It seems to be the same size as the table itself, so if your kids are already crazy about trains and train sets, this is a great purchase.

This set has 100 pieces in addition to the table including a big three-story bridge with two layers of track, an airplane, a helicopter, a police station, a working crane, a barge, and lots of other goodies like townspeople, buildings, and cars. There are some small pieces, though, so this one is also for ages 3 and up.

One big complaint, though, was the lack of a good-sized lip on the table to keep the train set and town from sliding off during play.

Of all the sets we reviewed, this set has the cutest pieces. This set seems to have more female characters as workers and townspeople, too. We love that, because girls love playing with train sets, too. KidKraft has gotten flack in the past for the lack of girl characters with their toys, so we were really excited to see that they’ve been listening to their customers.

Again, this table setup takes about 20 minutes to assemble for most, while the train and “town” setup takes between 90 minutes and 3 hours if you try to replicate the photos of the set online. By the way, if you need a bit of comic relief, you should read through some of the reviews for this one. There are some pretty funny descriptions of the dramatic time reviewers had during their setups.

Pros

  • attractive
  • very cute accessories (including girls!)
  • good price for so much
  • amazing large storage bin

Cons

  • no real lip on the edges of the table
  • it’s huge and weighs 80 pounds

Super Mom Picks Verdict:

We like train tables, but this is our favorite one - even among those not reviewed here. We looked at many tables, but this one is the nicest looking as far as furniture goes. We love that girls are included in the characters. We think the accessories are the cutest. This is our top pick, for sure.

KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

Price: $137.46
You save: $92.53 (40 %)
  • Three durable red plastic bins that slide under the table for effortless storage
  • Special T-molded edges to prevent chipping
  • Silk-screened landscaped play board
  • 1 1/2" lip to keep toys on the play table.
  • Sturdy construction. Dimensions: 48.75"L x 34.38"W x 16"H
  • Three durable red plastic bins that slide under the table for effortless storage
  • Special T-molded edges to prevent chipping
  • Silk-screened landscaped play board with reversible flip side
  • 1 ½” lip to keep toys on the play table.
  • Sturdy construction
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Learning is fun with the KidKraft waterfall mountain train set and table. The wide, generous children's play table is kid-sized, for hours of creative play for young minds. Plus, it comes with the 120 durable play pieces that make this brightly colored KidKraft train set ideal for creativity and imaginative play.

Features:
  • 120-piece set
  • 3 storage bins
  • 3 durable red plastic bins that slide under the table for effortless storage
  • Special T-molded edges to prevent chipping
  • Silk-screened landscaped play board
  • 1" lip to keep toys on the play table
  • Sturdy construction
  • Composite wood table and accessories, solid wood train track, and plastic accessories
  • Dimensions: 48.75"L x 34.5"W x 16"H
Solid wood train track.
Solid wood train track.
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KIDKRAFT WATERFALL MOUNTAIN TRAIN SET AND TABLE Review

This tends to be the most expensive of all the sets, but it’s not the biggest. It measures in at 48.8 x 34.4 x 16 inches and weighs 47 pounds (60 in shipping).

There are three plastic bins that can slide under the table into slots for storage. There is a lip to keep those trains and pieces in place on top of the table, and the landscaped play board can be turned over to look like a regular table, which is nice when you want to have a plain surface showing. 

Reviewers like this set. They like all of the accessories - lots of vehicles, little people, signs, trees, and a waterfall. Kids love the waterfall!

The table itself is easy to assemble, again, but one reviewer was kind enough to tell folks that with this set (and we imagine some of the other KidKraft sets), even some of the toys have to be assembled. Also mentioned was the fact that some of these toys have very small parts and screws. Set aside time with the kids otherwise occupied for that as well when you get this set to keep them from getting into any harmful mischief. Several reviewers complained that the table itself comes scratched and damaged, while others were frustrated that things like LEGOs and other toys easily damaged the table. If you buy this one, be careful with placing anything on it that may have sharper corners or edges

Pros

  • ​lots of accessories
  • fun waterfall
  • medium sizing and weight
  • reversible tabletop
  • three storage bins

Cons

  • table can be easily scratched
  • some toys and parts need assembly

Super Mom Picks Verdict:

If you can find this table on sale, get it. It’s a good piece with lots of fun accessories, and the waterfall really adds fun and excitement to this set. It has lots of vehicles, a moving crane, and some other fun features, and we love that the tabletop can be reversed. The attached storage bins are a huge win, as well.


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