It’s been well documented that my three year old Olly loves to play with anything that moves. His go-to-toy has always been his train and track set and he has even asked Father Christmas for more cars and track for Christmas. He thought Christmas had come early when he was sent the BRIO Rail and Road Travel Set to review, his little face lit up and he was so excited to play with it straight away.
The BRIO Rail and Road Travel Set is a great wooden set combining a railway track and a road perfect for little ones who like to add trains and cars into their imaginative play.
The set includes 33 pieces; several shaped wooden track and road pieces, road crossing pieces with moveable gates, a rail station, a train with 3 parts, a couple of different coloured cars, a road sign and people to place in the vehicles.
The set is easy to put together and we followed the illustration on the back of the packaging to create the rail and road combination. Olly has loved playing with it. The train looks like the tram that we regularly catch to go to Birmingham and he loves that it can go either way because of the double fronted train. With a door that lifts up, it’s great for little fingers to lift up, pop in the driver and away they go.
The little BRIO people that are included in the set are fantastic. There’s both a male and female character as well as a train driver. There’s even a little suitcase for one of the passengers to take on the commute to work or for holidays.
One of the best things about BRIO is that it’s all based on the same wooden track and additional sets can be added to it. We have several sets of BRIO and Olly has loved combining them all together to make one enormous track. He’s spent many an hour lost in his bedroom playing with this BRIO Rail and Road Travel set, it’s so much fun. The imagination is a wonderful thing and combining that with a track that has no formal set up, the track design possibilities are endless.
We love the quality and durability of the set. It’s great for little fingers to encourage building skills slotting the track together and is a timeless toy which will stand the test of time. If Olly’s anything to go by, I believe this set would keep children entertained for hours throughout the year.
The BRIO Rail and Road Travel Set is suitable for children aged 3 plus and retails at £39.99.
Disclosure: We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own.