REVIEW: BRIO World Farm Train

There’s plenty in this box for stand-alone play fun, with an engine, two carriages and a cow and a horse which slot into the carriages – but for maximum benefit, children will love it as an addition to their existing BRIO World collection. The retro-styled engine is made of plastic and wood, has detailed paintwork, and has BRIO’s practical magnetic couplings to attach it to the carriages and to other trains. The bright yellow carriages are plastic with smooth running wheels which fit BRIO track or run on hard floors; they come with drop down side doors so the animals can walk up the ramp. The lovely chunky horse and cow are mainly wood with painted detail, and with plastic heads with plenty of detail including horns and painted eyes. The animals are reassuringly stable when standing up, meaning children don’t get frustrated when setting up a scene. Sturdy, well made and colourful, this is a great addition to BRIO sets and will extend the imaginative play value, especially as children always enjoy farm toys, which help to enhance their knowledge of the world around them.

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