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05-11-2009, 11:25 AM
Which toy garage is the best to buy for age 1 up to age4, I love the wood ones but they all seem very expensive. I used to have a little people one but its broken now and need to buy a new one. which would you recommend??
any good offers on anywhere??

The Juggler
05-11-2009, 11:37 AM
I don't think it matters. When I watch children play they are interested in how the cars move down the ramps and how the parts move up and down.

I would say go for one with a ramp and as many moving parts as possible. Also one that will allow you to use existing types of cars so you don't have to buy any special ones.

07-11-2009, 08:12 PM
I was very interested to hearing the responses to this as I too was in the position of looking for a good wooden toy garage then I went into TK Maxx today and got once - reduced from £60 to £29 and it is by John Crane. Spent this afternoon screwing it all together and am very pleased with it - it has 2 storeys, 2 ramps, a lift and 6 little cars with people in them.

I think I might limit its use initially as I have twin boys who are 18months old and do break toys very easily!

07-11-2009, 08:16 PM
I have the 'little people' garage and all the kids love it. Its not as big as some ive seen but it does the job! It has ramps, 2 storeys, lights and sounds and I got it from the carboot for £2 :clapping: bargin! We have had it for 4 years now and its still all working and in one piece (what im trying to say is that its well made!)lol

07-11-2009, 08:53 PM
I have been looking at the little people garage for my daughter (18months) looks perfect and has good reviews on the web :)

07-11-2009, 09:52 PM
I've got the little people one too - the children like it and will ask for it if it's not out.

Miffy xx

09-11-2009, 05:56 PM
So much for being delighted with my new wooden John Crane toy garage. My little mindees came today and wrecked 2 pieces on it - the lift and they pulled one of the signs off! So gutted as I don't know how to fix it and whether or not to let them continue to play with this item if this is how they treat it!

10-11-2009, 09:44 AM
Oh thats annoying good job it was half price. That was my worry i've already got through 2 fisher price ones, over the last 12 years though so can't complain too much.

10-11-2009, 10:52 AM
I have the elc one - got it from e bay :) its good for littlies as pretty chunky and indestructable really :thumbsup: