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The best toy garages for hours of fun

Section: Play
toy-garage

From zooming down ramps to parking up their car, toy garages can provide loads of fun for your little ones. 

They come in a huge variety of sizes and materials from wooden options to plastic. Some make a lot of noises while others feature fun bright lights to help stimulate your tots senses. 

To help you find the perfect toy garage for your little one, we’ve rounded up the best on the market, from budget to more pricey options.

 

This toy car park is very easy to assemble containing a car lift, car wash, inspection ramp, petrol pumps, and more. No batteries required. The fun lift on the side can take each toy car to every level of the car park and it stands tall enough to be the right height for 3 year-olds. 

  • Dimensions: 58 x 23.5 x 84 cm
  • Weight: 3.56kg
  • Suitable from: 3 years and up
  • Material: Plastic

One reviewer says: 'Easy to assemble, including brilliant scale working lift - just right height for 3 year old. Most cars race down the slides, though a few fall off for added fun! Plenty of parking space for a massive collection of toy cars! Nice, well-made little fuel pumps and repair lift for extra play value. Numbered floor stickers have been a good learning point for our son. We have even been able to take some of the floors out at a later date, so he can play sitting on the floor, just to vary his play.'

Wooden toy garages are a brilliant, more sustainable alternative to plastic options. This cute set includes a helicopter that kids can land on the helipad on top of the garage, as well as three cars plus a separate petrol station with signs. 

  • Suitable from: 3 years up
  • Material: Wood

 

Top up your fuel and zoom all around, with this fun garage. It's your child's job to help a neighbour fix their car and take a look under the hood. Little hands get a big workout as they grasp and move the vehicles, strengthening those fine motor skills, dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

  • Dimensions: 34.29 x 13.41 x 31.8 cm
  • Weight: 100g
  • Suitable from: 18 months - 5 years
  • Material: Plastic

One reviewer says: 'Delightful garage with two cars. One lift is great with a bell ringing when the lever is turned. Easy to carry for little people. It’s an improvement on the original which you couldn’t carry. Only complaint is that the green lift platform is difficult to raise. Perhaps another lever could be introduced for that so you press down and it raises up! It’s very frustrating to operate as it is.'

 

 

With 35 parking spaces over 7 floors and 2 motorised lifts and 6 light and sound effect systems, your little speed demon will have so much fun with this interactive garage! It comes with six cars too which feature freewheel function as well as a helicopter landing pad, train station and police station. 

  • Dimensions: 128 x 78 x 73cm 
  • Weight: 8.6kg
  • Suitable for: 5 years +
  • Material: Plastic 

One reviewer said: 'Absolutely brilliant for kids. Takes a long time to assemble so do in advance of birthdays etc but it is fantastic. Lots of different stations areas to play with, so good for siblings etc.'

Stop at the car wash or fill up at the petrol pump with this three story garage. It encourages imaginative play as your little ones will learn all about gravity as the cars hurtle down the ramps. The garage also features a lift which is enclosed in a wooden unit and the cars are winched up to each floor by the winding mechanism. The garage is made from sustainably sourced wood and has been beautifully finished with smooth edges and painted with pastel non-toxic paints. 

  • Dimensions: 47.4 x 31.6 x 20.4 cm
  • Weight: 3.69kg
  • Suitable for: 24 months and up
  • Material: Wood

One reviewer says: 'Absolutely love this garage and I spent ages researching....love that it is all wooden and the little cars and helicopter are beautifully made and high quality. The tracks do come off but only when pulled and easy to put back on and it hasn’t caused a 2 year old meltdown yet. Very good for 2 year old as he can work the lift etc himself and he is obsessed with the car wash on the bottom level.'

Your little car fanatic will love this car park. There are 5 levels meaning there's plenty of room to push around the cars. The lift can take cars up to the top and then whiz down the five levels on the ramps. You can also race two cars at the same on the double ramp making it ideal for two players. 

  • Dimensions: 55L x 55W x 84H cm
  • Suitable for: 3 years up

One reviewer says: 'This is a brilliant quality, but it's not for the novice builder, the instructions are somewhat poor, the pictures are colour, but they are tiny, I used a magnifier to see the pictures better. The pieces are not all the same, so be patient the levels have to be placed opposite to one another and the blue legs at the bottom are different to the others. The stickers are hard to get all in the right place too. If it's put together right the cars fly down and it's a great toy.'

Including lots of interactive features for children to discover, your child will love playing with the cars while grasping language skills. You can turn the gears to hear a giggle sound, and push down on the tyre to move the toy car through the car wash and more.

  • Dimensions: 29 x 66 x 36 cm
  • Weight: 2.56kg
  • Suitable for: 12 months - 5 years

One reviewer says: 'This is an easy to assemble garage with 1 tow truck vehicle and flashing buttons. It looks cool and the experience for the kids is great however there is only 1 vehicle - would be nice if there were two - doesn't have to be as fancy as the one provided which has many different sounds and features.
Also, there is an additional orange piece which sits off the side which always seems to be forgotten about and seems like a waste.'

Featuring roads, barriers, petrol pumps, ramps, a car wash, helipad, working lift, parking bays and track adaptor, this huge five level garage toy includes 10 die-cast cars too. Each track piece is also compatible with other Chad Valley track sets making it ideal if you have other products from this brand. 

  • Dimensions: H70, W65.5, D67cm
  • Suitable for: 3 years up 

One reviewer says: 'I bought this for my son's 3rd birthday as he is car mad. It took just over an hour to put together (that includes applying all the stickers) and it was easy to do as long as you follow the instructions! It looks great when assembled and comes with 10 cars, and on receiving it my little boy has played with it non stop and loves how the cars go so quick from top to bottom. Really happy with this, and no batteries needed! Result!'

 
  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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