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Welcome to the Bigjigs Rail Blog

Get your wooden railway on track with the Bigjigs Rail blog. Packed with helpful articles, advice, and play ideas for train-mad kids.

Best Train Sets To Go Under Your Christmas Tree

Best Train Sets To Go Under Your Christmas Tree

The tradition of placing train sets under the Christmas tree dates back 100 years. Find out more about this festive throwback and discover our pick of the best Christmas tree train sets.
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Best of British Train Sets

Best of British Train Sets

Did you know that the 3rd of October is Buy British Day? Established in 2014, Buy British Day is dedicated to championing British brands and businesses. Bigjigs Rail is a British family-run business with all products lovingly designed in Folkestone, Kent. Discover our favourite best of British trains and train sets below.
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Celebrating Our Emergency Service Heroes

Celebrating Our Emergency Service Heroes

Today is Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day). What better way to get kids involved in supporting our heroic emergency service workers than through play? 
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Which Toy Trains Are Best? Our Favourite Bigjigs Rail Trains

Which Toy Trains Are Best? Our Favourite Bigjigs Rail Trains

Kids are fascinated by trains - whether it’s watching Thomas the Tank Engine on repeat, playing with their favourite train set, or seeing them chug past at the local train station, it’s easy to see why trains are well-loved by children. Explore our favourites.
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Fun Days Out For Kids That Love Trains

Fun Days Out For Kids That Love Trains

Does your youngster love trains? Whether they love to watch trains chug past or are obsessed with the likes of Thomas the Tank Engine, we’ve rounded up the best days out for train-mad kids across England.
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Sprinkle Some Fairy Dust with Bigjigs Rail

Sprinkle Some Fairy Dust with Bigjigs Rail

Leave a little sparkle this International Fairy Day! At Bigjigs Rail, we love fairies and it’s no surprise that a few of our train toys are inspired by these mystical creatures. Fulfil your little fairy lover’s magical fantasies with our charming fairy train set collection.
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A History Of The British Royal Train

A History Of The British Royal Train

To get in the spirit of the Queen’s Jubilee, we have wound the clock back to explore the history of the British Royal Train. For five generations, the Royal Train has transported the most senior royals across the country. Find out more about its fascinating history.
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How to Create the Perfect Playroom

How to Create the Perfect Playroom

Bigjigs Toys have been creating perfect playrooms since 1985. If you have a baby on the way or simply want to overhaul your little one’s nursery or playroom, stay tuned for the best nursery and playroom design ideas.
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Top 10 Christmas Games for the Family

Top 10 Christmas Games for the Family

Once you’ve opened all the presents, enjoyed a festive feast and watched the Queen’s Speech, it’s time for some family games! Hopefully, with our favourite family game picks, you won’t hear the dreaded words of “I’m bored!”.
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8 Best Toy Trains For Kids

8 Best Toy Trains For Kids

Get your dream wooden railway network back on track with our BRAND NEW toy train arrivals! Which one will be your new favourite? Let’s take a look...
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