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11 Best Toy Farms For Great Pretend Play

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  November 1, 2022

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The best toys for your enterprising child? We don't have to think about that for long, that is of course a lifelike toy farm!

After all, children really enjoy learning how to take care of animal friends.

Take, for example, the best choice for small children, the Fisher-Price Little People Animal Care Farm. Already suitable for the very little ones, from 1 year. The animals are eager to be cared for and fed by the farmer with the big cool cowboy hat.

In this guide I explain what to look for at different ages with the top 11 best play farms for your child.

Best toy farm

Read more about these beautiful favorite and budget options. First the different options in a quick overview:

Overall best toy farm

Fisher-PriceLittle People Animal Care Farm

A nice, sturdy farm and the surprise buttons are a real plus: there is a button to open the barn doors and you hear nice songs and phrases.

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Best cheap toy farm

JanodStory Box Farm

If the animals want, they can sit in the trailer. An only playset with a friendly price and wonderful toys for children from 3 to 6 years.

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Best Portable Toy Farm

Melissa & DougFold and Go

When you open the stable you can lose all the animals in it. From the turkey to the horse, from the cow to the pig and from the sheep to the faithful sheepdog. If you close the stable, you can easily take it with you to grandparents or to stay overnight.

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Best toy farm with crane

PlaymobilCountry Farm 70132

This modern farm has a silo, milking machine, freight crane and many animals. The silo can be filled and emptied and the goods crane can be turned and through the hayloft.

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Best Wooden Toy Farm

EichhornFarm 26-piece

The Eichhorn Wooden Farm is a very cozy, sustainable farm, made from sustainable 100% FSC certified wood.

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Best luxury toy farm

SchleichBig Farm Toy Figure Set 42407

This set is a bit more on the pricey side, but you get a lot in return. The farm is very detailed and ideal for lifelike role play.

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Best train track toy farm

VERVEFarm 33719

On the farm, the cow and horse are grazing in the meadow, while the red tractor is making hay. The crane lifts the hay up to the hayloft, where it stays nice and dry.

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Best toy farm with shapes

EichhornShape sorter

Each side of the house, and even the red-colored roof, has a new surprise in store. The horse, pig and bull make the farm very real.

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Best Farm with Blocks

BambolinoMiffy

This block farm promotes the use of the imagination in your child and in a playful way fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination are also trained.

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Best toy farm with sound

MegablocksMusical Farm

Learn about colors and animals as you build a beautiful farm for the 4 cute animal friends in the yard. You can build a silo or turn the windmill!

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Best toy farm to build

LEGODuplo Adventures on the Farm 10869

Also includes accessories such as an oil can, pitchfork and feeding trough to immerse themselves in their imagination without parts that little ones can swallow.

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They learn to feed the chickens or to stable the horse when it is cold. And how do you take care of a cow? Doesn't that have to be milked?

While playing, children discover what happens on a farm.

They can learn, fantasize, or act out the names of all the animals and tools, and develop their motor skills in the bargain!

If you plan to buy one for your child, pay attention to a few points.

Safety is of course the most important thing, but sustainability is also a point of attention.

First of all, the material is of great importance. If you buy one made of wood, it is nice if it is sustainable wood. Also check whether the paint is child-safe.

Also read: Which wood is suitable for toys? Pay attention to these woods.

If you buy one made of plastic, you want to be sure that no toxic substances have been used during the production process.

Also realize that plastic is not environmentally friendly.

Are the accessories and figures small in size? Make sure that a child cannot put them in the mouth.

This is also where the age of your child comes into play; the smaller the pieces, the less suitable for the very little ones.

Are you looking for a farm which is easy on holiday or can go to a lodging address? Then it is useful if it is collapsible and has a handle on top.

Is the farm solid and can it take a beating? Then it may be able to last for several generations!

Another extra tip: Maybe it is also nice for your child if a farm set can be expanded.

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Then let's take a look at our recommendations. What makes the toy farms in our top 10 so good?

Overall best toy farm

Fisher-Price Little People Animal Care Farm

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9.1
Toy score
Accessories
4.3
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
4.5
Best for
  • Nice music when performing activities
  • sturdy figures
  • Bell and corn silo encourage fantasy game
Less good
  • After toddler he is no longer really nice

What play opportunities this Fisher-Price Little People Animal Care Farm offers your child!

A nice, sturdy farm and the surprise buttons are a real plus: there is a button to open the barn doors and you hear nice songs and phrases.

Even when opening the hay hatch in the shed, your child activates even more sounds and sentences.

With the push of a button, the eggs can 'hatch' and you can turn the silo over to hear the corn fall down. The maize can be fed to the chickens, because of course they also have to eat.

When the bell rings, all the animals come together in the yard. It is then dinner time!

Packed with exciting activities, this Fisher Price playset is much more than just a farm with animals - it's a true home for all farm animals.

Besides the great fun, this farm offers a great stimulus for the development of your child.

After all, it is nice to let things happen by means of the buttons - perhaps their first encounter with cause and effect - and to explore various materials with the little fingers.

The cheerful colors, songs and sounds give your child that little bit extra.

Let your little farmer help Jed, he is always so busy taking care of all the animals on the Little People care farm and could use some assistance.

It is wonderful for children to discover how to take care of the animals, this is conducive to their self-development and empathy.

The accessories are a bit bigger and rounder than at the other toy farms. Suitable for children aged 1-5 years.

Expand your farm with the inexpensive one Little People Animal Love Tractor, then you also have a tractor and more farm friends!

We've written about this fun Fisher-Price Animal Care Farm before in: 10 cutest toy animals for every child | check out our review.

Best cheap toy farm

Janod Story Box Farm

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7.3
Toy score
Accessories
3.8
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
3.2
Best for
  • Figures are made of wood
  • Good set including trailer for animals
  • Great value for money
Less good
  • Cardboard from the farm is not very sturdy

As the best cheap toy farm we have chosen the Janod Story Mini farm. With the colorful figures, this one is very complete.

The Janod Story Mini Farm - made of cardboard - has many nice animals to take care of: a sheep, chicken, cow.

Which animal do you think is the cutest?

The friendly farmer and his wife have a yellow tractor with a trailer. If the animals want, they can sit in the trailer.

An only playset with a friendly price and delicious toys for children from 3 to 6 years old.

All figures are easy to grip for small children's hands. The animals and figures are very sturdy, but the cardboard leaves something to be desired.

A very nice complete set for the price.

Children are challenged in their hand-eye coordination, their creativity knows no limits with this farm.

Best Portable Toy Farm

Melissa & Doug Fold & Go

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8.1
Toy score
Accessories
3.9
Replayable
3.8
Sustainability
4.4
Best for
  • Handy carrying handle
  • solid wood
Less good
  • Not much to keep it interesting

A beautiful wooden stable with many farm animals and a very practical handle: the Melissa & Doug portable farm.

If you open the stable you can store all the animals in it. From the turkey to the horse, from the cow to the pig and from the sheep to the loyal sheepdog.

Don't forget to put the stubborn goat in the stable!

You can put them all in the meadow with the fence around it in good weather.

If you close the stable, you can easily take it to grandpa and grandma or out stay.

Nice details are the wooden ladder to climb to the hay shed and the handy folding fence.

We think this is a very nice, solid farmhouse in a beautiful red color. Suitable for children from 3 to 7 years.

Would you prefer even more animals? The Farm friends also from Melissa & Doug will be happy to be there on your farm!

Best toy farm with crane

Playmobil Country Farm 70132

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9.1
Toy score
Accessories
4.8
Replayable
4.7
Sustainability
4.1
Best for
  • Crane can bring hay to the attic
  • Lots of nice accessories, including solar panels
  • Grain silo makes it extra fun
Less good
  • Lots of little things make it less suitable for under 4

This great big Playmobil Country farm complete with silo and farm animals gives a lot of leeway!

The farming family has built a nice stable for the pigs, and there is a milking machine and even a nice washing place for the cows; absolutely everything is there, on this new farm from the Playmobil farm series.

The farmer even has a winch to move hay bales to the hayloft.

The cute kitty also wants to play along and keeps an eye on the milking machine! The cows have to be milked, there is always a lot to do on the farm!

This modern farm has a silo, milking machine, freight crane and many animals.

The silo can be filled and emptied and the goods crane can be turned and through the hayloft.

Playmobil Country Farms Reviewed

A great and super complete farm, suitable for children from 4 to 14 years old.

Playmobil toys are practically indestructible - as is known by almost everyone - and will last for generations.

As a wonderful addition to your farm, there is the Country Horse Riding Club - also from the Playmobil country series - quite an edition, but then you also have something special!

A feast for the horse lover.

Best Wooden Toy Farm

Eichhorn Farm 26-piece

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8.1
Toy score
Accessories
3.8
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
4.5
Best for
  • Made of sturdy and certified wood
  • Also a surface
Less good
  • Design is closed, difficult to combine with other toys

The Eichhorn Wooden Farm is a very cozy, sustainable farm, made from sustainable 100% FSC certified wood.

The spacious playing field of 36 by 51 cm provides plenty of space for the two stables and all the farm animals.

The set consists of no less than 26 parts and is suitable for children from 3 years due to the smaller pieces.

In addition to the playing field with grass, a pond, a path and a vegetable garden, the set also includes two stables, a farmer's wife, three horses, three geese, three pigs, two cows and pieces of fence as a fence.

The set offers a lot of possibilities for role play and will lead to hours of fun.

Due to the sturdy wood, the farm will last a long time, and the set is easy to assemble.

The German toy brand Eichhorn is known for it quality wooden toys that they make.

A nice extension of this farm is the Eichhorn wooden horse stable, for the little animal lovers who are especially fond of horses are.

Also read: Cleaning wooden toys: easy with these tips.

Best luxury toy farm

Schleich Big Farm Toy Figure Set 42407

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9.1
Toy score
Accessories
4.8
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
4.1
Best for
  • Very realistic animals and figures
  • nice tap
  • Enough to play like gates that can open and close
Less good
  • Very pricey

Another well-known quality toy brand, Schleich, comes with this luxurious large farm figure set.

This set is a bit more on the pricey side, but you get a lot in return.

The farm is very detailed and ideal for lifelike role play.

The farmers Laura and Paul live on the farm themselves and together with your child take care of all the animals every day.

The working winch, which can lift the hay to the attic, will be a big hit with any child.

But also the wheelbarrow, the gates that can be opened and closed and of course the animals that look lifelike will appeal to the imagination.

You can always count on the quality of Schleich toys, so this toy farm will last a long time.

The set is part of the Schleich Farm World series and can therefore be expanded in many ways.

You can order most animals separately, but you can also take a look at the Schleich Horse Stable or the fanciful Schleich tree house from the Farm World series.

Definitely recommended and always value for money!

Best train track toy farm

VERVE Farm 33719

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8.7
Toy score
Accessories
3.9
Replayable
4.3
Sustainability
4.8
Best for
  • It can't be firmer than Brio
  • Good magnet at the farm plays very nice
Less good
  • You can only build the same round with it

On the BRIO Train Set (view more wooden train sets here) With the farm, the tasty cow is grazing in the meadow, while the farm train drives by.

The tractor is busy driving the hay bales to the shed. The hay bales are placed there with the help of the crane on the hayloft.

When it's time to bring the cow in, put it in the wagon - it has a fold-out ramp - and return the cow to the warm stable.

Children can bring their imagination to life with this beautiful, strong playset.

There is no right or wrong in their adventures. After all, every new story has an open end!

Brio World can be expanded with various fun themes such as Travel, Explore, Rescue, Lift & Load and Village.

You can expand this train / farm set with the great BRIO Train with farm animals and make the rails much longer with the BRIO Beginners track set B.

The recommended age is 3-6 years.

Best toy farm with shapes

Eichhorn Shape sorter

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8.0
Toy score
Accessories
3.2
Replayable
4.3
Sustainability
4.5
Best for
  • Sturdy and safe wood
  • Handy carrying handle
Less good
  • There's not much to do with it besides shapeshifting

With this fun wooden Eichhorn Toy Farm your little one learns about life on a farm in a playful way.

What is good about this multicolor farm is that it is so educational for the little ones with the animals and shapes.

All conducive to the development of hand-eye coordination and the fine motor skills of your child.

Besides that, your child will have hours of fun with this solid farm-puzzle combination.

Each side of the house, and even the red-colored roof, has a new surprise in store. The horse, pig and bull make the farm very real.

Thanks to the wooden handle on the roof, the toy farm can easily be taken to a guest address.

Suitable for children from 2-3 years old to about 5 years old. Make sure your little one does not put the loose shapes in his mouth!

Best Farm with Blocks

Bambolino Miffy

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8.2
Toy score
Accessories
3.9
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
4.5
Best for
  • Blocks are fun for fantasy play and stacking
  • Miffy theme appeals
Less good
  • Not a farm where animals can go

This Miffy wooden blocks Farm has no fewer than 28 wooden blocks.

Let your little one play and build endlessly with this wooden farm, which is made of blocks!

The brightly colored plywood blocks consist of animals, fruit and also Miffy with her boyfriend Boris.

After playing, the blocks can be neatly stored in the sturdy full-color suitcase. Also nice that it has a handle.

An ideal gift as a first toy farm and can be expanded with the wooden block barrel of 50 blocks from Miffy.

This block farm promotes the use of the imagination in your child and in a playful way fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination are also trained.

Suitable for children from 2 years.

Best toy farm with sound

Megablocks Musical Farm

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7.0
Toy score
Accessories
3.2
Replayable
3.4
Sustainability
3.9
Best for
  • Happy colors
  • Nice music
  • Clicking animals into place makes playing for the youngest more fun
Less good
  • Difficult to combine with other toys, even Mega Blocks

Let your little one discover music and animal sounds at the Mega Bloks Musical Farm.

By matching the same colors, you hear music and animal sounds.

Learn about colors and animals as you build a beautiful farm for the 4 cute animal friends in the yard. You can build a silo or turn the windmill!

Or you build a horse, cow, chicken or lamb. Each animal has to be put on its own music key to hear what their specific sound is.

The barn doors that can swing open and closed.

Be prepared for lots of sounds and musical surprises! This 46-piece set has building blocks with pictures on them and with special shapes

These 'First Builders' blocks are ideal for little hands and fingers and indestructible. Building promotes your child's fine motor skills.

You can combine this farm set with other Mega Bloks toys, but it's also great to build the farm on the Megablocks table for even more building fun!

Ideal for children from 1 to 5 years.

Best toy farm to build

LEGO Duplo Adventures on the Farm 10869

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9.5
Toy score
Accessories
4.6
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
4.8
Best for
  • Fun to build and play
  • Easy to combine with other Duplo
Less good
  • Pricey

Since the product is quite expensive, I find it very suitable for two reasons:

  1. There's a lot to do, which is perfect for replayability
  2. It is easy to combine with Duplo which we already have

In addition, it was just a very nice product for my son.

He loves tractors and the farm very much, which is why I thought the Lego Duplo farm with tractor was so suitable for him.

He was very happy with the tractor he got, but what got him most excited were all the accessories that could be used in combination with the cow.

Because the product also includes accessories such as an oil can, pitchfork and feeding trough, my son can completely immerse myself in his own fantasy.

In addition, I think it is good that, although the Lego Duplo Tractor consists of 59 parts, there are no parts that my son can swallow.

I have also consciously looked at this.

I would therefore certainly recommend this product to parents of young children who are looking for a nice Lego Duplo product to start with and do not want to spend too much money.

Looking for farm toys for older children? Take a look at my review of the Best Bruder farm and countryside toys

Conclusion

With this selection of the best toy farms, there is sure to be one for your child's age!

For even more farm play fun, take a look at our top 11 of Best toy tractor & pedal tractor

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.