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In our wooden toys with wheels you quickly think of a car, but there is so much more possible.

For example, think of this huge wooden train set from Bigjigs. A great toy with wooden trains with wheels, but so many more accessories to play nice pretend play with.

In this article I discuss the 7 best wooden toys with wheels and what you should pay attention to when purchasing.

Best wooden toys with wheels

Let's look at the options in a quick overview. Then I'll go into more detail about each of these choices.

Overall best wooden train set

BigJigsAlpine train set (BJT016)

The train track is a fun challenge to assemble and with the help of supporting pillars, the rails even go up. Very spectacular!

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More than a wooden car with wheels

Melissa & DougSchool Bus

But it's really fun because it's a school bus. This allows for hours of imaginative play. He is brought up again and again with us.

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Best wooden magnetic car

TeguDaredevil

The set is also just very well put together. The magnets click well and stay in place, even during heavy driving.

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Best wooden balance bike

HapeScoot Around balance bike

It has rubber around the wheels so that your floors do not break. This also makes the wheels last much longer.

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Best wooden construction toys with wheels

KidwillTool Kit

You can build much more than just cars using the wooden building pieces and nuts and bolts.

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Best wooden walker

JanodBrico Magnetic Trolley

Very sturdy wood and the wheels even have metal axles with rubber surrounds so that it runs smoothly and does not damage your floor.

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Best mallet game with wheels

Boxiki KidsWooden Hammer Wagon

Good idea to make it so that you can roll and hammer. This makes it more mobile than any other hammer set.

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Wooden toys with wheels buying guide

When you buy wooden toys, pay close attention to the quality of the wood and the finish.

Is it solid wood or pressed wood. This is very important for its sustainability.

That's why we rated all sets for durability on a scale of 1 to 5 points.

In addition, you should of course pay attention to the wheels.

Wooden toys are not known for having the best rolling wheels. That is a pity because the extra weight of the wood can very well provide nice speed.

Wheels are often not properly attached because that is difficult with wood, or they run a bit like with the Kidwill set, which is a very nice building set by the way.

I also looked at the ride quality for each toy.

I also looked at the replayability. It's always fun to return to it.

This partly has to do with how well you can drive it, but also how fun extra activities you can do with it.

Activities like pretend play with the school bus, or assembling with Tegu and Kidwill.

For each product, the scores are given on a 5-point scale.

Best wooden toys with wheels reviewed

Overall best wooden train set

BigJigs Alpine train set (BJT016)

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9.1
Toy score
To drive
4.8
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
4.1
Best for
  • The train is right on a slope to drive down
  • Very nice details for the landscape
  • big set
Less good
  • Pricey
  • Higher rails on supports are not for the little ones

The beautiful Bigjigs Alpen train set is a good choice anyway, and our top recommendation.

Bigjigs makes very good quality, and what makes this set extra beautiful is the possibility to expand it endlessly.

Your child will not get tired of it and the toy set also lasts a long time.

This extensive train set is suitable for children from 4 years; There are a lot of detailed parts included.

The train track is a fun challenge to assemble and with the help of supporting pillars the rails even go up high.

Very spectacular, the train travels through mountains, valleys and over bridges!

A set to enjoy for a long time, ideal as a first train set for a child, and expandable with rails by means of the BigJigs Rails Expansion Set.

All other Bigjigs train sets fit in seamlessly with it. How about a Dino Train Set with its matching T-Rex tunnel?

It is very educational and very comprehensive because the train travels through different landscapes to the next station. Mountains, forest and village all come along, it is therefore a long train tracks.

And along the way, your child will not only encounter traffic signs, but also figures in various professions and vehicles.

What a pleasure to play with this train that travels over mountains and valleys!

Usually a train set only becomes fun when you buy more of it so that you can actually make some different tracks, but the Alpen set is already quite extensive.

Furthermore, Bigjigs has a lot of fun, and sometimes special (such as a pirate ship wreck, or a dinosaur), expansions that you can connect to it.

Or a pink-purple princess train set, with a bright pink bridge and a purple and pink gate to drive under: houses, trees and even a cool pink helicopter!

Give your creativity free rein and build the whole room with your child with this beautiful train set!

More than a wooden car with wheels

Melissa & Doug School Bus

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8.3
Toy score
To drive
4.2
Replayable
4.1
Sustainability
4.1
Best for
  • solid wood
  • School bus with extra playing figures
Less good
  • Pretty hard to hold for driving

A wooden car is fun to play with. Nice and heavy and easy to drive. But add 7 wooden figures and it becomes a lot more fun.

They are solid wooden figures with smoothly rolling wheels. Perfect to use with your other toy cars.

But it's really fun because it's a school bus. This allows for hours of imaginative play. He is brought up again and again with us.

The children visit the farm, the construction site, the magnet tile tower.

You name it.

It's quite sturdy with a working door and a flip-up stop sign for safe crossings. It is attached with elastic so it can't actually break.

Best wooden magnetic car

Tegu Daredevil

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8.1
Toy score
To drive
3.6
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
4.7
Best for
  • Sustainable wooden toys
  • Car drives really well too
Less good
  • Very expensive

Tegu is a toy brand that makes everything from wood. Beautiful and sturdy wood.

It's durable and made in Honduras in a responsible manner, that's playing good.

It also makes the set a bit more expensive, but playing with wood gives your child much more in return than plastic toys.

The set is also just very well put together. The magnets click well and stay in place, even during heavy driving.

And that's what you ultimately want from a toy car.

This set offers less building options than the Magformers police set. But you can also supplement this with other sets from Tegu.

They all fit together. Here you get at least 12 building pieces.

Best wooden balance bike

Hape Scoot Around balance bike

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9.2
Toy score
To drive
4.8
Replayable
4.5
Sustainability
4.5
Best for
  • Very sturdy construction
  • Wheels drive well
Less good
  • Child can quickly grow out of it while he is not yet ready for a real bike

Wooden toys with wheels don't just have to be toys that you can hold in your hands. Take this sturdy balance bike from Hape, for example.

It has rubber around the wheels so that your floors do not break. This also makes the wheels last much longer. Very durable toy.

In fact, he was the winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the Parent's Choice Recommended Award.

It is of course for the smallest children. Perfect for testing their mobility and practicing their gross motor skills.

Toddlers from 12 months can actually start on it.

The wood comes from ecologically sustainable forests and is made with safe paint.

Also read: this is the best wooden toy for toddlers and preschoolers

Best wooden construction toys with wheels

Kidwill Tool Kit

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6.8
Toy score
To drive
1.4
Replayable
4.9
Sustainability
3.9
Best for
  • Good tool kit including building material
  • Lots of different parts so you can be creative too
Less good
  • Quality case was a bit disappointing

Everything is made of wood including a sturdy wooden case. That makes this a very nice construction set.

In addition, it naturally has wheels in the set, so that you can also build nice cars with the building pieces.

Everything is included such as a hammer, wrench, pliers, ruler, saw, screwdriver, nuts and bolts.

You can build much more than just cars using the wooden building pieces and nuts and bolts. In fact, they can make anything they can think of.

It is sometimes a bit of fiddling, but that is also very good for fine motor skills. I often had to help my son (4) when he wanted to build more difficult things.

It is made of solid wood and quite sturdy. The suitcase could have been a bit firmer, especially considering the age category for which it is intended.

The examples are also nice, but you can often only make one at a time, which was a bit disappointing.

Best wooden walker

Janod Brico Magnetic Trolley

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8.3
Toy score
To drive
4.3
Replayable
4.7
Sustainability
3.4
Best for
  • Many activities in one walker
  • Wheels drive very well
Less good
  • Magnet could have been stronger
  • Wheels can fall off
  • Quality tools are disappointing

Janod has a lot of wooden tools in the Brico set, very nice to look at them all.

This set contains tools that can be hung on the sturdy trolley with magnets.

Very sturdy wood and the wheels even have metal axles with rubber surrounds so that it runs smoothly and does not damage your floor.

It comes with 26 accessories such as a hammer, screwdriver and wrench that fit onto the magnetic front panel for easy storage.

Other parts include nails, screws, bolts, a vice and rotating gears.

It's nice to have a little bit of everything. That also makes it a bit of a shame because you can't really build anything nice with the set.

It's really more about exploring and hammering and screwing things into the car.

The gears are also a very nice addition.

The magnet could have been a little stronger so that the tool does not fall off every time.

Also, the wheels seem to come off easily, although that hasn't happened to me yet. It is a large part of complaints about the product.

It says to check the screws regularly and then it will at least stay in place with me, but maybe they should have made it better so that it is not necessary.

All in all a very nice set, which you should probably not play too rough with.

Best mallet game with wheels

Boxiki Kids Wooden Hammer Wagon

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6.8
Toy score
To drive
3.2
Replayable
3.9
Sustainability
3.1
Best for
  • Many activities
  • Cheaply priced
Less good
  • Badly finished
  • Nails that you need to hammer in just fit through the holes

Good idea to make it so you can roll and hammer it with some more building activity. This makes it more mobile than other hammer sets.

He also often goes from playing location to playing location so that something is always done with it. We made a string to it so that it can be dragged along.

There are 18 building blocks, 30 screws, 1 hammer and a screwdriver and is suitable for children from 3 years.

Unfortunately, it is a cheaply made car. You also don't pay that much for many activities, but there are also some flaws.

Although the car and the wooden construction pieces are quite sturdy, the plastic screws are not. Also, the nails that you have to tap in just fit directly into the holes. So that takes away from the game a bit.

A cheap set to play with, but other sets are better.

Conclusion

There is a lot of wooden toys with wheels outside of cars. I hope this selection has given you an idea of ​​the possibilities.

Also read: these are the best wooden toy brands of the moment

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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.