Thomas the Tank Engine Playhuts-Top 3 Picks For Indoor or Outdoor Fun

For those little conductors in your life, sometimes just playing with hand held trains just isn't enough to engage their imagination at times. If you have an active child or a few children, providing a Thomas the Tank Engine Playhut for them to spend time climbing through and imagining they are traveling from one end of the country to another is an excellent option to help your child develop his creative side.

If you have a playroom, or a basement with enough space, you can set up these Thomas the Tank Engine Playhuts and your children will be set up for hours of fun no matter what the season or weather is like outside. If you live in a warm climate and have a backyard, these tents are great fun to just plop down anywhere and easily folded back up to stash away if it becomes rainy or too windy.

Here are the top picks for most children ages 3 to 9 years old.

Playhut Thomas The Tank W Caboose

This play hut also comes with a carrying bag so if you are going camping, visiting relatives or on a trip where your little one will be able to set this up, it will not take up too much space in the car. Since this is one of the bigger tents available by Thomas and Friends due to the caboose attachments, it is the best choice for those moms who have multiple children and would like something they can play in without fighting over. This choice is probably better for an outdoor set up unless you have a pretty big living room or play room and do not mind the space it can take up. Although, due to easy velcro attachments for the two cabooses, you can choose just leave them un-attached and use the engine itself. This is a sturdy tent that can endure many rambunctious children climbing all over it. It is made from thin material though so if you have any cats who like to scamper up things with their claws, you may want to keep an eye out that they do not put holes in it. Younger children may need some help in understanding how to open the "door" flaps in order to get inside and may not find it is entertaining as older children since they have yet to develop their imaginations for pretend play.

Playhut Thomas the Tank Train Engine Play Tent

This is the engine that you can buy on its own. It has instant setup due to the patented technology of the EZ twist. Other fun features for your children are the sun roof which allows them to pop it open for extra fun. The side door works just like in a real car by swinging open and there is a steering wheel and carrying case included when purchased. The material is made with a meshed, non woven nylon binding and can withstand being jumped on or banged into by active children. There is plenty of room inside for your children to set up chairs to drive the train, or to even lay down a sleeping bag and use it for overnight fun.

Playhut Thomas the Tank Mega House

This delightful little house is another of the more popular Thomas the Tank Engine Playhuts.At 5 feet by 5 feet it is large enough to hold up to six children at a time. Featuring the same EZ twist play technology as the other playsets do, this has a crawl through tunnel that can easily connect to any of the other playsets if you have the space for it. With flap door entrances making it easy to walk or crawl into the hut, both those who are just learning to get around and those who don't seem to want to stop getting around can easily come and go. Made with the same trusty and durable material, this playset can be played both indoors and outdoors without fear of damage.

Being a kid and exploring your imagination is one of the freedoms that all children should be allowed to enjoy. If you have a Thomas the Tank Engine fan in your home, he will treasure this gift for many years to come and if stored properly he may be even able to pass it along to his own children once he has grown. So, get on board and grab your child one of these Thomas the
Tank Engine Playhuts today!

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Vernpaulwriter 5 years ago from backwoods of Nevada

all I can say is I am glad my son is out of that stage. I spent enough money on Thomas the Tank Engine to send my son to college, lol.


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ebookshack 5 years ago from Canada Author

I can definitely understand where you are coming from. I spend quite a bit as well with 2 boys who love him but I think it is worth it for now. If it keeps them entertained with something that is not a negative influence, then I am all for it.


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Vernpaulwriter 5 years ago from backwoods of Nevada

I agree, good influence, I hope to sell all this stuff though within the next year. Perhaps someone else can benefit from it.


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ebookshack 5 years ago from Canada Author

More likely than not. You could try your luck on ebay or just wait and sell locally. With the popularity out there, I can't see why you would have a problem. Good luck!(I know I should ask you what you have, but then I know I would fall in love with something and just have to buy it. lol)


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Vernpaulwriter 5 years ago from backwoods of Nevada

Well I have held on to the stuff for 6 years. My son is now 9. He has the crane (cranky?), one of the play tables, the original turn around house, a boat load of wooden trains, and of course an assortment of track. Perhaps an article on the collectibility of Thomas stuff is in order.


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ebookshack 5 years ago from Canada Author

lol. perhaps you could create a hub on the topic. I was thinking about getting Cranky next for my 4 year old and I don't think my 2 year old could never have enough of the wooden trains especially since we just started collecting them and only have 4. But yes, I think you would do ok if you sold them.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Nice advice for mothers .

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