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3 Best Circle Track Wooden Train Sets

Circle track wooden train sets can be great sets when you are not yet sure if a little one is going to be a train fan or not.  They are also a great starter set for the smallest of wooden train fans.  They are typically smaller and simpler than more extensive tracks and are also easy for little hands to maneuver around and put together into a circle shape.  Choose a set that is compatible with other brands and you can easily add on in the future as your child grows.

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Here are 3 great circle track wooden train options:

1.  Melissa & Doug Farm Animal Train Set – Choose from zoo or farm animals to ride along on this train.  Reviewers repeatedly reference the durability, quality and ability to add to this set as a child grows.

Vitals:
Price Range – Under $25
Additional Tracks Available – Yes 
Accessories Included – 2 animals to ride in included train
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 13

2. NameTrain Basic Train Set – Do you love to buy products made in the USA?  This is the wooden train set for you.  Made in Vermont from locally harvested hardwood maple, this track and train has a unique look to the tracks (they look more like real railroad tracks with their laser-engraved stripes) and is still compatible with big name brands.  Reviewers often note the delicious hard wood smell you get when you open the box — ahhhh!

Vitals:
Price Range – Under $25
Additional Tracks Available – Yes
Accessories Included – No (train and tracks only)
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 and up
Compatibility – Yes – although they have the cross grooves that other sets don’t have (don’t they look cool?), it is apparently only cosmetic and the tracks (and trains) do work with the other major wooden train systems
# of Pieces – 11

3. Brio Wooden Travel Circle Set – Several qualities make this wooden train set, from big name in trains Brio, stand out from other circle track sets.First, is the type of train it comes with.  This is a passenger train vs. the typical freight train choo-choo that many of the smaller sets typically come with.  Even better, it comes with 2 people that your little one can actually put inside the train.  A common idea with some cute uncommon twists.

Vitals:
Price Range – Under $25
Additional Tracks Available – Yes
Accessories Included – Yes (2 signs, a bench and 2 people)
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 15

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