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Christmas present for grandson

(13 Posts)
Shawlands2000 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:10:22

Can anyone recommend a good toy garage for my 3 year old grandson? Not sure to go for a wooden or plastic one.

boodymum67 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:29:41

Hi, I would think a wooden one will be sturdier. Have you googled the subject?

Bibbity Sun 25-Oct-20 13:45:47

Personally I would always prefer wooden if given the choice. Easier to clean, sturdier and better for the environment.

phoenix Sun 25-Oct-20 13:51:28

Although they are plastic, Fisher Price toys seem to last forever!

vegansrock Sun 25-Oct-20 14:35:04

The Fisher Price garage with the wind up lift was always a favourite but if you go for that dont buy new, get one of the original ones on eBay and give it a good scrub. Don’t buy new plastic. Failing that ask the parents.

Harris27 Sun 25-Oct-20 14:38:52

Plastic would be better for cleaning especially in these awkward times.

Bibbity Sun 25-Oct-20 14:46:22

I will admit. Fisher price garages do seem to be immortal.

Grandmabatty Sun 25-Oct-20 14:51:55

The toot toot stuff is very popular although it is plastic. I would ask his parents first though.

mokryna Sun 25-Oct-20 14:52:55

Bought the Fisher Price garage in a boot sale for about £5, I don’t know how many years ago. Washed it up and gave it as a Christmas present, it has served three daughters, three grandsons and three granddaughters. Another time I bought the hospital, the vet kit and I am now sadly looking at the train which at that time had the engine as well as three carriages because the plastic is becoming brittle. Have the school and camper with wooden people.

silverlining48 Sun 25-Oct-20 16:40:34

Oh yes, the camper, we still have ours too. The grandies love it.

midgey Sun 25-Oct-20 16:49:30

Aldi have wooden garages this week in the middle aisle. Looked great for a young child and usually a good price. They also had other lovely wooden toys.

Grannynannywanny Sun 25-Oct-20 16:58:15

Another vote for the Fisher Price garage. I bought one for my house 13 years ago and it’s been well used by my 4 grandchildren. The youngest is 5 and he still loves it. Very sturdy and easy to keep clean.

Shawlands2000 Mon 26-Oct-20 10:46:23

Thanks for the suggestions ladies. Will have a look at all of them.