Toddler playing with toy train set on a Nilo childrens play table

The BEST Wooden Train Table For Kids should be one that offers the following features:

Hardwood Table Frame

Why solid hardwood? Strength, quality and integrity. Our Nilo tables are solid hardwood framing and are proven to last for generations. Train table wooden framing is very important not only for durability purposes, but also to ensure that your train track won’t be affected by slight bumps to the table. Take a look at our reviews! 

Multi-Use Tabletop Surface

Many tables out there use MDF. Many have a printed image on an MDF board. Many use just a plywood panel.

Our Nilo wooden train tables come with a double-sided white industrial grade melamine table top! Meaning, white on two sides. Thus, if you ruin one side of the panel you can disassemble the table and flip it over for another usable, new side!

There isn’t a better multi-use surface than melamine.  If there was we would be using it on our tables!

The white top allows for super clean, super cool play with Play-Doh, Puzzles, Wooden Blocks, arts and crafts, you name it! Consider this very important aspect of a wooden train table.

Did We Mention the Wooden Train Table Design?

The design of the table & accessories match most home styles and are ultra-strong between the puzzle fit table design, dado groove which the tabletop in place (also prevents liquids from spilling), hardwood materials, and steel hardware.

Nilo activity tables have supported over 300lb with no issues whatsoever(though we don’t recommend putting that much weight on the table)! Towards the bottom of this article, you will also see four kids standing on the tabletop surface showing that the table is strong.

Our products are tried and true as we’ve been making play tables and accessories for nearly 30 years! We even have customers that still have our first generation table from 1992. Wow!

Speaking of design, if you need help designing your playroom Click Here to find out how you can create a fun and functional kids playroom in your home!

What about Seating?

Well, this aspect is why I started Nilo Toys in the first place!

Thomas, Brio, Kidkraft, and other tables are too low to the ground.

They were great for a 1-2 1/2-year-old but at age 3 and up they have started to outgrow the table.

Yes, they can still play on the table…for that matter you as a parent could play on those tables but can you sit comfortably with your legs under the table? I think NOT!

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Not only are Nilo train tables perfect to match the design of most homes, but Nilo wooden train tables are the tallest in the industry standing at 19″ to the top of the white melamine surface.

Most importantly, thanks to the design of our wooden train tables for kids your child may be seated comfortably on a Nilo 12″ tall stool or bench and have their little legs and feet under the table!

This allows them to sit closely to the table to play! Not only does this allow them to sit closely and ergonomically, but it also allows for adults and even grandparents to more easily join the fun rather than having to bend low or sit on the ground.

Can Nilo Train Tables Grow As Your Child Grows?

I don’t know any other high quality wooden train table that offer a taller option for your table.

With Nilo, you may purchase taller leg sets to make your wooden train table the perfect height as your child grows. We offer 18.5″ leg sets, 24″ leg sets and 30″ leg sets (dining table height). The adjustable height and quality of Nilo tables cause for a long lasting play table which will provide fun for years to come!

We have customers that have even brought their tables to college to continue with their school projects, incredible!

Raised Border on the Tabletop Surface… Too Tall? Too Low?  

We studied this aspect of the wooden train table for quite a while, compared all the different tables out there.

What we found is that most train tables out there have a raised border that is either too tall or too short. Thus, we found that having a raised border of 1 1/4″ is the ideal height!

Wooden train tracks are 1/2″ thick. This activity with wooden train tracks then allows for a 3/4″ border above the train track.

Also, we found that 1 1/4″ is ideal for doing arts and crafts, puzzles, wooden blocks, etc.

The point is it’s low enough to allow those activities as well.

Are There ‘Cool’ Train Table Accessories?

Yes! We provide the option to order your wooden train table with holes or without holes.

The holes allow for awesome accessories that will take your train table to the next level, literally!

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Our most popular wooden train table accessory for train tracks, car tracks and other types of tracks are the Nilo Jax.

Nilo Jax not only allow for you to build your track multiple levels high, but also off of the table!

No other train tables on the market have this sort of versatility with building train tracks or other toy tracks.

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We also offer other accessories that work with the holes in the table such as the Nilo Hammer’N Nails set, Zoob toys, theasel and more. Check out all of our accessories by visiting the Accessories Page.

Is It Sturdy? Will It Stand The Test of Time?

I’m not going to speak about other tables in this regard. I will only tell you there isn’t a better made table out there!

We started Nilo in 1994. Some of our first stores we opened still have that original table on their floor in their store…nearly 30 years later!

Imagine the amount of kid traffic, abuse that wooden train table had to have had in order to still be standing!

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You’ll find a photo of seven kids standing on our table for a photo shoot on another post in our blog; Go there to check it out if you wish.. That was a legit photo! We had it tested to 300 lbs but those seven kids probably totaled 350-400 lbs.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!  If you have any questions about Nilo train tables, a.k.a activity tables, feel free to reach out to us!

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