When you’re talking classic toys that grow with your children, you are most certainly talking about HearthSong. They have one of the most amazing selections of toys that inspire the type of child’s play we all want for our kids and last for years instead of seasons. Whether it is imagination inspiring toys that can become just about anything your child can dream up, outdoor toys to burn off energy, or games and puzzles to pass time during the cold and rainy days of winter, HearthSong has a huge selection of gifts at a great price.
HearthSong is the kind of site I could spend all day at, checking out their vast selection of goodies and wishing that I had an unlimited toy budget for all the children in my life. It’s not just that they have all the items that I am searching for; it’s that they have them at a great price as well. If that wasn’t enough, they also have a great selection of HearthSong exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else.
One of the HearthSong exclusives we recently fell in love with is the Wheel Town Deluxe Roadway and Harbor Set. If you think wooden railways are cool then you will love the newest trend – wooden roadways that allow your little one to create their own tiny town with little wooden cars, buildings and more. The HearthSong Wheel Town Deluxe is the coolest wooden roadway we have ever seen, offering some really cool touches that make it so much more fun than a simple road set.
For one, it has an awesome wooden suspension bridge that is elevated to allow your roadway to go over another road or even a waterway. Secondly, it actually comes with a felt waterway to add to the fun, complete with boats to float in the harbor. The Wheel Town set also includes numerous wooden buildings to set up along the roadways in your tiny town.
In addition to all the extras that come with the Wheel Town Roadway, the design of the wooden roads is also incredibly cool. Instead of being a flat piece of wood with a dashed line down the center to designate roads, the Wheel Town Roadway actually has lane divots that give kids clear lanes of travel as well as a raised median between them to prevent fast cars from crossing lanes.
Although the set does not come with cars, we found the road size to be pretty standard and we could use most small scale cars easily in the town (and even wooden trains worked on the roads, a fact that my two year old loves). The one exception we found was that vehicles that have really grippy rubber wheels still fit fine on the roadway but aren’t able to make the tighter turns in their lane unassisted and often cross the median into oncoming traffic when launched. If you are nervous about whether your collection of small scale cars will work in the Roadway, you can also buy specific Wheel Town Roadway vehicle sets as well (P.S. they are on sale now).
The other really cool thing about the Wheel Town Deluxe Roadway is that it has two sections that allow your vehicles to enter and exit the roadway, making it so your town can be infinitely expandable. Whether you have a train set you would like to weave around your roadway or you have the Wheel Town parking garage, crane set, or other small scale buildings, or simply if you want to add some off roading courses, the wooden entrance ramps make it possible.
In addition, the design of the road pieces themselves really stand out and are great for building and rebuilding your town over and over. Instead of having fitted puzzle piece connectors to allow you to create your roadway, the Wheel Town Roadway has unique ball shaped connection pieces which allow for less precise placement. This makes it easier for toddlers to manipulate and build as well as making it more fun for complete custom roadway creations because the connection points can be at a slight angle to each other and still connect fine.
The Wheel Town Deluxe Roadway and Harbor Set from HearthSong is absolutely beautiful and sure to inspire hours of play, as well as being very reasonably priced. Having seen firsthand the quality and attention to detail that goes into a HearthSong exclusive, I will absolutely be recommending HearthSong to family and friends who are looking for that perfect gift that will inspire their children and will last through multiple kids. As well as having great quality
merchandise at already low prices, you can find some amazing deals in HearthSong’s sale and clearance section to stretch your toy budget.
The site is incredibly easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. With headers offering drop down lists and a side bar with numerous ways to search for the perfect gift, shopping can be as quick as you’d like it, or you can spend hours browsing their selection like my daughter and I do. If you have a particular item in mind, you can use their search function, or you can shop by price, interest or age range, amongst other categories. These are perfect for the seasoned kid’s toy connoisseur like myself, as well as for aunts, uncles, godparents and grandparents to pick up that one special gift that is sure to be the hit of the party.
I mentioned it before, but HearthSong has a really awesome outlet sale page that you should definitely check out. This isn’t the place where they pawn off the toys that didn’t sell throughout the season, these are the hottest toys sold at unbelievable prices. I did some really great after-holiday shopping in the outlet section just yesterday and got a birthday present for a niece, a nephew, and my daughter and even got free shipping with a coupon code!
Although the first picture shows the entire Wheel Town line with cars, signs and the add-on buildings, the 46-piece Wheel Town Deluxe Roadway and Harbor Set is still fairly expansive and includes 29 road sections, 4 boats, 1 felt harbor playmat, 7 buildings, and 5 roof top blocks.
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