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14 Best Racing Tracks for Toddlers

Waytoplay Expressway Box Cover Front
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Racing tracks are a lot of fun for toddlers. Not only can their cars drive all over the living room, but they can speed along on tiny dedicated roads designed for their miniature cars. Racing tracks come in all shapes and sizes, with ramps, runs, remote controls or even loops to try out some stunt moves.

To help you choose the best option for your needs, we have compiled the 20 best racing tracks for toddlers. We have reviewed each of these racing tracks and bring you only the ones that come highly recommended by parents. We know that reviews can be manipulated, so we have weeded out any false reviews so you can choose the genuine most rated option.

1. Best Overall: Waytoplay Expressway (Black with White Striping)

Waytoplay Expressway Box Cover Front 1

This Waytoplay Expressway set was designed in The Netherlands to promote imaginative play for toddlers. The set comes with 24 road segments including 12 curve pieces, 8 straight segments and 4 intersections:

Each piece has been made of a highly durable, child-friendly, weatherproof rubber compound that is also flexible, allowing toddlers to build their own racing track creations easily:

Waytoplay Expressway Flexible Race Track

What We Love:

❤️ All the pieces are washable
❤️ The material is non-toxic and 100% safe for toddlers

What We Don’t Love:

💔 This Expressway set is expensive but doesn’t come with any extra accessories or vehicles

2. Budget Option: Car Road Tape Track

Car Tape, Extra Long and Wide! 3.5 in x 50 ft, Toy Car Road Tape Track for Kids, Great Accessory to Die Cast Cars and Train Sets. Sticker with Printed Street to Play on Floors.

This car tape will allow kids to build their race tracks for their toy cars. It is safe to put on most flooring types, but it works better on solid surfaces, like tile or hardwood floors. It is wide enough to fit two standard-sized die-cast cars side by side.

What We Love:

❤️ It can be peeled up without leaving behind residue
❤️ The roll has 50 feet of track

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It can’t be reused once it is put down and pulled up.

3. Best Eco-Friendly Option: TOP BRIGHT Wooden Race Track With 4 Mini Cars

Toddler Toys for 1 2 Year Old Boy and Girl Gifts Wooden Race Track Car Ramp Racer with 4 Mini Car

This run ramp race track can provide hours of fun for toddlers. The tracks are brightly colored for visual stimulation and the base of the track is made from solid wood. This set also comes with cars that are designed to roll and flip down the ramp’s unique design.

What We Love:

❤️ It has a unique parking area at the top of the ramp structure
❤️ This set comes with four ramp racer cars

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The track elements can’t be repositioned.

4. Best Electronic Option: Ontel Magic Tracks RC – Remote Control Turbo Race Cars

Ontel Magic Tracks RC - Remote Control Turbo Race Cars & 10 ft of Flexible, Bendable Glow in the Dark Racetrack - As Seen on TV, Color may Vary

This magic racing set comes with 10 ft of speedway, which allows toddlers to design fascinating race tracks. It has a jump ramp for them to do tricks and the set comes with its own remote-controlled turbo race car. The track pieces are interchangeable, which helps to spark their imagination.

What We Love:

❤️ The track pieces are glow in the dark
❤️ It comes with a crash X-track

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The entire toy requires five AAA batteries

5. Fisher-Price Little People Loops ‘n Swoops Amusement Park

Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park

This set allows toddlers to experience race tracks and the fun of amusement parks all at once. It provides various types of twists and turns for the cars to roll down and it even has fun lights and sounds to help keep toddlers entertained. Each piece is brightly colored to add an extra element of fun.

What We Love:

❤️ The set comes with the park and two wheelie vehicles
❤️ Some parts of the park can be adjusted to provide different stunts

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It requires two AA batteries, but they don’t come with it

6. USA Toyz Glow Race Tracks and LED Toy Cars

USA Toyz Glow Race Tracks and LED Toy Cars - 360pk Glow in The Dark Bendable Rainbow Race Track Set STEM Building Toys for Boys and Girls with 2 Light Up Toy Cars

This race track set will allow toddlers to build their own track. The track pieces are brightly colored and glow in the dark, making this track fun to play with day or night. It includes two LED race car toys, meaning toddlers can play alone or with friends.

What We Love:

❤️ The race track pieces are easy to snap together and can bend 
❤️ Certain pieces travel well can be taken on car and plane rides

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Since the track pieces are bendable, they can be broken

7. 142 Pieces Create a Road Super Snap Speedway

142 Pieces Police Patrol Chase Create a Road Super Snap Speedway - Magic Journey Flexible Track Set with LED Light Up Toy Cars

This large speedway racing set will allow toddlers to create their own tracks. It comes with a couple of different vehicles that are designed to provide different creative scenarios. It even has a policy vehicle with flashing lights and sounds that bring imaginations to life.

What We Love:

❤️ It comes with 142 pieces of track
❤️ The track pieces are bright and colorful to stimulate toddlers visually

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The set could benefit from a storage container.

8. Playmat City Life Kids Race Track Carpet 80″ x 40″

Kids Rugs Carpet Giant Large 80' x 40' Playmat City Life - Learn & Have Fun Safe! Children's Educational, Road Traffic System, Multi Color, Play Mat Rug Great for Playing Cars, Bedroom Playroom, Area

This fun playmat can be placed in any toddler’s playroom or bedroom. It is made from quality materials and has a non-slip Latex back that helps keep the mat from sliding on slippery floors like hardwood. It contains various illustrations and a comprehensive roadway for toddlers to play with their favorite cars.

What We Love:

❤️ The playmat is large, providing more area to play with
❤️ The illustrations are brightly colored for imaginative play

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The playmat doesn’t come with any vehicles to use on it

9. Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway

Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway

This skyway racing track is designed with various curves and bright colors to make racing cars fun for toddlers. It has a launcher that will release each car separately as desired.

What We Love:

❤️ It comes with two wheelies vehicles
❤️ It stands three feet tall and has three different tracks

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Once assembled, it can be difficult to move without taking it apart

10. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels 3-in-1 Launch and Play Raceway

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels 3-in-1 Launch and Play Raceway

This three-in-one launch raceway is designed to allow toddlers to race a single car down a long track or two separate cars in a different configuration. This raceway also comes with two smart points designed to provide music, sound effects, and fun phrases when interacted with by the provided vehicles.

What We Love:

❤️ It has an easy lift-up launcher
❤️ The raceway is brightly colored

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The raceway requires two AAA batteries, but the ones included are only demo batteries

11. Fisher-Price Disney Mickey & the Roadster Racers

Fisher-Price Disney Mickey & The Roadster Racers, Mickey Ears Raceway

With this raceway, toddlers can enjoy racing their favorite Disney character Mickey Mouse, through the finish line. It can launch two cars at once, making it perfect for racing cars. It has various fun accessories like switch gates and spinning flags.

What We Love:

❤️ The track is made from quality plastic material
❤️ It uses traditional raceway colors

What We Don’t Love:

💔 You can’t buy extensions for this race track to make it longer

12. Dinosaur Toys Track

JITTERYGIT Dinosaur Jurassic Race Track Train Glow in The Dark World Toy Set, Kids Dino Racetrack Park includes T-Rex & Triceratops Playset - Best Birthday Gift for Boys & Girls 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old

This race track set combines the love of cars with the love of dinosaurs. It is easy for toddlers to set it up and put it away. It includes everything needed to make a fun race track in the jungle, including the necessary batteries to make fun noises.

What We Love:

❤️ It comes with a durable container to store the set in
❤️ It has a total of 150 pieces that provide endless adventure time

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The carry case could be bigger

13. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Save the Day Fire Station

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Save the Day Fire Station

This fun fire station combines a love for firefighters with a race track. It contains various outposts for endless creative play ideas and is made from high-quality plastic material. Its features include a fire pole, elevator, pump and flag.

What We Love:

❤️ It provides fun music and phrases
❤️ It has several trigger positions that work with the SmartPoint fire truck

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It requires SmartPoint vehicles to work correctly

14. Tot Tube Playset Toy Car and Ball Tunnel Ramp Race Track

Tot Tube Playset - Toy Car and Ball Tunnel Ramp Race Track

This set can be combined with other sets like it. It can be used as a single-car tunnel ramp or separated to make two tunnel ramps for racing with two different cars. It can be propped up against a chair or a couch, and the tube’s middle is transparent, allowing toddlers to see the cars as they race to the bottom.

What We Love:

❤️ It is easy to set up
❤️ When it is put together, it provides 45 inches of track

What We Don’t Love:

💔 These tubes can be connected with other sets but sold separately


Important Considerations When Buying a Racing Track for Toddlers

When purchasing a racing track for toddlers, it’s important to consider several factors. First, ensure that the track is age-appropriate and has appropriate safety features to prevent potential hazards. Look for tracks with rounded edges, non-toxic materials, and sturdy construction.

Next, evaluate the track’s design and layout. Choose tracks that are easy to assemble and offer different configurations to keep your toddler engaged. Consider the size of the track and whether it fits within your available space.

Durability is another crucial aspect. Select tracks made from durable materials that can withstand rough play. It’s also worth checking if the track is compatible with additional sets or accessories, allowing for future expansion.

If you want to incorporate educational elements, look for tracks that offer interactive features or promote skill development. Reading reviews and recommendations from other parents can provide insights into the track’s quality and play value.

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