Thomas and Friends Shark Escape Review and Giveaway

Thomas and Friends Shark Escape Review and Giveaway

Thomas and Friends toys are very popular with Biggest. He loves vehicles with wheels, as I have mentioned before, and very much enjoys the repetitive action of train tracks. He particularly enjoyed Thomas and Friends Adventures Shark Escape set, because it has a dramatic mechanism that propels Thomas through a loop of water, where he narrowly escapes a shark’s jaws. One reader can win this track set for their own little Thomas the Tank Engine fan. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.

You can see how much both Biggest and Littlest enjoyed playing with the adventure set in our unboxing video below:

Thomas and Friends Adventures Shark Escape Review

Thomas and Friends Adventures Shark Escape box

The Thomas and Friends Shark Escape set is very easy to assemble. I can dismantle and put it away in the box each day. It only takes a few seconds to snap the pieces together again when the children ask to play with it.

We were really impressed with the toy. Biggest was very excited by the dramatic action of Thomas loop-the-looping. As it is a very repetitive action, and he has autism, Biggest found the best fun in making Thomas loop over and over again. The fine and gross motor skills needed to make the action work correctly were a little tricky for him – but this is a good thing. Often, it is hard to get him to practise the motor skills he finds difficult because he avoids things he finds challenging. However, with this set, he was so enchanted by watching Thomas spin round that he was motivated to keep trying. This meant that, eventually, he mastered being able to work the mechanism entirely by himself.

Littlest enjoyed more imaginative play with Thomas. I saw her talking to him, pushing him around the track and making him talk to the shark! In fact, Thomas and Friends toys are designed to help your child’s development in a range of areas, from physical and motor skills to cognitive skills and problem solving. Find out more here.

Littlest playing with Thomas

Finally, if you would like to win a Thomas and Friends Adventures Shark Escape set for your little one, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Please note, you must be a UK resident and terms and conditions apply. For full details, see Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Mattel gave us a Thomas and Friends Adventures Shark Escape toy for the purposes of this review. All words, images and opinions are my own*


  1. Amy Wright
    4th April 2017 / 10:07 am

    My son would love this and his birthday is coming up!

    4th April 2017 / 10:14 am

    Thank you for the review my grandson would love this set he has a few others but with the Shark and his big teeth adds a little bit of danger and lots of fun.

  3. rena Plumridge
    4th April 2017 / 10:28 am

    my godson would love this he adores Thomas The Tank.

  4. Rachael H
    4th April 2017 / 10:54 am

    I absolutely love Thomas, this looks brilliant for me, never mind kids

  5. stuart hargreaves
    4th April 2017 / 11:20 am

    I have just to say thomas and a smile appears

  6. Katie Skeoch
    4th April 2017 / 12:06 pm

    It has everything my boys love, Thomas, tracks & dangerous animals!

  7. Sarah Mackay
    4th April 2017 / 12:27 pm

    My daughter would love this as she is currently obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine

  8. Pamela Gossage
    4th April 2017 / 12:34 pm

    because my Thomas loves Sharks and loves Thomas

  9. S Edwards
    4th April 2017 / 12:45 pm

    for my boys to enjoy sharing as they love playing with their Thomas trains

  10. laura banks
    4th April 2017 / 12:52 pm

    as it looks so much fun

  11. amy bondoc
    4th April 2017 / 12:55 pm

    id lvoe this for my nephew he loves thomas!

  12. Debbie W
    4th April 2017 / 1:40 pm

    My nephew loves Thomas and this would be for him- but you’re never too old: my teenage boys found one of their old Thomas DVDs a couple of months ago and I found them singing along to the theme tunes and discussing which episodes had scared them when they were little!

  13. Emma Wallace
    4th April 2017 / 2:08 pm

    My little boy would love this as he’s seen somthing similar on tele and says ‘Seth needs this’ haha

  14. Kerry Taylor
    4th April 2017 / 2:09 pm

    My little boy loves trains, and is just getting to an age where he could appreciate this sort of toy!

  15. Nicola France
    4th April 2017 / 2:39 pm

    My son James would love this, he loves anything to do with Thomas!

  16. Lucy B
    4th April 2017 / 4:28 pm

    for my little boy xx

  17. Tracy Hanley
    4th April 2017 / 8:38 pm

    My grandson loves thomas

  18. Lillian Fisher
    4th April 2017 / 10:19 pm

    My Thomas mad son would love this for sure.

  19. kRIS
    5th April 2017 / 2:33 pm

    my little boy would love this because he is thomas mad!!

  20. Sam Rhodes
    5th April 2017 / 8:26 pm

    My son would love this, he loves Thomas! 🙂

  21. Solange
    7th April 2017 / 1:39 am

    My little boy loves trains.

  22. Sophie Ade
    8th April 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Because my son is a big Thomas fan and this really looks very different to the other toys he has.

  23. Harline parkin
    8th April 2017 / 5:06 pm

    My grandson William would love this anything to do with Thomas the tank engine

  24. Tracy Nixon
    8th April 2017 / 5:19 pm

    My sons would love this as they are both Thomas fans and love sharks too!

  25. Kim Styles
    8th April 2017 / 6:04 pm

    my nephew would love this because it is a unique Thomas adventure!!

  26. Kirsty Ward
    8th April 2017 / 6:25 pm

    My Nephew would love this, he loves all things Thomas!

  27. Kellie Steed
    8th April 2017 / 6:32 pm

    My little man loves Thomas, but he is crazy about sharks! He would absolutely love this, I think it’s on the cards as a gift if I don’t win. Fingers crossed though, thanks for the chance at a great prize!

    8th April 2017 / 6:38 pm

    my nephews are huge Thomas fans they would love this

  29. Keith Hunt
    8th April 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Looks nice for a friends child.

  30. Katie
    8th April 2017 / 7:51 pm

    My nephew would love this because he loves Thomas and it looks great fun

  31. Anthony Harrington
    8th April 2017 / 8:12 pm

    our little Grandson would love this as he loves Thomas and this looks fun!

  32. Angela Treadway
    8th April 2017 / 9:19 pm

    for my son x

  33. Victoria N
    8th April 2017 / 9:20 pm

    My daughter would love this as she is mad for Thomas

  34. Victoria Lovell
    8th April 2017 / 9:57 pm

    My son is a massive Thomas fan.

  35. Jo Hutchinson
    8th April 2017 / 11:17 pm

    They would love the Thomas & Friends Shark Escape set because it looks very exciting and has thomas.

  36. Clare Hubbard
    9th April 2017 / 8:18 am

    Both my boys are Thomas mad, they would love this!

  37. Emma Smiley
    9th April 2017 / 10:15 am

    I’ve a thomas mad little boy who’d love this.

  38. Matthew Warman
    9th April 2017 / 11:13 am

    My friends son absolutely loves Thomas so I’d give it to him.

  39. Ray Dodds
    10th April 2017 / 1:06 pm

    My granddaughter would love this shesin love with Thomas

  40. Tony Metcalfe
    10th April 2017 / 2:12 pm

    My nephew is a great Thomas The Tank fan

  41. stephen holman
    10th April 2017 / 9:07 pm

    little one loves thomas and this looks simple to set up and use 🙂

  42. Lisa Wilkinson
    11th April 2017 / 9:33 am

    She would love playing this with her Daddy

  43. Alison G Ellis
    11th April 2017 / 9:37 am

    My nephew would love this as he loves everything Thomas and this is something different . 4th birthday soon so just the right age x

  44. Ruth Harwood
    11th April 2017 / 12:14 pm

    this would be an awesome bonding exercise with my two young ones xx

  45. rebecca smith
    11th April 2017 / 12:51 pm

    it looks fantastically fun Harry would love it as it’s Thomas and well he loves anything Thomas plus he likes sharks a lot right now too

  46. Jemma Dwyer
    11th April 2017 / 8:01 pm

    my little man would love this 😀

  47. Sharon David
    11th April 2017 / 10:05 pm

    It would my the perfect birthday present for my son, he adores Thomas! X

  48. Kimberley Ryan
    12th April 2017 / 11:04 am

    My twin boys adore Thomas, and they would love to add this to their growing collection

  49. Laura Walker
    12th April 2017 / 2:57 pm

    My son is Thomas mad at the minute this set looks so much quicker to put together than some of the sets

  50. Sarah Ann
    12th April 2017 / 3:01 pm

    My nephew is Thomas obsessed, he’d love it!

  51. Amanda Jayne Davis
    12th April 2017 / 6:15 pm

    because it looks so much fun

  52. Ema J Lowe
    12th April 2017 / 10:18 pm

    my son has seen this advertised on tv and gets excited during the whole ad, so I know he would love this.

  53. Gemma Cook
    12th April 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Our son Jack is the biggest Thomas fan and would absolutely love this.
    Looks like so much fun. I just know he world be over the moon to play it.

    • Gemma Cook
      12th April 2017 / 11:43 pm

      Would *

  54. Rich Tyler
    13th April 2017 / 11:40 pm

    My little boy, he loves thomas!

  55. laura lawrie
    14th April 2017 / 8:42 am

    My son would love this is, his favourite toys by far are Thomas and friends

  56. Diana
    14th April 2017 / 10:50 am

    My daughter loves Thomas 🙂

  57. Sally angel
    14th April 2017 / 10:50 am

    My little one would love this Thomas and friends shark escape set because he’s recently been obsessed with sharks and whales after a visit to the local sealife centre, so he would love this! 🙂

  58. Michelle Ptak
    14th April 2017 / 4:01 pm

    My nephew is absolutely dotty about Thomas! Many thanks

  59. Carly Belsey
    14th April 2017 / 8:32 pm

    My daughter would love this, she absolutely loves Thomas and this looks so much fun

  60. Faye Reed
    14th April 2017 / 8:34 pm

    My little’un love anything Thomas the Tank Engine ever since we went on one of those Thomas rides at the local park.

  61. Jules Eley
    14th April 2017 / 8:48 pm

    My youngest son is a huge Thomas fan and loves anything related to him.

  62. Nicki simpson
    14th April 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Our godson loves loves loves sharks and loves Thomas too x

  63. Trudi Walsh
    15th April 2017 / 3:48 am

    My daughter Laura love Thomas the Tank Engine, thank you for the chance to win.

  64. Allison Sherwood
    15th April 2017 / 8:46 am

    My grandson would love it and as his dad is still a big kid I reckon they would have hours of fun with this x

  65. Hazel Rush
    15th April 2017 / 9:02 am

    My son loves Thomas and anything to do with trains! He’d be in his element with this set!!

  66. 15th April 2017 / 9:17 am

    both little boys are obsessed with Thomas

  67. janine atkin
    15th April 2017 / 12:47 pm

    id love this for my nephew

  68. Andrew Hindley
    15th April 2017 / 3:18 pm

    My Grandson loves all things Thomas he would be chuffed with this

  69. Edward Guerreiro
    15th April 2017 / 4:50 pm

    ….because she is getting older now. So having a toy like this, which is a little more advanced than most of her current toys, would be very fun for her. At least, thats what I assume.

  70. donna l jones
    15th April 2017 / 7:33 pm

    for my grandson ethan

  71. 15th April 2017 / 8:18 pm

    it looks great fun and something that both H and D can play with together (at 3 and 7 they still like playing together but some things are too complicated)

  72. Katy Malkin
    15th April 2017 / 11:04 pm

    My little girl loves making shark sounds, and trains!

  73. Jenny Rogers
    16th April 2017 / 9:15 am

    Thomas is a great favourite; blue is her favourite colour because Thomas is blue. She also has an undersea mural in her room and loves the shark in it.

    16th April 2017 / 9:29 am

    He would have great fun playing with it.

  75. Susan Smith
    16th April 2017 / 11:27 am

    It looks alot of fun and he would get many hours of fun and enjoyment with Thomas

  76. Susan B
    16th April 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Thomas plus a scary shark? That combination would always be a winner in our house.

  77. pauline black
    16th April 2017 / 4:15 pm

    fab giveaway! Our little man is a huge Thomas fan. Havent seen this particular set before.

  78. Victoria Prince
    16th April 2017 / 4:26 pm

    because anything train related (especially Thomas!) is a great hit here, and the shark would add even more appeal 🙂

  79. Victoria Hall
    16th April 2017 / 4:40 pm

    A shark AND Thomas my little boy will be in heaven!

  80. kim neville
    16th April 2017 / 4:42 pm

    My grandson would like seeing the train escaping from the shark

  81. Sandra Fortune
    16th April 2017 / 5:36 pm

    My little Grandson loves Thomas and Friends also liking underwater creatures at the moment so this would be ideal for him

  82. 16th April 2017 / 5:56 pm

    My son would live this because he’s seen it on YouTube, he loves watching Thomas toy/unboxing videos 🙂 can’t believe his Thomas obsession has been going on over 3 years now!

  83. Margaret GALLAGHER
    16th April 2017 / 6:28 pm

    My nephew would love this
    Fun and learning with Thomas
    Can’t get better than that

  84. sheri Darby
    16th April 2017 / 9:33 pm

    My son loves all things Thomas

  85. Petra Hora
    16th April 2017 / 10:47 pm

    My boys would love it.

  86. Lynsey Buchanan
    16th April 2017 / 11:58 pm

    It looks fun and great for the imagination.

  87. emma kinsey
    17th April 2017 / 8:49 am

    my 2 year old son would love it

  88. paula cheadle
    17th April 2017 / 8:57 am

    My nephew loves Tomas the Tank engine

  89. Tricia cowell
    17th April 2017 / 9:07 am

    My Grandson loves Thomas and be very happy to receive this

  90. Lucy Chester
    17th April 2017 / 9:52 am

    My nephew loves Thomas and would love this

  91. Miss Tracy Hanson
    17th April 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Maxx (my great-nephew, hope that’s OK) would love this. 🙂 Sometimes he goes “that’s a bit girlie” so the shark would add a boyish dimension to this great prize.

  92. lynn neal
    17th April 2017 / 2:39 pm

    My Grandsons love Thomas and I think the shark would appeal to them too!

  93. Hayley Todd
    17th April 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I would love this set for my nephew & godson who lives 3 houses away from me and who I absolutely dote on! He is mad about Thomas and his birthday is coming up soon. He would really love this.

  94. Angela L Paull
    17th April 2017 / 5:31 pm

    My 5 year old loves all things Thomas related and this shark set looks super cool 🙂

  95. Tammy Neal
    17th April 2017 / 6:35 pm

    My nephew would love this he loves adventures and Thomas and he loves sharks

  96. gemma hendry
    17th April 2017 / 8:22 pm

    because my little girl loves sharks and trains

  97. Jodie W
    17th April 2017 / 8:25 pm

    My son is Thomas mad, this would be perfect to keep at his grandma’s for when she looks after him the day i go to work.

  98. Laura Findlay
    17th April 2017 / 8:35 pm

    My son would like this because he likes Trains, especially Thomas x

  99. 17th April 2017 / 8:56 pm

    My son and daughter both adore watching Thomas. They have two different sets to this and have lots of fun playing with them together (luckily 2 year old Erin will always let her big brother be Thomas whilst she is Percy!) so I’m sure they’d love to add this to their collection. It looks like so much fun!

  100. Sarah Addey
    17th April 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Our daughter would love this she’s Thomas mad

  101. Anneka Hulse
    17th April 2017 / 9:26 pm

    as my son is a huge fan and would have hours of fun

  102. Kate Davies
    17th April 2017 / 10:04 pm

    My son is a big fan of sharks so would love to watch Thomas whizz by, this set looks lots of fun. Thank you for the chance.

  103. Natalie Crossan
    17th April 2017 / 10:46 pm

    My daughter would absolutely love love love this xxx

  104. Adrian Bold
    17th April 2017 / 10:49 pm

    My nephew would love this as he is currently obsessed with sharks for some reason.

  105. 17th April 2017 / 10:59 pm

    My little boy turned 1 in February and I haven’t really seen anything catch his eye and hold his attention like Thomas, so genuinely I am trying to win this for him. He’s a lovely little boy, his brother and sister are like busy bees and get get far more attention than I’d like to give because they are so demanding, where I feel he misses out on his daddy because daddy is always busy replying to “DADDDYYYYY!!!!” Thank you for the chance. Lovely giveaway xxx

  106. tracy sinclair
    17th April 2017 / 11:14 pm

    My youngest Grandson loves both Thomas and sharks, this would be ideal for him x

  107. tee simpson
    17th April 2017 / 11:48 pm

    because he would enjoy seeing Thomas whizzing around

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