Thomas & Friends™ Adventures Shark Escape: You know you are onto a good thing when your almost five year old starts jumping up and down and proclaiming this is so cool… even before you have opened the box. I had no idea that he even knew this super new Thomas & Friends toy existed but he did and he could not wait to get it out of the box. Like many toys we have played with I noted it came in several pieces, once again Fisher Price had provided very clear colour pictorial instructions on how to put it together. Hubby put the track together in less than five minutes. I really like that it is designed to go with other sets in the collection so you can build the fun over time. Although this set has a predefined route with more track you could build whatever shape you wanted. The reason Monkey loved it so much is that he had seen an advert for it on TV. So he knew exactly what to do and showed me how to play with it, but for those of you who have not seen it:

Thomas rides the waves to escape a mighty shark and your child can control the action in this thrilling playset that allows children to imagine and play out Thomas’ adventures on the roaring waves! When Thomas needs to travel off the Island of Sodor, he boards a crate so Harold the helicopter can transport him high above the waves. When Thomas breaks free from the crate, he goes on a wild, splashy ride through the waves and right into the chomping jaws of the shark!

Monkey has had a great time flying the crate up into the air and releasing Thomas. There is a clip on the inside of the wave bit which locks that element of the toy into place, to ensure Thomas goes round the loop the loop. Its aimed at the age 3+ and would make a wonderful present for any Thomas fan. The RRP is £29.99 but Argos currently have the Thomas & Friends train set, available for £19.99.

Things I love

  • I really like the translucent element of the track, the wave, despite being plastic it is very tactile and because of this it really stands out.
  • The fact that there is a shark at the bottom of the loop with a little bar which make the shark chomp as Thomas rushes past
  • That it is so easy to put together and the clear instructions really help.
  • You can add to it any of the Thomas & Friends sets can be used in conjunction with this set. I like that Thomas is a die cast and interchangeable
  • Like other Fisher Price toys we have reviewed Fisher Price toys we have reviewed The plastic is good quality and I am not concerned that it will break after a few uses
  • Helps develop gross motor and sensory skills, and helps inspire imagination
  • I really enjoy watching Monkey play with the Thomas & Friends™ Adventures Shark Escape set reenacting little stories and listening to the conversions that are going on between Harold and Thomas.

Heres a little video of the Thomas & Friends™ Adventures Shark Escape in action: 

He has also been watching YouTube channels recently so you will see an element of this in the little video below!


If you have a Thomas fan in your house then you will be pleased to know that Fisher Price have very kindly agreed to offer a Thomas & Friends™ Adventures Shark Escape to one of my readers. To be in with a chance of winning please enter via the Gleam application and note the T&C below. Enter Competition

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a Thomas & Friends™ Adventures Shark Escape
  • The competition will close on 21st May at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

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We were given a Thomas & Friends™ Adventures Shark Escape  for the purpose of this review all words and opinions are my own.

115 Comments

  1. Lara latchem Reply

    Omg what a great Thomas toy. My eldest is a huge Thomas fan so would love this

  2. Claire Langton Reply

    My 3 year old would love this! Fantastic competition, thank you. x

  3. karen hill Reply

    My little boy Rory would have hours of fun with this, thanks for the chance x

  4. Rachel Craig Reply

    Great prize, as we have Thomas & Friends fans within the family.

  5. MANDY DOHERTY Reply

    My grandsons would love this, I tweeted but it didn’t work

  6. stuart hargreaves Reply

    another quality giveaway, good luck to all who enters

  7. Lorna Ledger Reply

    Wow! My nephew Joe would love this, thank you for the chance x

  8. Kelly Hirst Reply

    Lovely giveaway! Thomas is the character that will never grow old

  9. ADEINNE TONNER Reply

    This is great so many children are huge fans of Thomas and his wonderful Friends

  10. A.E. ADKINS Reply

    The boys will love demonstrating this to their little cousin

  11. Jo Carroll Reply

    Looks like lots of fun and seems to pretty sturdy with not too many pieces to fit together?

  12. jo liddement Reply

    This would be great for my son.He loves sharks and trains

  13. Danielle Cresswell Reply

    Fab giveaway my sons a huge Thomas fan. Thanks for the chance to win x

  14. claire croft Reply

    My little boy is Thomas mad!!! He would love this as a treat

  15. Kimberley Ryan Reply

    what a great looking set, my twin boys adore Thomas and they would just love this

  16. My son would love this, there is a barrier to lift up and down (he’s obsessed)

  17. Emma Louise Elliott Reply

    I’d love to win this for my little one, thank you for such a great prize xxx

  18. Stephanie Keill Reply

    Yes please, my youngest son loves Thomas and friends, this is really fantastic and very generous of you! Thanks so much for the chance x

  19. Deborah Clarke Reply

    Ooh the grandkids would love this. Would certainly keep them busy when im on babysitting duty lol. Fingers crossed

  20. Caroline Mcgovern Reply

    I have a 2 year old who is a massive Thomas fan. This looks brilliant. Thanks for the chance

  21. Nicola Marshall Reply

    My son is a big Thomas fan, he would love this. It looks fab.

  22. Rachael O'Brien Reply

    Thanks for he review I think my little boy would really love this !

  23. Laura Bryant Reply

    whoop whoop ???????????? such a lovely prize! I know someone is going to be over the moon ???????????? to win fingers crossed its me ????????????????????????

  24. Victoria Prince Reply

    This looks like so much fun! I’d have loved it when I was a child 🙂 (who am I kidding – I’d still love it now!)

  25. JULIE WARD Reply

    We’ve been Thomas fans for 30 years, grandchildren follow in their dads footstep

  26. Hayley Todd Reply

    This looks like such fun! What a fabulous little kit! My daughter is a massive Thomas addict and she would adore this!

  27. Katy Malkin Reply

    Love how you can have it standalone or add it to other Thomas toys

  28. Sylvia Paul Reply

    This would be perfect for my Nephews birthday in September

  29. Sarah Rowland Reply

    Fantastic giveaway my boys are Thomas crazy they would love this so much

  30. Joanne Hutchings Reply

    Would love to win this for my little boy so fingers crossed!

  31. Miss Tracy Hanson Reply

    This looks great fun and Maxx would love it. He’s a huge Thomas fan.

  32. natalee gosiewski Reply

    my son is thomas mad my sister was when she was a kid too

  33. Edward Guerreiro Reply

    This looks like a great little toy. Thanks for the chance.

  34. Danielle Bassford Reply

    My son loves Thomas and he would love this for his birthday 🙂

  35. Alison Clifford Reply

    Would love to win this for my nephew Thomas. I think he would have great fun with this set!

  36. Angela L Paull Reply

    My wee man adores Thomas and this looks like excellent fun!

  37. Kate Davies Reply

    Fantastic prize , my son loves Thomas. Thank you for the chance 🙂

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