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Big City Garage

product code: 125154

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Why we love it

Rooftop helipad makes helicopter sounds! Other fun features include wind up lift, moveable exit barriers, petrol pumps and carwash.

Big City Garage
Big City Garage
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product information

Vehicles available separately. This fun multi-storey garage has lift, ramps to zoom down and lots of fun sounds.

Early Learning Centre's brilliantly designed Big City garage is packed with fun features. It is a fantastic inspiration for driving, racing and chasing adventures. Your child can wind up the lift in the play garage, then send a car zooming down the ramps. The cool helipad on top of the toy garage even has realistic helicopter sounds. At the bottom of the multi-storey, there are petrol pumps, a car wash and moveable barriers. The Big City Garage also has lots of room to park and store all your child's die-cast vehicles. Connects with the Big City Carry Along City, and Big City Spiral Race Ramp for even more fun. Vehicles available separately.

Quick facts:
•3-storey Big City Garage with wind-up lift
•Ramps to zoom down
•Fun sounds to enjoy
•Includes petrol pumps, car wash and helipad too

Great for your child's development:
Pretending to drive cars around a play garage is great 'real-world' pretend play for your child. Adding their own engine noises and creating their own stories is how your child expands their imagination, and also how they begin to understand the world around them. This kind of 'open-ended' toy will inspire your child to create their own driving adventures. As your child grows, they can enjoy playing with the Big City Garage with a friend to create stories together, building communication skills and cooperation. Driving and parking are good practice for little hands that will start dressing and writing soon too.

ELC star quality:
We love the Big City Garage because it has everything you could dream of in a garage. The plastic is really strong and durable, made to last for years. The sounds are a great inspiration for your child's imaginative play, and the design is really exciting and modern. We love the fact that the Big City Garage has lots of room to store your child's vehicles – helping to keep them off the floor. As your child grows they'll enjoy it more and more. There's plenty of room for friends to play together.

What you need to know:

Requires 2 x AA batteries.

Size: Height 54cm x Width 78cm x Depth 44cm

Safety warning: not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Playing tips:

Up, down and around
Let's wind a car up in the lift then see it zoom down the ramps. We can use the petrol pumps and car wash, and drive our cars all around the garage.

Driving adventures
Let's use the helipad for emergency landings, chase getaway cars around the garage and use the barriers to trap naughty cars.

Great for
Busy driving fun
Enjoying cool sounds
Chasing, parking, washing and filling
Parking and storing all your cars
Great car games with friends.

How does this help my child ?

  • Imagination

    This toy encourages your child to enjoy using their imagination.


  • Weight: 3.78 kg
  • Height: 45.5 cm
  • Width: 56.5 cm
  • Depth: 28 cm

Big City Garage reviews verified by Reevoo

(8.6 out of 10)
Fun Factor
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Overall rating
Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 86 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Glasgow GB
Good sturdy strong toy
Quite expensive compared to other toy garages but have had other Big City items and always pleased. So worth it to know that it matched previous items in the range.
Confirmed purchase: 31 October 2014
Published on: 01 December 2014
(2 out of 10)


Gravesend, kent GB
Really disappointed with this garage. Bought it for my son for Christmas and the design is awful. Parts of it fall off really easily, especially the car park sign, which consequently means that every time he puts a car down the ramp it whizzes off the end. He is always knocking parts off by mistake and gets really upset with it!
In hind sight I wish I'd bought a different garage as I'm already considering scrapping it and buying a different brand.
Published on: 02 June 2014
(8 out of 10)


London GB
I had this garage delivered very quickly with no problems. Thankfully I didn’t assemble whole unit but first checked sound buttons if they work properly. Unfortunately two of them didn’t work or worked erratically when pressed with force. I had it returned and replaced thinking I got unlucky with faulty unit. New one had the same problem buttons very stiff and don’t always work when pressed, so I assume there is general problem with it, but I decided to keep it anyway because the toy itself is very well made and my children spend hours playing with it. If not that glitch with buttons would be five big stars.
Published on: 26 April 2014
(8 out of 10)


Dorset GB
I bought this product for my daughter and it can definitely be enjoyed by both girls and boys. The product is good quality but it is a shame that it does not come with the associated accessories i.e. a car and particularly the helicopter etc. so unless you have already pre-empted this fact your little one will not be able to play with it!
Published on: 08 January 2014
(8 out of 10)


Haywards Heath GB
This review is mixed because while it is a great fun toy it loses all appeal when the battery compartment is impossible to open.

It looks as though the factory production has over-tightened the battery compartment screw meaning that no screwdriver or anything else can loosen it. If you attempt to do so you will then mess up the small grip that is there and potentially file it down so that you will never do it.

The rest of the garage is sturdy and easy to put together, although the parts slot together in such a way that they almost come apart a bit too easy too. Having said that it looks to be the best garage on the market at the moment for toddlers.

On the plus side, having called customer service I was told a replacement garage would be sent out and the faulty one picked up and within 1 hour someone came to collect! I am now just awaiting the replacement garage.

Great customer service and couldn't have asked for anything else really and still love the ELC Big City range.
Published on: 29 December 2013
(10 out of 10)


Bury, Lancashire GB
We were disapointed on receiving the delivery as when opening the packaging the tape on the box was already open so we checked inside and found the garage was damaged with broken parts. It looked very much like it had been returned previously but sent back out. The Bury Mothercare store were excellent in there service though and exchanged it with no problems.
The Garage inself is a great product and attaches to the carry case big city car mat we already have adding to the fun. We always find elc products to wear well and last a long time so do chose them above others.
Published on: 09 December 2013
(10 out of 10)


southampton, england GB
my son absolutely loves this garage!! he is car mad so i got him the garage and the 20 big city cars to go with it and hes hardly left it alone since receiving it, will definitely be picking up the attachments that go with it. highly reccomend!
Published on: 30 November 2013
(4 out of 10)


North Yorks. GB
My son was given this toy for his third birthday. Although he has had fun playing with it, it constantly falls to pieces. It is almost impossible to move the whole thing without the levels falling apart or the ramps dropping off. The sound effects can also be triggered by changes in light, so they would often sound during the night or if the sun was to bright in the room. It was a relief when the batteries died!
Published on: 08 February 2013
(8 out of 10)


glasgow GB
i bought this for my 3 year old son, it was easy to assemble and only took 5-10 minutes. I thought it was a little expensive for what you got. It would have helped if the garage had included a few cars.
Published on: 26 December 2012
(10 out of 10)


leicester GB
I have bought this for my son for christmas but after reading other reviews about it falling apart all the time i decided to put it together and see what its like before actually giving it him. Well after only about 10 minutes of construction i was really pleased with the item, its much more sturdy than i expected and a great size. My son is only 20 months old but as he's the youngest of two he has always preferred playing with older toys and loves his little cars so we thought this would be great for him. i wasnt too worried if the item came apart sometimes as my son has the mega bloks thomas sets which are always needing rebuilding and this doesnt cause us any issues so we thought the garage would be fine too. but actually after constructing it i cant see why it should come apart like some of the previous reviews state. I have to admit if you pick it up by the round red levels they will slightly pull out but thats just its design, you just have to make sure you lift it by the base and not the higher parts, its really not a issue. We also purchased the take along city and the road mat storage box and are again very happy with them items too. again people commented the carry along city comes apart but after me constructing this too ive got no problems with it. My son actually found the garage earlier and being the age he is and not understanding about santa i let him have a little go and he had so much fun with it so i would highly reccomend this product. I think he will spend most of christmas day just playing with his new big city toys. We also bought the big city 20 pack of cars which again were great with all different models of car. we did manage to get all these items in the sale so they were very much worth the money we paid. very happy with purchase - thanks very much elc - just got to find where to hide it until christmas now :)
Published on: 27 November 2012

Here’s a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the Big City Garage

  1. A shopper asked on
    I have bought the garage, emergency centre and take along town there are some connectors in the boxes which do not fit anything. There is a red one and two grey ones. Can you let me know what they are for. Thanks
    1. Moira replied on
      We didn't get any spare parts with the actual garage but got a spare piece with the carry case set. We did need it to connect the Big City Garage. So maybe not needed now but maybe necessary if you want to add on again?
  2. A shopper asked on
    I have bought the garage, emergency centre and take along town there are some connectors in the boxes which do not fit anything. There is a red one and two grey ones. Can you let me know what they are for. Thanks
    1. jo replied on
      Customer Care Team Early Learning Centre
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      These are likely for using with the other sets that can be connected to them to form a giant big city.
  3. A shopper asked on
    Does it fit the old style cars from the whizz around garage? We have the emergency vehicles and construction set
    1. Customer Care Team replied on
      Customer Care Team Early Learning Centre
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      This is intended for use with standard (3”) diecast vehicles.
      The Whizz Around garage is a younger item with bigger vehicles.
  4. A shopper asked on
    Does the garage come with the yellow slope part that connects to the spiral ramp?
    1. jon replied on
      Customer Care Team Early Learning Centre
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      The yellow slope in question comes with the spiral ramp and not with the big city garage. It can then be connected to the big city garage on the top level
      Hope this is of help.
  5. A shopper asked on
    does this come with cars and the helicopter included?
    1. jon replied on
      Customer Care Team Early Learning Centre
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      The Big city garage Includes petrol pumps, car wash and a helipad too - not though, cars or a helicopter.
      The Big City Wooden Garage on the other hand is a Three story car park which includes a wind-up lift, ramp and helipad and a car, helicopter and fuel pumps.
      You are able to purchase separately other Big city vehicles, such as a Big City Mini Helicopter, a Big City Plane and Helicopter Set and Big City Superwheels Cars - 20 Pieces.
  6. A shopper asked on
    Does it take matchbox size cars?
    1. Alison replied on
      Customer Care Team Early Learning Centre

      Thank you for your query,

      The Matchbox cars are compatible with the Big City Garage.

      Hope this helps

  7. A shopper asked on
    Can you use matchbox and hot wheels cars on this? Thank you
    1. Customer Care Team replied on
      Customer Care Team Early Learning Centre
      Yes, you can use these cars on the big city garage.
delivery & returns

This product is available for:

Standard Delivery

Normally delivered within 7 working days (exclusions apply including postcode restrictions and extended timescales)

Express Delivery

Delivery within 2 working days to UK mainland addresses. Regrettably this service is unavailable for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

Click and Collect Delivery

Collect from your local store. This service is available in the UK only.Please be advised that we will hold your order for a maximum of 7 days, after which time your order will be returned to our warehouse

UK returns

ELC are happy to refund or exchange any unused merchandise returned within 28 days of purchase upon production of your receipt, as long as they are returned in an unused condition and in their original packaging. Please see Terms and Conditions for details. This does not affect your rights if the product is faulty or mis-described.

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