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Steam into Ipswich for some fun
Thomas is back this June! Meet this popular blue steam locomotive and his friends at the Workshops Rail Museum these winter school holidays for a Day Out With Thomas.

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Thomas the Tank Engine


Steaming into Ipswich June 29 until July 14, this two-week long exhibit brings Thomas's railroad adventures to life. The day is packed with activities including the Thomas Play Pit and Thomas themed craft, colouring-in, puzzles, games and movie. Storytime with the Fat Controller is an event not to be missed. Youngsters will be captivated by his energetic performance.

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Play Tables


The exciting timetable includes a Meet and Greet with The Fat Controller at 9.30am, The Fat Controller's performance at 11am and 12.30pm and Storytelling with The Fat Controller at 2pm.

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Image from The Workshops Rail Museum - www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au


The Nippers' Railway, an indoor adventure playground complete with a child-sized train and moveable boom gates and signals is a highlight among the littlies.

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Nippers' Railway


Hunt for the Thomas trains on the huge model railway. The model railway is an impressive construction, depicting scenes from Queensland's rail network including the Darling Downs Wheat District and the Kuranda Sky Rail.

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Model Railway


Located in North Ipswich, the Workshops Rail Museum has played an important role in Queensland's rail history. Over 145 years ago, the first train to run in Queensland departed from these sheds. The Workshops experienced a revival in 2002 when the site was converted into a museum. Tours of the Heritage Railway Workshops depart 10.30am and 12pm daily (enclosed footwear is required).

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Workshops Rail Museum


Don't forget to experience the sights and sounds of train travel in 1935 on Platform 9, observe the Governor's Carriage built in the Workshops in 1903 and still part of the active fleet or try driving a tilt train on the simulator.

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Platform 9


Plan to spend at least three hours at the museum. Guests are invited to pack a picnic lunch and relax in the shady grounds or enjoy a bite to eat at the Trackside Café.

Visit the Workshops Rail Museum these Winter school holidays for a Day Out with Thomas.

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Thomas the Tank Engine


Admission
Adults $14.50
Concessions (on presentation of Concession card) $12.50
Children (3 to 15 years) $11.50
Children (under 3 years of age) Free
Family (2 Adults, up to 4 Children) $44.50
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Why? School Holiday Fun
When: 9.30am - 4pm
Phone: 07 3432 5100
Where: Workshops Rail Museum
Cost: Adults $14.50, Children $11.50, Family $44.50
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