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A Day Out with Thomas

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Ride the Thomas Tank Engine
Most children just love Thomas the Tank Engine! With the many merchandising items now available, I remember reading to my grandchildren and they were fascinated by the tales of this blue engine and his mates!

Now, everyone's favourite Day Out With Thomas event is returning to Puffing Billy this Spring! Join in the adventures at Puffing Billy's Gembrook Station for a fun-filled day with Thomas and Friends.

There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy, including:

Face painting
Jumping castles
Photo opportunities with your favourite Thomas characters
35-minute train ride with Thomas, Percy, and Diesel
The Imagination Station - play and create with Thomas and Friends
Animal Nursery
And plenty of other fun activities for all the family

You can also collect your free personalised Junior Engineer Certificate! These will be available for toddler and child ticket holders, so please make sure that names are provided upon booking.

Tickets include all activities, rides and a chance to shake hands with The Fat Controller!

Dates and prices for this event are as follows:

Adults: $40 includes anyone 4 years and over
From 1 to 3 years of age: $24
FREE for children under 1 year of age

Saturday 20th October
Sunday 21st October
Saturday 27th October
Sunday 28th October
Saturday 10th November
Sunday 11th November
Saturday 17th November
Sunday 18th November

Train times are at 10.00 am, 11.20 am, 12.40 pm and 3.00 pm. The session time that you choose at the time of booking is also your train ride departure time.

This classic event will be on at Gembrook Station, Gembrook and you can make your bookings here. Make sure you make your bookings as soon as possible as one weekend is already booked out.

Parking is available at Gembrook Primary School. This is a 5-minute walk from the Gembrook Station (event) entrance.

Please ensure you park your car at least 45 minutes prior to your train departure time, and please avoid parking on the street.

Thomas is the No. 1 blue engine. He is a cheeky little engine who often gets into trouble, usually by being too keen to do things best left to the large and possibly more sensible engines. Thomas works hard and he always strives to be a really useful engine.

Thomas has many friends including Percy, Gordon, James, Salty, Dash, Daisy, Cranky, Mavis, Might Mac and many many more.

Thomas the Tank Engine started as the Railway Series, written by Reverend W. Awdry for his son, Christopher.

Reverend Awdry originally told the railway stories to his son before bedtime until Christopher insisted that his Dad give him more details, and so he finally wrote a story.

Awdry's wife, Margaret, insisted he turn his stories into books, and thus the Railway Series was born. The first book was entitled The Three Railway Engines.

Thomas was not a prominent character in these Railway Series until Awdry made a model of Thomas for his son, Christopher.

The first three engines were named Edward, Gordon and Henry.

From this, it grew, grew and kept on growing until it became one of the most popular books created for children. The characters/friends also grew in number and merchandise eventually became freely available in all types and forms apart from the books.

This will be an enjoyable family day, so make sure you book now!
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Why? For a fun time out riding on Thomas Tank engine
When: 20th October to 18th November, 2018
Where: Gembrook Railway Station, 50 Main Street Gembrook VIC
Cost: See article
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