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Day Out With Thomas

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Day out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine, Douglas, Annie, Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller, Fat Controller, hands-on Thomas activities, miniature train rides, bouncy castle, Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground, interactive playground, Day Out with Thomas Show Bag, camera, picnic, snacks, winter school holiday outing
Get on track for a fabulous Day Out with Thomas and his friends! Image: The Workshops Rail Museum to Day out with Thomas FB


Oh, these winter school holidays are definitely on track for some full-steam ahead fun! For two whole weeks, you can come and meet the world's (and my grandson's) most loved blue engine… Thomas the Tank Engine! And not just Thomas will be strutting his stuff, but his friends too. Imagine meeting Douglas, Annie and Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller and even the Fat Controller - yep, that's right, they will all be enjoying a Day Out With Thomas at The Workshops Rail Museum and are all on track to say 'hi'.

🚃 Other awesomely fun things for the children to see and do:

Heaps of hands-on Thomas activities which will include crafting, colouring-in, games and puzzles;
Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller;
A real Thomas play pit to dive into;
Thomas trains will be hidden on the huge model railway - your job will be to find them;
Get to watch a Thomas the Tank movie;
There's even a miniature train ride around the Museum grounds (an extra $3 per person);
Jump, jump sugar lump on the bouncy castle (an extra $3 per person);
Chug along to the indoor adventure playground, the Nippers Railway, which is an interactive railway filled with adventure and fun things to do and lots of miniature places to visit.

Day out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine, Douglas, Annie, Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller, Fat Controller, hands-on Thomas activities, miniature train rides, bouncy castle, Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground, interactive playground, Day Out with Thomas Show Bag, camera, picnic, snacks, winter school holiday outing
Thomas and the Fat Controller Image: The Workshops Rail Museum FB


🚃 What can the children do at the 425m2 soft-fall flooring Nippers Railway?

Climb aboard a kid-sized train and pretend you're a real train driver;
Move and control signals and boom gates at level crossings;
Sell tickets at central station;
Move goods from the Nippers wharf to the goods yard;
Climb into the train carriage at the country station;
Dress up to play the part in the various sections of Nippers Railway;
Climb up into the signal box to survey the area and change the signal;
Relax at the play tables and build your own network from the wooden railway sets;
Enjoy some quiet time with childrens' books - all rail-themed

Parental supervision is required at all times at the Nippers Railway, but it's so much fun, we just know that Mum and Dad will want to join in.

Day out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine, Douglas, Annie, Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller, Fat Controller, hands-on Thomas activities, miniature train rides, bouncy castle, Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground, interactive playground, Day Out with Thomas Show Bag, camera, picnic, snacks, winter school holiday outing
Mum and Dad will love the interactive fun at the Nippers Railway - Images: www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au


Oh gosh, there is just so much for the whole family to do at The Workshops Rail Museum.

🚃 Included in your Museum entry ticket, are the following fun and interesting things:

Get up close and personal to genuine locos and vintage carriages;
See the humungous model railway;
Drive a train simulator;
Enjoy a tour of the active railway workshops (enclosed footwear is a necessity)

Please click on the highlighted sections above to make sure you don't get side-tracked and miss something important.

Now that we know we're definitely going full-steam ahead for a Day Out With Thomas, all we need to do is buy our boarding passes.

Day out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine, Douglas, Annie, Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller, Fat Controller, hands-on Thomas activities, miniature train rides, bouncy castle, Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground, interactive playground, Day Out with Thomas Show Bag, camera, picnic, snacks, winter school holiday outing
Hands-on Thomas activities - Image: www.discoveripswich.com.au


🚃 Ticket Prices are as follows

Adult $14.50
Concession - pensioner, senior, full-time student - $12.50 (please present ID at entry)
Child - 3 - 15 years - $11.50
Family - 2 adults and up to 4 children - $44.50
Children under 3 are FREE

Buy your tickets/boarding passes via qtix on-line here.

Day out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine, Douglas, Annie, Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller, Fat Controller, hands-on Thomas activities, miniature train rides, bouncy castle, Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground, interactive playground, Day Out with Thomas Show Bag, camera, picnic, snacks, winter school holiday outing
Meet all your favourite characters! Image: www.discoveripswich.com.au


🚃 Before you steam off to a Day Out With Thomas, here is a day out planner for you:

Buy your boarding passes online above ✔︎
Check the location here ✔︎
Plan to spend at least three hours to enjoy ALL the activities and exhibits ✔︎
Pack a picnic and snacks to enjoy in the beautifully maintained gardens, or you can buy lunch at the Trackside cafe ✔︎
Don't forget your camera ✔︎
FREE parking ✔︎

Day out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine, Douglas, Annie, Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine, George the Steamroller, Fat Controller, hands-on Thomas activities, miniature train rides, bouncy castle, Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground, interactive playground, Day Out with Thomas Show Bag, camera, picnic, snacks, winter school holiday outing
Even I have my reminder for a Day Out With Thomas!


🚃 Day Out with Thomas Timetable:

9.30am | Meet and Greet with The Fat Controller
11.00am and 12.30pm | Performance by The Fat Controller
2.00pm | Storytelling with The Fat Controller

Toot, toot, all on board for a Day Out With Thomas and his friends - we're all on the right track for a great winter school holiday outing.
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Why? To have a fun day out with Thomas and his friends, of course!
When: Every day from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 14 July | 9.30am to 4.00pm
Phone: (07) 3432-5100
Where: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, Ipswich, QLD 4305
Cost: 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 plus up to 4 Children) $44.50
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