These events are centred on a theme and there are various activities throughout the Museum which allow children to engage with the theme and trains. Themes are often repeated every year. Recent and future events include The Great Train Robbery, A Day Out with Thomas, the Toyland Express, and Wizards and Witches Express.
The Easter event included a farm animal display and the opportunity to make an engine out of wood.
During the circus event children -- and adults alike -- were able to try their hands on activities such as ring and bean bag tossing, balancing beams and mini-stilt walking.
Throughout the year there is a Nipper's Railway, which is a kid-sized play area, which includes a train and equipment allowing kids to keep busy. Scattered around the museum are exhibits that enable children to experiment with various railway-related items and to learn about trains. The museum also houses the largest model railway set of Queensland.
Also held at the Workshops are Heritage Railway Workshops Tours into the Blacksmith Shop. During the tour, you'll hear about the working in the blacksmith shop and the various machines and tools that are still in use.
The Museum also organises regular steam train trips on vintage carriages. These travel through Brisbane's city stations and over the river.
If you're able to visit the Museum a couple of times in a year, the Annual Pass is really good value. It's the cost of two visits, and my kids are easily entertained by the variety of activities held during the regular holiday events.
Refreshments are available from the Trackside Cafe at the Museum. There are also shady areas for picnics. The Museum also caters for birthday parties and groups.