Dig Thomas the Tank Engine these summer holidays

04 December 2014

Thomas the Tank Engine fans will roar with excitement when the beloved blue locomotive and his friends visit The Workshops Rail Museum for summer fun at Day out with Thomas 2015 – with dino dig activities, from Boxing Day to 1 February 2015. 

Hands-on Thomas activities will fill the Museum's various exhibit zones ranging from dozens of Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway play tables to art and craft fun at the Imagination Station.

Dino dig activities have been newly added for this year's event with sandpits waiting for big bones to be uncovered by budding palaeontologists.

Running the show as always, The Fat Controller will entertain holiday crowds with adventures from the Island of Sodor, and will pose with visitors alongside Thomas the Tank engine for happy snaps.

Museum Director Andrew Moritz said Thomas the Tank Engine has stood the test of time since its creation in 1945 and is a great introduction to trains for little ones.

"The powerful appeal of the children's classic has evolved over the decades and continues to entertain a new generation with stories of adventure, courage and friendship," he said.

"The event is an easy and fun family day out with interactive displays, train simulators and Workshops tours all in one location to keep everyone entertained."

The popular Thomas Play Pit is back for children to create their own railway networks and will also feature an under 3s play area.

The indoor playground Nippers Railway is the perfect space for letting off steam before home time and playing with older siblings.

Family tickets are $65 (2 Adults and up to 4 Children), child tickets are $11.50 and adults are $20. Visitors can upgrade to an Annual Pass on their visit for 12 months unlimited Museum entry.

For more event information contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.