Warm up this winter with the whimsical Wizards Express

11 June 2013

Little scholars are set to let off some steam with fantasy fun at Wizards Express these school holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum from 22 June to 14 July.

The Workshops Wizard is cooking up whimsical fables of adventure and has a few magical tricks up his considerable sleeves to entertain and delight the young and young at heart.

Visitors are welcome to make their way through the Starlight Labyrinth before getting creative with hands on with activities, such as wand and spider making, magical creature plasticine sculpturing, plus puzzles and games.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the Museum team was looking forward to providing an event that mashes fiction and fact for school holiday enjoyment.

“The world of fantasy is prevalent in literature for children and adults alike and therefore it's fun for us to be able to create an experience for young Museum visitors around this captivating genre,” Mr Moritz said.

“Part of our bag of tricks is also providing children with an opportunity to learn without knowing it, such as stepping in to the Enchanted Forest and gaining an understanding about flora and fauna.”

With expansive grounds the Museum welcomes little visitors to exhaust their energy with the indoor train themed playground, driving a train on one of the simulators and dressing up to play the part in the Broom and Cauldron Dining Car.

For little wizards that have run out of puff, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone will be showing continuously in the Museum theatrette.

Visitors can experience the magic power of steam with a return trip to scenic Grandchester on 3 July aboard the heritage Wizards Express Steam Train, departing from the Museum’s platform. Bookings are essential and additional charges apply.

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

For further information and ticket prices, phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.