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Thomas the Tank Engine on track for summer fun!

November 3, 2020 QLD News No Comments

Cinders and Ashes! Everyone’s favourite blue engine is steaming back to The Workshops Rail Museum this summer for Day out with Thomas opening Sunday 27 December 2020.

Rounding out his 75th Anniversary year, Thomas will be joined by family favourites including The Fat Controller, Annie and Clarabel, Douglas, Trevor the Traction Engine, and George the Steamroller.

Get set for wholesome family fun this school holidays with plenty of activities on offer including the Thomas Play Pit, craft, colouring in, and games, as well as an opportunity to meet The Fat Controller.

As a special addition for the duration of the event, the museum’s model railway will feature Thomas and children are encouraged to find the iconic blue engine steaming round the tracks.

When it’s time to unwind, visitors can relax and watch a Thomas movie in the theatrette, before it’s full steam ahead for more fun around the museum including the diesel train simulator and the Sciencentre.

Tickets to Day out with Thomas include entry to the museum and all exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to make a day of it and explore all the museum has on offer with family tickets just $44.50 for two adults and two children.

In addition, there will be a sensory friendly session on Wednesday 6 January from 8:30am – 11am.

Day out with Thomas is packed full of things for the whole family to see and do:

• Meet Thomas and The Fat Controller
• Dive into the Thomas Play Pit
• Become railway engineers in the track building area
• Get hands-on with a range of Thomas activities including craft, colouring in, and games
• Find the hidden Thomas trains on the huge model railway
• Take a break and watch a Thomas movie
• Let off steam in Nippers Railway, the indoor adventure playground
• Explore 15 larger-than-life exhibits including the Sciencentre, steam trains and train simulators
• Buy a Thomas Showbag or T-Shirt in our retail shop.

Day out with Thomas
27 December 2020 – 26 January 2021
Museum open 9:30am-4pm
Staggered entry times

Session 1: 9:30am

Session 2: 10:30am

Session 3: 11:30am

Session 4: 12:30pm

All sessions finish at 4pm.  Bookings are essential

• The event is included with Museum entry
• Adult $14.50
• Concession $12.50
• Child (3-15 years) $11.50
• Family ticket $44.50 (2 adults and 2 children)
• Child (under 3 years of age) FREE

This is a COVID safe event with limited capacity. Bookings are essential.  Book online at to avoid disappointment.
For more information call (07) 3432 5100 or visit

Media Contact: Louise Whitlock 0419 822 426

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