A Day Out With THOMAS


A couple of weeks ago, my family and I ventured to see and explore NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere. The event in particular was a Day Out With Thomas. The event was held for the weekend of 15-16th September, between 9am to 5pm.

We decided to spend the afternoon there as we had booked our museum + train ride tickets ahead of time, which they had previously sold out fast due to popularity. Ticket prices (museum + train ride): Adults $40, Concession $35, Child (2-16 years old) $30. If you decide you only want to check out the museum, tickets costs $10 less without train ride.

The boys were each given a personalised Junior Engineer Certificate. My Eldest son, picked up a Percy the Small Engine souvenir train.

There were a variety of fun activities on location which included:

— Meeting Thomas
— Take a steam train ride pulled by Donald the black engine to Buxton and return* (but due to the heat + fire ban, we were advised to ride on a diesel train)
— Children received a personalised Junior Engineer Certificate
— Meet Henry the Green Engine
— Visit the animal nursery
— Ride Toby the railmotor from Sodor Station
— Meet the Fat Controller alongside Thomas
— Unlimited mini-train rides
— Unlimited jumping castle rides (3 castles to cater for different age groups)
— Face painting
— Visit the imagination station – play and create with Thomas and Friends

The day was a time well spent with my boys. I would recommend if you are looking for some fun activities for your children during school holidays. A great day out for the whole family, including grandparents and take a rug with you for a picnic. To check out the next Day Out With Thomas, visit the NSW Rail Museum website.