For any parents who have little ones that live and breathe all things Thomas the Tank Engine, then the Day Out With Thomas is definitely one for the family calendar.
Mr 2.5 is a keen Thomas spotter, so we didnít think twice about taking him to the family fun day in Gembrook.
Excitement levels started building as we made our way through the windy roads to Gembrook in the Dandenongs. As we turned the corner in to the station, Mr 2.5 didnít know where to look first.
Thomas was there with his friends Percy, Diesel and Bulgy the bus. Even Sir Topham Hat (AKA The Fat Controller) made an appearance which added to the wonder of the day.
You are guaranteed to get value for money with everything that is included in the ticket price.
There are plenty of things to keep the kids amused including face painting, petting zoo, movies, jumping castle and Thomas spotting while you wait for your train ride. We even got the opportunity to have our photo taken with Thomas, Percy and Sir Topham Hat at the organised photo session. Bulgy the bus also takes families for a ride along the train line. Kids even get to collect their junior engineer certificate on the way out. You may even want to browse the gift shop on our way out...it's a Thomas lovers' heaven!
However, the piece de resistance is hopping on a steam train ride through the Dandenongs on the Puffing Billy track. Mr 2.5 whooped with delight when he discovered that it was Diesel pulling us one way and Thomas the other.
Kids, young and old, all enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of the traditional steam train as it winds through the picturesque surroundings of the hills. The more adventurous kids dangled their legs out of the carriage in true Puffing Billy style.
The staff at the event did nothing but add to the Thomas fairy tale by revving up the kids as they go about their duties.
The G boys came away with big smiles on their faces and really didnít want to leave their train friends behindÖso until next time Thomas. Thank you for making my little oneís day.
If you are looking for a Christmas present idea, then A Day Out With Thomas returns in Autumn and tickets go on sale on 1st December. 2017 dates include:
Saturday 25 | Sunday 26 February 2017
Saturday 4 | Sunday 5 March 2017
Saturday 18 | Sunday 19 March 2017
Saturday 25 | Sunday 26 March 2017
To find out more about a Day Out With Thomas or to book your tickets, visit HERE