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    Meet the life-size Thomas the Tank Engine, take a genuine steam train ride and meet Thomas’ other friends like Toby the Rail Motor, Henry and The Fat Controller. Other activities include unlimited access to the mini train rides and the jumping castles, face painting, story telling and photo opportunities with Thomas. Visit all the Trainworks exhibits and the locos and rolling stock on display. Trains will be departing Sodor Station at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm. Tickets cost adult $35, concession $30, child (aged 2-16) $25, child U/2 free (on an adults lap during the train ride). This event can sell out in advance so booking is recommended. 

    Other holiday activities:

    The Little Engine That Could
    A fun and engaging performance based on the perennial kids’ favourite, The Little Engine That Could. When a happy locomotive pulling a toy train breaks down, the toys try to find another engine to take them up and over the mountain. They ask the pompous passenger engine, the powerful freight engine and the old steam loco but it’s the little blue shunting engine who saves the day. This classic story of the power of optimism and persistence is brought to life to charm and delight visitors of all ages. Following the show, make your own Little Engine to go up and over the mountain. “I think I can, I think I can…” Presented in conjunction with the Eaton Gorge Theatre Company.

    Dates: Monday 7 July & Tuesday 8 July
    Times: 11am & 1pm each day
    Cost: Under 5s $3, Children (5-15) $15, Concession $18, Adults $21, Family $70 (2 adults and up to 4 children), Annual Pass Holders free

    Includes: performance, museum entry, craft activities
    Capacity: 40 per show
    Bookings: For bookings and further information call 02 4681 8001

     

    Coal Face
    Like a pet rock with serious attitude! Using a bit of imagination and a dab of glue, give your piece of coal a tonne of personality to create a pocket-sized buddy. Then see if you can hug them tightly enough to turn them into diamonds!

    Dates: Saturday 28 June – Friday 4 July
    Time: 10am – 2pm, drop-in activity
    Cost: $2 per Coal Face to cover cost of materials
    Ages: all ages
    Includes: coal and all craft materials
    Bookings: not required
    Capacity: free flow

     

    Railway Time
    Clocks and timetables are essential to the running of the railways. Learn more about ‘Railway Time’, create your own smiley face clock just like the big one at Trainworks, play our clock bingo game, and make a handsome pocket watch fit for a Stationmaster.

    Dates: Wednesday 9 July – Sunday 13 July
    Time: 10am – 2pm, drop-in activities
    Cost: free with museum entry
    Ages: 3+
    Includes: craft materials
    Bookings: not required
    Capacity: free flow

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