Many of you will have heard of the iconic Puffing Billy Railway, located in the picturesque Melbourne suburb of Emerald - but not all of you will know that they run an exciting event with Thomas the Tank Engine. 'A Day Out with Thomas' only operates on selected weekends throughout the year and is definitely something to visit with any children that are train fans. Hunter is obsessed with 'Choo's' and Thomas so it was definitely something we were excited about.
Thomas definitely didn't disappoint, despite Hunter and many other children still choosing to have a bit of a meltdown midway through the 20 minute scenic ride with Thomas and Percy. But hey, what's a kid based event without a bit of screaming and wailing! Aside from the ride itself there was a pantomime to watch, an animal nursery with cute little animals that your little ones can either pat or run away scared from (we had a little bit of both), a jumping castle, and face painting for the older kids.
Beware though parents, there is a huge thomas shop which I promise you will not be able to leave emptyhanded. Hunter insisted on getting the Thomas legionnaires hat despite it being the nerdiest pick of the bunch, but I must admit it looks super cute!
All in all it is a really fun day out, so much so that this season has unfortunately completely sold out...don't despair though, Thomas will be back again for his Spring season in October - you can sign up to their e-newsletter to receive information on tickets sales later in the year below.