Earlier in the month I saw this email deal for a place called The Train Shed. Basically for $19 we got four tickets, 1 Adult 1 Child per ticket, for rides on the trains, Devonshire tea for the adults and chicken nuggets and juice for the kids. Knew Tony and Megan would love to go on little train rides so bought the deal and put it aside till we felt like going for a drive as it was approx 1 1/2 hours away if the traffic was good.
Last Saturday we booked in and drove on down, unfortunately it was raining so took us almost 2 hours to get there but once there the kids were delighted. Gordon and Thomas were currently on the track so Daddy & Megan jumped on Gordon and Mummy & Tony went on Thomas. Each train ride was approx 7mins where we did a lap around the top and then went down a gentle hill, circled round and came back through a little tunnel. They also have a big train carriage for parties and sure enough there was a party going. Of course after our long drive 3 of us needed to use the toilet but Tony had a little tantrum as there was no way he was leaving the trains as the toilet block was just outside the carpark…so I had to stay with him while he watched the trains till the others came back. Tony wanted a ride on James but he wasn’t going yet so we got our free food and I got to use the toilets. Then they brought Percy out so Megan had a go on Percy and Tony had another go on Thomas. At that point I went and got another four tickets for $18 as I knew we would be around for awhile yet :). They also had a model train set inside on a table that you could push the dials to make the trains go or stop plus a nice little shop full of all things Thomas.
Unfortunately we never got to go on James as they used him for the Party group so Tony went on Thomas yet again and even Megan had a go on Thomas. Then we let the kids buy something from the shop so Tony got Spencer and Megan got Emily wooden trains to go with our set back home. After that Tony wasn’t interested in having his last ride so Megan went on Mavis and shortly after we headed home. As we left they offered the kids Thomas & Jame stamps for their hands (Tony said No being grumpy about not going on James) and we got two free Train Rides for when we came back.
So all in all it was a great day, tantrums aside and the occasional rain shower, we did have fun and I can see us going out there again in the future. The photos are in the “Other Stuff” album so go check it out.