I’ve never actually ventured to the Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside but it came to my attention recently when I spotted some great pictures on Facebook of a fun day out at the museum’s 1940’s event over the bank holiday weekend. It looked like a brilliant event and I was gutted I’d missed out so I decided to check out the Stephenson Railway Museum website to see what else they had lined up and that’s when I discovered that Thomas was on his way!
‘A Day Out With Thomas’ will take place on 3, 4, 7, 10 & 11 June from 10am till 4pm.
I’ve yet to meet a kid that doesn’t like Thomas and I reckon my niece’s and nephew’s faces would light up if they saw their favourite locomotive chugging in to the station at the Stephenson Railway.
As well as being able to meet Thomas and take a ride in 1950’s heritage railway carriages, visitors will also get a chance to shake hands and grab a selfie with the Fat Controller and meet his mischievous sidekicks Rusty & Dusty.
There will be even Thomas themed activities to keep the whole family entertained, including face painting, balloon modelling, storytelling, magic shows and craft sessions.
If you purchase a ticket, your scheduled train time will be printed on it but the whole experience will last for 2 – 3 hours. They are sure to sell out quickly so to book visit www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/day-out-with-thomas-2017
Group Ticket (5 persons) £48
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £35
Child (5-16 yrs) £12
Child (1-4 yrs) £8
Child under 1 £FREE
If you do get chance to enjoy ‘A Day Out With Thomas’, be sure to check out the museum too, where you can learn about the life and times of George and Robert Stephenson who spent 20 years in North Tyneside developing their pioneering ideas which helped spread railways and locomotives around the world.
Entrance to the museum is free and there’s a fascinating collection of steam trains on display. Choo Choo!!