Our day out with Thomas at the Workshops rail museum

We have a Thomas obsessed son, by obsessed I mean OBSESSED.  He was gifted a Thomas rail way by his cousins recently and that has fuelled his obsession.  If I got a dollar every time “toot toot” was said at our house then I wouldn’t need to work! So when we heard that Thomas was coming to the Workshops Rail Museum we decided to go and check it out.  So yesterday we had a day out with Thomas at the Workshops Rail Museum  in Ipswich.

is going to the rail museum worth it
A day out with Thomas at the Workshops Rail Museum Ipswich

If you live in South East Queensland and were considering going I would highly recommend it.  Our son is 21 months old and loved it.  However if you had older children then I think they would love it as well.  There is something for everyone.  Is going to see Thomas the tank engine worth it

There were a ton of hands on areas where you could build your own tracks, an area for under 3’s, drive a train, a chill room with lounges, Thomas books and a dvd being shown.

Frugal family fun with Thomas the train

Is the Thomas the tank engine worth it

The fat controller even had a show!  While we were there, there was an animal room as well, so plenty to see and do.


There is a cafe but you can easily bring your own lunch and sit on the lawn and enjoy the sun, we did this and it was beautiful under the trees. The carpark is nearby and free – I left our lunch in the car and went out to get it when we were hungry.

The beautiful grounds of the Workshops Rail Museum Ipswich

It cost us $14.50 for each adult and our son was free because he is under 3 years. Everything was included except there is a train ride which was $3 each or $10 a carriage.

The grounds where T

Overall we would go again.  I can not wait for our son to be older so we can spend longer there but even a his age I believe that it was for the hour drive to Ipswich.  We spent roughly 2 1/2 hours and we didn’t watch the Fat Controllers show because our son couldn’t sit still long enough!