One of my family's favourite day trips over summer is a ferry ride to Queenscliff followed by a train ride on the Bellarine Heritage Railway. The kids absolutely adore it! And for something a little more special there's the Day Out With Thomas coming up over the summer school holidays.
On January 7th & 8th and 21st to 22nd you can join in the fun with a 45 minute train ride on one of Thomas Friends (departure times are 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 or 2:30pm), followed by unlimited rides on Thomas in the Troublesome Trucks and don't forget to get your photo taken with Sir Topham Hatt!
Tickets are best purchased online as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Tickets cost: $90 family of five, $25 adults, $25 child (4-7 years old), $12 toddlers (1-3 years old) and babies are free.
Day out with Thomas tickets include:
Spot the Engine family activity
Jumping Castle and Children’s Maze
Visit Henry and blow his whistle
Thomas the Tank Engine story telling
Colouring competition and Child’s show bag
Photo opportunities galore and more!
There will be a BBQ by the Clifton Springs Lions Club, snacks, hot/cold drinks and ice-creams available on the day although the Queenscliff Rolling Pin Bakery is only a short stroll away as are a long list of cafes and takeaway shops.
This is a perfect toddler/young children's event (18 months- 6 years old).
Most people arrive early to go on the 45min train ride before lunch and so their little ones don't get too tired before the ride.
Take sunscreen, hats, water and snacks.
Pack bathers and some towels to visit the beach afterwards.