Thomas the Tank Engine

A Day Out with Thomas at the Mid-Hants Watercress Line

Kian was always my resident Thomas fan in the family and I have fond memories of taking him to see Thomas and friends at the Day Out with Thomas event at Swanage Railway when he was younger. He was obsessed with all the characters and we built up quite a collection of Thomas toys which went up into the loft when he grew out of them. We always hoped that Isaac would enjoy them, but he favoured Fireman Sam but luckily Sebastian followed in Kian’s footsteps and once again, all the Thomas toys are back out and being played with …

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Watercress Line

Visiting the Mid-Hants Railway – Watercress Line

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that Sebastian is train mad, particularly “steamies” as he loves Thomas the Tank Engine. For his godfather’s birthday I intended to take him and Sebby to “A day out with Thomas” on the Watercress Line, but sadly he was unwell at the time and this was the first opportunity when we could all get together. We headed to Winchester to the picturesque town of Alresford in time to see the first train of the day at 11am. I thought that we would catch the steam train to Alton …

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Alton Towers for Big Kids

I wanted to blog about Alton Towers as the perfect location for a family visit, but CBeebiesland was so spectacular that it deserved a blog post all to itself, so what is there to do for big kids? If you are a thrill seeker then it is safe to say loads!  In fact there was so much to do, we still hadn’t completed it all in the two days we were there!!! My one piece of advice would be to plan which rides are the ones you don’t want to miss before you get there and if you can afford …

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