I took my 3 children aged 7,4 and 2 to see Thomas on the east lancs railway, arriving at ramsbottom to meet some friends who had arrived earlier in bury. At first I thought there was nothing going on but a couple of blokes with Thomas waistcoats on but there was face painting and a guy dressed as a clown with a talking toucan who the children loved. The staff were very helpful as well. Once the train from bury had arrived they did a troublesome trucks show which looked good but we were a little too far back to see or hear. The steam coming from the engines really scared some younger children as well. Once back at bury there was a magic show but it was too busy to get beyond the door. There was a small tent with two ladies giving a choice of train tattoos and Thomas himself with various carriages taking people for a ride. There was a big queue so we sat on the platform at a picnic table and waved at thomas instead which the children seemed happy with. The buffet bar was really well priced and the sandwiches were lovely. A children's picnic bag was £2.99 and had plenty in.
A good day out but expect people and queues!
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