Recently, Matthew and Glen went to the Zig Zag Railway for a Day Out With Thomas.
The Zig Zag Railway was always so much fun when I was a child, but this clever idea to turn an engine into Thomas the Tank Engine makes this steam-train ride a four-year-old boy's dream come true.
Thomas took them from Clarence to Bottom Points Station. At Bottom Points, there is an old workshop set up with all sorts of activities: model trains, jumping castle, face-painting, a ball pit, a model ride-on railway (like Wascoe Siding) and small pedal-powered (or parent-powered) Thomas engines for small ones to ride on. After lots of fun in the shed (and lots of coal dust on the feet) Thomas pulled them back up to the top again.
See some photographs or a little movie.
Read this article for a short history of the Zig Zag.
It was a great day out, and reasonably priced. We recommend it for your young, and not-so-young, children.