Thomas & Friends Christmas Journey

Thomas & Friends Christmas Journey

We were lucky to be invited to Hamleys in London, again on Sunday, this time we got the chance to meet the Fat Controller and have some fun as part of the Thomas & Friends Christmas Journey campaign.

The Reverend W. Awdry originally created Thomas the Tank Engineto cheer up his son when he was sick. In the same spirit, Thomas & Friends are celebrating Christmas this year by undertaking an epic journey to help The Fat Controller deliver presents to children in hospitals across the UK and Ireland. 

Monkey sat spellbound while the Fat Controller read us Thomas stories, all part of the Thomas & Friends Christmas journey.  There were opportunities for some Thomas colouring and dot-to-dot and even face painting (not that Monkey could ever be persuaded to join in with that one!)  The kids all made a beeline for the train track – surprise, surprise!  We were given a lovely blue balloon sword, which made its way all around London that afternoon, before bursting just as we got on the train to come home.

There was also an opportunity to have your photo taken with Thomas himself, unfortunately Monkey is not a fan of photography and turned down the chance.  He then spent the entire train journey home asking where his Thomas photo was – children!

If you’d like to meet the Fat Controller as he makes his journey round the country, then this is his schedule:

Hamleys – Cardiff – 17th November
Hamleys – Glasgow – 24th November
Hamleys – Dublin – 1st December

For more information visit Tracks4Thomas and add a piece of virtual track to Thomas & Friends’ virtual journey.

disclaimer:  we were given access to this event an hour before the store opened, our comments remain our own honest opinions.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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