Toyland Express

All aboard for the Toyland Express event at The Workshops Rail Museum!

Ballerina Rocking horse Teddy bearTrains have captured the imaginations of children for well over 100 years. Come on a journey into the world of toy trains and meet some of our favourite toy friends along the way.

Daily event activities

Once Upon a Train Time

Regular performances throughout the day

The Workshops Conductor tells stories about our favourite Queensland trains.

Chug Chug, Toot Toot Workshops for Kids

Weekdays only

These entertaining and interactive workshops bring fun train stories, rhymes and songs to life for under 5s.

Toyland Creation Station

9:30am to 5:00pm

Create your own Toyland inspired artwork using recycled materials.

Train Treasures

10:00am to 4:00pm

See a display about treasured toys from the past and tell us your toy train story.

Book Treasures

9:30am to 5:00pm

Read much-loved train stories in our special children's library and test your skills with puzzles.

Down at the Station

9:30am to 5:00pm

Count the Toyland Express trains hidden around the Museum’s model railway. How many can you find?

The Toy Box

10:00am to 4:00pm

Discover all your favourite toys and many new ones, all inside the Toy Box. Chuff down to the station and dress up as a rail worker - become an engine driver, train conductor, ticket seller and more!

Behind the Scenes Tours of the Working Workshops

Regular times throughout the day

From Toyland to the main line, see the real thing in QR's Working Workshops where heritage trains are being restored and maintained. Remember, it's a real Workshop, so for your safety enclosed footwear is required.

'Little Engine That Can' Miniature Train Ride

Tickets are $3 per person (ages 1 and over) and are purchased after entry to the Museum.

Special activities

Wooden Toy Workshop

Sessions throughout the day.
Additional charges apply, no bookings required.

Create your very own toy train in our Wooden Toy Workshop. Kits are $9.90 and adult supervision is essential. Enclosed footwear is essential.


Groups of over 15 people who have pre-booked are asked to complete a Toy Workshop Booking Form to accompany their booking.

Group bookings & Outside School Hours Care visits

Groups and Outside School Hours Care groups are welcomed to the Toyland Express event with group entry rates and specially prepared Activity Trails.

Activity sheets


Toyland Express is presented as part of the Ipswich Festival. The Ipswich Festival is recognised as one of the fastest growing festivals in Queensland with a program of street parades, shows, the Mayor's festival ball, concerts and more.

Event Details

27 March 2010 - 18 April 2010
Free with Admission

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