A Sensory Friendly Day out with Thomas

We're excited to present a Day out with Thomas session for children with sensory processing difficulties.

It’s all about hands-on Thomas fun! Meet Thomas & The Fat Controller, get hands-on in the Thomas Playpit, try out some magic tricks, find Thomas on the huge model railway and let off some steam in the indoor adventure playground & expansive grounds.

For this very special afternoon we will turn the sound down and create an engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can share with their families and carers.

We will also have a couple of chill out zone options if some quiet space is required as well as child-sized earmuffs from EMs 4 Kids available for use during your visit.

Fat Controller storytelling


Date: Tuesday 12 January 2016
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
Cost: Usual general Museum entry applies. You do not need a special entry ticket for the afternoon. You can pre-purchase a general entry ticket here or purchase at the gate.


What to expect

By 1pm we will have made some modifications to our displays and activities. While we will do our best to minimise the noise levels of the exhibits and activities, not all of them will be completely silent. The usual performance by The Fat Controller will be changed to a quieter storytelling session.

Please note the Museum will remain open while we make the transition from usual event mode to the sensory friendly afternoon however crowds are usually much quieter by 1pm. Visitors do not need a special ticket to attend from 1pm to 4pm.

If you would like specific information to help you plan your visit, please contact us on (07) 3432 5100 or email us at info@theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au and we will be very happy to answer your questions.

The Sensory Friendly Day out with Thomas has been developed in cooperation with Autism Queensland.

Find out more about Day out with Thomas 2016.


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Event Details

12 January 2016, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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