Everybody’s favourite locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine, will pull into Ipswich on Boxing Day.

The world-famous blue locomotive will steam into The Workshops Rail Museum for Day Out With Thomas 2017, a massive Thomas the Tank Engine event.

There’ll be plenty of fun for the whole family, including an opportunity to meet Thomas, The Fat Controller and their friends Douglas, Annie and Clarabel, D199, Trevor the Traction Engine and George the Steamroller.

Guests will enjoy story time and a show with The Fat Controller; dive into the Thomas play pit; and get hands-on with a range of Thomas activities, including craft, colouring in, games and puzzles.

Thomas’ fans will be invited to find the hidden Thomas trains on the huge model railway; take a break and watch a Thomas movie; take a miniature train ride around Queensland’s oldest working rail yard; and let off steam in the indoor adventure playground.

There’ll be 15 larger-than-life exhibits to explore, including beautifully restored carriages, steam trains and train simulators.

Thomas fans have from 26 December 2016 to 26 January 2017 to meet Thomas and The Fat Controller and enjoy all the Thomas toys and activities at The Workshops Rail Museum (North Street, North Ipswich). For more info and tickets, visit theworkshops.qm.gld.gov.au.