The Workshops Conductor is welcomed back to share stories about favourite Queensland trains.
The Workshops Conductor is welcomed back to share stories about favourite Queensland trains. Contributed

Magical world of toys awaits

THE Easter Bunny has disappeared down a rabbit hole and the Toyland Express has steamed into The Workshops Rail Museum in his place.

The Workshops will tomorrow transform into a magical world of toys that will capture the imagination of young visitors and the young at heart.

Toyland Express will open for a fortnight-long season that will close on Sunday, April 15.

The Workshops Conductor will lead visitors through adventurous stories about past and present trains, and children can play in the toy box with favourite toys, dress up as an engine driver, train conductor, ticket seller and more.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to become an honorary toy-maker and to create Toyland-inspired artwork using recycled materials.

Bookworms can read much-loved train stories in the children's library, and families can enjoy the museum's everyday attractions including Heritage Railway Workshop Tours and a model railway of Queensland.

The Workshops Rail Museum director Andrew Moritz said Toyland Express gave children the opportunity to enjoy being a child and engage their imaginations with stories.

"This event sums up why it's so fun to be a kid, as it allows those young imaginations to indulge in the world of toys and create their own stories," Mr Moritz said.

The director said a highlight of the Toyland Express season was the running of the heritage Toyland Express Steam Train on Wednesday.

He said the ride would give children an opportunity to experience the charm of heritage trains first hand.

The special ride will run from Roma St station to The Workshops Rail Museum and will incur an extra fee.

Entry to the museum costs $20 for adults and $11.50 for children aged 3-15.

Phone 3432 5100 to find out more.



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