Monday, 5 May 2014

Taking Two Tots to see Thomas!

Some may say I am an insane lady but last week I took my two little sprogs to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. By myself. Argh! I have a toddler pass which is £25 for myself and the girl (the boy is free) and you can go on weekdays not during term time. We went a lot last year but this was the first time this year and also the first time alone. All by myself. With no one else to hold one child whilst the other weeps/falls over/runs away/has a breakdown in the gift shop.

We had a fantastic day. It was quite liberating going alone. When we arrived my kids wanted food straight away (seriously you would have thought I literally had never feed them). And as we were by ourselves it didn't matter we were eating before going on one single ride. 

After our usual trick of eating lunch at 11am we did a few rides in Thomas Land together, hit the amazing soft play bit, did the zoo, followed by the playground, dinosaurs and then back to the rides! All alone! No one ran away. We only had one minor breakdown in the gamblers. And no one fell over! Basically I deserve a reward. And I can confirm ice cream was dished out for good behaviour. Mummy may have treated herself to a Magnum. So below are some pics of our day.

If you are a SAHM or Dad and live in the Midlands the pass really is worth it. It is generally quiet. There's lots to do and the rides are very kid friendly. Obvs the main draw is Thomas and his mates. But my two really enjoyed the zoo and dinosaurs this time round. And eating. Of course. 

We arrived!

Hiya Percy! Over here! HERE!

We are on a train. As you can see. The boy was thrilled. 

Chips! At 11am. Why not?

My husband. 

Oh they have funny bums Mummy!

Weeeeeeeeee!

Peekaboo!

Hello (to be said in a very Northern voice). 

Happy days. 

    
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


33 comments:

  1. Gah - my kids would bloody love this! You are one very brave lady to go solo though - I have enough trouble keeping tabs on my two down the local playground! I was thinking of taking JJ to one of the preschool discounted days at Chessington - we only have a couple of months left for this opportunity - sob! #MagicMoments

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    1. I know I am sad at this card runs out for the girl when she hits four. But still have the boy to keep my cheap day out. I need more kids! xxx

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  2. my son loves trains and thomas! this owuld have been nice as thomas will be more real but its too far from us. #whatsthestory

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    1. Oh boo. Do you live near a steam railway? They often have Thomas trains. They are really good! xxx

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  3. Oh, I love that photo of your son and his chips - he looks so pleased with himself! We love Thomasland and only live 10 minutes from it - we should go together! You were brave, though, as I've not attempted to take my pair on my own yet. Looks like it all worked out well, though. And yes, my kids would demand lunch on arrival, too!

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    1. YES! We should defo go together one nice sunny day. It would be such fun. We could just watch them eat constantly! xxx

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  4. What a fab place for the children to visit, Thomas and his friends with animals and play areas too - no wonder you have an annual pass. Lovely photos of the children having a great time, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. It is really good value and always quite quiet during the week. Sometimes it feels that we are there all alone. We love it xxx

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  5. Oh my goodness i so cant wait for our trip there on Sunday now!! it looks amazing!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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    1. Oh it is! Have fun! You will have a brill day xxx

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  6. Well done for doing this by yourself! Thomas Land is just fab for kids - my five year old insists on a trip every summer, and just loves the place so much.

    #MagicMoments

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    1. It is good for the little ones isn't it? We just avoid all the big rides really. I don't think my kids even know they exist! xxx

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  7. Brilliant post! Well done for doing it on your own, sounds like it all went well and you had an ace day. Would love to go to Thomasland, seems like so much fun. Great photos #whatsthestory

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    1. It is brilliant. They do lots of offers. And I always exchange clubcard vouchers so the hub can come. It is great xxx

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  8. Oh I love Thomas Land but now kids a bit older I'd have to remortgage the house to go - looks fabby fun xx

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    1. Oh I do worry about those days in the future. I shall just save a million Tesco clubcard points! And exchange them xxx

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  9. Aw fab, looks like you had loads of fun and well done you for going it alone! Plus points for bravery! Glad you had such a fab time :) xx #magicmoments #whatsthestory

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    1. It was brill thanks bab. I shall defo go alone again. I am really looking forward to when they both walk properly around. That will be fab xxx

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  10. Wish lived close enough, that sounds awesome! I often take my three out alone - apart from rabid abduction fears it's all good! I like to decide my own snack schedule too! Xx

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    1. Ha ha ha! Rabid abduction fears! Ohhhh I've not had them yet. Now I am scared! xxx

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  11. Sounds like you all had a great day. I want to take Harry, I think he would love it! #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Oh you should go defo! It is a fantastic day out. We love it xxx

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  12. Thomas land looks fab, looks like you had a fab day, well done for going it alone! #letkidsbekids

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    1. It was brill thanks. And I did feel brave! xxx

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  13. Wow, I didn't even know Thomas Land existed! My little one would love this, though it's a bit of a trek for us southerners. We almost made it to Peppa Pig World the other week but it got rained off. I'm still trying to find In the Night Garden Land, that would probably be Little Miss's current preference! #MagicMoments

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    1. Peppa Land is brill snd CBeebies land starts soon! and that has In the Night Garden. The live show comes around soon. It is dead cheap and so good. I cried when I saw it I loved it so much xxx

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  14. What a fantastic day out that looks. Sounds perfect fun for children. Well done for going it alone. It is quite liberating the first time you take multiple children to places like that on your own.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. It is. I felt like a proper grown up Mum! Ha ha ha. After nearly three and a half years. We are like a little crew. Was ace xxx

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  15. Brilliant! That sounds like a perfect day out - and huge kudos for you doing it solo!! I'd love to visit there from London one day...
    #LetKidsBeKids
    @katgrant30 (Bumps & Grind)

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    1. Oh you should defo make the journey. It is well worth it! xxx

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  16. Aww wow, they look like they had a fabulous time! And who wouldn't, hanging out with Thomas! Choo Choo!! #ordinarymoments

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    1. Thomas is ace. We even rode on him. I do think though the girl would have liked a bit more Rosie around the place! xxx

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  17. Think my boy would love this as he's getting into Thomas at the minute! Fab day out! #MagicMoments

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