Saturday, 6 September 2014

Popcorn with Sir Topham Hatt

My girl seems to feature a lot in my writing and more often that not over the past few years she has been the one that has taken up my of my time and attention, so I was so pleased when we received an invite to go and watch 'Tale of the Brave', the new Thomas film at Thomas Land, Drayton Manor. I was excited as Thomas Land is by far one of my favourite places to visit with the children and also this would be the first time my boy had been to the cinema. And what a fab first time it was!




We were greeted with popcorn and Thomas drinks and then Sir Topham Hatt (or the Fat Controller as we remember him) came in and escorted us to watch the film. Imagine that! Imagine being a little boy who loves Thomas and going to the cinema for the first time with one of the stars of the show. Even I was bloomin excited. The 'Tale of the Brave' is a film all about facing your fears, in this case after monstrous storm on the Island of Sodor results in Thomas and co being scared of a suspected monster. My girl LOVED the film and despite a trip to the loo (after four cartons of Thomas pop) she was transfixed. The boy did well and lasted half an hour which was fab for a 20 month old.


What I loved about the film was the sentiment. It was a tale of the brave, working together with your friends and fighting your fears and it really resonated with my two. My girl is started pre-school and I am sure she is a smidge anxious and my boy, with the help of his sister is becoming braver and braver. He used to be quiet and reserved but if you look in the photos you can see him finally coming out of his shell and climbing around the amazing Thomas Land playground. He now sits in the front on the rides and drives them rather than hiding in the back with me, he dances when Sir Topham Hatt sings as if no-one is watching and will happily chat along with any giant puppet cats pop up in front of him.


This film is out now on DVD to watch which is just perfect, at just over an hour it is longer than the usual episodes that are on Milkshake. But as it is on DVD you can pause and do as many loo breaks as you want! I think it is perfect for any Thomas fans and as it is a teeny tiny bit scary it held my girls interest too. There's new characters in the form of Marion, Reg and Gator and all the old favourites feature. For more information about Thomas look here or pop to the shop and buy the DVD yourself!


Here is a little vlog from one of our past visits to Thomas Land. Told you we loved it!


We were invited to go and visit Thomas Land but the film was fab and so is Drayton Manor!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fantastic day - and no better place to watch it than Thomas Land! I took my Thomas-mad 3 year old and he loved it. #countrykids

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    1. Oh it is so brilliant there! I just love it and it is so friendly and nice xxx

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  2. I love watching my children developing into their own little people. I bet you all had a wonderful time and a lovely way to end the holidays-we couldn't go as it was my sons first day at pre-school. I was a bit gutted actually as he would have loved to see this and he's a huge Thomas fan. It's his birthday soon, so I'll have to get him the DVD instead x

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    1. Oh you so should! It is a really good film and is very feel good which I always like! Hope you managed to get Tots tickets and I get to see you there xxx

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  3. My children all adored the Thomas DVD's and a trip like this would have been heaven to them when they were young. Sounds like it is a favourite place for you all to visit. thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. It really is one of our favourite places ever! xxx

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  4. Aww! Looks like you all have been having a great time! Lovley photos!

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  5. Looks fab. Your girl is sooo funny in your vlogs. I wish there was a Mr Tumble Land cause that's all my boy wants to watch.

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    1. Well there is a Justin's house ride at CBeebies Land! xxx

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  6. I love your video - had to turn it down when you were on the tug ride. Was lovely to meet you there x

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  7. tp loved his day out too la did but got bored of watching film bout 20 mins in so took her round the zoo she does however like watching it at home with the family

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  8. Oh bless his little face, he looks so happy. And well done to him for lasting 1 hour, what a little star xxx

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  9. I haven't been to Drayton Manor, this looks like such a fab day out. Every child loves Thomas! x

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  10. Love this! And a thousand times yes to the stopping car naps, I did this just on Saturday. Shouting like a mad woman I was ;) x

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  11. Good old Thomas. Who doesn't remember him growing up? My boys loved him too x
    #countrykids

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