Make your child's Easter holidays magical with a day out with perennial favourite Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends will be at the East Anglian Railway museum over Easter Bank Holiday weekend offering unlimited rides on at least four character trains.
Thomas, of course, Daisy, Toby and Henrietta, the Troublesome Trucks with Toad will be there and ready for play. The minature railway will also be running at least two trains all day (subject to weather).
The Fat Controller will be welcoming you and your family plus you can join him for Storytelling time and interactive re-enactments with Thomas and the other characters throughout the day.
The Imaginatiin \station offers a wide range of children's activities, from Circus Skills, Punch and Judy, Colouring Competition, engine outline rubbing, playtables with plasticine, temporary Thomas tattoos, reading books and much more.
This is a real family day out - and noted as a hit with visitors to the museum, young and old alike.
East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel and Wakes Coine Station,
Essex C06 2 DS
Foxholes Farm and Shop is well worth a visit. 15 years on from diversfication away from a dairy to a beef farm, and 6 years since opening their purpose built Farm Shop. The Smith Family warmly welcome you to their new Tea Shop.
Catherine, (now the 4th generation of her family to farm in Hertforshire), explains "Our initial plan of opening the Farm Shop was always to serve as a comprehensive Butchery, to produce all our own beef and saddleback pork to sell directly to the public.
But immediately upon opening, our customers began requesting a Tea Shop so as to enjoy our farm and its surroundings to the fullest - we have always run an "Open Farm" , encouraging families to visit our animals and their young, in order to understand and educate about livestock and farming. Bringing people more awareness of their food"
Sticking to their shop's ethos of always supplying produce from Foxholes Farm, from other local farms and producers and " Buying British", the tea shop comprises of a selection of 10 different teas and coffee various locally homemade cakes, cream and high teas, as well as light lunches and hot daily specials, using their own meats and local produce throughout .
With their new children's play area and pets corner opening in time for Easter - pop along and enjoy this peaceful little farmyard gem. Children are warmly welcome and parking is free.
Foxholes Farm and Shop
Hertford SG13 7 NT
Mariefred and Strangnas - Dynamic, idyllic spots an hour from Stockholm. A train runs from Stockholm C
to Strangnas through Mariefred / Laggesta you take either the local bus oof coffee r museum railway (summer season) to the centre Mariefred.
During the summer the "S/S Mariefred" sails toMarifred from Stadhuskajen in Stockholm at 10 a.m. Tuesday -Sunday.
Mariefred -: in the old town centre, where many houses date to the eighteenth century, there are a many small shops through which browse. Eat lunch at any of the town's restaurants or have a cup of coffee at a cafe' before walking the short stretch to Gripsholm Castle, which puts on public tours. Not far from the castle lies Grafikens Hus with high-class exhibitions and guided tours.
Strangnas : Here can be found many small shops with a character of their own. The old town quarters around the church and windmill are well preserved. Many of the buildings survived the major fire of 1871. There are plenty of eating and coffee establishments in all price categories, to make you feel full and
content before stepping into the magnificent cathedral that overlooks the town. Gyllenhjelmsgatan, which
runs from the town up to the church's Lion Gate, was once proclaimed by court poet Bo Setterlind to be
"Sweden's most beautiful street".
The guest harbour vicinity teems with life during the summer with mini-golf, outdoor gymnasiums, a large
playground and swimming baths in the centre of the town.