Thomas & Friendsâ„¢ toys up for grabs

Join Thomas & Friendsâ„¢ for an exciting racing adventure at the new Thomas & Friends Inflatable Play Station.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 11:09 am
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Fans of the friendly little engines will be able let off steam at this fun experience which visits Smyths in Derby on July 31 as part of a countrywide tour.

Encouraging friendship and teamwork, Thomas fans will need to work together to complete the activities.

Children can meet Thomas as he pulls into the station and pose for a photo before diving into the coal pit to hunt for hidden treasure. Finding James and Percy isn’t as easy as it first seems in the walk through maze. Once little engineers have reached the end of the maze, they will need to use teamwork to build the 3D engine.

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Innovative motion gesture technology will get little ones moving and grooving to try and find the hidden engine images on the screen. They will then take a walk through Tidmouth Sheds to see if they can spot any more really useful engines among the toys and merchandise.

Children will need to work together on the giant 3D puzzle, before heading to the Sodor Steamworks Jungle Gym where they can meet The Fat Controller. What will be their exit route - will it be down the slide & over the finish line, or down the fireman’s pole and through the hole to race to the finish?

At the end of their journey Thomas & Friends fans can take their place on the winner’s podium and collect their free gift.

For more information on the Thomas & Friends Inflatable Play Station Tour visit

l Inspired by the latest Thomas & Friends™ adventure film The Great Race the New Trackmaster Friends & Great Moments engines bring all the fast-paced excitement of the movie to life. 
Trophy Thomas features lightning bolt designs and fun, motorized action including a spinning trophy on the cargo car as the engine steams ahead!

Shooting Star Gordon includes a new action cargo car which has two race flags that sway back and forth.

The Flying Scotsman engine, one of the fastest on the mainland, is also a rarity as it pulls two tenders - one for coal and one for water.

We have a set of the three engines to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, tell us the name of the shop which Thomas & Friends Inflatable Play Station will be visiting on July 31.

Email your entry, marking DT Engine in the subject field, together with your name, address and phone number, to: [email protected] The closing date for entries is Tuesday, August 9. Terms and conditions apply and are available on this website.

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