Last month, I reviewed (click here) a DVD that we had been sent featuring the first episodes of the new series of Thomas & Friends on Milkshake. The Thomas & Friends Press Office (which still sounds like a fun place to work to me !) have just sent me a press release about a fabulous free Thomas-themed event coming up at Hamleys, to celebrate the 65th birthday of the talking train, as well as details of how to make a funky Thomas cake as part of the festivities. Wow - I wonder if I'll manage to pull that off for Juliette's 5th birthday party next week !
On Sunday 7th March Thomas is taking over Hamleys toy store in London and as part of our celebrations we are hoping to create the world’s longest Thomas cake train!
Thomas & Friends Steam In To Hamleys For The Ultimate Birthday Party!
- Family fun and party madness to celebrate Thomas The Tank Engine’s 65th and Hamleys 250th Anniversaries -
Make tracks to a fabulous destination on Sunday 7th March 2010 as everyone’s favourite little blue engine, Thomas the Tanks Engine, celebrates his 65th Anniversary in style at everyone’s favourite toy store, Hamleys!The double celebration, as Hamleys celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, will see an afternoon of FREE family fun and Thomas & Friends based activities taking place at the famous Regent Street store.
Date: Sunday 7th March
Time: 12pm onwards
Location: Hamleys, 188-196 Regent Street, London
Children and grown-ups alike will be able to participate in fun storytelling sessions, exciting competitions and Thomas & Friends screenings. There will also be a fantastic Thomas window display, the opportunity to meet the Fat Controller and make your very own Fat Controller hat to take home at special workshops.On the 7th March, Thomas & Friends will also be setting out to create the world’s longest Thomas train cake at Hamleys.
With help from National Autistic Society’s patron and renowned cake maker, Jane Asher, everyone coming along to the party is asked to help by baking their very own carriage cake to be added to a very special Thomas cake created by Ms Asher.Find out how to make your own carriage cake to bring along, visit http://www.thomasandfriends.com/thomas.mvc/anniversary for the perfect recipe and video guide from Jane Asher herself.
Throughout March, the following fun and free Thomas & Friends activities will continue at Hamleys:
- Storytelling sessions at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm everyday
- Meet the Fat Controller: Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March at 11am or 3pm, Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March at 12pm or 4pm
- Fat Controller hat making workshops everyday at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
- Daily competitions to win great Thomas prizes
I won't be able to make it but if you do puff along, have fun !