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Metro Hotel Ipswich International teams up with Thomas the Tank Engine

Metro Hotel Ipswich International has teamed up for the second year with The Workshops Rail Museum to offer families a fantastic holiday deal enabling children to personally meet the world famous Thomas the Tank Engine in the summer holidays.

Eager to provide families with yet another reason to visit Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Metro Hotel Ipswich International is offering a great value package that includes overnight accommodation, breakfast and a family ticket for two adults and two children to attend a Day Out With Thomas at the Workshops Rail Museum for just $190*, a savings of over $110.

The Workshops Rail Museum is set on the birthplace of Queensland Rail and was crowned Australia’s best heritage and cultural tourism attractions at the 2008 Australian Tourism Awards. It is one of the city’s premier tourist attractions.

Children, families and train enthusiasts are all equally thrilled at a visit to this multi-award winning museum where they can learn all there is to know about trains, railways and the history of rail, from early steam engines and diesel giants to high-tech tilt trains.

With the Museum’s Day Out With Thomas special event available only until January 31, 2010, children can meet their idols Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt (also known as the Fat Controller). With loads of Thomas themed art, craft and other activities on offer, a Day Out With Thomas is sure to have young children thrilled at the opportunity to meet the little blue engine made so famous by the long-running BBC series.

For parents and train enthusiasts, the museum offers many other fabulous attractions, including the Trackside Café and Museum Shop.

Rated four and a half stars, Metro Hotel Ipswich International is boutique in size but is equipped with all the facilities of a much larger hotel. The seven-storey hotel offers 97 luxury rooms including options such as serviced apartments and spa suites.

Ipswich itself provides numerous other reasons to visit this wonderful city in summer with many of the city’s buildings dating back to the 1800s. There are also many beautiful townships to explore in this spectacular region, with more adult activities including visits to local vineyards, hot air ballooning, skydiving, canoeing and bushwalking.

Only 40 minutes from Brisbane and an hour from the Gold Coast, or as a stopover for people travelling up and down the coast, Ipswich offers something for everyone these school holidays while the Metro Hotel Ipswich International provides the perfect excuse for a family night away.

*subject to availability

Guests can book this package by calling the property direct on 07 3812 8077.

Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The Group currently provides a national accommodation network of properties, with over 1000 rooms in key locations and major cities across Australia.

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