It turned out that Courtney had never been on the train before, so there was a special kind of excitement in the air as the children waited on a bench at Toytown station .
They watched the shining tracks expectantly, waiting for the train to appear.
Then eight rides on the 20c red car ride (every mother of small children within a 20km radius of Treat Village knows about this bargain), lunch at a table in the park, and a meandering walk back to the station.
Every tree on the path became a hiding place, and every pole was a chance to delightedly chase eachother round-and-about ...
... which means we rushed onto the platform just as the train arrived.
Next time we'll stay for the whole day.