Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park, West Sussex, Easter 2013

The Bluebell Railway in West Sussex. Steam engine 1683, in the Southern Railway livery, arrives at Sheffield Park station with the passenger service from Eas…

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Talyllyn Railway easter 2009 part 1

Talyllyn Railway easter 2009 part 1

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Event Management Company Gears Up For A Busy Easter

Global event and project management company Zazz Projects Ltd is gearing up for a busy Easter with a packed calendar of events under the popular ‘Day Out With Thomas’ programme.


These are family events featuring Thomas the Tank Engine TM and his railway friends, including Sir Topham Hatt (The Fat Controller) and offer a variety of activities and fun for everyone. The Easter events will take place at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, East Anglian Railway Museum, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Gwili Railway and Mid Hants Railway between Good Friday and Easter Monday.


Thousands of children, alongside their families and friends of all ages, are expected to visit participating heritage railways located throughout the country, to enjoy ‘Day Out With Thomas’ events. 


Zazz Projects who are experts in the development and management of events and attractions has held the ‘Day Out With Thomas’ contract with HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, since Autumn 2007. This year has a particular significance for Thomas & Friends™, as the UK’s number one pre-school brand celebrates its 65th anniversary.


Mark Braddock, a director of Zazz Projects, said: “Easter is the time of year when we have the most heritage and railway attractions simultaneously hosting Day Out With Thomas events.


This involves in particular attention to detail, including planning, implementation and control of various elements of these events to ensure satisfaction not only for visitors to the events, but the venues hosting the days out too.


We are looking forward to delivering the project – particularly in this milestone 65th anniversary year, it is a very challenging and rewarding programme of events.


To mark the 65th anniversary of Thomas & Friends, a number of new initiatives are being introduced to further enhance visitor experience – including a series of re-enactments involving characters, engines and visitors.”


Marion Cursons, Director of Live Events and Attractions at HIT Entertainment, added: “Days Out With Thomas are a highly popular element of our events and attractions business, delighting many Thomas fans and railway enthusiasts across the UK. They provide the public with an opportunity to enjoy an authentic experience on an original steam train similar to that on which the Thomas character is based.”


Throughout 2010, Zazz will oversee the delivery of 242 ‘Day Out With Thomas’ events held at 30 heritage and tourist attractions across the UK.


The work that Zazz carry out involves the management of these events from concept to completion working both with HIT Entertainment and the venues in order to deliver these themed events to the public.


The events are constantly evaluated by Zazz in regards to branding, marketing, operations, facilities and customer service and an ongoing programme of improvements, support and training for the venues allows this Staffordshire based project management company to deliver the high standards required of them.





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Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited. +44 1538 308685 / / +44 7985 129315


Further information about HIT Entertainment:

Patricia Lodge,
Director PR & Communications, HIT Entertainment
+44 207 554 2566 /

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About Zazz Projects Limited

Zazz Projects Ltd (Zazz) was launched in 2003 and offers a range of turnkey project management solutions to an international client base within the leisure, tourism and visitor attractions’ market, along with the co-ordination of one-off events and their professional operation. Areas of expertise include festival and event management, operational procedures, event co-ordination, project management and the development, set-up and management of attractions world wide. Zazz is managed by directors Mark Braddock and Rosa Tahmaseb, who have wide-ranging knowledge and experience in developing, planning, delivering and operating complex events and attractions.

It is a truly ‘hands-on’ company, focused on working with clients and their internal teams to ensure every project is given 100 per cent attention to detail – meeting client expectations and achieving the highest standards.

To view the company’s extensive portfolio and find out more about the services it offers, please log on to

Zazz Projects Limited
Suite 1, Uttoxeter Business Centre
Town Meadows Way, Uttoxeter
ST14 8AZ
United Kingdom

Tel + 44 (0) 1889 560676

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment, is one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America, as well as Wallace & Gromit™, Shaun the Sheep™, Timmy Time™ and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations.  HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.   HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, PBS KIDS SproutSM, and international preschool channel JimJam, (outside of the US, UK and China).

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Do Something Different This Easter

After Christmas, Easter is the UK’s biggest national holiday. The most important date in the Christian calendar, Easter also features newer elements such as the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs which make it one of the biggest dates in the commercial calendar as well. With a national holiday taking place on the 2nd of April (Good Friday) and another on the 5th of April (Good Monday), Easter is the ideal time to get away with the family, especially since children enjoy a full week away from the rigours of school life.

Deciding to take a short break over the Easter holiday is one thing; making sure your trip is memorable and enjoyable is another. With that in mind, why not do something completely different this year and treat your family to a brand new experience? For families who enjoy the outdoors in particular, an adventure weekend is an exciting option well worth looking into. Paint ball, archery and orienteering are just some of the activities familiar to an outdoor holiday and are great team-building and bonding exercises.

For families looking to soak up the sun this Easter, why not indulge you and your loved ones in a short city break. European cities such as Barcelona, Paris and Munich are awash with tourists during the Easter break so opting for somewhere off the beaten track will not only open your eyes to a new city but also make for a more relaxing vacation. Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is an discovered European destination for your average British family and is bursting with culture and attractions. Surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and next to the Miljacka river, this city boasts a continental climate and a rich history stretching back to the prehistoric times.

For families wanting to enjoy Easter on home turf, why not indulge in the opulent surroundings of a luxury UK hotel? With a range of great family days out, child friendly spa hotels and theatre breaks there’s no reason why luxury can’t be affordable. Staying a luxury hotel doesn’t mean kids can’t have as much fun as they would letting off steam on an adventure break since many grand manors and country homes offer exciting outdoor activities in their stately grounds.

Whether enjoying the outdoors, exploring a new city or soaking up the sumptuous surroundings of a luxury hotel, Easter is a great time to get away from the humdrum of everyday life and enjoy some quality time with your family.

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Yorkshire attractions celebrate Easter

Yorkshire attractions celebrate Easter
Fluffy bunnies abound at Yorkshire attractions over Easter. So the Royal Armouries has opted for something edgier.

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Steam Toy Rally – Easter 2009

The annual Burnham Steam & Historic Machinery Club Steam Toy Rally at the Rural Life Centre. This year there were over 650 working models present.

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‘Don’t Book Easter Train Travel’, Union Warns

‘Don’t Book Easter Train Travel’, Union Warns
Union leader Bob Crow has warned passengers not to plan train travel over Easter, despite Network Rail’s claim that it is well-prepared to cope with a potential mass strike.

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Day trip: Strasburg Rail Road’s Easter Bunny Train

Day trip: Strasburg Rail Road’s Easter Bunny Train
What: Hop into spring with an Easter tradition at the Strasburg Rail Road. Ride with Peter Cottontail on a steam train as it travels 45 minutes from the East Strasburg Station to Paradise, Pa., and back.

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