We have discovered a place where you can quite literally eat, sleep and drink Thomas the Tank Engine – 24/7. In fact, you can even have a bath with him, if the desire takes.

Fans of the timeless little blue engine will be in Thomas heaven at Drayton Manor Theme Park, where the steam train and his friends have their own land. And now he even has his own hotel too!

We stayed for two nights at this Thomas mecca with our two children aged three and six. We visited the park last year and enjoyed it so much the children begged us to return again this year.

The theme park and hotel is in Tamworth in the Midlands, so is a bit too far away for a day trip, making the on-site hotel perfect for tired little legs to rest at the end of a fun-filled day.

The kids loved their train-themed bunk beds complete with individual DVD players so there was no arguing when one wanted to watch yet another Thomas episode and the other Disney’s Frozen (yet again!). The railway track carpet leading down the corridor to your room is also a nice touch.

Breakfast is another Thomas-themed treat with wooden train sets dotted around the child-friendly restaurant; a bit of a distraction for a three-year-old who would rather play than eat. But we weren’t alone in reasoning with our Thomas fan to sit down and eat at least a mouthful of cereal, we could see other parents were struggling too!

After breakfast it was time to hit the park, which is a two-minute stroll across the car park. Once inside there are a number of elements to the theme park.

There’s the usual rollercoasters, terrifying drops and water-based rides, a new Ben10 element, a zoo and, of course, Thomasland.

Whether you are a fan of Harold the helicopter, grumpy Diesel, the troublesome truck, Bertie the Bus or naughty Bulstrode, there is a ride for you. We found queues to be fairly short, which is always good when you have an impatient toddler in tow.

Whatever the weather there is plenty to keep the most active toddler busy.

Spencer’s outdoor activity park is full of slides, climbing frames and other challenges while the indoor soft play area is perfect for those cooler days.

There are plenty of food outlets dotted around the park if your picnic runs out or you need a cool drink, hot cup of tea or ice cream.

After another fun-packed day in the park, we made our way back to the comfort of our room before recharging our batteries ready for the journey home the next morning. The kids have already declared that they’d like to come back again!