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Didcot Railway Centre

All aboard for a Festive Day Out With Thomas!


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of festive family fun at Didcot Railway Centre. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet Father Christmas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with The Fat Controller
• Train rides behind Thomas
• Meet Father Christmas in his grotto - there's a wrapped present for every child
• Entertainment from Rusty and Dusty
• Balloon modellers
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

Gates open at 9.30am and the fun continues until 3.30pm - you will need to reserve a time for your train ride to meet Father Christmas but you can arrive anytime from 9.30am and stay as long as you wish!


Length of Thomas ride?
10 minutes.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?

Specific characters appearing at the event:

Accessibility at the Station:
Access is through the subway at Didcot Parkway Station and includes a flight of steps to the Railway Centre entrance. Visitors are advised to check Didcot Railway Centre’s website for information about parking and the Access Statement.

What is a Festive Day Out With Thomas?:
Festive Day Out With Thomas events held in December feature all of the usual family fun of a Day Out With Thomas as well as a visit to Father Christmas. All children’s tickets to a Festive Day Out With Thomas event include a gift from Father Christmas.

Railway Information

  Opening times

Opens at 9.30am to 3.30pm. Last admission at 2.30pm.




There is plenty of car parking in the multi-storey car park for Didcot Parkway Station – follow signs to station car park or brown signs to Didcot Railway Centre.


Station Road
OX11 7NJ

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