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Day Out With Thomas - East Lancashire Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at East Lancashire Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Plus lots more to enjoy, with further details to be announced.

• Thomas stories and activities in the Imagination Station
• Take a look around the Bury Transport Museum
• Visit our gift and model shop for Thomas & Friends merchandise and much more

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
45 minutes round trip from Bury to Ramsbottom and return.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
No, guests must pre-book their tickets and travel on the train time booked. Guests can arrive up to 45 minutes prior to booked train time.

Railway Information


Opening times

9:30am – 6:00pm. Recommended final entry time 14:45pm.

Facilities

How to get to the East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is easily accessible with major road links, including the M66, M60, M62 and M6, nearby. The postcode is BL9 0EY.

A short walk from Bury Bolton Street Station visitors will find Bury Interchange, a public transport hub, providing both bus and tram services throughout Greater Manchester. Manchester City Centre is just a 30 minute journey away via Metrolink tram services. For information on transport links visit www.tfgm.com or you can view our dedicated Metrolink page here.

Parking

There is limited parking at Bury Bolton Street Station and spaces are subject to charges. The car park is administered by Bury Council.

Address

East Lancashire Railway
Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
BL9 0EY


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

East Lancashire Railway
07/08/2021 to 03/10/2021
Day Out With Thomas - Watercress Line

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Rusty & Dusty Live Show with Diesel & Toad
• Additional train ride to Alton (this train runs every hour)
• Unlimited rides on the Miniature Railway
• Children's vintage fairground rides
• Other Thomas themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas Ride?
14 minutes

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
No, time must be pre-booked

How long does the Alton ride last?
The Alton trip lasts approx 1 hour 15 mins

Opening and Closing time of each event:
9.30am - 4.30pm

Specific Characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Diesel, Toad & Duck

How do I book carer concessions and accessible seating?
Carer concessions and accessible seating are only available directly through the Watercress Line, please email info@watercressline.co.uk with your preferred booking details and a contact number

How do I book Day Out With Thomas tickets online?

Railway Information


Opening times

Open from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 500 vehicles at Ropley. Postcode SO24 0BL.
More info

Address

The Railway Station,
Station Hill,
Ropley,
Hampshire
SO24 0BL


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Watercress Line, Ropley, Hampshire, SO24 0BL
07/08/2021 to 15/08/2021
Day Out With Thomas - East Anglian Railway Museum

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The East Anglian Railway Museum.

Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas, Percy & Daisy
• Meet Toby & Henrietta
• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas, Rusty & Dusty and The Fat Controller
• Join Rusty & Dusty for The Fat Controller’s storytelling
• Model Railway Display
• New Miniature Railway
• Watch the Rusty & Dusty Show
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
One Third of a Mile - Unlimited Rides

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
10am to 4.00pm

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy, Daisy, Toby, Henrietta, Toad, The Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty.

Please note:-
You can travel directly into the heart of this venue by train* - visit www.nationalrail.co.uk and search for the station; 'Chappel & Wakes Colne' (*There is no step-free access if arriving by rail)

Railway Information


Opening times

Open 10:00am to 4:30pm

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 200 vehicles

Address

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station
Station Road
Wakes Colne
Colchester
Essex
C06 2DS



Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

East Anglian Railway Museum, Colchester
28/08/2021 to 31/10/2021
Day Out With Thomas - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at Buckinghamshire Railway.

Take a train ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Miniature train rides
• Tea-Cups ride
• Thomas & Friends Activity Hunt
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
Approx 10 minutes

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes

Opening and Closing time of each event:
Opening from 10:00am until 5:00pm (last admission 2:30pm)

Additional characters appearing at the event:
Percy

Railway Information


Opening times

Opens at 10:30am to 5:00pm.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for vehicles.

Address

Station Road
Quainton
Near Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP22 4BY


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Station Road, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY
11/09/2021 to 25/10/2021
Day Out With Thomas - South Devon Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at the South Devon Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Ride behind Thomas between Buckfastleigh and Totnes Riverside stations
• Watch Thomas mini shows and re-enactments
• See the "Magic Show"
• Visit the Imagination Station with balloon modelling and Thomas colouring fun
• Discover otters from around the world at the Otter Sanctuary
• Follow the Thomas Trail
• Ride on the miniature railway
• Watch the real steam trains on the garden railway
• Have your photo taken in the Selfie frame

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
14 mile round trip. Approx one hour.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
No. Please pre-book your tickets so seat can be allocated for you on the Train ride with Thomas.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
From 9.30am – 6.00pm. Start times can be found in the details of the timed itineraries below.

How do I book carer concessions and accessible seating?
Carer concessions and accessible seating are only available by phoning 03432081841. If you require Wheelchair accessible seating please email South Devon Railway directly at trains@southdevonrailway.co.uk with your preferred booking details and a contact number.

What is the itinerary of each booking slot?
Click here to view itineraries

Itinerary A

09:30 – Train ride with Thomas
11:00 – Thomas & Friends show
12:00 – Miniature railway / Otters
14:15 – Thomas Trail
15:15 – Magic Show

Itinerary B

09:30 – Miniature railway / Otters
11:00 – Train ride with Thomas
13:00 – Thomas & Friends show
14:15 – Magic Show
15:15 – Thomas Trail

Itinerary C

11:30 – Magic Show
12:30 – Thomas Trail
13:30 – Train ride with Thomas
15:00 – Thomas & Friends show
16:00 – Miniature railway / Otters

Itinerary D

11:30 – Thomas Trail
12:30 – Magic show
13:30 – Miniature railway / Otters
15:30 – Train ride with Thomas
17:00 – Thomas & Friends show


Railway Information


Opening times

9:00am – 6:00pm. Recommended arrival time is up to 30 minutes prior to the first activity on your booked itinerary. If guests choose to arrive later in the day please note, the activity joined will be the activity stated on the itinerary for that time. Unfortunately activities scheduled for earlier in the day will not be available due to social distancing regulations.

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 400 vehicles

Address

The Station
Dartbridge Road
Buckfastleigh
Devon
TQ11 0DZ


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

South Devon
24/09/2021 to 26/09/2021
Festive Day Out With Thomas - East Anglian Railway Museum

All aboard for a Festive Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of festive family fun at The East Anglian Railway Museum.

Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas, Percy & Daisy
• Meet Toby & Henrietta
• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas, Rusty & Dusty and The Fat Controller
• Join Rusty & Dusty for The Fat Controller’s storytelling
• Model Railway Display
• New Miniature Railway
• Watch the Rusty & Dusty Show
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas ride?
One Third of a Mile - Unlimited Rides.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes.

Opening and Closing time of each event:
10am to 4.00pm

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy, Daisy, Toby, Henrietta, Toad, The Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty.

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 an optional visit to Father Christmas. Please select this as an add on to your tickets during check out (additional charges apply).

Please note:-
You can travel directly into the heart of this venue by train* - visit www.nationalrail.co.uk and search for the station; 'Chappel & Wakes Colne' (*There is no step-free access if arriving by rail)

Railway Information


Opening times

Open 10:00am to 16:30pm

Facilities

Parking

Free parking for 200 vehicles

Address

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station
Station Road
Wakes Colne
Colchester
Essex
C06 2DS



Day Out With Thomas™ ©2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

East Anglian Railway Museum, Colchester
04/12/2021 to 19/12/2021