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Day Out With Thomas at Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
Day Out With Thomas at Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
  • 17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian. EH51 0AQ
  • All aboard for a day of big adventure!


    Peep! Peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

    There will be lots to enjoy all day, including:

    • Mini Shows with Rusty & Dusty
    • Thomas & Friends Story telling
    • Sing-a-longs with Rusty & Dusty
    • Imagination Station with Thomas & Friends activities
    • Museum of Scottish Railways
    • Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery
    • Face painting
    • Spot the character competition
    • Miniature Railway rides
    • Model Railway
    • Exciting Thomas & Friends giveaways for every child


    Will Thomas be there?
    Yes, Thomas will pull your train to Birkhill and back.

    Are the Thomas Rides unlimited?
    No, you must have a ticket for a pre-booked time slot.

    How long is the Thomas train ride?
    The journey from Bo’ness to Birkhill is approximately 20 minutes. The train will stop at Birkhill for visitors to have a short comfort break before travelling back to Bo’ness. The total return journey time including the short break is approximately 50 minutes.

    What does my Day Out With Thomas ticket include?
    Your ticket includes all the activities included in the activity section above.
    *Exact details of entertainment subject to availability and change.

    What time should I plan to arrive?
    Activities are available to visitors from 09:30 until 16:30. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your pre-booked time slot.

    Can I bring my dog?
    We regret that dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed at this event.

    Do I have to book in advance?
    Yes, you should book your tickets online. Under 2s are free but will not be entitled to a seat, please be aware that every seat in your coach could be sold out so we appreciate your co-operation with this.

    How will I receive my tickets?
    All Day Out With Thomas tickets are issued as e-tickets. Your confirmation email will include a PDF attachment – these are your e-tickets. Please either print at home or have the PDF ready to show on your mobile device at the entrance.

    Is there somewhere to get something to eat?
    Treat yourself to a meal in the Station Buffet or enjoy a picnic at one of our dedicated picnic areas.

    Do you have a gift shop?
    Yes at Bo'ness Station.

    How do we get to you?
    We are under an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The postcode to locate us is EH51 9AQ.

    Can I visit without buying a ticket?
    No, you must have a valid ticket to gain access to the railway site.

    Where do the main event activities take place?
    The event is based at Bo’ness at the Station and the Museum Of Scottish Railways. Your Thomas train goes to Birkhill Station where there will be a short break before the train takes you back to Bo’ness. There will be no entertainment at Birkhill Station this year as we are delighted to be able to use our Visitor Trails, Museum of Scottish Railways and brand-new Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery to expand the visitor experience.

    What’s the difference between Standard Seats and Private Compartments?
    Standard Seats are arranged in 4s, usually with a table in the middle. They are in carriages that you will share with other visitors. Perspex screens are provided between each set of 4 seats however social distancing is not planned unless the Scottish Government guidance changes. Private Compartments are separate areas of the train which can seat up to 6 people. These are sold as one ticket and are ideal for large groups.

    Are there toilets on the train?
    Yes, along with toilet facilities at our Museum and each station, including baby changing and disabled facilities at Bo’ness.

    Is there room for pushchairs, prams and buggies?
    Space on our trains is very limited so we offer a free buggy park* at Bo’ness Station where you can leave your pushchair, pram or buggy while you travel to Birkhill and back. Alternatively, access to and from the event site is permitted throughout the day (please ensure you carry your Day Out With Thomas event ticket with you at all times) should you prefer to leave your pushchair, pram or buggy in your car.
    * PLEASE NOTE: The Buggy Park is unsupervised and items are left at owner's risk. SRPS accepts no liability for any loss of items on the day.

    Do you have facilities for disabled visitors?
    There is good disabled access to the station, the Station Buffet, the entertainment, the trains, the Museum of Scottish Railways and Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery. There is also plenty of dedicated disabled parking at Bo'ness. A disabled toilet is also available at Bo’ness station. All trains are equipped with ramps for easy wheelchair access. PLEASE NOTE unfortunately we are not able to offer accessible seating for our events in June due to planned maintenance work on our accessible carriage. Customers requiring accessible seating are advised to book their tickets for our Thomas events later in the year. Wheelchair users should call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500 to book their tickets. Our accessible carriage is Carriage B. If you have any further questions or would like to see the accessibility document, contact Bo’ness & Kinneil directly on 01506 825855 to discuss suitability.

    What is your Covid-19 policy?
    We continue to monitor Scottish Government guidelines and will provide visitors with up-to-date information closer to the event.

    If you have more questions about the Day Out With Thomas program, please visit the main FAQ page.

    Ticket Prices

    Adult: £16.00
    Child 2–17: £16.00
    Infant under 2 (babes in arms): £0.00 (Ticket not required)

    £110 per Standard Private Compartment (seats up to 6 people)

    Prices listed above exclude booking fees.

    All transactions are subject to a non-refundable 0.75p transaction charge and non-refundable 10% booking fee.

    Railway Information

    Opening times

    09:30 - 16:30



    There is a large free car park onsite but it does fill up quickly.

    There is additional free parking at:
    • Seaview Place car park, EH51 0AP
    • Register Street car park, EH51 9HA
    • Union Street car park, EH51 9AA


    Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
    Union Street,
    EH51 9AQ

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