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Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway
Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway
  • Family of 4 special price: £66.00 (2 adults + 2 children) <br> Family of 3 special price: - £44.40 (1 adult + 2 children) – discount applied automatically at check-out
  • East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY
  • All aboard for a day of big adventure!


    Peep! Peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at East Lancashire 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:

    • Imagination Station play zone with Thomas & Friends activities
    • Singalongs and performances from Rusty & Dusty
    • Fun fair rides
    • Magician
    • Balloon modelling
    • Face painting
    • Exciting Thomas & Friends giveaways for every child


    How long is the Thomas ride?
    All Thomas rides are 45 minutes long.

    What does my Day Out With Thomas ticket include?
    Your ticket includes all the activities included in the activity section above.

    Do I need to book a seat for my Thomas ride?
    Yes, please book your preferred time and seat. One Thomas ride is permitted per ticket and you must only attend the train time that you have prebooked.

    Do children under two require a ticket?
    No, children under two attend for free and do not require a ticket or seat on the Thomas train.

    Can I stay all day?
    Yes, activities are available to visitors all day from 09:00 until 17:00. Remember that you must be ready to board the Thomas train at your prebooked time slot (this is printed on your e-ticket).

    Will there be other trains available to travel on?
    Yes. In addition to your Thomas train ride, you can explore the full route of the East Lancashire Railway, between Heywood and Rawtenstall. Travel is included with your Day Out With Thomas ticket and services include:

    • Additional steam-hauled train, operating between Bury and Rawtenstall.
    • Scenic diesel railcar running between Bury and Heywood. Either start your day at Heywood and take the train to Bury, or if you start your day at Bury, board the heritage diesel train for a return journey to Heywood.

    Will refreshments be available to purchase?
    Drinks and snacks will be available at Heywood, Bury Station and Bury Transport Museum. Trackside and Bufferstops Pubs will also be open

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

    Ticket Prices

    Adult: £22.70
    Child 2–17: £13.50
    Child 0–2 (on lap): £0.00

    Family of 3 special price: £44.40 (1 adult and 2 children) – discount applied automatically at check-out
    Family of 4 special price: £66.00 (2 adults and 2 children) – discount applied automatically at check-out

    Prices listed above exclude booking fees.

    All transactions are subject to a non-refundable 0.75p transaction charge and non-refundable 10% booking fee (8% on family discount).

    Railway Information

    Opening times

    09:00 - 17:00



    Limited chargeable parking is available in Bury, Bolton Street Station. There is a car park situated at the nearby Leisure Centre. Additional car parks are available in the centre of Bury.

    Why not start your journey at Heywood? Parking is FREE and the new Whistlestop Café at Heywood Station will be open serving drinks and an impressive selection of cakes. You can ride the regular shuttle service to Bury Station for Day Out With Thomas.


    East Lancashire Railway
    Bolton Street Station
    Bolton Street
    BL9 0EY

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