Peep! Peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at Swindon & Cricklade 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:
• An additional train ride
• Unlimited rides on the miniature railway
• Mini shows and re-enactments with Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty
• Imagination Station play zone with Thomas & Friends activities
• Face painting
• Exciting Thomas & Friends giveaways for every child
How long is the Thomas ride?
All Thomas rides are approximately 45 minutes long.
Do I need to book a time for my Thomas ride?
Yes, please book your preferred time. One ride is permitted per ticket and you must only board the train for the time that you have pre-booked.
What does my Day Out With Thomas ticket include?
Your ticket includes all the activities included in the activity section above.
Can I stay all day?
Yes, activities are available to visitors all day from 09:00-17:30. Remember that you must be ready to board the Thomas train at your prebooked time slot (this is printed on your e-ticket).
If you have more questions about the Day Out With Thomas program, please visit the main FAQ page.
Child 2–16: £14.00
Child 0-2: £0.00 (ticket not required)
Senior Citizen: £14.00
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).
Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre present
ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu. However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she’s soon locked up in the castle back in a crown and a silly frilly dress!
With a bit of help from some friends and half a pound of cheese, can Pearl make her uncle better and prove princesses can be doctors too?
Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat) bring the creative team behind Zog, Emma Kilbey and Joe Stilgoe, back together for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.
Most suitable for ages 3+ but all ages welcome.
Look out ‘cause here it comes….
From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.
And it’s marching on to the beat we drum
Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will truly make you come alive. As they show you how to use our interactive prop bags.
YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!
It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show
In the Night Garden Live is coming to The Lowry Theatre, Salford in 2022!
Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!
You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk
Now in its 13th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.2 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,610 parents’ reviews.
There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, “there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”
Tall Stories presents
Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE BIG TOP BIRTHDAY!
Join Sarah and her best friend Duck as they plan the ultimate circus soiree to help Scarf Lady celebrate her birthday. With entertainment lined up from a whole host of your favourite friends, including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, the party is ready to go! Let’s just hope the weather holds out…
Bursting with all the charm from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show, Sarah and Duck’s enchanting world is brought to life by the team behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Twirlywoos Live. Packed full of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday promises to be a celebration for the whole family!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘A must see. Equally as enjoyable for little people and big people!’ Kiddomag
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Like the cartoon has come to life’ What’s Good To Do
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘It wove a magical spell over the whole theatre. A hugely enjoyable and utterly charming show’ Theatre News
A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD
Based on the book by JUDITH KERR
Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour.
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Don’t miss this stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!
Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).
Suitable for children aged 3+.
‘This Tiger is the cat’s meow’
‘A rare and grreat achievement’
Mail on Sunday
‘All the fun of the fur’
ILLUSTRATIONS COPYRIGHT © KERR-KNEALE PRODUCTIONS LTD 1968
Join much loved children’s author and illustrator Nick Sharratt for a special Halloween themed drawalong. He’ll be sketching gently spooky characters from a selection of his fun-filled picture books, including the hugely popular You Choose’, Shark in the Park’ and ‘Pants’ series. And you can draw along with him!
Nick has illustrated over 300 books and has worked with top authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray. He’s also the illustrator of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally successful children’s novels. Nick’s been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too!
This event is ideal for Nick's younger fans. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.
Running time 75 minutes with no interval. 4+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom!
Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears!
Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.
“Undeniably charming… Winning performances, jaunty songs and some delightful puppetry… A sweet little enchantment.” ★★★★ Time Out
“Children’s theatre doesn’t come much better than this.”★★★★ The Stage
“A perfect introduction to the theatre.” ★★★★ Sunday Express
“Very catchy songs, brilliant puppets and a fantastically animated cast.” ★★★★★ Families Magazine
Room on the Broom © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2002 – Macmillan Children’s Books
Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
How the Boy became a Man. How the Man became a Legend.
From the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes the world premiere of Claus The Musical. Based on the beloved children’s book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, this brand-new musical is as magical as Christmas itself.
With spellbinding songs from Andy Collyer, heart-warming storytelling, enchanting sets, and a whole load of festive fun, discover the story of Claus and how he became a man forever in our hearts, and on Christmas Eve, forever in our skies.
Abandoned as a baby in the magical Forest of Burzee, he is gifted to Necile, a wood nymph, who showers him with love and names him Claus. With a helping hand from the mystical inhabitants of the forest – Fairies, Knooks and Ryls – she teaches him that kindness is the most important lesson of all, a gift that Claus eventually shares with us, as he embarks on a journey to bring the miracle of Christmas to the whole world.
Adapted for the stage by Simon Warne, Claus will warm the hearts of kids from 1 to 92, and is a truly joyful production for the whole family to cherish and enjoy together.
Make Christmas in 2022 unforgettable and book now!