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Day Out With Thomas

Everyone's Favourite Engine visits Didcot. October 5th & 6th

Day Out With Thomas - Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct

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

Book in advance and avoid the ticket office queue on arrival.

Meet Thomas and his friends the Great Western engines, along with The Fat Controller who will be keeping an eye on throughout the day.  Enjoy unlimited rides all day behind Thomas on his Branch Line and one of his Great Western friends on the Main Line.

Marvel at Rusty and Dusty performing their magic shows, and see classic Thomas stories brought to life with the Fat Controller.  

Rusty and Dusty with The Fat Controller

Elsewhere, the colourful ‘Professor Crump’ will be clowning around the Centre, while ‘Twistina and Twistopher’ will make a balloon model specially for you. There are lots of other activities too and don't forget to collect your souvenir ‘Day Out With Thomas’ Certificate signed by The Fat Controller.

Pick up a souvenir from the ‘Thomas’ shop and take lunch or grab a drink and snack in the Refreshment Room.  Let of steam in the children’s play area or sit in the picnic area and relax as you watch the trains go by. Whilst at Didcot, remember to take a walk round the Engine Shed to see more of Thomas’ friends.

Gates open at 10.00am and teh fun continues until 5.00pm



Booking Details

Admission prices, which include rides on the trains and other activities are:

  • Adult - £15.00
  • Child aged 2-15 - £11.00
  • 60+ - £14.00
  • Family (Two adults and up to two children) - £44.00.

Special admission offers including child free, money off, 2 for 1 and Tesco Clubcard vouchers may not be used for 'Day Out With Thomas' events.

Great Western Society Members will be charged:

  • Adult - £5.00
  • Child aged 2-15 - £5.00
  • 60+ - £5.00
  • Family - £15.00

for entry to Day Out With Thomas events. Family membership cannot be purchased in lieu of admission fee on Day Out With Thomas days.

Sorry, but we do not have space to accommodate prams or buggies on our trains, or in our restaurant. Buggy Parks are provided by the entrance to the both train rides and outside the restaurant. You should also be aware that there is an unavoidable flight of 18 steps at the entrance to the Railway Centre.

Admission tickets are on sale on the day but we recommend that you book in advance online.

Buy tickets

Saturday 5th October 2019
All Day Ticket
Sunday 6th October 2019
All Day Ticket

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™
Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W.Awdry.
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