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Day Out with Thomas

Dates for this event

  • 4th August 2018,
  • 5th August 2018,
  • 6th October 2018,
  • 7th October 2018
Day Out With Thomas

Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas!

Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other.

What’s Included?

There are lots of things to see and do:

  • Rides behind Thomas
  • Meeting the Fat Controller and friends
  • Performances by Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers
  • Unlimited Travel on steam and diesel trains
  • Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station including tabletop games, colouring and Thomas films
  • Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories
  • Magic Shows
  • Circus Workshops
  • Face Painting

The Fat Controller’s opening ceremony will take place at 9:45am each day. Activities will finish at 4pm.

Ticket information, prices and getting here

Adult £19.50
Child £12.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £55.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £65.00
Under 2 FREE

The Day Out with Thomas event takes place across the length of the railway and tickets can be purchased from Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall station in advance or on the day. Visitors that already have their tickets can start their day out from any of the above stations. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.

Bury's Metrolink Tram Station is located just a few minutes' walk away from our Bury Bolton Street Station is an ideal way to get to the event from areas across Greater Manchester. With fantastic off-peak travel rates and Park and Ride facilities available throughout the city, travelling by tram is a great value, stress free way to get to the East Lancashire Railway. Find out more by visiting

Our visitors say…

  • My 2 young children along with myself my friend her husband and 2 young children had a really lovely time for the Thomas the Tank engine day, staff were friendly everywhere that we went and they had pictures taken with Sir Topham Hat and Rusty and Dusty.

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