“We thoroughly enjoyed the day out with our 5-year old and how Thomas was brought to life in front of his eyes. The set up was fantastic and every detail carefully considered. We will definitely be coming again!” Family Visiting Day Out With Thomas in May 2012
Choo choo! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is coming to the East Lancashire Railway and you are invited to join us for a day of fun and games with the really useful engine! Come and see Thomas and his friends on:
Saturday 4 – Monday 6 May 2013
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 August 2013
Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 October 2013
Trains start running at 9am with the Fat Controller officially opening the event at 9:45am at Bury Bolton Street Station, and closing it at 3:45pm.
There will be loads of fun interactive activities for you to get involved in including:
- A ride with Thomas™ up and down his own branch line
- Meet the Fat Controller as he makes sure Thomas is on his best behaviour
- Watch the Troublesome Trucks causing trouble with the engines
- Daily Opening Ceremony to welcome Thomas
- Entry to the Imagination Station featuring storytelling, colouring and drawing, Thomas film screenings, games and much more
- Face painting and balloon modelling
- Thomas temporary Tattoos
- Circus workshop, Magic Shows and Punch & Judy
- Your own Sticker and Day Out With Thomas Certificate
- A free gift*
- Entry to the Bury Transport Museum including a pottery workshop
- Doctor Doolally and his talking Toucan
All of the attractions, activities and rides are covered by your admission ticket.
Day Out With Thomas is a full day event so please arrive before lunchtime and allow at least 4 hours for your visit.
*While stock lasts.
How to Book?
Adult: £16 | Child: £8 | Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 Children): £40.00
Under 3′s travel free!
Tickets can also be purchased on the day of travel but pre-booking is recommended to avoid the queues.
Please note that tickets that are purchased online are subject to a mandatory booking fee and postage charge. The booking fee is charged at 10% of the face value of the ticket with a minimum booking fee of £1.25 and capped at £6.50 per ticket. Postage is charged at £2 to cover ticket print, postage and packaging.
Ticket prices are stated exclusive of booking and postage fees but all extra charges are displayed in an open and transparent way before you confirm your booking. We use online booking to ensure that we can provide you with a 24-hours service that suits your needs. If you continue to use the online booking channel we’ll assume that you are happy with the extra charges.
Payment on the day may be made by cash or most credit and debit cards. We no longer accept cheques. No concessionary fares or platform tickets available during the event.
Find the timetable for the Day Out With ThomasTM, 5 – 6 October 2013 here.
Timetables will be made available nearer the event.
How to get here?
Mums, dads and grandparents will have easy access to the event with parking facilities at Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Parking next to Bolton Street Station Bury is extremely limited and charges may apply.
For more information on parking spaces available in Bury click here.
Park & Ride is available at Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Click here for address details.
Regular services between Rawtenstall and Heywood operate throughout the event and travel is included in your event ticket.
Alternatively, why not leave the car at home and travel by public transport? The East Lancashire Railway is in the heart of Bury, easily accessible by all forms of transport with Bury Interchange only a five minute walk away. Blue badge parking is available at Bury Transport Museum.
Access & Facilities
All stations are fully accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. There are toilet facilities at Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall and baby changing facilities on Platform 2 in Bury and at Ramsbottom.
Fancy a bite to eat?
Whether you are in a hurry to catch the next ride with Thomas or want to enjoy a break with the family, we will have it all wrapped up on the day.
The Trackside in Bury is a favourite with young families offering freshly prepared home-made food and an extended kids menu, in addition, the Buffet on Platform 3/4 in Bury offers a wide range of sandwiches and drinks. You can also purchase snacks and drinks in the Bury Transport Museum courtyard at the Castlecroft Cafe.
For more information about Thomas and his friends visit www.thomasandfriends.com
© 2013 Gullane (Thomas) Limited