'Pop' on board a train ride adventure and loads of bubble fun!

We hold regular event days throughout the year with something for all the family, see What’s On for details.
Our next Steam day is on the 7th April  details here

Peep Peep!

Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into the station and he’s bringing loads of bubble fun to Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour across the Easter Weekend from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April! ‘Pop’ on board a real train ride with Thomas, enjoy games, live
entertainment, and family activities!

Our next Day out with Thomas event :

Please be aware that the Easter Dates have nearly sold out - Thomas also returns at the August Bank Holiday - be quick and don't miss out, book now via the link below to secure your tickets.

Dates and Sessions for Day out with Thomas.

Day out with Thomas Events take place throughout the year at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Our next event will be during the Easter Weekend from Good Friday 29th March to Easter Monday 1st April 2024. Your ticket will be valid all day from 10:00 to 17:00. These dates are now sold out, Thomas will return at the August Bank Holiday. Book now so you don’t miss out.

Historically the later days are the quieter days, and the first hour for entry is the busiest. Why not arrive a little bit later to avoid the queues?


Main Activities.

There will be lots of activities to enjoy.

Take a real train ride with a life-sized Thomas The Tank Engine, Percy and Daisy.
Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway.
Meet Toby and Henrietta.
Rides on our miniature railway.
Have fun with Sodor Station Sweepers, Rusty and Dusty.

Other Activities.

Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories by Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty featuring Thomas.
Watch the Rusty & Dusty show.
Play Pod with Thomas & Friends activities.
Join Rusty & Dusty for Sir Topham Hatt’s storytelling sessions.
Model railway display.
Train-themed children’s playground.
Other Thomas & Friends themed activities.
Exciting Thomas & Friends giveaways for every child.

Event Timetable and FAQs

What does my Day Out with Thomas ticket include?
Your ticket includes all the activities included in the event information above.

Do I need to book a ticket for a child aged 0-2 years?:

No. Children aged 0-2 years attend for free and no ticket is required.

Will tickets be available to purchase on the day?:
No. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

What time can I arrive?:
The Event runs from 10:00 to 16:00 and your ticket is valid for entry at any time.

Can I travel directly to the venue by train?:
Yes. Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk and search for the station ‘Chappel & Wakes Colne’. Please note there is no step-free access if arriving by rail.

On Site Catering

Feeling Hungry? 

You can visit  Platform Two Cafe, which is run by our external suppliers, Stour Valley Catering – they’re open from 10am – 4pm (please note that food is not served by Platform Two Cafe after 2pm during the winter months) and serve tasty breakfast, lunch & snack options, as well as coffee, tea & a range of cold beverages.


Day out with Thomas Admission Prices:
Adults: £18
Children: (2-17) £14
Under 2s: Free
There are also combinations of Family Tickets, please follow the link to book tickets to see the prices, Please note there is also a booking fee charged when purchasing tickets.

The number of tickets per session/date is limited and prebooking is essential, use the button below to book.

Clicking the ticket links above will take you straight to the official ‘Day Out With Thomas’ ticket site. Please read the terms & conditions carefully and use the contact form (or contact number) on their website if you have any specific enquiries. A booking fee will apply.

Please Note: During Day Out With Thomas Events Platform Two Cafe is only available to ‘Thomas’ Ticket Holders