Thomas and Friends are here at weekends in December

All Aboard for a festive colourful adventure with Thomas and Friends at the East Anglian Railway Museum

We hold regular event days throughout the year with something for all the family, see What’s On for details.

Peep Peep!

Let’s getcolourful! Join Thomas & Friends for family fun at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Our next Day out with Thomas event :

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 weekends in December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th – We will be open for entry from 10:00 and 13:00, your ticket is valid for that session.

Historically the middle weekend of the event is the quietest.


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.
Pickup your colourful giveaway.
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 either 10:00 or 13:00.

Can I travel directly to the venue by train?:
Yes. Visit 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: £18.70
Children: (2-17) £14.30
Under 2s: Free 

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