Meet Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends is running across multiple UK locations through 2015!
Get our guide to meeting the train himself (and buying tickets) and make a day out with Thomas!Like this post? Sign up for more days out ideas!
What is Meet Thomas the Tank Engine And Friends?
It’s an opportunity to meet Thomas and friends at a heritage railway.
The day out also includes
- Experience a ride on a real steam engine
- Shake hands with The Fat Controller
- Take part in Thomas & Friends themed activities (these will vary from railway to railway)
How much is it to Meet Thomas the Tank Engine And Friends?
Prices vary across each location.
The adult fares start at £10 but can go as high as £17.
For children aged between 3-15 they are £10.
Children under 2 are free but we have seen some, like Spa Valley, charge from 18 months).
Please note if the date is very near, advance ticket sales through the ‘Day Out with Thomas’ website might not be possible.
If this is the case, the site will say so and it’s then a case of contacting the railway directly, or booking through their website.
There are concessions for seniors.
There are family tickets available but unfortunately no set guides for this we can give you. This is because the costings are specific to each railway. No doubt a family ticket will save you money!
Also check each railway for themed activities, every ticket includes Thomas and the Fat Controller but see what else the railway has planned to make the day even better!!Like this post? Sign up for more days out ideas!
Where can we Meet Thomas the Tank Engine And Friends?
Thomas and friends are visiting a number of different destinations in 2015.
The following dates are confirmed for Thomas – but please note there are dates for venues to be confirmed. Check back or follow us on Facebook. We will update you there!
East & South East
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY
April 3rd-6th 2015, 26th-28th June 2015, 5th & 6th September 2015
Day Out With Thomas & Father Christmas
November & December 2015
Colne Valley Railway
Braintree, Essex, CO9 3DZ
June 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st 2015, September 26th & 27th 2015, October 3rd & 4th 2015
Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ
March 7th & 8th 2015, October 3rd & 4th 2015
East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Essex, CO6 2DS
April 3rd-6th 2015, August 29th-31st 2015
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway
Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5PE
24th & 25th May 2015, 4th & 5th July 2015, 5th & 6th September
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE
February 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd 2015
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG
April 3rd-12th 2015, August 8th-16th 2015
North Norfolk Railway
Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA
May 2nd-4th 2015
Spa Valley Railway
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY
April 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th 2015
North & Midlands
East Lancashire Railway
Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY
May 2nd-4th 2015, August 1st & 2nd 2015, October 3rd & 4th 2015
Kirklees Light Railway
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ
May 16th & 17th 2015, July 18th & 19th 2015, August 21st-24th 2015, November 14th & 15th 2015
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AL
March 21st & 22nd 2015, November 7th & 8th 2015
Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway
Bo’ness, Scotland, EH51 9AQ
16th & 17th May 2015, 1st & 2nd August 2015, 12th & 13th September 2015
Brechin, Scotland, DD9 7AF
25th & 26th July 2015, 28th & 29th August 2015
Wales & South West
Dean Forest Railway
Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4ET
May 2nd-4th 2015, August 21st-23rd 2015, October 30th – November 1st 2015, November 28th & 29th 2015
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Toddington, Gloucesteshire, GL54 5DT
20th & 21st June, 19th & 20th September 2015
Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8SN
21st & 22nd February, 18th & 19th April, 1st, 2nd, 6th & 9th August, 24th & 25th Oct 2015
South Devon Railway
Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ
May 2nd-4th 2015.
West Somerset Railway
Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG
July 5th, 6th, 11th & 12th 2015
Are there any other locations we can Meet Thomas?
Do check back on this page – it is possible more dates and or locations will be added!