A Day Out With Thomas East Lancashire Railway 2024
Thomas & Friends are heading back to East Lancashire Railway in Greater Manchester in 2024 with the The Day Out With Thomas
Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends will be returning to Manchester at East Lancashire Railway in Bury.
Here is what you need to know:
Plus discover more events at East Lancashire Railway here.
What is A Day Out With Thomas?
The Day Out With Thomas Event offers the chance to take a trip on Sodor’s number one Thomas The Tank Engine and meet Sir Topham Hatt.
It’s all aboard the famous blue steam train, Thomas himself who will be waiting for you on the East Lancashire Railway.
The Day Out With Thomas on the East Lancs Railway starts with the timed entry on your ticket at our Bury Bolton Street
Here you’ll meet Sir Topham Hatt at the station, say hello to Thomas on the platform and then climb aboard a carriage.
Thomas the Tank will pull your train through the amazing countryside on a fun-filled journey to Ramsbottom station.
You will get to have a quick break before a dazzling diesel train will pull you and Thomas back to Bury Bolton Street.
Once back head into Bury Transport Museum where you will discover more Thomas-themed activities, including:
- Meet Diesel
- Activities and hilarious performances by Rusty and Dusty – Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers.
- Play Pod with Thomas & Friends Activities
- Thomas & Friends Scavenger Hunt and Garden Games
- Fun fair rides,
- Face painting,
- Balloon modelling plus lots more!
- Thomas and Friends giveaways for every child
How Long is The Thomas Train Journey?
You can arrive at the Bury Bolton Station up to 45 minutes before your train time to enjoy the excitement and meet Sir Topham Hatt.
The ride on Thomas is a 45-minute round trip.
When is the A Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway in 2023?
A Day Out With Thomas events will take place at East Lancashire Railway on the following dates in 2024:
- Saturday 4th May
- Sunday 5th May
- Monday 6th May
- Saturday 3rd August
- Sunday 4th August
- Saturday 5th October
- Sunday 6th October
There will be 5 train times to choose from as follows:
- 9.25 am
- 11.00 am
- 12.15 pm
- 1.30 pm
- 2.45 pm
Tickets to Day Out With Thomas at East Lancs Railway
Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas event need to be booked in advance and cost:
- £22.70 for adults
- £13.50 for children
- Free for children under 2 on a knee
- £44.40 for a family of 3 (1 adult and 2 children) – plus booking fee
- £53.90 for a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 child) – plus booking fee
- £66.00 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) – plus booking fee