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Day Out with Thomas

To book tickets to A Day Out with Thomas at Whistlestop Valley, please visit www.dayoutwiththomas.co.uk.  

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at Whistlestop Valley!

Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

There will be lots to enjoy all day, including:

• Unlimited platform rides with Thomas, Toby and Mavis
• A pre-booked train to Shelley Station and open return back to Clayton West Station
• Singalongs and performances from Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty
• Play Pod with Thomas & Friends activities
• Jumping pillow
• Bubble zone
• Storytelling sessions
• Exciting Thomas & Friends giveaways for every child
• Other Thomas & Friends themed activities


How long are the Thomas rides?
All Thomas rides are approximately 5 minutes long (platform rides) except for the 10am train which is 25 minutes long and travels to Shelley station and back

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes. All ticket holders are entitled to unlimited platform rides between 11:00 and 17:00

Do I need to book my train to Shelley?
Your outbound train ride to Shelley must be prebooked. The train runs every 30 minutes between 10am and 3pm. Passengers can return on the same train or disembark at Shelley and return on a later service. Please select your preferred outbound train time when booking your ticket online. There is no requirement to book your inbound train

What does my Day Out with Thomas ticket include?
Your ticket includes all the activities included in the activity section above

Will other Thomas & Friends characters will be there?:
Yes. Mavis and Toby (and hopefully Emily!) will be there alongside Sir Topham Hatt and Sodor station sweepers, Rusty & Dusty

Can I stay all day?
Yes, the event is open to visitors from 09:30 until 17:00

Can I take a pram/pushchair on the train?
Visitors can take collapsible pushchairs on the train in the specified compartment. We cannot transport bassinets or unfolded items. Unfolded items can be stored in the pushchair park on the platform

Is there somewhere to eat and drink?
Yes. The Firebox Café at Clayton West serves hot and cold meals and drinks. The Turntable dessert parlour at Shelley serves ice cream, desserts, hot and cold drinks. There are outdoor and indoor picnic areas available at both sites for consumption of food not purchased from one of our onsite eateries

Are there baby change facilities?
Yes. Baby change facilities are available at both station sites

Is there disabled access?
Although both station sites are fully wheelchair accessible, we regret that we cannot transport unfolded wheelchairs on our trains due to the size and nature of the carriages. We can transport folded wheelchairs if a user is transferable

Ticket Prices

Adult: £16.95
Child (2-16years): £17.95
Child Under 2: FREE
Family of 4: £65.00 – discount automatically applied at check-out
Family of 5: £80.00 – discount automatically applied at check-out

Prices listed above exclude booking fees.

All transactions are subject to a non-refundable 0.75p transaction charge and non-refundable 10% booking fee (8% on family discount).

To book tickets to A Day Out with Thomas at Whistlestop Valley, please visit www.dayoutwiththomas.co.uk.

Please note: Whistlestop Valley does not sell tickets for the Day Out with Thomas events. 

Please note: Whistlestop Valley gift vouchers are NOT redeemable against Day Out with Thomas event tickets because Whistlestop Valley does not sell tickets for these events.