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Children's Activity Event, from 26 Oct 2019

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas

Details

Bust my buffers! Enjoy a extra special day out as Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Chappel station….

Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun.

The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.

Day Out With Thomas is an event the whole family can enjoy. Take a train ride behind Thomas and his friends, Daisy, Percy and Toad will all be here. Complete your Passport To Adventures and Junior Engineer Certificate, watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories and much more.

A real family day out, voted a hit by visitors young and old.

EVENT TIMETABLE

Our trains run all day long with no fixed timetable and you can have as many rides as you like, whenever you like.

TICKETING

Please be aware that these days may sell out in advance so we recommend you buy your tickets online in advance, available up until the day before the event at a reduced rate.

WHEN:

EASTER: 19-22 April inclusive

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY: 24-26 Aug inclusive

HALLOWEEN: 26-27 Oct inclusive

CHRISTMAS: 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 Dec

OPENING TIMES:

10:00 til 16:30 (trains run from 10:30)

ONLINE PRICE:

Adult/Senior: £15

Child: £11

Family (2Ad/2Ch): £48

UNDER 2’s FREE

Please note, these are ONLINE prices which are discounted. Tickets purchased on the door will cost more.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Oct 2019
Sun 8 Dec 2019
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Dec 2019

Also at this Venue

Also see

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 13 Oct Model Railway Show & Steam Day
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Oct Day Out With Thomas
Wed 30 Oct Half Term Diesel Days
Sat 2 Nov Kids Run The Railway!
Sun 8 Dec Day Out With Thomas
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec Day Out With Thomas

Contact

East Anglian Railway Museum

Address

Chappel Station,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 2DS

Directions

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Map reference: TL 896287  Lat: 51.92451 Long: 0.75596

By Road:
Near the impressive Chappel Viaduct. About 15 minutes from Colchester, Halstead and Sudbury, about 30 minutes from Chelmsford, about 40 minutes from Ipswich.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chappel station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair