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Days Out With Thomas



Enjoy Thomas’s extra special 75th Birthday celebration as he and his friends pull 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 celebration and family fun. The Fat Controller will 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.


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


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.

Guide Prices

Adult/Senior: £16.25

Child (2-15): £12

Family (2A2C): £52

Family (2A3C): £62

Please note, these are online, discounted tickets. Tickets purchased on the door will cost more.

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Map & Directions


Road Directions

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.Accessible by Public Transport: Chappel station is 0 miles away.

Days Out With Thomas

Type:Children's Activity Event

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Fax: 01787 224473

Opening Times

Season (31 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
Saturday - SundayOpen
Season (5 Dec 2020 - 6 Dec 2020)
Saturday - SundayOpen
Season (12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020)
Saturday - SundayOpen
Season (19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020)
Saturday - SundayOpen