Day Out With Thomas

Booking for September 2020 only

Day Out With Thomas: 

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Easter and June Days Out With Thomas event in light of the Covid-19 situation. We know you and your children will be disappointed and we are very sorry. There are two reasons we have made this decision:

With government advice as it stands, we are set to lose our volunteer army to self-isolation as the large majority of them fall within the vulnerable category, and we need dozens of them to help run each day of this four-day event. We hope you understand that we cannot ask them to put themselves at risk at this worrying time. 

Secondly, there are times during A Day Out With Thomas that parts of our railway get quite crowded and obviously government advice is currently to avoid these situations.

Our ticketing agent, Quay Tickets, will be in touch with you directly in the next few days with regards to moving or refunding your tickets. 

Booking is still open for our September event. Please visit:

September 5th & 6th: Day Out With Thomas

Make their dreams come true: Ride on a steam train with Thomas the Tank Engine!

If you've got fans of Thomas the Tank Engine, you can make their dreams come true by bringing them to a Day Out With Thomas at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre!

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun. Make tracks to a Day Out With Thomas™, the ultimate Thomas & Friends experience, for a special 75th anniversary party with Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas and The Fat Controller are coming all the way from the Island of Sodor for a day of family fun as we celebrate 75 years of discovery, adventure and friendship with Thomas & Friends.

We are open from 10.30am until 5pm and Thomas runs short train rides all day long, approx. every 20 minutes from 11am-4.30pm (with a break for lunch), and all the other activities run all day too (face painting, kids shows, see the Fat Controller, miniature train rides etc), so come whenever you like, and stay for as long as you like! And it's all included in the ticket price!

Pre-booking prices:

Adults £15
Children (2-15) £11
Under 2s are free. 
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £48
Printable e-tickets will be available in 2020!
On the Gate prices:
Adults £17
Children (2-15) £13
Under 2s are free
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £52.00. 
All the things listed below are included. No extras to pay for on the day - not even the face painting!

You can also look round our stunning glass-roofed visitor centre with lovingly restored vintage steam engines on display, extensive museum, gift shop and café.