East Anglian Railway Museum

Day Out With Thomas and Santa

Thomas the Tank Engine and his Friends will be here in the run-up to Christmas offering unlimited rides on at least four character trains. Thomas of course, Daisy and Toad will all be here along with Toby and Henrietta.

Given the time of year, you will also be able to meet Santa and receive a present (additional cost applies) from the warmth of the Goods Shed.

The Fat Controller will be welcoming you and your family plus you can join him for Storytelling time and interactive re-enactments with Thomas and other characters throughout the day.

The Imagination Station offers a wide range of children's activities, from Circus Skills, Punch & Judy, Colouring Competition, engine outline rubbing, playtables with plasticine, temporary Thomas tattoos, reading books and much more.

Our Thomas Shop will be open with a comprehensive range of Thomas goods.

A real family day out, voted a hit by our visitors as a great time for young and old.

Opening Times

We open at 10.00am, with trains running from 10:30 to 4.00pm.

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.

We run activities throughout the day, including puppet shows, storytelling and interactive enactments.


On the door ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: £14
Child (2-15): £10

Children under two are free.

Your child can receive a gift from Santa for the additional charge of £5.

Admission tickets can be bought online or over the phone for a £1.50 discount per ticket.

Click here to purchase advance tickets Sunday 21st December

Admission prices include rides on the trains and all other activities.

For information on ticket discounts and other offers please contact the museum, either using the web form or by calling us on 01206 242524.

(Some customers have reported problems with the above ticketing website. If you have problems, try this alternative or pre-book over the phone).

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