East Anglian Railway Museum

Day Out With Thomas and Santa

Visit a Festive Day Out With Thomas at the East Anglian Railway Museum on Sunday's 6th, 13th and 20th December 2015. 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. 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.

There are lots of things to do including the Imagination Station or the all new Toyzone featuring a huge Thomas railway layout for the children to play with and free their imagination*, plus you can make a visit to Santa from the warmth of the Goods Shed where you can receive a present**. Our Thomas Shop will also be open with a comprehensive range of Thomas goods.

This is 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 on 01206 242524 for a £1.50 discount per ticket.

Click here to purchase advance tickets for a Festive Day Out With Thomas

Click here to purchase advance tickets to see Father Christmas**

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

*Please note that these events will host either the Imagination Station _or_ the Toyzone, these will not be available simultaneously.

** Santa present / Booking Explanation

The Museum, in accordance with the licence agreement from HIT Entertainment - who own the 'Day Out With Thomas' brand, are running four Sundays in December for children, parents and grandparents to see and enjoy Thomas and Friends.

The museum provides an opportunity for children to visit Father Christmas in Santa's Grotto and receive a present, however this is separate offering by the museum and not part of the licensed Day Out With Thomas event so we have to sell tickets separately for this.

We apologise for this double booking requirement, but otherwise we have to pay nearly 30% of our Santa income to HIT Entertainment including irrecoverable VAT and we prefer to put the money towards providing good quality presents and a suitably decorated Grotto for your children to enjoy.

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