East Anglian Railway Museum

Day Out With Thomas and Santa

Visit a Festive Day Out With Thomas at the East Anglian Railway Museum on 12th December 2015 (6th, 13th and 20th now fully booked). 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.

A variety of activities will also be taking place all day including the Imagination Station which 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 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. Thomas in the snow

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.


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

Due to greater than expected demand, pre-bookings have now closed for 6th, 13th and 20th December and there are no on-the-door tickets available.

On the door tickets are currently being offered for the 12th December, but this is subject to change depending on the number of pre-bookings.

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 (pre-book only except 12th December).

Advance bookings

Tickets can be bought online or over the phone on 01206 242524 for a £1.50 discount per ticket.

To purchase advance tickets for a Festive Day Out With Thomas online please click here

If you would also like to see Father Christmas, a separate ticket must be purchased either by calling the museum on 01206 242524 on by booking online here. Please note: This is separate offering by the Museum and not part of the licensed Day Out With Thomas event and we have to sell tickets separately for this otherwise we have to pay nearly 30% of our Santa income to HIT Entertainment (who own the 'Day Out With Thomas' brand) including irrecoverable VAT.

Instead we prefer to put the money towards providing good quality presents and a suitably decorated Grotto for your children to enjoy. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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