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A Festive Day Out With Thomas

Saturday 30 November

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 22 December 2019

A Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire
A Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire

About A Festive Day Out With Thomas

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at Didcot Railway Centre. Take a steam train ride to meet Father Christmas in a wonderfully decorated festive station; ride in a train of vintage carriages pulled by Thomas himself; see The Fat Controller as he keeps a close eye on proceedings, and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers, Rusty and Dusty.

  • Meet Father Christmas in his grotto - there's a wrapped present for every child
  • Unlimited train rides behind Thomas
  • Ride on another steam train
  • Meet The Fat Controller and ask him to sign your Junior Engineer Certificate!
  • Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with The Fat Controller
  • Entertainment from Rusty and Dusty
  • Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities
  • Balloon modellers

Gates open at 9:30 am and the fun continues until 3:30 pm - you will need to reserve a time for your train ride to meet Father Christmas but you can arrive anytime from 9:30 am and stay as long as you wish!

Booking details

A Festive Day Out With Thomas runs on the following dates:
Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 December

Prices

Admission prices, which include rides on the trains and other activities are:
Adults - £16.00
Children aged 1 to 15 years - £16.00 (includes a present from Father Christmas)
Over 60s - £15.00

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Good to know

  • Great Western Society Members will be charged as follows: Adults - £5.00, Children aged 1 to 15 years - £16.00 (includes a present from Father Christmas), and over 60s - £5.00. GWS members should book directly with the Railway Centre Office, as these tickets are not available online.
  • Family membership cannot be purchased in place of admission fee on Day Out With Thomas days.
  • Special admission offers including child free, money off, 2 for 1 and Tesco Clubcard vouchers may not be used for 'Day Out With Thomas' events.
  • The last scheduled steam train run to Father Christmas' grotto is at 3:00 pm on each day of operation and you should arrive at the Railway Centre by 2:30 pm to ensure you are on the platform in good time.

Accessibility

  • Buggy Parks are provided by the entrance to both train rides and outside the restaurant.
  • The entrance to the Railway Centre is through the ticket hall and original steam-age subway of Didcot Parkway railway station and includes a flight of 18 steps.
  • Wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility should consult the Didcot Railway Centre Accessibility Page.
  • Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not permitted at Day Out With Thomas days.
  • Further Terms and Conditions regarding the event can be found on MATTEL website.

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A Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire
A Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire
A Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire

Details

Date:
Saturday 30 November
Event Category:

Venue

Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Parkway
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
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Phone:
01235 817200
Website:
https://didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/