Day Out With Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends

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SUMMER: 9 days from 4th - 12th August 2018 (9.30am - 5.00pm)

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Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller. All activities and rides are included in your ticket price. 

NEW! This year we will have vintage fairground rides at Ropley and a fantastic delicious new food offering.

Keep up to date with news about the event on our Facebook page!

There are plenty of activities to keep the family entertained for the whole day - ALL included in the ticket price:

  • Unlimited travel on the big steam trains that run up and down the 10 mile line - trains run every 45 minutes from 9:45am to 4:45pm
  • Unlimited rides behind Thomas the Tank Engine and in Toad the Brake Van at Ropley
  • 'Rusty' entertaining children with magic and fun at Ropley
  • Unlimited rides on the miniature railway
  • NEW! vintage fairground rides
  • A Passport To Friendship full of activities for children to do throughout the day with a sticker on completion
  • Story Time with Rusty and the Fat Controller
  • 'Thomas & Friends' temporary tattoos 
  • A Day Out With Thomas colouring-in certificate
  • Imagination Stations with Thomas play-sets, colouring and DVD shows

Take a look at our day sheet and start planning your trip today!

FARES*
Adults: £18
Child (2-16 yrs): £12
Child (under 2 yrs): Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £54

*An online booking fee applies

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Parking Information:
**Ropley: We have FREE car parking in a large field next to Ropley station. Postcode SO24 0BL. 
Alresford: Pay and Display, £1.50 for the day or free Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Alton: Pay and Display South Western Trains car park. £2 on the weekend or £7.50 on weekdays.
Disabled parking available at Alresford and Alton stations. Disabled drop-off at Ropley station and park in the field.

Further Information:
Trains run between 9:45am to 4:45pm.
The Imagination Station is open at Alresford and Ropley from 10.30am - 4.30pm, entry is strictly by travel ticket only.
Thomas gives rides at Ropley station.

Accommodation:
Try the beautiful Watercress Lodges, a self catered holiday retreat set in relaxing farmland surroundings overlooking our Ropley station (where Thomas will be) and the South Downs. Choose from Lodges, Glamping Safari Tents, Tipi Tents or pitch your own. 

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The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

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