Day Out With Thomas 3rd & 4th of May

A Day Out with Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends!

May 3rd and 4th at Trainworks

Thomas and his friends will be visiting Trainworks on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of May. On our Day Out With Thomas events you can meet the life-size Thomas the Tank Engine, take a genuine steam train ride and meet Thomas' other friends like Toby the Rail Motor, Henry and The Fat Controller.

Meet The Fat Controller as he oversees all of the exciting activities on offer, including:

  • Unlimited access to the mini train rides
  • Full-size steam train ride with one of Thomas' friends
  • Thomas movie station
  • Unlimited access to the jumping castles
  • Inflatable slide
  • Face painting
  • Story telling
  • Photo opportunities with Thomas
  • Trainworks entry

A Day Out With Thomas at Trainworks is a great day out for every generation of the family and includes access to ALL of the Trainworks exhibits, use of the BBQ facility, and free parking at Thirlmere.

Train Times

Trains will be departing Sodor Station at: 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm & 3.45pm.

Ticket Prices & Book Online

A Day Out With Thomas sells out in advance of the event so make sure you book ASAP. Find out who will be joining you, what times you wish to ride the train (knowing that there is plenty of fun time at Trainworks before AND after your ride), where you wish to sit and everyone's ages so you're ready when you click to book.

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The prices are

Adult $35 | Concession $30 | Child(aged 2-16) $25

Children under 2 are admitted free of charge but must sit on an adults lap during the train ride

Please be sure of your availability before you book as there are NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES offered.

Buy tickets in person from Trainworks and on the Day

Tickets can also be purchased directly from our Box Office in Thirlmere in the leadup to Day Out With Thomas. Limited numbers of tickets will also be available on the day but due to limited numbers may run out. We recommend you purchase tickets well in advance of the event.

Tickets are available from reception on the day but are subject to availability. Train rides can sell out in advance. If this happens, tickets to Trainworks including all the Thomas activities, but without the train ride are available. These tickets are normal admission plus a $10 surcharge per person.


For more information call Trainworks on (02) 4683 6800 during business hours or email us at


Trainworks is located at 10 Barbour Road in Thirlmere.


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Customer Recommendation

By Alison Tinlin

"When we were organising our holiday in Australia we were interested to know if there were any Train related activities near Sydney

We were delighted to find out there was a Day out with Thomas for the time we had planned our trip.

We booked the Day Out with Thomas immediately following confirmation of our flights.

This made our 5 year old Train mad son Leo VERY happy!

On the day both children (Leo, and his 7 year old sister, Kathryn) really enjoyed all the Thomas activities as well as the Trainworks museum itself.

The highlight of Leo's day was being able to give Thomas a big kiss and cuddle which he is still talking about a week later!

They also enjoyed the train ride, the crafts and the story time.

All in all it was a fantastic day out!"

Our family had a great day out on Saturday!!. The place has certainly changed since I visited a few years ago it is soo much better with soo much for the children to do and I had a great time going through the old trains that were open for view . One of the very rare places I could come and visit time again!! P.S. Your staff were great!!
Sandra (re Day Out With Thomas, Sat 30 July 2011)

Just wanted to say what a FABULOUS day we had yesterday at the Day Out With Thomas. Our family & friends enjoyed every aspect of the day, especially appreciating the opportunity to explore the fascinating tracks & trains at the rear of the museum at our complete leisure. Our little ones were beyond excited with having the freedom to play on the slides & jumping castles again & again, and the adults were reassured of their safety by the presence of experienced, vigilant & friendly attendants. We have many golden photos of the day to take home with us, one of the most beautiful being that of the lit-up faces of our boys as they sat upon Thomas. We will be back, and until then we will be shouting your praises to everyone we know. THANK YOU!!!
The Collins Family (re Day Out With Thomas, Sat 30 July 2011)

I'm writing to let you know that we enjoyed our day out with Thomas last Saturday. The whole family enjoyed it!! Thank you. Thomas, Toby, Donald and the fat controller were all a big hit!! Our day was a lot of fun and the weather was perfect!
Natalie (re Day Out With Thomas, Sat 30 July 2011)

Disclaimer: We would like to notify all of our customers of operational requirements on total fire ban days. Steam trains are unable to operate on total fire ban days due to sparks flying from the loco. Instead an alternative locomotive will be provided for passenger train rides.

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