6th, 7th, 13th & 14th October

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas! Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends are waiting to meet you at the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway.

Travel behind Thomas and his friends, meet The Fat Controller and take part in Thomas themed activities.

Make their day a Day Out With Thomas.


rsthomasYour ticket includes:

• Two return journeys on the mainline behind Thomas’ friends. The return journeys last for approximately 40 minutes.

• Meet ‘Thomas’ at Lakeside Station and enjoy unlimited platform rides behind ‘Thomas’ and ‘Toby’

• Meet The Fat Controller

• Miniature Railway Rides on the platform

•  Rusty and Dusty Shows

•Re-enactments with Thomas, The Fat Controller, Rusty and Dusty. Times will vary each day.

• Thomas DVD Screenings

• Facepainting

• Crafts and Activities in the Imagination Station

• Miniature Ball Pool

• Bouncy Castle

Facilities include:

• Hot and Cold Food and Drink available from Platform One Café

• Day Out With Thomas Gift Shop
• Buggy Park & Baby Changing Facilities

Important Information

Entry is strictly by ticket only.
Children of 14 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.


Adult £12.00
Children (18 months – 15 years) £12.00
Under 18 months FREE
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £43.00
Family (2 Adults and 3 Children) £55.00




What time does the event start?

It will start at 10.00am with The Fat Controller’s Opening Ceremony. The first train will depart shortly after. Guests will be allowed to enter the event from 9.45am.

What time does the event finish?

The event closes at 5.00pm. The last train for a full line return journey will be at approximately 4.15pm. 

How long does the full line return journey last?

The full line return journey lasts for approximately 35 minutes. You are able to do this journey type twice with your ticket.

Is the event wheelchair friendly?

We have wheelchair access throughout the event. It is all on one level with disabled access toilets also available. We have one ease of access carriage but our workers are more than happy to assist your party getting on and off the other carriages should you need assistance.

Where can we park?

There is a Pay and Display car park located next to Lakeside Station.

Will there be food and drink to purchase on site?

Yes, Platform One Café will be open from 10.00am-5.00pm where guests can purchase a range of hot or cold options. The food is made fresh to order. Please note – due to the high volume of people visiting Platform One Café during the course of the event, you may experience a slight wait time for food. Last orders for hot food will be at 4.30pm. 

Can we bring a picnic?

Yes, you can bring a picnic if you wish. There will be picnic benches available outside but any food not purchased from Platform One Café cannot be consumed inside. 

Can we go off site for food and come back later?

Yes, you can. Please keep hold of your tickets though as this will permit re-entry. There is a Brewers Fayre across the road from Lakeside Station. Just a few minutes walk down the Boating Lake Car Park there is a choice of a McDonalds, KFC, Subway and Taco Bell.

Do you have a cash machine on site?

Unfortunately we do not have a cash machine on site and we do not allow cashback on our card machines. The nearest cash machine to the Lakeside Station is the Spar on North Sea Lane or the Spar on Hardy’s Road. Please ensure you bring your card or the sufficient amount of cash with you.

If I pay on the door, can I pay by card?

Paying on the door is strictly cash only. 

Can we bring our dog(s)?

Unfortunately, only guide dogs are permitted at this event.

Is the event indoor or outdoor?

The event is both indoor and outdoor so we recommend dressing appropriately for the weather.

Can we get off at other stations and come back later?

You can get off to have photographs with the engines whilst the guards wait for permission to depart. The stations will otherwise be locked up and the only way in or out the event is through Lakeside Station.

Will there be any merchandise that we can purchase?

Yes, we will have official Day Out With Thomas™ available to purchase from our gift shop. There will also be a wide range of Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends products available.

Day Out With Thomas™
Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends™
Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W. Awdry 
© 2017 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.
Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends, Thomas & Friends and Day Out With Thomas are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited.