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All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Join South Devon Railway as they welcome Thomas for a day of family fun. A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends™ themed entertainment. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet The Fat Controller from the Island of Sodor.


Unfortunately tickets are not yet available for future scheduled events at this railway. Please check back soon!


Adult £22.00*
Senior Citizen £21.00*
Child (2-15 yrs) £17.00*
Child under 2 years £FREE
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £68.00*
Children of 14 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times

*Booking Fees: 10% of ticket value, maximum £5.50 - Click here for more details.

If tickets are being posted to you, a delivery charge will also apply. Click here for more details.

Further information

As well as bags of fun with a ride behind Thomas and his friends, meeting the Fat Controller, face painting and watching lots of Thomas stories, we’ve got all the fun of the fair with wonderful fairground rides, a chance to ride on Toad and the amazing Thomas imagination station.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! On a Day Out With Thomas on the South Devon Railway, our fantastic value ticket also includes a visit to see and cuddle the friendly animals at the fantastic Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and experience the unmissable tropical butterflies and see the otters from all round the world at Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies.

And it’s all included in one great value ticket that’ll give you a brilliant day out and tons of unforgettable fun and entertainment!

There’s lots of car parking at Buckfasteligh, TQ11 0DZ or, if you are coming by train, our station at Totnes is about 500 yards from Totnes main line station.

However you arrive, you’ll find a very warm welcome from all of us! 

Railway information


The Station
TQ11 0DZ

Tel: 01364-644370

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Opening times

Gates Open at 9:30am


  • Baby feeding and changing facilities Baby feeding and changing facilities
  • Buggy park Buggy park
  • Food & Drink Food & Drink
  • Onsite parking Onsite parking
  • Picnic area(s) Picnic area(s)
  • Wheelchair access Wheelchair access
  • Disabled toilets Disabled toilets


Free parking for 400 vehicles

How to get here

By Car 

Buckfastleigh is where our main car park is. It is between Exeter and Plymouth on the A38. Leave at the Dart Bridge junction and follow the brown signs.

From Paignton, Torquay, Dawlish and Teignmouth, travel via Newton Abbot and the A383 to the A38. There is ample car and coach parking. Sat Nav: TQ11 0DZ.

Totnes is on the A385 from Paignton and the A381 from Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The SDR station (Totnes Littlehempston) is reached by footpath links from Totnes main line station (less than 500 yards) and the town where there are a number of public car parks.

By Train 

Totnes main line station on the Great Western main line is close to our station at Totnes Littlehempston. First Great Western and Cross Country Trains serve Totnes station. Details from National Rail Enquiries. Follow the signs to the SDR station, which is a less than 500 yard walk away.

By Bus

Buses stop close to our station at Buckfastleigh and at Totnes main line station or town centre.

Stagecoach Devon X38 Exeter - Ashburton - Buckfastleigh - Plymouth
Stagecoach Devon 88 (Mon - Sat) Newton Abbot - Ashburton - Buckfastleigh - Totnes - Paignton
Stagecoach Devon X64 Exeter - Totnes - Kingsbridge (- Salcombe on Sun)
First Devon & Cornwall X80/81 Torquay - Paignton - Totnes  - Plymouth
Tally Ho! 164/606 (Mon - Sat) Totnes - Kingsbridge  - Salcombe.

Bus travel details from Traveline South West.