All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!
Join the Gloucestershire Warwickshire 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.
Location: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Gloucestershire , GL54 5DT
September 23rd & 24th 2017
|Child (3-15 yrs)||£11.00*|
|Child under 3||£FREE|
|Family (1 adults + 2 children)||£33.00*|
|Family (2 adults + 2 children)||£43.00*|
Ride not only with Thomas the Tank Engine, but also behind other steam and diesel engines on the frequent trains between Cheltenham, Winchcombe and Toddington. Trains will run every 45 minutes with the first train at 0930 from Toddington and 0945 from Cheltenham Racecourse. Thomas the Tank Engine and Diesel will be busy operating trains between Toddington and Winchcombe, while two of Thomas' friends operate between Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse. Daisy will operate between Toddington and just north of Little Buckland Bridge, about 3˝ miles north of Toddington over the great Stanway viaduct. There will be lots of fun and games for all the family at Winchcombe, including Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station, model railways and Thomas themed face painting. At various times during the day Rusty and Dusty will be travelling on trains and be at Toddington and Winchcombe stations, entertaining the children.
Also come and meet The Fat Controller, as he makes sure all the engines are behaving themselves and not getting into any mischief! Why not also cheer on Thomas as he races with a bus between Toddington and Winchcombe throughout the day.
The entrance price includes unlimited travel on trains during the day between Cheltenham, Winchcombe and Toddington stations passing through the second longest tunnel on a preserved railway. Your ticket also includes all of the additional attractions and rides including the narrow gauge railway at Toddington.
The Thomas experience starts at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington stations which both have ample FREE CAR PARKING. It should be noted that Winchcombe station does not have any car parking facilities during Day out with Thomas events.
Please note there will be no through trains between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse and passengers must change trains at Winchcombe; train will not call at Hayles any Halt during the Day Out With Thomas events.
The Railway Station
- Baby feeding and changing facilities
- Food & Drink
- Onsite parking
- Picnic area(s)
- Wheelchair access
- Disabled toilets
Plenty of free parking is available at both Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse stations
How to get here
Stations are located at Toddington (our main operating base), Winchcombe and Cheltenham Race Course station. Please note that there is ample parking at both Toddington and Cheltenham stations.
The GWR is based in the area known as the Cotswolds, and is not far from the town of Cheltenham and city of Gloucester. It is approximately 30 miles from Worcester, 45 miles from Birmingham, 50 miles from Bristol, and 15 miles from the picturesque town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Toddington is currently the northern terminus of the GWR and is the ideal joining point for visitors from the Midlands, being just 15 minutes from Junction 9 of the M5. It is the administrative headquarters for the railway, the location of the main shop, the Flag and Whistle tea room and the GWR's locomotive department and sheds.
For those of you using Sat Navs the postcode for Toddington station is GL54 5DT.
There will be no car parking available at Winchcombe station for the Day out with Thomas events.
Gotherington and Hayles Abbey Halt Please note no trains will call at Gotherington or Hayles Abbey Halt during the Day out with Thomas events.
Cheltenham Race Course Station
Cheltenham Race Course Station is the southern terminus of the GWR and is the most convenient joining point for visitors from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the south. The GWR's station is signposted from the main entrance to the racecourse where there is ample free parking. There is a GWR shop on the platform with lots of gifts for all ages.
For Sat Nav users the postcode of the racecourse is GL50 4SH.
Getting to the three GWR main stations using public transport. As always, you are advised to check with the transport operator before planning your journey.
Marchants Coaches - Telephone: 01242 257714 www.marchants-coaches.co.uk
Stagecoach - Telephone 0871 200 2233 www.stagecoachbus.com
Johnsons Coaches - Telephone 01564 797 070 www.johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Cheltenham Race Course
The nearest mainline railway station to the GWR is Cheltenham Spa. A service operates from the forecourt of Cheltenham Spa railway station, running to Cheltenham Race Course Park & Ride. Check details with the transport operator before planning your journey.
The Park & Ride is about a half a mile walk to the GWR Race Course station. The walk is along the race course internal road, and is sign-posted. Our booking office is at road level, whilst the platforms and main station buildings are reached by a slope. Visitors who prefer not to walk are advised to either use a taxi or to use Winchcombe or Toddington station instead.
Winchcombe Station is situated in the village of Greet and is served by the Marchant's Coaches 606 bus service Monday to Saturdays and the 606S service on Sundays, as well as their W1 and W2 services. The buses depart from the Royal Well bus station, Cheltenham Spa. Passengers should get off the bus stop opposite Winchcombe Station.
Toddington is served by the Marchant's Coaches 606 bus service from the Royal Well bus station, Cheltenham Spa, Mondays to Saturdays and the 606S on Sundays. Passengers should get off at Toddington Roundabout. There are about six buses a day to Toddington.