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Didcot Railway Centre

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Join Didcot Railway Centre 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.


Book ticketsDay Out With Thomas & Father Christmas

Location: Didcot Railway Centre, Oxon, OX11 7NJ
December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd 2017


December event
to meet Father Christmas
Adult £15.00*
Senior (60+) £13.00*
Child (1-15 years)
Children of 12 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.

Railway information


Didcot Railway Centre
OX11 7NJ

Tel: 01235-817200

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Opening times

Opens 10:00am


  • Baby feeding and changing facilities Baby feeding and changing facilities
  • Buggy park Buggy park
  • Food & Drink Food & Drink
  • Picnic area(s) Picnic area(s)


Car parking is available at 3 car parks near to the Railway Centre. All the car parks are Pay and Display.

How to get here

The entrance to the Railway Centre is at Didcot Parkway railway station - Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. There is a flight of steps into Didcot Railway Centre.

Didcot is 53 miles west of London, 10 miles south of Oxford and almost halfway between London and Bristol on Brunel's original Great Western Railway.

By Car:
The Railway Centre is signposted from the M4 motorway (Junction 13) and the A34, and is easily reached from the M40, or you can choose a scenic drive through the Thames Valley or across the Berkshire Downs. Parking is readily available near Didcot Parkway railway station.

Please note that the road signs direct you to the main Didcot Parkway Station car park. The route from this car park to the station entrance is over a footbridge and involves two long flights of steps and a walk of around half a mile to reach the station entrance.

If you are using the main car park you may find it convenient for passengers to disembark at Didcot Parkway Station entrance before the driver parks the car.

Some parking for those with Disabled Parking badges is normally available near the station entrance. More information about accessibility is available by contacting the Railway directly on the contact details above

By Train:

First Great Western trains serve Didcot Parkway with direct services from London Paddington, Reading and Thames Valley, Oxford, the Midlands, Swindon, Bath, Bristol and South Wales.

National Rail Enquiries:  08457 484 950

By Bus:

Oxford Bus Company from Oxford and Abingdon (daily);

Thames Travel from Wallingford (daily except Sundays and Bank Holidays).