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Colne Valley Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Join Colne Valley 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!


In Advance On The Day
Adult £14.00* £16.00
Senior £12.00* £13.00
Child (2-15 years) £10.00* £10.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £44.00* £48.00
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.

Railway information


Castle Hedingham

Tel: 01787-461174

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Opening times

9.30 until 17.00 (Last entry 15.00)


  • 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 over 300 vehicles

How to get here

From London, either:
Take the M11 leaving at Junction 8 taking the A120 East bound to Braintree, or
Take the A12 to Witham, first exit into town centre, left at second traffic lights in town centre on to the B1018 to Braintree.

At Braintree you automatically join the bypass whichever route you take. Keep on the bypass following the signs for Sudbury. Leave the bypass on the A131 Sudbury road, which is also the A1017 Haverhill road.

One mile after the Braintree bypass leave the A131 taking the A1017 Haverhill road. Keep on the A1017 through Gosfield, Sible Hedingham, and past the village of Castle Hedingham (do not turn into the village).

The entrance to the Railway is on the right hand side of the A1017 about one mile past the village of Castle Hedingham.

The Railway is 9 miles from Braintree. Allow 15 minutes journey time.
Should you experience any difficulty please phone us for further directions.

From Chelmsford:
Take the A131 to Braintree bypass. Follow directions from Braintree as per the London directions.

From Colchester:
Take the A1124 to Halstead. Keep on the A1124 to Sible Hedingham where you meet the A1017, turn right through Sible Hedingham keeping on the A1017 (do not turn into the village of Castle Hedingham). Entrance to the Railway is on the right hand side between Castle Hedingham and Great Yeldham.

From Ipswich:
Leave Ipswich on the A1071 Hadleigh to Sudbury Road. In Sudbury follow the signs for Chelmsford on the A131. 1 Mile from Sudbury on the A131 is the village of Bulmer Tye, turn right onto the 1058 Hedingham Road.

In Castle Hedingham (7 miles from Sudbury) follow the brown and white tourist signs to the Railway which is a half a mile outside the village on the A1017 Hedingham to Yeldham Road.

From Cambridge:
Take the A1307 to Haverhill, at Haverhill bypass join the A1017 to Halstead. Keep on the A1017 for ten miles, after you pass through the village of Great Yeldham and leave the 40mph limit the Railway entrance is 300 metres on the left beside a large electric pylon.