Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas Date 2015

A fun-filled day out for all the family!

NOVEMBER EVENT UPDATE: We are now fully booked on both Saturday 14th November and Sunday 15th November. If you have not purchased tickets in advance, please do not attend as there will be no tickets available to purchase at the railway. 

If you have purchased tickets for the event this weekend, please remember it is NOVEMBER and we urge you to dress appropriately as parts of the event do take place outdoors. Refunds will not be given and amendments will not be made to bookings due to adverse weather conditions. Refunds will only be given if the Kirklees Light Railway is unable to operate our advertised train services. 

Make your day a Day Out With Thomas as Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends Percy, Toby and Mavis, visit the Kirklees Light Railway several times during 2015 from the Island of Sodor!

To make sure the engines all behave themselves and are really useful engines, Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller, will be visiting us too.

Thomas will be pulling the first train at 10:00am (this is the only train that Thomas pulls to Shelley) after he has returned from Shelley, Thomas will be at Clayton West providing platform rides for everyone to enjoy!

How to book?

Tickets for this event can be booked the following ways:

  • Online by clicking here
  • Telephone the booking office on 01484 865727
  • In person at Clayton West Ticket Office

We strongly recommend booking in advance for this event as we may be unable to accommodate walk up's on the day of travel as this is a very busy event. 

What is included in the train fare?

  • Entry to the event
  • A return trip to Shelley station
  • Rides along the platform at Clayton West with Thomas
  • Rides along the platform at Shelley with Toby
  • Rides along the platform at Clayton West with Mavis & the Troublesome Truck
  • Children will receive a Day Out With Thomas Certificate
  • DVD screenings of the adventures of Thomas and his friends.
  • Face Painters who will turn children into something magical, ferocious or downright scary
  • Donkey rides* at Clayton West (until 16.00)
  • Bouncy Castles*
  • A whirl behind the "Clayton Flyer" on the Duck Pond Miniature Railway
  • Imagination Station – where children will be able to stimulate their minds with colouring activities, as well as a chance to play with the Thomas table top toys.
  • Children will be able to help Thomas’s Driver and the Fat Controller give Thomas a drink of his special Culdee Fell water brought specially from Sodor for him to drink!
  • Test your strength with the Thomas Tug of War
  • Thomas story telling at Shelley with Uncle Arnold

*Some activities are weather dependent 

What else is there?

  • A café at Clayton West Station selling hot and cold meals
  • A Gift Shop at Clayton West selling a wide selection of Thomas products.
  • A Tea Room at Shelley station serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes & ice creams.
  • A Barbeque serving locally sourced fresh produce.
  • FREE buggy park at Clayton West Station
  • There are toilets at Clayton West and Shelley

Opening Times

The site at Clayton West will be open from 09:30 each day. Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller, with the help of Thomas, will officially open the event at 09:45 each day.

Trains will be departing Clayton West every 30 minutes from 10:00 until 16:00.

Please allow plenty of time to make use of all the additional rides and attractions before or after your train journey. Attractions will be closed by 17.00.

The Fat Controller



Adult £12.00
Concessions (over 60's, carers, students) £11.00
Child 2-16 yrs £10.00
Child under 2 yrs FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £42.00
Family PLUS (2 adults and 3 children) £47.00

Buy tickets online!

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