Day Out With Thomas™

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends on September 23rd to 25th for a day of family fun at the South Devon Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

Plus lots more to enjoy including:

• Ride behind Thomas between Buckfastleigh and Totnes Riverside stations
• Watch Thomas re-enactments
• Visit the Imagination Station with balloon modelling, face painting and Thomas colouring fun
• Discover otters from around the world at the Otter Sanctuary
• Follow the Thomas Trail
• Ride on the miniature railway
• Watch the real steam trains on the garden railway
• Have your photo taken in the Selfie frame

Thomas Re-enactments

Join Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty for re-enactments of classic interactive Thomas stories in the grandstand in our gardens at Buckfastleigh Station.

Thomas re-enactments take place at various times through-out the day.

2022 Dates

Thomas and his friends will be visiting the South Devon Railway from Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September.

Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets & Prices

Day Out With Thomas™ is a very popular event; we recommend, that to avoid disappointment, you purchase your tickets in advance using the link below.

Depending on demand tickets may be available to purchase on the day but, to avoid disappointment, please contact us before you make a special journey.

2022 Ticket prices:
Adults £22
Children (age 2-15) £17
Seniors £21
Family Saver (2 adults and 2 children) £70
Children (Age 0-2) Free.

Prices shown above are exclusive of booking fees.


Please start your day at Buckfastleigh station, TQ11 0DZ, just off the A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth. There’s free car parking at the station. It is not possible to join services at our Staverton or Totnes Riverside stations during Day out with Thomas.

You will be able to check in and receive your Day Out With Thomas™ wristband before entering the site or riding on the trains. It’s fantastic value! One ticket covers everything, including all trains,  entry to Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otters at Buckfastleigh and all of the other Thomas activities!

(Please note you must have a ticket to gain entry to the station site.)

Event licensed by Gullane (Thomas) Limited and © 2022 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

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Totnes Station Information 8th August to 1st September

Totnes Footpath Diversion

Essential railway bridge repairs by Network Rail will mean that there will be a diversionary walking route between Totnes main line station and the South Devon Railway’s Totnes Riverside station and the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm . The works are scheduled to last between 8th August and 1st September.