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Day Out With Thomas at Caledonian Railway @ Caledonian Railway

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All aboard for a day of big adventure!


Peep! Peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Caledonian Railway! Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement.

There will be lots to enjoy all day, including:

• Meet Diesel, Percy, Mavis and Terrance
• Fairground Rides
• Imagination Station play zone with Thomas & Friends activities
• Miniature Railway Rides
• Brakevan Rides
• Exciting Thomas and Friends giveaways for every child
• Thomas & Friends gift shop


What is included in the ticket price?
As well as a Thomas train ride, your ticket includes all of the activities listed in the activity section above, which are all FREE OF CHARGE.

Can I stay all day?
Yes, activities are available to visitors all day from 09:30 until 16:30. Remember that you must be ready to board the Thomas train at your prebooked time slot (this is printed on your e-ticket).

Do I need to book my Thomas train ride?
Yes. The train runs between Brechin and Bridge of Dun station at intervals throughout the day. Your Thomas train ride must be pre-booked for a specific time if you are starting your day at Brechin. Limited open returns starting at Bridge of Dunn are available via Quay booking office only: 0343 208 1841.

One ride on the Thomas train is permitted per ticket.

How long is the Thomas train ride?
The journey from Brechin to Bridge of Dun is approximately 20 minutes. The train will stop at Bridge of Dun for guests to have a short comfort break before travelling back to Brechin. The total return journey time including the short break is approximately 60 minutes.

What time are the Thomas train rides?

Brechin to Bridge of Dun direct returns:
• 10:20
• 11:30
• 12:40
• 13:50
• 14:55

Bridge of Dun to Brechin open returns*
• 10:50
• 12:00
• 13:10

*Travel to the main event site at Brechin and return to Bridge of Dun at your leisure. Limited availability. Bookable through Quay booking office only: 0343 208 1841

Where do the main event activities take place?
The event is based at Brechin station and we recommend starting and finishing your day at Brechin station.

I am travelling by car to Brechin; can I park onsite?
There are limited spaces in our off-street parking and further details will be provided to visitors in their pre-event email.

Can I start my day at Bridge of Dun?
A limited number of tickets are available for visitors who wish to start their journey at Bridge of Dun. Please contact Quaytickets booking office on 0343 208 1841 if you’d like to book a ticket that starts at Bridge of Dun.

How early should I arrive?
We suggest you arrive at least 20-30 minutes before your departure time. Remember, you can enjoy all the activities at Brechin all day long!

Will tickets be available on the day?
Booking online is strongly advised as our events tend to sell out in advance.

Can I visit without buying a ticket?
No, you must have a valid ticket to gain access onto the railway.

What’s the difference between Standard Seats and Private Compartments?
Standard Seats are arranged in bays of 4, typically around a table.
Private Compartments are separate areas of the train which can seat up to 8 people. These are sold as one ticket and are ideal for large groups.

Are there toilets on the train?
Unfortunately, due to the heritage nature of our carriages, we do not have toilets on our trains. However, we do have full toilet facilities at each station, including baby changing and disabled.

Will refreshments be available to purchase?
Drinks and snacks will be available at Brechin station from The Whistle Stop café and The Bufferstop BBQ.

Are prams or pushchairs allowed on the train?
Sadly, there is not enough room on the train to take prams or pushchairs. There will be an area at Brechin station to store these items while you are on the train.

Are dogs allowed on the train?
Yes, dogs are welcome on our trains. However, they must be kept on the floor and off the seats/tables and that any mess caused is cleaned up by you.

Is the train ride suitable for visitors with disabilities?
Whilst we are a heritage railway and many of our vehicles were built before such concerns were suitably addressed, we aim to try and accommodate those with disabilities as best as far as possible.

We have a wheelchair accessible saloon where you and your party can be seated – please ensure you book this option when buying your tickets. These can be booked by contacting Quaytickets booking office on 0343 208 1841.

Alternatively, if you are able to move around a little out of your wheelchair and board the train with support from your party or others, you can sit in the coach and store your wheelchair in the guard’s carriage. Please contact the railway prior to your visit.

We have an accessibility document for your trip to the railway. If you have any further questions, you can contact the railway prior to booking so we can make sure that the event is suitable for you.

What is your Covid-19 policy?
We continue to monitor government guidelines on Covid19 controls. We shall provide visitors with up-to-date information closer to the event.

If you have more questions about the Day Out With Thomas program, please visit the main FAQ page.

Ticket Prices

Adults (18+): £16
Adult & Baby in Arms (Baby under 12 months): £16
Adult & 2 x Baby in Arms (Baby under 12 months): £16
Young Adult (13-17): £16
Children (3-12): £16
Infants (1-2): £8
Private Compartments (seats 6 - 8 people excluding babies): £96

Prices listed above exclude booking fees.

All transactions are subject to a non-refundable 0.75p transaction charge and non-refundable 10% booking fee (8% on family discount).

Railway Information

Opening times

09:30 - 16:30



Brechin – There are limited spaces in our off-street parking, further details will be provided to visitors before their visit.
Bridge of Dun – We have a small car park at the station.


Brechin Station (main event site)
The Station, Park Road, Brechin, DD9 7AF

Bridge of Dun Station
Bridge of Dun Station, DD10 9LH

Travelling by car - Brechin is just off the A90 about 25 miles from Dundee and 40 miles from Aberdeen. Bridge of Dun is signposted from the A935.

Travelling by public transport – The nearest Railway Station is Montrose and from there a bus service to Brechin. There will also be a FREE vintage bus operating between Montrose and Bridge of Dun Station.

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Day Out With Thomas at Caledonian Railway


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