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Thomas the Tank Engine is Coming to Geordieland!

May 7, 2017 in Days Out 4

I’ve never actually ventured to the Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside but it came to my attention recently when I spotted some great pictures on Facebook of a fun day out at the museum’s 1940’s event over the bank holiday weekend. It looked like a brilliant event and I was gutted I’d missed out so I decided to check out the Stephenson Railway Museum website to see what else they had lined up and that’s when I discovered that Thomas was on his way!

When Is It?

‘A Day Out With Thomas’ will take place on 3, 4, 7, 10 & 11 June from 10am till 4pm.

I’ve yet to meet a kid that doesn’t like Thomas and I reckon my niece’s and nephew’s faces would light up if they saw their favourite locomotive chugging in to the station at the Stephenson Railway.

Thomas the Tank Engine with the Fat Controller

As well as being able to meet Thomas and take a ride in 1950’s heritage railway carriages, visitors will also get a chance to shake hands and grab a selfie with the Fat Controller and meet his mischievous sidekicks Rusty & Dusty.

There will be even Thomas themed activities to keep the whole family entertained, including face painting, balloon modelling, storytelling, magic shows and craft sessions.

Thomas the Tank Engine Fat Controller

If you purchase a ticket, your scheduled train time will be printed on it but the whole experience will last for 2 – 3 hours. They are sure to sell out quickly so to book visit

How Much Does It Cost?

Group Ticket (5 persons) £48
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £35
Adult/Senior £12
Child (5-16 yrs) £12
Child (1-4 yrs) £8
Child under 1 £FREE

If you do get chance to enjoy ‘A Day Out With Thomas’, be sure to check out the museum too, where you can learn about the life and times of George and Robert Stephenson who spent 20 years in North Tyneside developing their pioneering ideas which helped spread railways and locomotives around the world.

Entrance to the museum is free and there’s a fascinating collection of steam trains on display. Choo Choo!!

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Newcastle Family Life
6 years ago

My little boy would adore this as he is a massive Thomas fan. I think I will have to book for him, fingers crossed they still have ticket left xx

6 years ago

I took my little boy last time it came to the Northeast and it was truly disappointing!

Sam | North East Family Fun Blog
Sam | North East Family Fun Blog
6 years ago

The Stephenson Railway is fab! We would have LOVED this a few years ago as Jack was a huge Thomas fan. He’s probably a bit old now but I’m sure lots of younger kids will love the chance to meet the real Thomas 😀

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