Day Out With Thomas

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Thomas will return to Puffing Billy in October and November!

Tickets for this season will go on sale on 10 July. 

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Thomas fans are invited to Gembrook's picturesque railway station to enjoy:

  • 35 minute train ride with Thomas, Percy and Diesel
  • The Imagination Station - play and create with Thomas and Friends
  • Jumping Castles
  • Animal Nursery
  • Rides on the Bulgy Bus
  • Photo opportunities with Thomas and Friends
  • - plus more FUN activities for all the family!

And a free personalised Junior Engineer Certificate!

Tickets include all activities, rides and a chance to shake hands with The Fat Controller.



Spring 2017 Dates

Saturday 21 October
Sunday 22 October

Saturday 28 October
Sunday 29 October

Saturday 11 November
Sunday 12 November

Saturday 18 November
Sunday 19 November


Train Times





Please note that the session time chosen at time of booking is also your train ride departure time.


Ticket Prices

Adults: $ 37.00

Children (4-16 years): $37.00

Toddlers (1-3 years): 21.00

Infants: FREE


Make their day!

We suggest you arrive 45 minutes (or earlier) before your scheduled train departure.

For customers booked on the 2:00pm session, arrive 90 minutes prior to enjoy all the activities before your train ride - as the site closes at 3:30pm.



Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for further details.

Facilities include:

  • Gift Shop selling Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise
  • Hot and cold snacks and refreshments to purchase
  • Onsite toilets and baby change area
  • Wheelchair and pram friendly site

Day Out With Thomas takes place at the Gembrook Puffing Billy Railway Station - NOT Belgrave where most other Puffing Billy departures commence.

ADDRESS: Main Road, Gembrook 3783

(Road Number C412 - Melway Ref 312 K10) 

event site map

Explore the Day out with Thomas site before you arrive with the event map. 

Site Map

The site is open from 9am – 3:30pm. Scheduled train time are printed on the wristband receieved upon entry. Please allow 3 hours for your Day out with Thomas.


Note: there is NO ON-SITE parking at Gembrook Station.
Parking is available at the Gembrook Primary School, Gembrook Scouts are collecting $5 per vehicle.
From there, it is an approximately 5 minute walk to the Gembrook Railway Station.
Please ensure you park your car at least 45 minutes prior to your train departure time.

gift certificates

Day out with Thomas gift vouchers are available and make an ideal birthday or Christmas present! For further details please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 or Purchase Online.

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Day Out With Thomas™ Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ Based on the Railway Series by The Reverend W. Awdry. ©2017 Gullane (Thomas) ©2017 HIT Entertainment Limited