Day Out With Thomas

Gift vouchers available

Day Out With ThomasTM Gift Vouchers are available and make an ideal birthday or Christmas present! Purchase online or call (03) 9757 0700.

To redeem: Gift Vouchers must be redeemed before attending a Day out With ThomasTM by contacting our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 and cannot be redeemed online.

BUY VOUCHER | Family Pass

Valid for two adults and two children or toddlers (1-15 years of age).

BUY VOUCHER | Adult, Child or Toddler

Puffing Billy Railway is pleased to welcome Thomas the Tank EngineTM! Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and take part in other child-friendly activities the whole family will love.

YOUR DAY AT A GLANCE!

  • TRAIN RIDE WITH THOMAS

    Your day begins at Emerald Station, where you will travel to meet up with Thomas at Lakeside, before continuing through to the picturesque forests of Cockatoo and back. Once back at Lakeside, enjoy plenty of stopover fun in the Lakeside Visitor Centre and surrounding park precinct.

    JOURNEY TIME: 45 MINS

  • PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

    Get your special photo with Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt and Friends outside the new Lakeside Visitor Centre!

  • THOMAS THEATRE

    Settle in for our viewing of Thomas movies, complete with comfy beanbags! 

  • SCAVENGER HUNT

    Find all the special points of interest within the Lakeside Visitor Centre.

Train ride with Thomas
Train ride with Thomas
Photo opportunities with Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt
Photo opportunities with Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt
  • CREATE, PLAY AND IMAGINE!

    Enjoy Thomas themed crafts and colouring in activities before heading outside to our Imagination Station! From Silent Disco and Elastic Jungle to a Mosaic Wall and Riverscape, there is something for everyone!

  • DINING AND EXPLORING

    Take the hassle out of your day and pre-book an adult or kids picnic pack for the whole family to enjoy. Roll out a rug in the adjacent Emerald Lake Park for a picture perfect picnic with family or friends. There are plenty of green patches to spread out on, including spots in the open sun (don't forget your sunscreen!) or under one of the many towering trees of the surrounding Dandenong Ranges forest.

    Or grab a table at the Lakeside Visitor Centre’s Railway Café for a delicious sit-down meal!

  • JUNIOR ENGINEER CERTIFICATE

    Little engineers will receive their very own Junior Engineer Certificate to take home!

  • TRAIN RIDE BACK TO EMERALD STATION

    Following a big day out with even bigger smiles, board the train back to Emerald with fun family memories to cherish forever.

    Journey time: 10 mins

Scavenger Hunt through the Lakeside Visitor Centre
Scavenger Hunt through the Lakeside Visitor Centre
Collect your very own Junior Engineer Certificate!
Collect your very own Junior Engineer Certificate!

* C/T = Children/Toddlers

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PLEASE NOTE

No person will be allowed to sit on the carriage sill during Day Out with Thomas.

Dine in at the Lakeside Visitor Centre

Grab a bite from the Railway Cafe - click to view menu

Set on the picturesque grounds of the Emerald Lake Park, overlooking Lake Treganowan is the Lakeside Visitor Centre's family-friendly Railway Café.

Offering a relaxed indoor and outdoor setting surrounded by green rainforest trees and lush ferns, the menu features some of the best seasonal produce and supplies in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region.

Emerald Lake Park activities

Lakeside Paddleboats

Every day, there is plenty to see and do off the rails. Team up with your friends for paddle boating on the lake. Learn all about the Railway in the Lakeside Hall. Or simply settle into the Railway Café with a coffee flight and a good book.

we are covidsafe

It should come as no surprise to find that things at Day out With Thomas will look and feel a little different. The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff continues to be our top priority, which is why some safety and operational changes have been made. Puffing Billy Railway is committed to taking all precautions with COVID-19, implementing comprehensive cleaning and sanitising protocols, and continuing to monitor state and federal health recommendations to ensure customers feel at ease when travelling with Puffing Billy Railway, Thomas and all his friends.

To learn more about how we are maintaining a COVIDSafe environment, visit our COVIDSafe page here.

If you are feeling unwell, please contact our friendly Customer Service Team prior to your selected date of travel to assist you with your booking amendment. Simply email info@pbr.org.au or call 03 9757 0700.

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Day Out With ThomasTM © 2022 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas & FriendsTM Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W. Awdry. © 2022 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends and Day Out With Thomas are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited. © 2022 Mattel. All Rights Reserved. ® and TM designated U.S. trademarks of Mattel, except as noted.