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Puffing Billy is pleased to welcome Thomas the Tank EngineTM to our Gembrook Station. Children and adults can enjoy a train ride with Thomas and Diesel from Gembrook Station, meet The Fat Controller, and take part in other child-friendly activities the whole family will love.

event dates

These special events only occur in Autumn and Spring.

April 2021
Saturday 17th April
Sunday 18th April

event fares

Child (4-16 years)$42.00
Toddler (1-3 years)$25.00
Infant (under 1 year) - must sit on carer’s lap during the train rideFree
Ultimate Pack - Child (4-16 years), Junior Drivers Lunch Pack, Thomas the Tank Showbag$87.10

lunch pack add-ons

Pre-purchase your Day Out With Thomas lunch pack today to enjoy a hassle-free day out with family and friends at Gembrook Station.

Onsite BBQ available

event timetable

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your train departure. The Gembrook site will be open between 9:30 am- 4:00 pm.

Session 1Session 2Session 3
10:00 am12:00 pm2:00 pm

Event activities

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35-minute train ride with Thomas and Diesel.

Thomas, The Fat Controller And Friends By Karen Gunn

15-minute Thomas LIVE show

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Scavenger Hunt on board the train
Download your Scavenger Hunt map here!

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Photo opportunities with Thomas and The Fat Controller

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Digital Activity Pack - Junior Engineer Certificate & Activity Sheets

(issued digitally after the experience)

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More photo opportunities with the Troublesome Trucks and Bulgy Bus

Our family had a great day out with Thomas. Our son is such a big fan of Thomas and all his dreams came true when he finally got to meet and take a photo with Thomas.

- Alan, Footscray

We had a fun day out with Thomas, my son left with a big smiley face and talked about it all day. Thank you for a fantastic day!

- Esra, Roxburgh Park

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.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: To book using a gift voucher, kindly contact us on (03) 9757 0700 and quote your voucher number.

You can view the Gembrook site map here.

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 constantly monitoring state and federal health recommendations to ensure customers feel at ease when travelling with Puffing Billy, Thomas and all his friends.

We have implemented the following measures to ensure your safety:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of all contact surfaces and other high-use areas.
  • Reduced passenger numbers across each carriage and carriage allocation.
  • Reduced opportunities for contact with the use of contactless payment methods.
  • Installed hand sanitiser stations at all ticketing, retail, and food & beverage areas.
  • Installed Perspex screen guards at all ticketing, retail, and food & beverage areas.
  • Staff and volunteers have completed training to ensure they are meeting and exceeding cleaning and operational standards to stay safe and keep visitors safe during your experience.
  • In accordance with DHHS requirements, Puffing Billy Railway will record contact details of all passengers.
  • Fitted face masks to be worn within our indoor spaces, carriages and where you cannot maintain a 1.5m distance from others.
  • Installed signage and markers to remind patrons to ensure physical distancing is kept from others.

Please note 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 or call 03 9757 0700.

For further information on what we are doing to keep everyone safe during their visit, please click here.


Don't forget to share your photos with us by using #ThomasAtGembrook

Day Out With ThomasTM © 2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas & FriendsTM Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W. Awdry. © 2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends and Day Out With Thomas are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited. © 2021 Mattel. All Rights Reserved. ® and TM designated U.S. trademarks of Mattel, except as noted.