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Day Out With Thomas 2018 - 15th and 16th September



With so much to see and do it will make your Day Out With Thomas the ideal all day family activity and, once you have bought your ticket for this event, entrance to all attractions is free!


Ride not only with Thomas but also behind other steam and diesel engines, including Daisy, on the frequent trains between Cheltenham Race Course, Winchcombe, Toddingtoand and Broadway.  Gates open at 0900.


Of course the Fat Controller will once again be over seeing proceedings and trying to make sure that Thomas doesn't get into any mischief!

As well as all the action on the rails, there is plenty more to see and do to make your Day Out With Thomas the perfect all day family activity, including:


 - Meet Sir Topham Hatt (better known as the Fat Controller!)

- Live re-enactments with Thomas and the Fat Controller

- Story telling with the Fat Controller

- Fun and Games in the Imagination Station

- Thomas face painting

- A model railway exhibition

- See the Troublesome Trucks

- Back by popular demand - ride the narrow gauge railway at Toddington


Returning This Year - Rusty and Dusty

At various times during the day they will be travelling on trains and at Toddington and Winchcombe stations, entertaining the children.



Please note that entry to the site for this event will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. The fares for your Day Out With Thomas are below. Don't forget this price includes unlimited travel on all our trains and free entry into all the attractions, including riding the narrow gauge railway at Toddington! Tickets will be available to purchase on the day from Cheltenham Race Course,  Toddington and Broadway stations.



On The Day

In Advance Online







Children (2-15)



Family (1 adult and 2 children)



Family (2 adults and 2 children)



Children under 2 travel free




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Please note there will be no through trains between Broadway and Cheltenham Racecourse and passengers must change trains at intermediate stations if they wish to travel along the whole railway.



You can download a timetable by clicking here.


Facilities on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The GWSR has plenty of FREE parking at both Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse stations. Parking for the disabled is reserved close to our entrances at both stations and most surfaces are suitable for wheelchairs and the infirm, although please be aware that Cheltenham Racecourse station is accessed via a slope.


The GWSR has modern toilets with baby changing facilities at each station and limited facilities on board its historic coaches.


Lunches and light refreshments are available in the Flag & Whistle café at Toddington. Our 1950's Winchcombe station 'Coffee Pot' café is also available for teas, coffee, soft drinks, cakes, snacks and sandwiches.  Many trains will also carry a buffet car stocking teas, coffees and light snacks.


Supervised level crossing of the tracks is possible via a ramp at Winchcombe and Toddington if this is required to avoid the need to use a footbridge.  Most trains have a converted compartment for wheelchair access and a ramp can be positioned to to enable both wheelchair passengers and anyone who cannot climb the carriage steps to board the trains.  Please be aware that the maximum width of wheelchair that can be accommodated on these ramps is 71cm / 2ft 4in).


Stations are located at Broadway, Toddington (our main operating base), Winchcombe and Cheltenham Race Course stations. There is ample FREE parking at both Toddington and Cheltenham stations, Please note there will be no car parking available at Winchcombe station during the event.


At Broadway, apart from a small number of disabled parking spaces at the station, all other parking is in the village at their Pay and Display sites. See our website soon under "Planning your Visit" and "Broadway Station" for a map.


The GWSR is based in the area known as the Cotswolds, and is not far from the town of Cheltenham and city of Gloucester. It is approximately 30 miles from Worcester, 45 miles from Birmingham, 50 miles from Bristol, and 15 miles from the picturesque town of Stow-on-the-Wold.


Facilities for the Disabled

The GWSR provides facilities for the disabled wherever possible. You can can find more information about accessibility here. However, on some of our trains facilities are limited. There is limited wheelchair and pushchair access to Daisy the DMU which shuttles between Toddington and Broadway; the Cheltenham to Winchcombe shuttle pulled by the Diesel loco does not have facilities for the disabled.


Finding Us - Click on the appropriate link below

By Car


Details available soon

Toddington - GL54 5DT

Hayles Abbey
Please note trains will not call at Hayles Abbey during the Day Out With Thomas events.

There will be no car parking available at Winchcombe station for the Day Out With Thomas events.

Please note trains will not call at Gotherington during the Day Out With Thomas events.

Cheltenham Race Course Station - GL50 4SH

By Public Transport

Click here to find out about getting to Toddington or Cheltenham Race Course using public transport. Details about getting to Broadway by public transport will be available soon. As always, you are advised to check with the transport operator before planning your journey.

Day Out With Thomas 2018 - 15th and 16th September