Day Out With Thomas

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Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of March 2020.

This is a fabulous event for the little "Thomas" fans (and the family too!) Join Thomas & Friends™ to enjoy train rides and take part in many Thomas-themed activities, most of which are free when you purchase tickets for the 12km steam and diesel train ride to Fernleigh and return.
Thomas the Tank Engine will be offering rides in his trucks. His friends Rusty and Bulgy will be there. Bulgy will be taking passengers on trips around the beautiful local countryside. And of course the Fat Controller will be in charge for the day.



Steam or Diesel Train Ride

Adult $25
Child $10 (2 years to 14 years)
Family $70 (up to 2 adults and 4 of your own children)

Children under 2 years old ride free
Note: Your steam and diesel train ticket gives each ticket holder one ride and also includes all children’s entertainment (face painting, bouncy castle, and other activities within the Imagination Station area). With no steam train ticket, children’s entertainment will be at the marked prices.

Thomas Ride

$5 per person, or free upon showing your steam train ticket
Children under 2 years old ride free

Bulgy the Bus Ride

$5 per person 
Children under 2 years old ride free

Face Painting

$5 per person or free upon showing your steam train ticket



Whats on

Face painting, storytelling, bouncy castle and other fun activities will be available free with your GVR Train Ticket.

A wide range of
Thomas & Friends merchandise will be on sale, and refreshments will be available to purchase onsite.

Two trains, one diesel and one steam, will be operating 12km trips over the GVR line to Fernleigh, departing at 30-minute
 intervals. The first train departs at 9.30am, with the last train departing at 4pm.

The site is open from 9am – 4pm. Scheduled train times are below and you will receive an information handout upon entry. We recommend that you allow 3 hours for your "Day Out With Thomas".


Steam and Diesel Train Timetable

Note: Departure times may vary from those shown, due to operational requirements



Diesel: 9.30am 10.25am
Steam: 10.00am 10.55am
Diesel: 10.30am 11.25am
Steam: 11.00am 11.55am
Diesel: 11.30am 12.25pm
Steam: 12.00pm 12.55pm
Diesel: 12.30pm 1.25pm
Steam: 1.00pm 1.55pm
Diesel: 1.30pm 2.25pm
Steam: 2.00pm 2.55pm
Diesel: 2.30pm 3.25pm
Steam: 3.00pm 3.55pm
Diesel: 3.30pm 4.25pm
Steam: 4.00pm 4.55pm



Parking is available on-site at Glenbrook Vintage Railway.
Please ensure you park your car at least 30 minutes prior to your train departure time.
Unfortunately there are no public transport options as trains do not run to Waiuku.
09 636 9361 (Weekdays - 9am to 12pm)
09 236 3546 (operating days)

Glenbrook Station Road
New Zealand
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PO Box 454
Waiuku 2341
New Zealand