Day Out with Thomas

Experience New Zealand's only Day Out with Thomas - featuring The Fat Controller

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control we have had to cancel our Day Out with Thomas event scheduled for the 13th and 14th of March 2021.

We hope that we can bring Thomas back to visit soon!

Next Event: To Be Confirmed - Like our Facebook Page to get updated first!

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 the Event Pass.
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.

What's On

Face painting, storytelling, bouncy castle and other fun activities will be available free with your Event Pass.

A wide range of Thomas & Friends? merchandise will be on sale, with hot and cold food and drinks available to purchase onsite.

Two trains, one diesel and one steam, will be operating 12km trips over the Glenbrook Vintage Railway Line to Fernleigh and return, 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".


All tickets can be purchased at the event by cash or card.

Event Pass
Includes Steam or Diesel Train Trip (55 minutes return), Thomas Ride, and Children's Entertainment.
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 Event Pass 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 Event Pass, children?s entertainment will be at the marked prices.

Thomas Ride
A short trundle up and down the siding.
$5 per person, or free upon showing your event pass.
Children under 2 years old ride free

Bulgy the Bus Ride (not included in event pass)
A short tour around the local countryside.
$5 per person
Children under 2 years old ride free

Face Painting
$5 per person or free upon showing your event pass.

Train Trip Timetable

Departure times may vary from those shown due to operational requirements.

Diesel Train
Departs Glenbrook Station

Steam Train
Departs Glenbrook Station

0930 (returns 1025)

1030 (returns 1125)

1130 (returns 1225)

1230 (returns 1325)

1330 (returns 1425)

1430 (returns 1525)

1530 (returns 1625)

1000 (returns 1055)

1100 (returns 1155)

1200 (returns 1255)

1300 (returns 1355)

1400 (returns 1455)

1500 (returns 1555)

1600 (returns 1655)


Parking is available on-site at Glenbrook Station (the main event site).
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.