Rusty Dusty Sir Topham Hatt & Thomas. Credit: Mattel

Join Thomas at The Watercress Line from 25 May to 2 June.

Don’t miss out when Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into The Watercress Line this half-term.

Young fans of the famous blue engine will have plenty of fun with ‘Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour’, at Ropley Station from 25 May to 2 June.

There’s thrill of riding behind Thomas along The Watercress Line’s scenic route; and two brand new Rusty & Dusty outdoor entertainment shows for 2024, featuring Sir Topham Hatt, Percy, Diesel and Toad – and Terence the Tractor will also be visiting the railway for the first time!

Day Out With Thomas will see Thomas decorated with bubbles and young fans can have a photo taken up close. Look out for the Thomas-themed selfie spots!

There will be more fun with Thomas & FriendsTM activities in the play pod zones at Ropley and Alton, as well as story time sessions and Thomas giveaways for every child.

Visitors can also take unlimited rides on the Watercress Line’s delightful miniature railway and enjoy children’s vintage fairground rides. Refreshments will be available at Ropley’s T-Junction and at a variety of food and drink stalls.

The Watercress Line’s CEO Rebecca Dalley said: “Join us for Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour this May half-term.

“We have a great programme of Thomas & Friends entertainment to make it an unforgettable day out. Please make sure you book your ride with Thomas when you purchase your tickets online”.

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