Thomas hauling the train
Thomas and the Fat Controller
Loving the Day Out With Thomas
Having fun with the Thomas crew
Face painting
Thomas and friends

Day Out With Thomas at Puffing Billy

27 - 28 February 2016
5 - 6 March 2016
19 - 20 March 2016

Address: Emerald Puffing Billy Town Station, Memorial Avenue, Emerald, Victoria 3782

Phone: 03 9757 0700  |  Fax: 03 9757 0700  


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Day Out With Thomas at Puffing Billy - Spring 2015 season sold out.

Thomas will return in autumn 2016, with tickets going on sale 16 November 2015.

Autumn 2016 dates are as follows: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 and Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 March.

See Thomas in full steam at Puffing Billy's station; entertainment for the entire family.

Attractions include a 20 minute train ride with Thomas and Diesel, Thomas and the Fat Controller pantomime and a chance to meet the Fat Controller and his friends.

On top of that there will also be an animal nursery, jumping castle, art activities, a Thomas movie show, face painting and a Green Bulgy Bus ride.

Refreshment facilities (food and soft drinks) and an extensive range of Thomas merchandise are available for purchase on-site.

Car parking is available at a cost, opening at 8:30am each Thomas event day. Please arrive at the event site at least 60 minutes prior to your train ride.

Content: Puffing Billy Steam Railway


TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Adult and Children (Four to Sixteen Years)


Toddlers (One to Three Years)


Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings are essential for all special events. Thomas tickets are not transferable to other shows nor refundable, except on declared days of Total Fire Ban in the Central Zone, or the whole state of Victoria, when Thomas events will be cancelled. Should a day of Total Fire Ban be declared in the Central Zone, or the whole state of Victoria on the date that you have booked to travel, they will endeavour to notify you by email and phone as soon as possible. Should Puffing Billy Railway be unable to run this event we will endeavour to transfer your booking to another show taking place that season, however if this is not possible, a full refund will be given. In this instance, they will notify you of the cancellation by email and phone as soon as possible. As a result, they encourage you to provide them with your email address and a mobile telephone number at the time of booking. Thomas events will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Local directions

Please note that car parking is available next to Emerald Station and access is via Memorial Avenue.


  • Car park
  • Entertainment
  • First aid equipment
  • Kiosk
  • Shop


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

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