November, 2021

2021Sat06Nov9:00 am4:00 pmCancelledDay out with ThomasExperience New Zealand's only Day Out with ThomasThe event is cancelled due to COVID9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glenbrook Vintage Railway - GVR, 24 Farm Park Road, Waiuku, Auckland 2681Type:Science & TechWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Day out with Thomas

Event Details

The event is cancelled due to the COVID outbreak.

This is a fabulous event for the little “Thomas” fans (and the family too!). Join Thomas & FriendsTM to enjoy train rides and take part in many Thomas-themed activities when you purchase tickets for the 12km steam and diesel train ride.

Thomas the Tank Engine will be offering rides in his trucks. His friends Rusty and Bulgy will be there.  And of course Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller will be in charge for the day.

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

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. Trains depart  Glenbrook Station at 9;30am, 10:30am, 11:30am. 12:30pm. 1:30pm. 2:30pm and 3:30pm.  It is recommended that you allow 3 hours for your “Day Out With Thomas”. Parking is available on-site at Glenbrook Station (the main event site).

Book your train tickets online or pay at the gate.


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);

Children under 2 years old ride free; and

Family $70 (up to 2 adults and 4 of your own children).

The 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 is $5 per person, or free upon showing your event pass.
Children under 2 years old ride free

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


Glenbrook Vintage RailwayThe Glenbrook Vintage Railway was founded in 1970 to preserve, rebuild, and operate the old Waiuku Branch Railway between Glenbrook and Waiuku. Phone: 09 236 3546