East Somerset Railway | Day Out With The Kids

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East Somerset Railway

Shepton Mallet, Somerset and Bristol, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Enjoy East Somerset Railway's 5 mile round journey through the rolling Mendip countryside. Ride the train, have a look around and ride the train again, your ticket allows you to ride more than once. Learn more about the line when you visit the museum. The signal box is open most weekends. There are volunteer staff who are very knowledgeable and will give you all the help you need and answers to any question you may have.

You can also explore the engine shed to see a range of Steam Engines, and watch the volunteers in the workshop as they restore either a locomotive or some of the carriages. You can drive a light engine for a fiver on specific dates, see their website for more details. For a small donation you can ride the miniature railway also staffed by volunteers.

The Day Out With Thomas event is an all inclusive event, you can be there all day, you can ride Thomas more than once, with roundabout rides, bouncy castle, face painting, Punch and Judy, Sir Topham Hat and much much more.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Cranmore Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset and Bristol, BA4 4QP, England


Click here to visit East Somerset Railway's website
01749 880417

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

On Steaming Days:

10:00 - 15:30

Non Steaming Days:

April through December:

10:30 - 15:30

January through March:

Shop & Office:

Tuesday to Thursday 10:30 - 12:00

Railway closed between 25th Dec and 3rd Jan.

Café only open on Steaming.


Rover Ticket:

Adults: £9.00

Child: £7.00

Family Ticket: £28.00

More Information

Eating information

The Whistlestop Cafe serves a wide range of hot and cold meals, sandwiches, and cakes. Ice cream on sale in the shop.


Toilet facilities available at Cranmore. Disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.

Gift shop

Wide range of items on sell in the shop and also on-line, from Railway books and DVDs to locally produced biscuits and Jams. Extensive range of Thomas toys and merchandise.

Baby food facilities

Milk warming available in the Whistlestop Cafe.


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