All Aboard for Autism 2018. 

 Drayton Manor Theme Park
Calendar iconSunday 22 September 2019
  Minimum fundraising £35 per child, £45 per adult Map 1.8 miles/3km
  Ages 0-2: free, ages 3-15: £7, adults: £9
 
 9am-12pm (12pm onwards- time in park) 
 

 

Perfect for families and Thomas enthusiasts alike, All Aboard for Autism is a 3km autism-friendly sponsored walk in the grounds of Drayton Manor Theme Park, home of Thomas Land.

If you reach your minimum fundraising amount, you will receive a free Drayton Manor Theme Park ticket to visit the park that same day. 

train icon What to expect on the day

train icon How we will support you

train icon How to register for a place

train icon Clare's experience at All Aboard 2018

train icon Photos from last year

train icon Helpful information (includes our FAQs, a visual guide, event itinerary, fundraising planner, sponsorship form and materials order form) 

What to expect on the day

  • a sing-a-long warm up with the Fat Controller
  • fun activities such as hook-a-duck, face painting and inflatable games
  • autism-friendly merchandise
  • sensory toys and a sensory bus
  • a Thomas & Friends treasure hunt to complete on the walk
  • free ticket to Drayton Manor Theme Park after the event for those who reach their minimum fundraising amount (£35 per child, £45 per adult)
  • optional family-friendly yoga classes.

How we will support you

All Aboard for Autism is the National Autistic Society’s inclusive, family-fun day in the grounds of Drayton Manor Theme Park. You and your family can have fun in a safe and welcoming environment and be part of a special day with other families in a non-judgmental space.

We would love you to join Team Autism, and everyone who walks with the National Autistic Society receives:

  • an interactive visual timetable of the day to prepare for the event
  • a full event itinerary with an easy read format
  • access to our fundraising and training materials
  • dedicated support from Senior Events Officer, Rachael Lynch
  • a warm welcome on the day from our staff and volunteers
  • a goody bag, medal and well deserved certificate after completing the walk.

For any accessibility requirements, please email allaboard@nas.org.uk.

Register for a place

To sign up, you will be re-directed to the Eventbrite website to register and complete payment. Please note, Eventbrite charges an online booking fee of £1.30 on top of entry cost.

How to register as a team

When you visit the Eventbrite website, you will need to click 'register' and then select the 'team' option. From there, you will create your team name and login. You will then be asked to purchase tickets and can invite more members to your team. Please check your confirmation email and set up your team fundraising page.

Sign up

How to register as an individual

When you visit the Eventbrite website, you will need to click 'register', and select the 'individual' option. From there, you will need to complete the registration form and payment. Be sure to check your confirmation email and set up your online fundraising page.

Sign up

How to add additional members to your team/booking

If you want to add more members to your team, you need to inform them of your team name and password so they can add themselves, complete the registration form and pay.

To add additional children (without purchasing additional adult tickets) you will need to call our Supporter Care Team on 0808 800 1050 to pay. Any questions please email allaboard@nas.org.uk.

Clare's story

Need inspiration? Meet Clare, mum to seven year old Spencer. Here she tells us why she's trekking with Team Autism in our All Aboard challenge.

Read Clare's story

Photos from last year

A few snapshots of our All Aboard families making the most of the photo booth and enjoying the September sunshine.

Collage of photos from participants at the 2018 All Aboard for Autism event

Want to find out more about what our families got up to last year? Check out the photo album from All Aboard for Autism 2018 for more pictures.

Helpful information

Event and fundraising FAQs (Download PDF)

Interactive visual timetable (Download PDF)

Easy Read itinerary (Download PDF)

Fundraising planner

Sponsorship form

Materials order form