All Aboard for Autism 2018. 

Drayton Manor Theme Park   Sunday 22 September 2019
 Minimum fundraising £35 per child, £45 per adult  To sign up under 3s go free, 
ages 3-15: £7 and adults: £9
 1.8 miles/3km 


About All Aboard

Will you be a Really Useful Engine? Join our Thomas & Friends themed sponsored walk and earn free tickets to Drayton Manor Theme Park!

Perfect for families and Thomas enthusiasts alike, All Aboard for Autism is a 3km sponsored walk around the perimeter 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 day after the event, how cool is that?

Read more about our 2018 All Aboard team’s experience

Almost everyone who comes to All Aboard for Autism is either a family with a child on the spectrum or an autistic adult. So you can relax knowing that everyone around you understands and appreciates autism.

Don’t just take our word for it – here is what some of our All Aboarders said:

Quotes from parents from the All Aboard 2018 event

Register for a place

We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us in Thomas Land for this year's All Aboard. Registration for 2019 will be open shortly. If you’d like to register your interest, please email

How we will support you

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

  • a social story of the day to prepare for the event
  • full information e-pack with easy read format
  • our fundraising and training guide to help you every step of the way
  • dedicated support from Senior Events Officer, Rachael Lynch
  • a warm welcome on the day from our events team and volunteers
  • a goody bag, medal and well deserved certificate after completing the walk
  • the chance to earn free Drayton Manor Theme park tickets if you reach your minimum fundraising amount

And if you have any specific requirements please do not hesitate to contact the team by emailing

What to expect on the day

  • to be greeted by 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.

Anything you can raise to support The National Autistic Society is really appreciated – but as a special thank-you, we’ll give a free ticket to Drayton Manor Theme Park after the event for those who surpass their minimum fundraising target (for children if you raise £35 total, for adults if you raise £45 total).

Helpful information

Frequently asked questions (Download PDF)

A social story of the day (Download PDF)

Full information e-pack (Download PDF)

Fundraising planner

Sponsorship form

Materials order form