All Aboard for Autism 2018. 

 Drayton Manor Theme Park Calendar iconSaturday 19 September 2020
  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 sign up

train icon Clare's experience at All Aboard 2018

train icon Photos from All Aboard 2018

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)

How to sign up

  1. Complete the online form (please note that each adult will need to complete this form, and pay for a place, individually. Do ensure that each of you gives the same team name!)
  2. Make your payment
  3. Set up your JustGiving page

You will be asked to sign in before booking. If you don't already have a username on our site, please register when asked to do so.

Sign up now

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
  • 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

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 All Aboard 2018

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

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