Both of my boys had a small obsession with trains. They would play trains every day. We had train sets galore in our house, not to mention a slew of the various characters from Thomas the Train. My husband and I loved helping them build long railways and seeing just how big we could make it.
From train sets and characters, to books and television programs, you betcha my kids absolutely adored Thomas and his friends. And I’m sure many parents out there can relate. And I also bet you still have a train set, a Thomas or even a Percy lying around your house! Am I right?!
When we heard that A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017 was coming back we were really excited. We have always wanted to go. I am so excited that my kids finally get to experience it this year.
If you aren’t familiar, here is what it is all about…
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.
Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Uxbridge on August 11 – 13 and 18 – 20, 2017. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel.
Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities.
The tour, now in its 22nd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2017.
For 2 back-to-back weekends little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun.
In celebration of this year’s theme, Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 will feature an array of friendship-inspired activities.
Attendees will be able to participate in events that encourage and celebrate friendship including photo opportunities, crafts, and a fun activity that invites kids to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a trio of Day Out With Thomas friendship bracelets.
Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:00 am through 3:45 pm each day of the event.
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $25 plus HST for ages two and up.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com/dowt or by calling toll-free 1-888-222-6608. For more information and directions, visit ydhr.ca/thomas or contact the York-Durham Heritage Railway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to make this a weekend adventure, book a discounted room from a participating hotel in Newmarket, Stouffville or Ajax. For details and links visit www.ydhr/thomas
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 event near you, visit www.dayoutwiththomas.com.
Add a little fun for your little one with this colouring sheet and puzzle:
Wait, there’s more!
We want to offer one lucky reader a chance to go see and experience the event for yourself! I am giving away 4 tickets to for Friday, August 18th, 2017. (winner must be able to go on this day).
All you have to do is enter the giveaway below for your chance to win.
*Contest is open to residents of Ontario who are age of majority and who are able to get to the event on their own at the York-Durham Railway*
Contest will be open from today until August 3rd. A winner will be selected at random on August 4th.
So tell me, who’s your favourite character?