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A Day Out With Thomas

Events Coming Soon Near You

Strasburg Railroad
Ronks, PA *Featuring Percy
June 18-21
September 17-20
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Upcoming 2021 Events

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Calera, AL
April 17-18 & 23-25
Tennessee Valley Railroad
Chattanooga, TN *Featuring Percy
May 1-2 & 8 & 15-16
Essex Steam Train
Essex, CT *Featuring Percy
May 29-30
June 5-6
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
Cordele, GA
June 12-13 & 19-20 & 26-27
Strasburg Railroad
Ronks, PA *Featuring Percy
June 18-21
September 17-20
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
Phillipsburg, NJ
July 9-11 & 16-18
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Duluth, MN *Featuring Percy
August 6-8 & 13-15
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Flint, MI
August 20-22 & 27-29
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Squamish, BC
August 21-22 & 28-29
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Grapevine, TX
September 24-26
October 1-3

Event Information

Please continue to check the Upcoming 2021 Events list for tour locations as they are announced. Thank you for your understanding and please stay healthy.

During these uncertain times, donations from people like you help to continue our railroad partners’ mission to preserving railroad heritage. Click here to donate and support your local Day Out With Thomas heritage railroad.

For questions, please contact DayOutWithThomas@Mattel.com

Plan for Your Day

All aboard! Your tickets are purchased, and your little engineer is ready for a birthday celebration with Thomas!

Some helpful tips before the event:

  • Come prepared to spend the day – There will be lots of activities to keep your children busy
  • Please arrive at the boarding area 15 minutes prior to train departure time. Stroller parking available before you hop on.
  • Food and snack vendors are onsite, but feel free to bring your own lunch!

Event Details

Day Out With Thomas™ is an exciting event that offers families the unique opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and play all day at heritage railroads across the country.

Most Railroads open at 9am so be sure to explore all that the event has to offer. Please check your confirmation email for more details on site times and additional activities.

  • Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™
    • The time on your ticket is the train departure. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Director of the Sodor Railway
    • Schedules will be posted onsite for photo op times
  • Pick up your DOWT Passport to Adventure to take you around the event
  • Enjoy Storytelling and Entertainment
  • Unlimited Play, Unlimited Fun!
    • Explore the Imagination Station chock full of Thomas activities
    • Play with the Newest Thomas toys and MEGA Bloks in the Play Pod
    • Get creative with arts & crafts
    • Get a temporary tattoo of your child’s favorite engine
  • Day Out With Thomas Gift Shop with Exclusive Items
  • Additional Activities vary per Railroad but may also include:
    • Live Entertainment: Sing-a-longs, magicians, Ask an Engineer Booth
    • Group Activities: Bean Bag Toss, Mini Golf, Hay Bale Maze
    • Additional Experiences: Bubbles, Petting Zoo, Face Paint
    • Inflatable Fun: Bounce Houses and Toby, Nia, or Percy Inflatable photo ops!
    • Museum Components: Heritage Railway Historical Artifacts
    • Experiential Retail: Pick your very own exclusive MINI’s pack