Last year we had the awesome opportunity to go to the A Day Out with Thomas tour and I can hardly wait to go again this year!! You can see tons of our photos and more about our personal experience here. I know many of your either went or were interested in it last year so I wanted to make sure to tell you early enough this year so you could attend if it comes near you! Although we were offered tickets last year in exchange for posting about our experience it would be worth every penny if we had bought tickets. We drove a good hour and a half to get there and it was worth it – we had a blast!
This year the Day Out with Thomas tour is the GO GO Thomas Tour 2013. Events start as early as March 2nd and run through November 24th hitting states from Florida all the way to California, all the way over to New Hampshire, down to Texas and even several locations in Canada! You can view the entire 2013 schedule and locations here. Tickets cost just $18 + tax and definitely provide a day full of fun. I think we stayed last year only about 4 hours because it was SO hot we were just dripping in sweat. But there was plenty of covered tents for shade. There were toy trains to play with, blocks to build, bubble stations, coloring stations, free tattoos, videos to watch, storytelling stations, photo opps, face painting, make your own necklace stations, mini train rides, scavenger hunts and so much more. The kids even left with a little Thomas gift too! Each ticket includes one ride on Thomas – a real diesel engine and leaves every 45 minutes from 9am – 3:45pm on the day of the event. If you go this year send us a photo and we’ll post about it or you can upload it directly on to my Facebook page!
Make sure to check out the Day Out with Thomas website for more details and videos!
Here’s a little clip from the press release:
Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 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 kicks off in March and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers through November. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take an approximate 25 minute on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends and more.