By Patricia Hall, Fairfax Family Fun
Mention “Thomas” to the parents of any toddler or young child, and the first thought is likely not of a person, but a train: for more than three decades, the books and animated television series of Thomas & Friends have delighted youngsters with the tales of Thomas the Tank Engine and his other train friends and coworkers on the island of Sodor.
Each year in various cities, children can become a part of the adventure at a “Day Out With Thomas,” the popular event where kids and their families can ride an actual Thomas train and enjoy other fun. And Day Out With Thomas returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore this month! Little engineers and families can take a 25-minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun. The event takes place the weekends of April 28-30 and May 5-7, 2017.
See details below, and see the special surprise we have for one family!
A “Day Out With Thomas” can make for many great memories, and provide a full day of fun. Each Day Out With Thomas ticket includes a scheduled 25-minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, admission to the B&O Railroad Museum all-day, plus special extras including:
- Photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt
- Thomas Imagination Station of interactive play
- Carnival games
- Moon bounce
- Kid’s climb-on train
- Craft and temporary tattoo stations
- Interactive B&O Railroad Museum exhibits
- Free rides for children on Thomas Power Wheels, the museum’s carousel, Happy Train & Choo Choo Blueville
- Live kid-oriented entertainment every day
Tickets start at $22 per person for ages two and up; food and professional photos also are available for purchase. The last day to purchase tickets online for the weekend of April 28-30 is Monday, April 24, 2017, and the final day for online purchases for the weekend of May 5-7 is Monday, May 1. Purchase tickets via Ticketweb or call 1-866-468-7630, and visit the event website to learn more about the activities and the museum.
And… thanks to the generosity of the B&O Railroad Museum, we are sending one family to enjoy this event for free! One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a set of our complimentary tickets. See below for details!
Win tickets to a Day Out With Thomas
One winner will receive four (4) general admission tickets to A Day Out With Thomas in Baltimore at the B&O Railroad Museum to use on Friday, May 5, 2017 (total prize value: approximately $88). The tickets include a scheduled 2:30 pm train ride time; doors open that day at 9am and it is recommended to be on-site at least one hour prior to the train ride time (the tickets cannot be exchanged for another time). To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below before 11 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017. One winner will be randomly selected and notified immediately via email at the address the winner used when placing the comment; the winner will need to respond by 5 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017, to the notification email or risk forfeiture. Tickets will be held for the winner at Will Call. This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook. Contestants agree to abide by our giveaway terms and conditions. This giveaway is open to persons ages 18 and up.