Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017
Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives! Thomas is pulling into the station for a larger than life experience at Day Out With Thomas™: The Friendship Tour 2017. Day Out With Thomas is a fun-filled and exciting way for children and adults to enter the world of Thomas & Friends. The tour provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with Thomas and have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway.
The tour provides a unique, interactive and memorable family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. Different forms of entertainment – from petting zoos, miniature golf, and bounce houses to face-painting and magic shows – make each Day Out With Thomas event special.
Thomas Land at Edaville Family Theme Park
Everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine and the Island of Sodor come to life at at Edaville Family Theme Park in Carver, MA. Thomas Land is the largest permanent Thomas & Friends attraction in North America.
Thomas Land covers 11.5 acres and features 11 rides based on Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor. Attractions at Thomas Land include a 20-minute scenic train ride on a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine™, and theme park favorites including a roller coaster, drop tower, Ferris wheel and much more.
All of the rides and attractions feature beloved characters from Thomas & Friends such as Thomas, Percy, Diesel, Toby, Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter, and more. Guests can visit familiar destinations around the Island of Sodor like Tidmouth Sheds, Knapford Station, and Brendam Docks. Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor, is on site to greet and take photos with visitors.
Explore the Rails – Traveling Exhibit
Thomas & Friends®: Explore the Rails, an interactive exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and inspired by the PBS KIDS series is making tracks across North American and may be steaming into a museum near you!
Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) -focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster STEM literacy through playful learning experiences. The exhibit incorporates foundational STEM practices that encourage thinking mathematically, making comparisons, experimenting to solve problems using a variety of methods and tools, thinking creatively and reflecting on actions and results.
Visitors will be delighted as they find themselves surrounded by the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks and much more. In the exhibit, children help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from a simple sorting and shape identification activity to more complex engineering obstacles, such as completing a train track using track pieces with different levels of elevation. As children confront new challenges and test their abilities, the smiling faces of Thomas, Percy, Victor and others are there to offer encouragement and remind children how “really useful” they all are.
To find out Thomas & Friends®: Explore the Rails exhibit schedule, visit here.
Take a Vacation with Thomas
Your little engineers are the conductors of their own vacation in The Little Big Club™, a year-round kids program experienced exclusively at the All Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Featuring live shows and educational, interactive activities like the Thomas & Friends Activity Depot, The Little Big Club™ is loaded with fun events throughout the week, making for a vacation experience parents appreciate and your child will never forget! Favorites Angelina Ballerina, Bob The Builder and Barney will be there too! Learn more.