Coming soon to a station near you! A Day out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017
Start your engines! 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 3 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. The 2017 tour theme is in line with this year’s Thomas & Friends global brand campaign, ‘Set Friendship in Motion’ – a campaign that ties together content, social integrations, and event activations across the entire Thomas & Friends franchise to highlight the importance of first friendships and the development of key friendship skills in toddlers.
Make sure you read all the way to the end of the post because the last section of information is about ticket giveaways!
What can you expect from A Day Out with Thomas 2017?
Specific activities vary from venue to venue. But do expect to make a day of it! A Day out with Thomas is more than just a train ride! We usually spend 3 to 4 hours at the DOWT events. You can expect to find story time and movies (sometimes in a train car!), live musicians playing children’s songs, putt-putt, and the Thomas toy tent and more.
This is the fourth year that Thomas is able to TALK to his friends at A Day Out With Thomas! It’s such a wonderful addition that the kids won’t forget!
Here’s a video of Thomas talking as he’s pulling into the station:
Plus, you can see more videos from Day Out with Thomas on my YouTube channel here.
Ticket & Schedule Info:
Dates are set and Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt. (Full list of dates available at www.ticketweb.com/dowt also.) Ticket prices vary by venue but are in the $20 range for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
MASTER LIST OF ALL DAY OUT WITH THOMAS TICKET GIVEAWAYS!
Ok, I’ve scoured the web to find you all the Thomas ticket giveaways so you can try to score tickets to a location near you! I’ll keep looking because as more dates get closer there will be more giveaways! (Are you a blogger with a giveaway? Leave a comment and I’ll add yours to the list!)
Day out with Thomas at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera, Alabama for May 12 (giveaway ends 4/28)
Day out with Thomas at Strasburg Railroad, Pennsylvania for June 22 (giveaway ends 5/5)
Day out with Thomas at West Coast Railway, Squamish, BC, Canada (giveaway ends 5/12)
Day out with Thomas at B&O Railroad, Baltimore, Maryland, April 28th from DC Thrifty Moms (giveaway ends 4/19) Day out with Thomas at B&O Railroad, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29th from Capitol Moms(giveaway ends 4/9) Day out with Thomas at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan (giveaway ends 4/16) Day Out with Thomas at Tennessee Valley Railroad, Chattanooga, TN on April 30th (giveaway ends 4/17) Day Out with Thomas in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (giveaway ends 4/9)