My children and I got to spend a few hours with Thomas the Tank Engine this past Sunday morning! The weather was beautiful! Almost too beautiful to ride on Thomas and inside the passenger cars, as we just wanted to be outside enjoying the cooler air here in Tennessee! But we rode on Thomas, in a passenger car, with our friend and neighbor Lochlin and his mother.
We had so much fun riding the train, playing with the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends on the train tables, playing with Mega Bloks, coloring pictures with Thomas and friends, checking out the petting zoo, feeding the sheep and goats, riding on a smaller train, jumping in the bounce house, crawling through a big inflatable dragon, playing miniature golf, watching a few Thomas cartoons, getting fake tattoos, and collecting our stamps on the three papers that they gave to use when we first arrived to receive a special treat when our paper was complete! We turned them in before we left, and the kids received some Thomas stickers, along with a 2-sided sheet in which to put the stickers on, to act out scenes from Thomas and Friends shows and movies. Also, every child who rides with Thomas receives the Official Jr. Engineer Certificate signed by Sir Topham Hatt.
After our ride on Thomas, we had a chance to take a photo in front of Thomas. You can do this how ever you want, in front of Thomas on the ground, standing on these boxes that they have for you, sitting on the boxes, which the kids did last year, or standing in front of, or near Thomas. We weren't rushed to take our personal photos either. The gentleman took his photos, because they like to try to sell them to you, and then we took our own! I also purchased two hats for my older son and daughter from the gift shop instead of toys.
Sheep at the Mini Petting Zoo (with a Llama in the background)
This fun-filled event takes place at The Tennessee Central Railway Museum and features a 25 minute ride with Thomas, games, activities, a chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt and more!
Thomas will be in town This Weekend from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on September 7th and September 8th.
Tickets are on sale now and are available by calling Ticketweb toll-free at 866-468-7630 or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html or www.tcry.org. Ticket prices are $20 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is located at 220 Willow Street, Nashville, TN 37210. You can call them at 615-244-9001 for more information or for directions.
For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt. Check to see if Thomas will be in a city near you!
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Disclosure: I received some tickets to the day out with thomas event in exchange for my review post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.