It is that time of year...Thomas the Tank is making stops across the country so that he can visit with his fans. :-) We have been taking the girls to Day Out with Thomas for the past three years, and each year it seems to get even better. We have tried tour stops in North Conway, NH and Essex, CT, but find the Essex, CT one to be more convenient travel wise.
While I will be sharing information and a giveaway for the Essex, CT Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, which is April 18th, 25-26th and May 2-3rd, I also wanted to share the direct link to the Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, so that you can find a stop on the tour in your area, as this is one family friendly day out not to be missed -- http://www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt.
Parents and kids will love spending the day with Thomas the Tank, as well as meeting Sir Topham Hatt, both who are available for keepsake photos. In addition to the fun 20-25 minute train ride with Thomas, fans of the show will also be able to stop and visit different stations set up at their selected venues, to play with train sets, color in fun Thomas and Friends coloring sheet, sing and dance along to music, get a Day Out with Thomas tattoo, or simply kick back and take in an episode or two of Thomas and Friends. In addition, many venues also have local talent on hand to entertain families, including clowns, magicians and more.
My girls saw the flyer for the Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 when we took them to Essex at Christmas for the Polar Express. They made a point to point out the sign so that we could get tickets, and continue to remind me whenever they are watching Thomas on television.
Here is more about the Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, which is now in its 20th year! ---
"Thomas the Tank Engine™ is celebrating friendship at Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, and families across North America are invited aboard! Little engineers everywhere are invited to join Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into the Essex Steam Train this April and May for Day Out with Thomas™: The Celebration Tour 2015.
This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, star of the popular Thomas & Friends® series, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.
The tour, now in its 20th year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2015.
This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world.
WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine
· A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans!
· Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
· A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.
· Storytelling, video viewing and live music, introducing Percy
WHEN: April 18, 25-26, and May 2-3
TIME: Rides beginning at 9AM and running until 3:45PM
WHERE: 1 Valley Railroad, Essex, CT 06426
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt or www.essexsteamtrain.com. Ticket prices are $24 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
For more information and directions,
contact (860) 767 0103 or www.essexsteamtrain.com
For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com
Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasParent. #DOWT #ThomasObsessed
Thanks to the event's promoter, I am excited to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family four pack (4) of tickets to the Saturday, May 2nd, 2:15PM train ride. Winner will be chosen and their name and phone number will be left at will call, where they can pick up tickets the day of the event with a photo ID. You are encouraged to arrive at least an hour early to get your tickets and form a line for the 2:15PM. Also, you can enjoy the different activities, rides, etc. prior to and after the train ride -- so you'll want to make sure you give yourself enough time for the ride and all that this event has to offer. :-)
To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets from the show's promoter in exchange for promoting this show, as well as sharing social media posts the day of the event through my social media pages. All views shared are mine and mine alone.