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All Aboard! At Crossroads Village Day out with Thomas

Your child who loves Thomas the Train will have a blast at Crossroads Village Day Out with Thomas! At this family event, they will get to ride a train pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine, hear Thomas stories, see Thomas toys, and so much more.

 My daughter was a big fan of Thomas as a toddler and preschooler. She read the books, watched the movies, and played with the trains – both the wooden trains and the LEGO DUPLO trains that were made at the time.  We also attended Day Out with Thomas at Crossroads Village. It was a definite rite of passage for her.

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas is a fun, family-friendly event when Thomas visits railroads around the country. The Day Out With Thomas event welcomes passengers of all ages to ride on train cars pulled by Thomas, play with the latest Thomas Toys, and enjoy Thomas stories and movies. 

Thomas the Train will be at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint for Day Out with Thomas on Friday-Sunday August 18-20 and again from Friday-Sunday August 25-27. Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad are a little over an hour from Ann Arbor. You can purchase your timed tickets in advance for your ride on Thomas. Your $22 ticket includes admission to Crossroads Village and a ride on the train pulled by Thomas. Children ages 1 and up will need a ticket. You may enter the village at any time, but your ticket will be for a train ride at a specific time. 

Day Out With Thomas - Crossroads Village - Thomas Photo Opportunity
Photo provided by Genesee County Parks

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We attended Day Out With Thomas three times when my daughter was younger, including once at Crossroads Village. At Huckleberry Railroad, Thomas pulls carriages looked like Annie and Clarabel (Thomas’s carriages). 

One of the highlights for my daughter was always playing with the Thomas train tables. A word of warning, trains are provided for play. If your child brings their own trains to the event, it is best to keep them off of the tables so they don’t get mixed up with the provided trains.

Day Out With Thomas - Crossroads Village - Playing with Trains

One cool feature of Day Out With Thomas is the hay maze. The kids love exploring and it’s just the right size for them.

Day Out With Thomas - Crossroads Village - Hay Maze
Photo provided by Genesee County Parks

Tickets can sell out for Day Out With Thomas, so I definitely suggest buying tickets in advance. The sooner you buy your tickets, the more choice you will have of times to ride Thomas the train at Huckleberry Railroad.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

Crossroads Village is a typical Great Lakes village from the turn of the 20th century. Huckleberry Railroad is a steam train that operates around the Village with a 40 minute ride. Crossroads Village is part of the Genesee County Parks System. It is located in Flint, about an hour drive north from Ann Arbor. 

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

Crossroads Village features 34 historic structures, villagers, and more. Kids won’t want to miss their historic amusement rides – a historic Wheel, Carousel, mini-train, Venetian gondolas, and pony carts. My daughter loved riding the Venetian gondola with dad.

Venetian Swing at Crossroads Village

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14 thoughts on “All Aboard! At Crossroads Village Day out with Thomas”

  1. My three year old would love this! As would my 6 year old! I’m not even sure they have a favorite character, but seeing a real life Thomas would make them glow!

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