Day out with Thomas at Crossroads Village

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Do you have a child who loves Thomas the Train? If so, I suggest attending Day Out With Thomas. 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 several times when she was younger.

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas is a fun family friendly event when Thomas visits railroads around the country. At Day Out With Thomas, families can 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 19-21 and again from Friday-Sunday August 26-28. 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 2 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

We attended Day Out With Thomas three times when my daughter was younger, including once at Crossroads Village. At Crossroads Village, we loved that the 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

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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.

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.

Venetian Swing at Crossroads Village


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  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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