Does your child love Thomas the Train? Great News! Thomas the Train will be at Greenfield Village in May 2023. It is such a treat for them to ride on Thomas and participate in the Thomas activities.
- About Day Out With Thomas
- Day Out With Thomas: The Color Tour
- Frequently Asked Questions About Day Out with Thomas
- Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village Tickets
- Greenfield Village
- Visit Henry Ford Museum – Thomas the Train Days
About Day Out With Thomas
There are two Day Out with Thomas Michigan locations – the event at Greenfield Village in May and at Crossroads Village in August.
Each spring Greenfield Village hosts Day Out with Thomas, typically on 3 weekends in April and May. For 2023, Thomas will be at Greenfield Village on May 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21.
We attended Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village twice when my daughter was younger. We really enjoyed it each time. My daughter loved getting to ride on Thomas the Tank engine. The ride is for passengers of all ages.
She also loved having her picture taken with Thomas. They also had lots of activities including story time, stamps, play tables, and more. There is even live music.
Day Out with Thomas is a great family event that welcomes passengers to ride train cars pulled by Thomas. One of our visits was on Mother’s Day. However, it is best for families with children age 4 and under. Even at 4, my daughter wanted to explore Greenfield Village as much as participate in the Thomas the Train activities.
Day Out With Thomas: The Color Tour
Each year Thomas tours across the US and Canada making stops at various venues. The 2023 theme is Let’s Get Colorful. We are lucky to have two Michigan Thomas the Train stops. Greenfield Village in Dearborn and Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint in August.
Frequently Asked Questions About Day Out with Thomas
1 – My ticket says 1:30pm. Can I arrive earlier?
Yes. Your ticket is for your ride on Thomas. You are free to enter Greenfield Village any time after opening. You could arrive at 9:30a and end the day with your ride.
2 – How early should I arrive?
Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before your train ride to have time to park, enter, use the restroom, and walk to the train depot which is not at the entrance. There is also a photo opportunity before your ride.
3 – What should I bring?
Be prepared for the weather. Sunscreen, water bottles, or rain gear as appropriate. There is stroller (or wagon) parking available at the train depot.
Your child may wish to bring their favorite Thomas toy. Just make sure they keep their trains away from the play tables.
4 – What about food?
You can bring your own food into Greenfield Village. There are also several places to eat. We have always enjoyed Taste of History Restaurant and the food stands.
Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village Tickets
Your ticket includes admission to Greenfield Village, a ride on Thomas, and most activities throughout the Village.
- Museum Members: $17/person (age 1+)
- Adults (12-61) – $50
- Child (5-11) – $41.75
- Child (1-4) – $17
- Seniors (62+) – $46.75
Parking is $9/non-members and is charged with your ticket purchase. Members receive free parking.
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Railroaders Brunch at Day Out with Thomas
The Railroaders Brunch option for Day Out with Thomas includes a 9-10a breakfast at A Taste of History and a 10:30a ride on Thomas..
Sir Topham Hatt will be visiting brunch which will also include railroad-themed storytelling and live music by the Picks & Sticks Stringband. Brunch includes Bananas Foster French Toast, Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, yogurt parfaits, assorted pastries and more.
Your Village admission and Thomas ride are included in the price:
- Members of The Henry Ford (aged 1 and up) – $42
- Adult – $75
- Senior (62+) – $71.75
- Youth (5-11) – $66.75
- Children (1-4) – $42
- Children (under 1) – $5
My daughter has loved visiting Greenfield Village since our first trip to Thomas when she was 2. By 4 she was as interested in the historic buildings as she was in the Thomas activities. Greenfield Village’s playground is a huge hit with the kids. Be sure to check our Greenfield Village Activity Review for information on fun activities (besides Thomas) and dining at Greenfield Village
Visit Henry Ford Museum – Thomas the Train Days
While at Day Out With Thomas, you can consider taking time to also visit the Henry Ford Museum. There are plenty of train exhibits inside the museum.