Disclosure: This article and giveaway for Day Out With Thomas is sponsored by Genesee County Parks. All opinions are my own.
Day Out With Thomas is a dream come true for your Thomas loving toddler or preschooler. My daughter loved attending Day Out with 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.
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 17-19 and again from Friday-Sunday August 24-26. Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad are a little over an hour from Ann Arbor.
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.
If you need to take a break from the sun, head inside the historic school where Thomas movies are playing on a TV.
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.
At Crossroads Village, Thomas is joined by his friend Bob the Builder for a show.
Day Out With Thomas Tickets
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.
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.
Thomas will be at Crossroads Village on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from August 17-26. Rides start on the hour from 10a-3p each day. The Village is open until 5p.
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. They are in Flint, about an hour drive north from Ann Arbor.
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 the Venetian Gondolas – but it was quite a workout for dad.
Family 4 Pack of Tickets Giveaway
Genesee County Parks is providing a Family 4 Pack of Tickets for one lucky Ann Arbor with Kids reader. The tickets are tentatively for Friday, August 24 at 11a. Day and time will be confirmed before the giveaway ends. Crossroads Village. The Ticket Giveaway ends on July 31.
Day Out with Thomas Crossroads 2018