On Sunday, Lennox and I headed out to Grapevine, TX – One of my favorite cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We met up with my nephew Henry and Sister-in-Law Mandy. Why where we together? To go see Thomas the Train of course!
When I received 4 tickets to the event, I knew I had bring Henry. He is the biggest train lover I know! Lennox likes Thomas, but Henry REALLY likes Thomas the Train!
A Day out with Thomas took place at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, the same place we went for the North Pole Express (Polar Express) during Christmastime. Our tickets included a train ride (we sat in what would be Annie), we met Sir Topham Hat, attended storytime/video viewing of Thomas the Train, and did a scavenger hunt to win a prize at the end of the visit from Thomas. You could also wait and have your picture taken with Thomas, but by the time it got to that line, it was just too long and too hot to wait (it was almost 90* outside and we had two sleepy toddlers).
The kids loved the train ride, as I knew they would. The train ride it self doesn’t have that much involvement with Thomas. They do play some music from the show, pass out passenger certificate, etc but it mostly is just to enjoy the ride. It was a great day outside, weather wise, so all the windows were open and the kids put their hands and heads (!) out the window and let the wind blow in their hair. Their excitement fed off of each other, and they really had a great time giggling all the way.
A Day out with Thomas is a fun event for anyone who has a kiddo into trains and Thomas! The event here in Grapevine will be going on through April 21st but you can catch up with Thomas and Friends throughout the nation on the Day out with Thomas 2013 Tour!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post but did receive tickets in return for this post. All photos and opinions are 100% my own.