ABOUT THE EVENTWhat is Day Out With Thomas™?
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™, at regional heritage railroads across the country.Who is Thomas the Tank Engine?
Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 70 years ago, this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation.What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas?
Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.Will Thomas the Tank Engine be there?
Thomas the Tank Engine has traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor and has arrived Right on Time to take a ride with you and your family.Will Sir Topham Hatt be there?
Yes, Sir Topham Hatt will take time away from his busy schedule as Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor to meet and take pictures with guests.
TICKET INFOWhere is the event?
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad is located at 6140 Bray Road, Flint, MI 48505.When is the event?
August 18-20 & 25-27, 2017.When do tickets go on sale?
Feb. 16, 2017.How much are tickets?
Ticket prices are $22 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).How do I purchase tickets?
You may purchase your tickets now by clicking here, or calling Ticketweb at 866.468.7630. You can also purchase Thomas tickets at Genesee County Parks’ main office at 5045 Stanley Road, Flint beginning February 17, 2017 through May 12, 2017. Office hours are 8 am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Tickets will be sold at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017. Tickets will be sold at the Village Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.Who needs tickets?
Tickets are required for guests ages two and up.What is included in the ticket price?
A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor as well as special guest Bob the Builder..How will I receive my tickets?
If purchased three weeks or more in advance of the event, guests will receive their tickets in the mail. Guests that purchase tickets closer to the event date can pick up their tickets at Will Call the day of the event.Are there any refunds?
There will be no refunds or exchanges.Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance?
Due to the popularity of Day Out With Thomas, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. It is not uncommon for events to sell out. When purchasing tickets you will be asked to select a specific date and time for your ride with Thomas. Your ticket is valid only for that date and for the train ride at that specific time. However, please feel free to arrive at the railroad earlier than your train ride time, because there are many other activities your family can enjoy at the event site!
DAY OF EVENT INFOHow do I get there?
Follow I-475 off either I-75 or I-69 to Saginaw Street (Exit 13). Take Saginaw Street north toStanley Road, then east on Stanley to Bray. Take Bray Road south to Crossroads Village. Or, I-475 to Exit 11, Carpenter Road, east to Bray Road, then north on Bray Road to Crossroads Village.Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is parking and plenty of it.Is there an additional cost for parking?
Absolutely not! Parking is FREE.What times do trains depart?
Train departures are as follows: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12 Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.When should we arrive for our train ride with Thomas?
It is recommended that guests arrive at the event at least one hour before their scheduled departure. Feel free to come as early as you’d like to enjoy all of the other activities before your train ride! Crossroads Village is open from 9am to 5pm during Day Out With Thomas.Is there assigned seating on the train?
Tickets are assigned by time. Guests must be together during boarding if they wish to sit together on the train.How long is the train ride?
Crossroads Village’s train ride is 40 minutes long.Are you limited to just one train ride?
There is one train ride per ticket.What if there is inclement weather?
Day Out With Thomas events take place rain or shine.Are cameras allowed?
Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to capture their Day Out With Thomas memories for their photo albums and to share online. Don’t forget to tag your photos with the hashtag #DayOutWithThomas!Will there be food available?
Yes! There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor concessions available.Are strollers permitted?
Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes guests of all ages. There is even a designated area for "stroller parking" during the train ride.Is the event handicap accessible?
Most village homes are handicap accessible. Our train does have a wheelchair lift and our coach can accommodate up to 10 wheelchairs at a time.Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed at Day Out With Thomas.Is there available lodging in the area?
You can find the complete Day Out With Thomas 2017 schedule by visiting www.dayoutwiththomas.com. For information on other Thomas & Friends experiences, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com and click on “Events.”