Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 Coming to Florida

Thomas steams down the track_HIGH For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.  Florida Railroad Museum will also offer mini train rides, face painting, a bounce house, imagination station, live entertainment along with other activities.   We had the opportunity to attend the Day Out With Thomas event last year at the Florida Railroad Museum and my little guy still talks about it. There was so much to do and see and it was simply a dream come true for my little train lover. You can see all about our adventure last year HERE.

Sir Topham Hatt greets a young fan

Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014

This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, star of the popular Thomas & Friends® series. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.

The tour, now in its 20th year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2015.

This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship.  All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world.


About the Day Out With Thomas Event at The Florida Railroad Museum


  • A 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans!
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
  • A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.
  • Storytelling, video viewing, bounce house, imagination station, live music and other activities


WHEN:                    Saturday & Sunday, March 14-15 & March 21-22   

TIME:                       Florida Railroad Museum grounds will be open from 8:30am – 5:00pm

WHERE:                  12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219


Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt or www.frrm.org.  Ticket prices are $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For more information and directions, contact the Florida Railroad Museum by calling 941-776-0906 or visiting www.frrm.org.

You can start gearing up for this unforgettable day by downloading some fun printable coloring pages and puzzles.

For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com. Follow Thomas on Facebook at facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

Thomas pulling into the station_HIGH


Win a 4 Pack of Tickets to A Day Out With Thomas at The Florida Railway Museum

Win a 4 pack of tickets toA Day Out With Thomasat the Florida Railroad Museum on March on 21, 2015. Giveaway open to US residents 18 and older. Giveaway ends on March 5th at 11:59pm.

*Does not include travel or transportation to event.

Enter the giveaway by following the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED.

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For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasParent.  #DOWT  #ThomasObsessed

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Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula is a freelance writer, translator & marketer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on subjects ranging from travel and food to parenting and bilingualism. She enjoys traveling, good food and is always in search of new things to do and in Southwest Florida.


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  1. Amy DC

    My 3 year old daughter is a huge Thomas fan. I would love to bring her to this because I know she would have a blast!

  2. Cassandra WM

    I would absolutely thrilled to win these tickets! My daughter loves Thomas the Train so much (she says her light up Thomas sneakers make her run super fast!) and she loves her aunt who lives in Tampa even more! It would be so wonderful to win and be able to take my daughter on a fun Thomas train ride with her aunt and grandpa. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. Dona Hoffman

    My grandson is a huge fan of Thomas, every time he sees him all he can say is Tom Tom, he just love him, he has a potty chair and a battery operated train of Thomas, So this would just make his day.

  4. Danielle K

    We would love to go because my son is obsessed with Thomas!

  5. Laurie H

    My 3 yr old LOVES Thomas, he would have a blast!

  6. Kim M

    My son adores Thomas – I am amazed at all the train characters he knows by name. His grandparents recently had to cancel a visit to tend to an emergency with his Great Grandma. This would be a great family outing to share together, as the situation settles.

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