A special thank you to the NC Transportation Museum for providing our tickets for the Day Out with Thomas the Train.
This past weekend, my husband, daughter, and I got to experience a fun Day Out with Thomas the Train at out local transportation museum. I wasn’t going to share it here on the blog at first, but I know that many other cities do something similar, so I though I’d share it in case any one was wondering about the event and activities. In all, we had a great day!
The Thomas the Train ride itself was the highlight of the event, but there were many other activities to keep the kids occupied throughout the day. The NC Transportation Museum has several exhibits of transportation methods and trains. Those things were my husband’s favorite! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know my husband was like a little kid during our day out. He was excited that his cell phone was able to ride one of the model trains at one of the exhibits.
As for other “kid” activities, there were various stations set up for kids to stop and play, such as the below bubble station and kid hay maze.
The NC Transportation Museum has a working roundabout. My daughter didn’t want to ride, but for $1.00 visitors could purchase a pass to ride the roundabout.
It was soon time for the ride on Thomas himself! The train rides had appointed times that were assigned according to ticket. Visitors could pick the time they wanted when ordering. We lined up at the boarding station about 15 minutes before our appointed time.
I will let you in on a little secret, but don’t tell the kids! Thomas actually doesn’t pull the train. He’s just for looks. The engine on the “rear” of the train is actually what pulls and pushes the train. Shhh…don’t tell!
The event was offering photos with Thomas and Percy, but unfortunately the bottom fell out of the sky right when our train ride ended. The rain set in and lasted our entire hour ride home. So we didn’t get to make our photo with Thomas, Percy, or Sir Topham Hat.
Straight-up honesty: We had a good time, but I did feel like our daughter was at the top end of the age spectrum. All the activities and the train ride seemed to be geared towards kids aged 6 and under. But, then again, do kids over the age of 6 or 7 watch Thomas the Train? So I’m sure it was age appropriate for their target audience, but be aware if you have an older child they may not be entertained to tag along.