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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Day Out with Thomas The Tank Engine

All Aboard, Day Out With Thomas is pulling into the Greenfield Village Station for three weekends of full-steam delight.  Go on a train ride with Thomas, Meet Sir Topham Hatt, then listen to live music. In addition you can enjoy a magic show, sit down to a story,  or shop for your favorite Thomas or Railroad merchandise.  There is something for every Thomas the Tank Engine fan.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village

  1. Interactive Train Rides: Experience the magic of a real train ride aboard Thomas the Tank Engine. This ride is a treat for both young and old fans of the beloved series.
  2. Meet Sir Topham Hatt: Children will love meeting Sir Topham Hatt, enhancing the immersive experience of the Thomas universe.
  3. Educational Activities: Day Out with Thomas offers a range of educational and fun activities. These activities are designed to teach children about railway safety as well as the history of trains through engaging, hands-on experiences.
  4. Photo Opportunities: Capture special moments with Thomas and friends, therefore creating lasting memories with plenty of photo opportunities throughout Greenfield Village.
  5. Live Entertainment: Enjoy live music and performances that will entertain the whole family. The entertainment includes storytelling sessions and also sing-alongs that bring the world of Thomas to life.
  6. Crafts and Games: Engage in a variety of themed crafts and also games that encourage creativity and interactive play. These activities are perfect for keeping young ones entertained throughout the day.
  7. Historic Setting: Explore Greenfield Village, an open-air museum that offers a glimpse into America’s past with its historic buildings in addition to real-working antiques.
  8. Themed Merchandise: If your little one loves Thomas, then visit the gift shop to find exclusive Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise. From toys and books to apparel and accessories, the gift shop is perfect for any Thomas enthusiast.
  9. Family Bonding: The event offers fun and adventure that can be enjoyed by multiple generations together. Therefore making this a wonderful opportunity for family bonding.
  10. Scenic Surroundings: Experience the picturesque beauty of Greenfield Village’s historic setting, adding to the charm of the event.

Day Out with Thomas 2024 Schedule

Dates: The event will take place at Greenfield Village on May 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19.
Time: 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Ticketholders purchasing the 9:00 a.m. train experience receive exclusive early entry.)

Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine 2024 Prices:

MEMBERS: $17.00 per person, age 1 year & older
Admission includes Day Out With Thomas™ programming, a timed ticket to ride Thomas the Tank Engine™, all-day access to Greenfield Village and more. Parking is $9 per vehicle for non members and free for members.

NON-MEMBER: Prices include admission to Greenfield Village and the Thomas the Tank Experience
SENIORS age 62 & up $48.50
ADULTS age 12-61, $52.00
YOUTH age 5-11, $43.25
CHILD age 1-4 $17.00
All INFANTS under 1 year are free

More about Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village is a living history museum located in Dearborn, Michigan, offering visitors a glimpse into America’s past. Spanning over 80 acres, this open-air museum is filled with historic buildings, lush gardens, and working farms, all meticulously preserved to transport visitors back in time. Founded by Henry Ford in 1929, Greenfield Village features over 80 historic structures, including Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, as well as the Ford family home. Visitors can explore the village by foot, horse-drawn carriage, or vintage Model T Ford, immersing themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of bygone eras. With interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and costumed interpreters bringing history to life, overall Greenfield Village offers a truly immersive and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Read more about Greenfield Village in our Feature Article.

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Julie McKeeman
Author: Julie McKeeman

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is an elementary school librarian whose passion is to create safe spaces for all children.