My Review of Day Out with Thomas!!
My Review of Day Out with Thomas!!
I recently went with my family to Day Out with Thomas and from the moment we arrived till the time we left we had a FANTASTIC experience.
Our day began with the hour plus drive to Uxbridge – who knew it was so far! 😉 While the kids were getting antsy after the first 5 minutes, they quickly realized what was in store once we arrived.
We stood in a very short entrance line up where they took our tickets, handed us a colourful map and off we went to our first activity: the Family Jr. booth where my boys decorated their own Thomas the Train buttons.
They proudly showed off their amazing creations! They also had a video viewing area and lots of awesome goodies for the kids (think colourful sunglasses and stickers!).
We then headed over to take our picture with Sir. Topham Hatt but not before my kids went crazy at the bubble wand station. That was fun!!
We then ventured to the balloon animal booth and then we decided to walk past the train section and headed to a really neat maze filled with hay blocks. It was fun watching all the kids go through it with glee! Afterwards, my kids ran to the bouncy castles and enjoyed jumping!!
It was then time for the main event, the train ride! We were in a great air conditioned booth with super comfy seats.
The only thing that I found was missing in the actual train ride was something to see. The kids were asking for “Percy” and the like and I thought there would be various visuals (props from the show etc).
We really enjoyed our experience at Day Out with Thomas. Overall, the line ups for a Friday mid morning to late afternoon were busy but not overwhelmingly so. They do have porta-potties on site which were relatively clean (a big bonus when going with kids!)
I went into this day thinking we would be in and out in an hour. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of activities and planning that took place by York-Durham Heritage Railway to make this event a success!
I would definitely recommend taking your kids to Day Out with Thomas. An experience I’m sure they will love and never forget!
To add: We also really enjoyed our walk through the village (after we completed all the activities) – we grabbed a late lunch at an awesome restaurant called, Wixan’s Bridge: http://www.wixansbridge.com/order-online/ – Totally kid friendly meals, yummy adult food too and really fantastic service! 😉
Information about the event:
Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be chugging his way into Uxbridge for two weekends of fun, August 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20, 2017.
Don’t miss one of the hottest things to do in the GTA for two fun-filled weekends, loaded with train rides, special guests and more!
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to take a 25 minute ride and get their picture with storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine.
Off the platform, meet and snap your photo with Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. The Imagination Station will offer many Thomas-themed activities including stamps, colouring sheets, temporary tattoos, play train tables and a storytelling and video viewing area.
Enjoy the other activities including live entertainment, face painting, bubble zone, kiddie train, ride-on motorbike scooters, hay maze, jumping castles and more. There will also be a variety of food vendors on-site.
Day Out With Thomas™ takes place at the Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street, in Uxbridge.
Thomas the Tank Engine departs and returns to the Uxbridge Station so that your family can enjoy everything this event has to offer. Trains depart at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00 and 3:45. It is recommended that guests arrive at the event at least one hour before their scheduled departure.