We were so excited to be invited back to Day Out with Thomas for the third year. The event will be in Grapevine, Texas this weekend (Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19). Hurry and buy your tickets now! The rides on Thomas do sell out.
Day Out With Thomas
My best advice? Get there early! Here in Grapevine, you can park by their municipal building and take a bus ride over. This makes for easier parking than dealing with busy downtown Grapevine. My kids loved this experience, because they’ve only ridden on buses a handful of times.
Once you are in, grab a fun sheet for your kiddos to earn a prize. There was a man passing these out near the ticket stand. Kids collect stamps on their sheet at several of the fun stations throughout the event and redeem it for a prize in the gift shop.
We got in line for our train ride about 20 minutes prior to our ticketed time. A clown came by and photo-bombed our pic and yeased my kids with his long ribbon. It took them a minute to figure out where it came from after it started waving in front of their faces. That clown was a jokester!
There were so many cool things to do! Not only was there live entertainment (including a woman making balloon animals, a magic show, and that clown), but kids could grab a free temporary tattoo of their favorite character, play in the bubbles thanks to a huge bubble machine, play on little ride-on Thomas toys and tricycles, enjoy a free petting zoo, play in the sandbox, and even see a real blacksmith demonstration. There are also lots and lots of trains to play with, of course!
You can also enjoy some delicious foods from vendors on-site. We had a foot long corn dog, an order of nachos, steak on a stake, and a grilled cheese. We also brought our own waters and a few extra snacks since my kids are all about food.
Be sure to allow yourself a lot of time to enjoy it all. We were there for about 3 hours this year, but could have easily stayed longer if one of my children hadn’t wet their pants….twice. 🙁 Oh well, that’s life, right? We just have to roll with it!
You can enjoy Day Out With Thomas, too…
Check out the Day Out With Thomas events schedule to see where you can hitch a ride and meet Thomas & Friends throughout the US and Canada.