Meet Thomas & Percy in Perris

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is inviting little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.  Children everywhere can spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine and Percy pull into Orange Empire Railway Museum on April 1-2, and 8-9.  Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel.

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This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy stars of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities.  The tour, now in its 22nd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2017.

Photo Credit: Day Out with Thomas

In celebration of this year’s theme, Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 will feature an array of friendship-inspired activities. Attendees will be able to participate in events that encourage and celebrate friendship including photo opportunities, crafts, and a fun activity that invites kids to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a trio of Day Out With Thomas friendship bracelets. The 2017 tour theme is in line with this year’s Thomas & Friends global brand campaign, ‘Set Friendship in Motion’ – a campaign that ties together content, social integrations, and event activations across the entire Thomas & Friends franchise to highlight the importance of first friendships and the development of key friendship skills in toddlers.

WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy


  • A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas and Percy

  • Photo opportunity with talking Percy engine

  • A Meet & Greet with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway

  • A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring a variety of activities.

  • Fun, friendship themed activities including crafts, photo opps, friendship bracelet giveaways, and more

  • Storytelling, video viewing and live music

WHEN: April 1-2 and 8-9

TIME: 9am-4pm

WHERE: 2201 South A Street in Perris, CA 92570


Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting  Ticket prices are $21 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For more information and directions, call (951) 943-3020. or visit

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @ThomasFriends.  #DayOutWithThomas

44 thoughts on “Meet Thomas & Percy in Perris

  1. momsguide says:

    We have a winner!!! Congrats to Julie W. who will win a family 4 pack to see Thomas & friends!

    Thanks for following the Mom’s Guide 🙂

  2. Laura Bennett says:

    I would love to win this for my boys! We were lucky enough to take our older son to see it 5 years ago, but because of the cost, I figured that my youngest would never get to see it =(. Please pick our family to win!!!

  3. Caitlin Heyde says:

    My three year old son would love to attend this event! Hoping to win the free tickets!

  4. Heidi heim says:

    My girls would love this!

  5. Whitney says:

    My 3 year old and his best friend will love going to this!! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Joyce W says:

    How amazing this is going to be! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Han Thacker says:

    Two by four by six by eight, winning tickets would be so great! My littles love Thomas!

  8. Sally Rubi says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us and for the opportunity to win. My kids would absolute enjoy it.

  9. Amanda says:

    My two year old son would be soooo excited to see Thomas and ride “his” train! Thanks for the great post wth all the info!

  10. Amanda says:

    My kids would love this!

  11. Brenda says:

    Our little guy is just getting into making friends and Thomas. He would love to attend this event and meet Thomas and his friends and make new friends. Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Abby hewes says:

    My autistic son loves Thomas and has since he was 2. Our little girl just started her love of Thomas not long ago!

    I would love to win these tickets and take the kids to “sodor”!

  13. Duyen says:

    Went last year with my toddler! He would love to take his friends!

  14. My son LOVES Thomas and this would be such a great event to take him to and share with him before he becomes a big brother in just a few months. PS Love your blog

  15. My son is in love with Thomas. This would be an awesome event to take my son to and share with him before he becomes a big brother in just a few months. PS Love your blog

  16. Nikki says:

    We attended this with our oldest 2 years ago and he LOVED it!!! Such a great way to spend a day!

  17. Ariel says:


  18. Edith says:

    Thomas see u soon!!!!

  19. Edith says:

    ready to go!!!

  20. Jessica Anderson says:

    My two boys love all things trains – especially Percy and Thomas! ❤

  21. Jessica Anderson says:

    My two boys love all things trains- especially Thomas and Percy ❤

  22. Ehrin McDonald says:

    What an awesome thing to do for my little guy’s 4th birthday! So hope we can go!

  23. Peter Smitty says:

    Thomas is my son’s favorite! I can distract him from anything just by mentioning Thomas or pulling out his book(s). It has been Really Useful for getting him to comply 🙂

  24. Ann-Marie Mozaffarian says:

    Looks like fun!! My son would love to go!

  25. Erica Flinn says:

    We are big fans of all things Thomas & Friends! It would be a dream come true to ride around the Island of Sodor!!

  26. Jenna Weidman says:

    Both of my boys LOVE trains and Thomas! We would be so happy to go!

  27. Simona says:

    They’re 2, they’re 4 (I don’t have a 6 or 8) they’d love to go see Thomas doing some shunting and pulling freight haha. Obv we’re fans. This would be so fun for them.

  28. Linda Iordanides says:

    This looks so cool! My son would love this opportunity!

  29. Delanie Gergurich says:

    My son with autism is obsessed with trains. He would love to see Thomas!

  30. Marijn de Jong says:

    My 3-year old son would love this. He’s obsessed with his thomas the train book and would love to ride a real train.

  31. Ruina says:

    Our kids love trains! I love how toy trains occupy our littles for so long.

  32. Megan Hernandez says:

    We would love to go to this with our two little ones! ❤

  33. Brittany foreman says:

    My kids would love to go to this so awesome

  34. Cyndi W says:

    My kiddos would absolutely love to spend a day outside with Thomas and Friends!

  35. Kelly Stainer says:

    This looks like such fun! My son would love it!

  36. Kristen Farmer says:

    My kids would love this!!

  37. Julie White says:

    OMG!! My 3 year old son is obsessed with Thomas the Train!! This would make his year!! All’s, my daughter would have a blast too!!! 🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚆🚆🚆🚆🚆🚆

  38. Joelle says:

    My son would absolutely love this!!

  39. Becky Neumann says:

    How fun! We would love to spend the day with Thomas!

  40. Yamilet Alavez says:

    We would love the opportunity to meet Thomas along with Percy & Sir Topham Hatt!! Sounds like a fun and exciting experience!

  41. Carrie Zaspel says:

    I have three little dudes who would love to hang out with the Thomas crew! How fun!

  42. Starlette Chanel says:

    We would love to spend some time with these very useful engines!!

  43. Carly Haynes says:

    How fun! We’d love to see Thomas!

  44. Lisa Lieb says:

    We love Percy and Thomas and all the characters. We’d love to go
    Choo choo!

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