Thomas the Tank Engine has been a part of our family’s life since my little guy, Oliver, first started walking and talking. He received a Thomas book as a gift on his first birthday, followed by a wooden railroad set on his second birthday…and it’s all history from there. In the beginning, my limited knowledge of Thomas was that he was a blue engine who is eager to do just about anything to please Sir Topham Hatt. I’d often times get him confused with Edward or Gordon, the other blue engines on Sodor…but not anymore! I could now tell you about Percy, the #6 Green Engine, who plays Thomas’ best friend and is often seen delivering the mail. Or Flynn, one of my favorites, who is an overly enthusiastic fire engine on Sodor’s Search and Rescue team.
So if you’ve got a mini Thomas enthusiast like I do, then heading up to Perris, Ca for the upcoming Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour, is an absolute MUST! On November 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend, Percy, will be visiting the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA! Little engineers and their families can spend the day at this fun-filled family event, which offers the opportunity to actually take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy! In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities, featuring an array of friendship-inspired fun. Attendees will be able to participate in events that encourage and celebrate friendship including photo ops, crafts, storytelling, coloring and more. Children are invited to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a special gift.
Ticket prices begin at $21 and are available at www.oerm.org/thomas/. Tickets are required for ages 2 and up, and include admission to the museum, the train ride with Thomas, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment such as arts & crafts, an Imagination Station, temporary tattoos, storytelling and more! Military discounts are also available.
And, as always, the Moms Guide to San Diego is here to offer one lucky family a shot at winning a family 4-pack of tickets to the Sunday, November 5th afternoon (3 or 4pm slot) with Thomas!! Just comment below with your child’s favorite engine on Sodor for your shot at winning! The winner will be selected at random this Friday, October 13th!