A Day Out With Thomas in SoCal!

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!

33 thoughts on “A Day Out With Thomas in SoCal!

  1. Cyndi says:

    Both my kiddos love Thomas, of course!

  2. Thanh K. says:

    Would love to take my nephew he loves Thomas!

  3. D Williams says:

    Thomas, of course!

  4. Jennifer Marabeas says:

    Thomas is his favorite

  5. Nikki says:

    The oldest loves Thomas and the youngest loves Percy.

  6. Jessica says:

    Thomas is his favorite for sure and Hiro is a close second!

  7. Dana crake says:

    My boy, Henry loves …. Henry 🙂 also Toby, and james… both are his uncle’s names…

  8. Dana crake says:

    My boy, Henry loves …. Henry 🙂

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  11. Lenore says:

    My son loves Thomas! ?

  12. Tanya says:


  13. Catherine says:

    My daughter loves Thomas!

  14. Kristen says:

    My son loves James! ??

  15. Leslie says:

    My boy loves Thomas and James!

  16. Meagan says:

    Both my sons LOVE Thomas!

  17. Kara G says:

    My son loves James! He also loves that Percy and Thomas are best friends

  18. Dana Larson says:

    We love Percy ❤️

  19. Jessica says:

    My son loves Rosie!

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  21. Bo says:

    My boys love Percy.

  22. Wendy says:


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  24. Linda says:

    My son loves Percy!

  25. Ana Navarro says:

    My grandson loves Percy and my son loves Thomas.

  26. Tiffany says:

    He loves Henry

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  28. Courtney says:

    My son loves Thomas!

  29. Sommer says:

    Mym3 year old is obsessed with Percy!

  30. Carla says:

    My little one, Alex, loves Thomas, of course! His next two favorites are Percy, and James. Thank you for this opportunity!

  31. Julie says:

    My boys love Toby!

  32. Abby says:

    I also have an Oliver and he’s obsessed with Thomas!

  33. Brittney vier says:

    My son loves Percy!!!

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