Almost every kid goes through a Thomas phase. My kids never watch this show but since they’ve always loved toy trains they were bound to come across the the little engines. Heritage Park has a Day Out With Thomas event every year. We took my daughter when she was 2.5 years and she loved it. She was the perfect age to be mesmerized by it.
We missed it last year but are considering taking our 2 year old son this year. I will warn you though – tickets are not cheap. This is in fact the biggest downside to the event. We spent $40 for two tickets (since you must pay full price for kids as well). My son was 5 months at the time so we knew a ticket for him would be a waste but I didn’t want to miss my daughter’s first experience viewing Thomas. We found out that I could pay an admission price to go in and not ride the train. I highly suggest you look into this rather than buying tickets for everyone if you think they won’t be interested in riding anyhow. I also was then able to get great photos of her looking out the window of the train. They also have other areas to visit as well with colouring pages, a visit with Sir Topham Hat and others in the main grassy area of the park. So if you don’t want to ride the train don’t feel like you need to miss the whole event. Sometimes all the kids need is to “see” Thomas live for it to be enough!
If you miss out on this event there are still plenty of other train themed events to check out in the city.
Danielle is mom to a 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son and always looking for fun things to do with the kids. She blogs over at fourdayshome.