Three Reasons to Spend the Day Out With Thomas and GIVEAWAY!

They’re two. They’re four. They’re six. They’re eight.
Shunting trucks and hauling freight.
Red and green and brown and blue,
They’re the really useful crew.
All with different roles to play,
‘Round Tidmoth Sheds or far away.
Down the hills and round the bends,
Thomas and his friends.

For two March fun-filled weekends in March (14-15 & 21-22), Thomas & Friends ’round the bends and returns to Tampa Bay for another Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015.

For a third year in a row, my family and I were given with tickets to spend the Day Out With Thomas in an exchange for a review/giveaway and my four year old Thomas fan can’t wait! He’s not much for meeting the characters, such as Sir Topham Hatt or listening to the storytelling, however, he does love everything else about the event. You can read more about our past Day Out With Thomas experiences here and here.

Day Out with Thomas

If you ever wondered if the trek to Parrish is worth it, here are three reasons why you and your family should spend the Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015.

 Day Out With Thomas

Enjoy a ride with Thomas

All visitors, young and old Thomas fans, can enjoy a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans! TOOT! TOOT! He’s a very special, special, you know.

The first ride departs at 9:00 and the last ride departs at 3:45 with 45-minute increments between each ride to allow for boarding and exiting. When purchasing your tickets online, you can select a time to ride Thomas that works for your family’s schedule. No matter the time you choose, you should plan to arrive an hour before.

Explore hands-on.

With sand table, an arts & crafts station and tons of Thomas & Friends train play set tables, your children will have tons of fun building and creating. These activities are a great way to fill the time while you wait to board Thomas the Tank Engine.

Climb aboard.

From bouncy castles to authentic restored antique train cars, your family will enjoy exploring railway artifacts and bouncing until they drop inside the inflatable bounce houses.

 The Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 rolls into the Florida Railroad Museum grounds in Parrish at for two weekends only (March 14-15 and March 21-22).

Tickets are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or  Ticket prices are $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). 

For more information and directions, contact the Florida Railroad Museum by calling 941-776-0906 or visiting

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @ThomasParent.  #DOWT  #ThomasObsessed

Enter to win!

One lucky Run DMT reader will win a family 4-pack to attend the event in Parrish, FL on Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter, leave a comment telling how #ThomasObessed your Thomas fan is or what your Thomas & Friends fan will love most about a Day Out With Thomas. For additional entries, follow the Rafflecopter prompts below.

Please note: Tickets will be held at Will Call and photo I.D. is required.

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Disclosure: My family and I were given tickets to spend the Day Out With Thomas in an exchange for my honest review and the purpose of this giveaway. All opinions shared are my own.


  1. Lora says:

    My Daddy is a model railroader! (like a legit one, he’s kinda famous for it!) I love trains! Wish they had stuff like this when I was a little kid!

  2. Denise says:

    I’ve always wanted to take my son to this and being that he’s 5 I’m running out of time before he grows out of liking Thomas! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Jennifer H says:

    My son is obsessed with Thomas! We have every train set and every train! He would love to ride the train and then watch the motorized trains that are usually set up there!

  4. Dana S says:

    My family would love riding the train the most. My 3 1/2 yr old would probably love the bouncehouse even more

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