I have two daughters so I missed out on the major obsessions with construction equipment, firetrucks and trains, but I'm pretty sure every child is in love with Thomas The Train at some point in their life.

When both of my girls were younger PBS was on our televisions constantly. Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and Wild Kratts were usually the favorites, but every one in awhile, they gave Thomas The Tank Engine some love too.

My girls may prefer spending their time watching other kids play with toys on YouTube Kids now, but I know they would still love getting to see Thomas The Tank Engine in person. I mean, what person wouldn't want to take a ride on a really cool train?!?

'Day Out With Thomas' Is Returning to the Illinois Railway Museum in July 2021

After being forced to take a hiatus in 2020, the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL is bringing back their 'Day Out With Thomas' July 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.

According to Illinois Railway Museum's website, tickets are $21 a piece for everyone over 2 years old and include:

  • 20-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™
  • 20-minute train ride with Percy (additional ticket required)
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt™
  • Magic Shows
  • Garden model railroad display
  • Live Music
  • Thomas & Friends™ Storytelling and Video Viewing
  • Thomas & Friends Playtable
  • Thomas & Friends Coloring
  • Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor Friends

Doesn't that sounds like an event your kids will absolutely LOVE?!? Better reserve your tickets now here.

COVID Restrictions at Illinois Railway Museum

The Illinois Railway Museum's website also says COVID capacity limits and safety protocols will be in place during "Day Out With Thomas', and that they are carefully monitoring all State of Illinois protocols and restriction changes. Your family can totally attend the event knowing that your safety is their upmost priority!


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