All aboard! Thomas the Train is coming to Ohio, and your favorite little conductors can take a train ride behind Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hat at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018. Children can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad on August 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2018, all the way from the Island of Sodor – right on time!
Little engineers will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, and more. The event includes:
- A 25-minute (approximate) ride with a talking Thomas the Tank Engine
- A Meet & Greet with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
- A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring a variety of activities including stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts, and a Thomas storytelling and video viewing area
- Straw bale maze, bounce castles, potable mini golf, model train displays, balloon artists, and Thomas Wooden Railway™ train tables.
- A ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet for children to track their journey at the event and receive a special prize upon completion.
- Thomas & Friends-themed activities including photo ops and more
Ticket Details for Day out with Thomas the Train
Boarding times are available from 9:45 – 3:45, but be sure to arrive between 15 minutes – 1 hour in advance for fun activities and restroom breaks (restrooms not available on the train). Buy your tickets here! Tickets are starting to sell out, so book now to pick your preferred train car and time! Tickets are $19-$21. Military and group discounts are available. If purchased three weeks or more in advance of the event, guests will receive their tickets in the mail. Guests that purchase tickets closer to the event date can pick up their tickets at Will Call the day of the event.
Tickets for Day Out With Thomas™ can be purchased in advance online or by calling TicketWeb at 1-866-468-3399. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event in the LM&M Railroad ticket office if available. The ticket office cannot process advance ticket sales. Service fees will apply to phone and online orders.
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Located just over an hour from Columbus, this is a perfect day trip for train-loving kids! Want to make it a weekend adventure? Check out our post about 20+ fun things to do with kids in Cincinnati – just 30 minutes from Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad!
Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 is presented by Mattel. The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) operating from Historic Downtown Lebanon offers historic train rides through Southwestern Ohio in Warren County. Check out their other excursions here, including family options, scenic experiences, grown-up fun, and more!
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
127 South Mechanic St
Lebanon, OH 45036
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