“They’re two, they’re four, they’re six, they’re eight,
Shunting trucks and hauling freight!”
If you have little train lovers in your house, you have probably met Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends from the Island of Sodor! Everyone’s favourite tank engine is chugging back into town when Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour returns to Heritage Park Historical Village for two full weekends of exciting Thomas-themed activities. Thomas and Friends are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year and 2020 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Day Out with Thomas tour! Get your tickets to join the fun on May 2 – 3 and 9 – 10, 2020.
The highlight of the day is a chance to ride in a train pulled by Thomas himself but there are plenty of other special activities, including a chance to meet everyone’s favourite railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt™! There will also be arts and crafts in the Imagination Station, temporary tattoos of the Island of Sodor friends, face painting, and live entertainment from Mr Rayz. Enjoy storytelling, too. New in 2020 are interactive games at the Play Pod, with family activities like bowling, mini-golf, and corn hole. Kids can pick up a ‘Passport to Adventure’ keepsake booklet to track their journey. A Day Out With Thomas is the perfect way to kick off your spring fun!
The Heritage Park Historical Village doesn’t officially open for the season until May 16, 2020, but Day Out With Thomas guests can be the first of the season to experience three child-friendly antique midway rides and the horse-drawn wagon rides. There will be a number of food service sites open for your convenience, too, so you can make the most of your day out.
Be sure to get your tickets well in advance to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun! This event has been known to sell out. Tickets include a set time train ride and all the activities for $24.95 (plus GST). Tickets are required for everyone age 2 and up and are available online. If you would like to visit the park without the train ride, tickets are $17.95 (plus GST).
Be advised: Only Ticketweb-issued tickets are valid for entry. Heritage Park annual passes and day gate passes will NOT be accepted and are not valid. If you are in doubt, call 403-268-8500.
Your ticket is booked for a specific departure time and you should arrive an hour prior to that scheduled departure time. The event runs rain or shine. Do you have more questions? Check out the FAQs here. For extra fun, don’t forget your youngster’s favourite Thomas apparel or railroad conductor outfit and get ready for some memorable pictures. There will also be a pop-up gift shop on-site with exclusive Thomas & Friends items only available at Day Out With Thomas. Full steam ahead for a day with this Really Useful Engine!
Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park:
When: May 2 – 3 and 9 – 10, 2020
Time: Train departures between 9 am and 4:20 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary, AB
Ticket Website: www.ticketweb.ca
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.