If you have little train lovers in your house, you have probably met Thomas the Tank Engine. It’s remarkable how well kids relate to Thomas and his friends, as they learn from mistakes, sort out relationships, and find their place in the world. (Or at least their place on the Island of Sodor!) Don’t miss your chance to meet everyone’s favourite tank engine this spring when he chugs back into town for Day Out With Thomas: Let’s Get Colourful at Heritage Park.
“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!”
Get your tickets to join a fun day full of colourful family adventures when this cheeky train comes to Calgary for two full weekends of exciting Thomas-themed activities, from May 6 – 7 and 12 – 14, 2023. The highlight of the day is riding in an interactive train pulled by Thomas himself to earn your Colour Badge, but there are plenty of other special activities. Don’t miss your chance to say hello to everyone’s favourite railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt™ and enjoy live entertainment. Get creative exploring the Colour Corner, mix it up in the Play Pod with lawn games, and be sure to stop by the exclusive pop-up gift shop for toys and swag. For extra fun, don’t forget your youngster’s favourite Thomas apparel or railroad conductor outfit for the wonderful photo ops. A Day Out With Thomas is the perfect way to kick off your spring fun!
Heritage Park Historical Village doesn’t officially open for the season until May 20, 2023, but Day Out With Thomas guests can be the first of the season to experience the warm-hearted anticipation of spring in the park. There will be a number of food services 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 usually sells out. Tickets are required for everyone 12 months and up and include a train ride and all the activities for $29.95 (plus GST and fees). Your ticket is booked for a specific departure time from Midnapore Station (the first train station you see as you make your way from the entrance gates into the Historical Village) Please arrive at Midnapore Station at least 30 minutes before your train ride and keep in mind that it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the front gates of the Historical Village to Midnapore Station. This event runs rain or shine.
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.
Bring the whole family to A Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park or Breakfast with Sir Topham Hatt (or both!) because it will be full steam ahead for family adventures with this Really Useful Engine! This spring it’s time to get colourful, with big dreams and even bigger smiles.
Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park:
When: May 6 – 7 and 12 – 14, 2023
Time: Park open 8:30 am – 5:45 pm; Train departures between 9 am and 4:20 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary, AB