In a previous post I mentioned how much my son loves trains, especially Thomas. My wife got us tickets to A Day Out with Thomas at the Baltimore B&O Railroad Museum. Although the tickets are not cheep, if your child loves Thomas, it’s worth it.
The B&O museum alone is worth a trip. Just as Hunter loved seeing the real trains at Steamtown in Scranton, the real trains on permanent display here are a great site.
But this Thomas event tours the country and can eventually be found at most big train locations. I’ve been told the events are often crowded but I believe the cooler, overcast day kept the crowd manageable on the day we went.
We got to meet Sir Topem Hat!
We boarded coaches that were “pulled” by Thomas and went for a 15 minute ride up and down the tracks.
Hunter was interested in everything but the camera.
There were many Thomas related activities throughout the event. It was harder to pull him away from this than the real train. We may need to buy him one of these power wheels (actually, we did, as a surprise for Hunter when we bring the new baby home).
This is the mark of a great day out with a toddler.
The SAHD truth is we parents often exhaust ourselves, physically and financially, to provide great experiences for our kids. If you are near a location where Thomas is visiting, you may be able to find a place where you can simply observe Thomas pulling coaches up and down the track which can be free and still fun for your little Thomas lover.