Parents of preschoolers, mark your calendars for A Day Out With Thomas for its return to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum this September. Tickets are on sale now for Sept. 1, 2, 8 and 9.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Day Out With Thomas is undoubtedly the biggest attraction of the year for most of the pint-sized crowd. Little boys and girls love hopping aboard the real-life train that Thomas the Tank Engine pulls for a 25 minute round-trip excursion. There's a lot more than the train ride, too. Kids can meet Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway, and pose for photo opportunities. Your family can also venture into the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station area. It's chock full of fun with activities including stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts, stortyelling and video viewing. Kids love playing on the train tables, plus there's live entertainment (including a magician), inflatables and a petting zoo. The museum itself transforms into a giant Thomas gift shop featuring everything from festive Day Out With Thomas helium balloons to toys and railroad sets.
The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is located at 220 Willow Street, Nashville. Train rides depart hourly from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ticket holders should arrive one hour prior to their designated train ride time. Tickets are $20 per person. Got a group of 20 or more? Group tickets are $16 per person. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, because this popular outing sells out each year. To buy tickets or for more info, visit tcry.org.