Since Goonie was little, Thomas and Friends were big in our family. And later this spring Thomas is making his way to Greenfield Village to greet kids of all ages. We’re excited to see that Thomas is coming to the historic park and the Friendship Tour 2017 is even offering a Sensory Friendly event on April 29th.
This kid friendly event is going to be so much fun, and they want the fun to begin now – you can actually download these free printable coloring sheets and games with your favorite Thomas and Friends characters!
- Coloring Sheet_Percy
- Coloring Sheet_Thomas
- Coloring Sheet_Belle
We’ve partnered with Greenfield Village and Thomas to give away a 4 pack of tickets to our readers for this fun event. See how you can win below!
About Day Out With Thomas The Friendship Tour 2017
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Greenfield Village on April 29-30, May 6-7 and 13-14, 2017. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel.
Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. The tour, now in its 22nd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2017. For three back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun.
In celebration of this year’s theme, Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 will feature an array of friendship-inspired activities. Attendees will be able to participate in events that encourage and celebrate friendship including photo opportunities, crafts, and a fun activity that invites kids to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a trio of Day Out With Thomas friendship bracelets. The 2017 tour theme is in line with this year’s Thomas & Friends global brand campaign, ‘Set Friendship in Motion’ – a campaign that ties together content, social integrations, and event activations across the entire Thomas & Friends franchise to highlight the importance of first friendships and the development of key friendship skills in toddlers.
On April 29, The Henry Ford will host a special Sensory Friendly Saturday event as part of the Day Out With Thomas program. Designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders, Greenfield Village will have an early opening at 8:00 am with Day Out With Thomas Depot Town activities beginning at 8:30 am and a quiet area with activities available all day in Town Hall. Noise-cancelling headphones and earplugs will be available along with a social narrative created by the Autism Alliance of Michigan showing what families might see, hear, smell and touch. The 9:30 am ride that day will be exclusively for Sensory Friendly Saturday guests. Tickets for this special opportunity are only available by calling the Call Center at 313-982-6001.
Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 30 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:30 am through 4:30 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $11.75 for members and $38.75 for adults ages 12-61, $36.25 for seniors 62 and up, $32.00 for youth ages 3-11 and $11.75 for children two and under.
Thomas the Tank Engine™ is the star of Thomas & Friends the award-winning global brand franchise enjoyed by families in 133 territories and in 33 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas the Tank Engine is the star of Thomas & Friends which airs on PBS KIDS® in the US and Family, Jr., Télémagino, Télé-Québec and TVO in Canada.
For general information about the tour or to find a Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 event near you, visit www.dayoutwiththomas.com.
Would you like to win a set of 4 tickets to see Thomas at Greenfield Village? Read how you can win below!
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Enter to win with the form below. Who would you take to meet Thomas? Or which is your favorite Thomas & Friends character? If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!