Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Thomas the Train comes to Grapevine, Texas

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad presents a Day Out with Thomas April 12, 13, 14 and April 19, 20, 21, 2013 out in Grapevine, Texas. 
Show me a little one who is fascinated with trains and I'll bet they are a HUGE fan of Thomas the Train!   My boys have loved Thomas the Train from the very beginning.  And how can you not?  These soft spoken, individually named engines have fun little stories behind them.

Do you have a little guy or gal who loves Thomas the Tank Engine too??  Then you must take him to ride on Thomas!  We did with both our boys (and girl) when they were younger and all 3 of them were thrilled to "see" Thomas up close & personal.  Luckily, Thomas really likes North Texas, as he visits Grapevine every Spring.

We took our little guy last year and he LOVED it! Still talks about it to this day.  Obviously, the ride on Thomas is the highlight.  Honestly, a ride on any train is fantastic to a little one, but because Thomas is pulling it makes it even more special.
The train ride lasts for 25 minutes and is fun.  As you settle into the historic train cars, you can image the miles these cars have put on over the years.  The conductor "punches" your tickets and presents you with a certificate.  But really, the kids just want to watch the world go by......
And there is a lot more offered at the event than just the ride.  We also enjoyed the story-telling, arts & crafts, and meeting Sir Topham Hatt.  And even though his collection at home was bigger, my little guy just wanted to play with all the trains.  I guess it's more fun somewhere else?
They also feature an excellent gift shop with loads of Thomas merchandise. And professional photographers will be on hand to snap pics with your family & Thomas.

It is a very well organized event and one that we will remember fondly.


And while you are in Grapevine, here are more Family Fun Activities:


Texas Travel Facts A Day Out With Thomas:
When: April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21
Time:  Trains depart every 45 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. The last train departs at 5:15 p.m.           
Where:  Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine
Tickets:  On Friday, April 12 and 19 Tickets are $17 per person ages 24 months and up.  On Saturday, April 13 and 20 and Sunday, April 14 and 21, tickets are $20 per person, ages 24 months and up. Children under 24 months may ride free but must sit in a parent’s lap. Advanced purchase is highly recommended due to the popularity of this event.  Tickets can be purchased from www.TicketWeb.com or by calling 866-468-7630.

2 comments:

Kasey said...

I want a travel blog and to live in Texas so that I can do all the fun things you get to do!

Sonja Hoyt said...

Love the intense "I'm playing with trains here" face. What a cutie!