Thomas the Tank Engine (Thomas the Train) recently made a South Florida stop at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum and it was a great opportunity to make it a family day! My sons are still on the young side, but lately Raef has been saying “Choo Choo” every time he sees a picture of a train and he does know who Thomas and Percy are, as he has them as bath toys, so we figured it’d be a fun outing. The event’s main feature was a train ride (it basically looped the museum, about 20 minutes or so from boarding to ride to exit), but there were also other attractions for all the kiddos big and small. They also had a Sir Topham Hat photo area set up for people who wanted to meet and snap a picture with him.
There was a story time area on board a train and also an imagination station where they had multiple train tables, coloring areas and even ipads set up for play! Of course we can’t forget the gift shop, fully stocked with Thomas-themed toys and souvenirs. We picked up Thomas T-Shirt for both boys to commemorate the occasion!
If you have little ones who are Thomas fans, or even if they’re not, this is a fun time with the family that doesn’t take up a whole day, so it works with napper schedules too. My boys can both now boast about their first-ever train ride being aboard Thomas the Tank Engine! Oh and BONUS …. there was a sheet you were given upon entry and if you got it stamped at every “station” at the event, you received a free gift. And — the free gift was a Mega Bloks “Thomas!” Not bad at all!!! 🙂