Day Out With Thomas™

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What is Day Out With Thomas™?
Peep Peep! Everyone’s favourite storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ is chugging his way into the GTA at York-Durham Heritage Railway for the Steam Team Tour!

Thomas fans and their families will have a unique opportunity to climb aboard a heritage train pulled by a life-size working replica of Thomas the Tank Engine for a 25-minute train ride. Each child will receive a junior engineer certificate after the train ride as a souvenir. Be sure to get your photo with Thomas while he’s waiting at the station.

Off the platform, meet and snap your photo with Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. Visit the Imagination Station for face painting, colouring activities, mega blocks and temporary tattoos of your child’s favourite engine.

Enjoy Thomas storytelling and videos on-board the rules car. Children can re-create their favourite Thomas stories at the train tables located in our doors-open baggage car.

Check out our interactive live entertainment stage featuring musicians, a juggler on stilts and magician. There are lots of other activities on-site including kiddie train rides, hay maze, jumping castle, Zoo to You, obstacle course, Thomas replica ride-on trains and more.

Thomas logo


When is the event?
August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2019.

Where is the event?
Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5.

What times do trains depart?
9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm. It is recommended that guests arrive at the event at least one hour before their scheduled departure. For the 9:00 am departure time please arrive at 8:30 am

How much are tickets?
$25 plus HST + TicketWeb service charge.

How do I buy tickets?
Starting April 1st tickets can be purchased through ticketweb. Click below for the date you want.

How do I pre-order event photos?
Save time by pre-purchasing a photo package of your child/family with Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt. For more information or to purchase Click Here

Map to Uxbridge Train Station
Uxbridge Train Station Map – Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions from Toronto, Pearson, Kingston, Newmarket


There is free offsite parking at the following locations:

  1. Next to Second Wedge Brewery – Saturdays only
  2. Uxbridge Arena, 291 Brock Street West, Uxbridge (shuttle bus service)
  3. Quaker Village Public School (shuttle bus service)
  4. Behind Uxbridge Public Library(walking distance)

Where can I visit for the latest details?
www.ydhr.ca/thomas

Map to Thomas parking lots
Thomas Parking


Testimonials

It was extremely well organized. The staff and volunteers were very friendly, enthusiastic and made the event a success. (I have never seen a bouncy castle run so smoothly—and safely!)


Thomas and Friends



FAQs

Who needs tickets?
Tickets are required for guests ages two and up. Infants under two may ride on a parent’s lap.

Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance?
Due to the popularity of Day Out With Thomas™, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. It is not uncommon for events to sell out.

What is the ticket purchase policy?
The event will run rain or shine. There are no refunds or exchanges.

How will I receive my tickets?
If purchased three weeks or more in advance of the event, guests will receive their tickets in the mail. Guests that purchase tickets closer to the event date can pick up their tickets at Will Call the day of the event.

Will tickets be available at the gate for purchase?
There may be limited tickets, however, most train times sell out in advance. If all of the train rides are sold out, you may purchase a ticket to enjoy the other activities on-site, including a picture with Thomas. Cost remains the same at $25 + HST.

Can we bring strollers into the venue and onto the train?
The event is stroller friendly. The shuttle buses from designated parking areas are equipped with space to store strollers. Strollers are not allowed on the train due to space limitations. There is a designated stroller parking area near the boarding area.

What is the difference between the Cars?
All cars are air-conditioned. Cars 1 and 6 have table and chair seating. Cars 2 and 4 have padded bench seating with tables. Cars 3 and 5 have bench seating and no tables.

Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets. Guide dogs however are permitted.

Are cameras allowed?
Guests are encouraged to capture their Day Out With Thomas memories.

Is exit and re-entry allowed during the day?
Yes. You will be asked to show your ticket before re-entering.

What happens if I miss the train departure time I purchased?
Tickets are purchased for a specific date and train departure time. If you miss your train time, while we will try to accommodate you, there are no guarantees that we can seat you on the next available ride.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Day Out With Thomas™ events take place rain or shine. Most of the activities take place under large tents to protect guests from the elements.

Is food available for purchase on the grounds?
Yes, there will be a number of food vendors on-site. There are a number of restaurants within a 5-minute walking distance from the station.

Can I bring my own food?
Yes however food is not permitted to be eaten on the train. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch!

If I require wheelchair or other accommodations what should I do?
Contact the railway directly by email at ydhr@ydhr.ca prior to purchasing tickets to ensure we can accommodate you.

When should I arrive for the train ride?
It is recommended that guests arrive at the event at least one hour before their scheduled departure. For the 9:00 am departure time please arrive at 8:30 am This allows for time to park and get through the front gate.

When should I line up for the train ride?
It is recommended that you arrive at train boarding location no later than 15 minutes before train departure time.


Are there places to stay overnight?

Residence Inn by Marriott Whitby
160 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9S3
Tel: 905 444 9756 or toll free at 1 888 236 2427 // Ask for Day out with Thomas group code rate (DOTS)
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzwy-residence-inn-whitby/
Reduced rates available August 16, 17, & 18

  • Full hot & cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor heated pool

Studio Suite, $145 per night, plus taxes
One Bedroom, $154 per night, plus taxes

Newmarket Inn
18667 Old Yonge St., Holland Landing, ON. L9N 0J2
PH: 905-895-4585 Toll: 800-577-9720 call and mention the “Day Out With Thomas” event
www.newmarketinn.com

2 Queen beds and 4 piece bath, $105 per night, plus taxes
2 Double beds and kitchenette, $110 per night, plus taxes

  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Light continental breakfast