Family Events Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Bring your kids to this historic spot in Dearborn to meet the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine for three weekends April 30-May 1, May 7-8 and 14-15, 2016. « Previous Next » Sophie Silverman • April 21, 2016 Add Comment Tweet Don’t miss out on Thomas the Tank Engine’s annual return to Greenfield Village. At this year’s Day Out with Thomas event, running three weekends April 30-May 15, 2016, children get the opportunity to take a ride on Thomas through the scenic Greenfield Village. The round-trip adventure kicks off at Smiths Creek Depot, located just about a quarter of a mile from the main entrance. Enjoy a train ride approximately 20 minutes long that takes families around the perimeter of Greenfield Village. A train ride isn’t all you’ll experience. Check out the vivid storytelling, movie clips, and an Imagination Station equipped with numerous activities including a new iPad station. If you’re looking for something that makes you jump from your seat, be sure to watch one of the mystical magic shows offered at the event. And while kids have the awesome opportunity to meet their friend Thomas, they will also have the opportunity to get to know another beloved character from the Thomas the Tank Engine books: Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway on the Island of Sodor. Bring those cameras, since this will be the perfect photo op – and capture the amazing memories you kid is sure to make at this event. The event runs 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with time slots available every half hour (the last is at 4:30 p.m.). Check it out weekends April 30-May 1, May 7-8 and 14-15, 2016. A Day out with Thomas welcomes those of all ages – but does tend to sell out quickly. It is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance for this event due to its popularity. Tickets run $11.75-$37.75 for nonmembers and $11.75 for members – plus $6/vehicle for parking for nonmembers. Make sure you have all the details you need – and mark your calendars! Get the scoop on the 2016 Day Out with Thomas event at Greenfield Village in Dearborn in the Metro Parent calendar.