Day out with Thomas at Crossroads Village

Disclosure: This article and giveaway for Day Out With Thomas is sponsored by Genesee County Parks. All opinions are my own.

Day Out With Thomas is a dream come true for your Thomas loving toddler or preschooler. My daughter loved attending Day Out with Thomas as a toddler and preschooler. She read the books, watched the movies, and played with the trains – both the wooden trains and the LEGO DUPLO trains that were made at the time.

Day Out With Thomas - Thomas and Carriages

Photo Provided by Genesse County Parks

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas is a fun family friendly event when Thomas visits railroads around the country. At Day Out With Thomas, families can ride on train cars pulled by Thomas, play with the latest Thomas Toys, and enjoy Thomas stories and movies.

Day Out With Thomas - On the Train

Photo Provided by Genesse County Parks


Thomas the Train will be at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint for Day Out with Thomas on Friday-Sunday August 18-20 and again from Friday-Sunday August 25-27. Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad are a little over an hour from Ann Arbor – but plan for extra time with the construction on US-23.

Day Out With Thomas Details

 We attended Day Out With Thomas three times when my daughter was younger, including once at Crossroads Village. At Crossroads Village, we loved that the carriages looked like Annie and Clarabel (Thomas’s carriages).


One of the highlights for my daughter was always playing with the Thomas train tables. A word of warning, trains are provided for play. If your child brings their own trains to the event, it is best to keep them off of the tables so they don’t get mixed up with the provided trains.

Day Out With Thomas - Crossroads Village - Playing with Trains

If you need to take a break from the sun, head inside the historic school where Thomas movies are playing on a TV.

Day Out With Thomas - Movies in the Schoolhouse

One cool feature of Day Out With Thomas is the hay maze. The kids love exploring and it’s just the right size for them.

Day Out With Thomas - Crossroads Village - Hay Maze

Photo provided by Genesee County Parks

At Crossroads Village, Thomas is joined by his friend Bob the Builder for a show.

Day Out with Thomas - Bob the Builder

Day Out With Thomas Tickets

Tickets can sell out for Day Out With Thomas, so I definitely suggest buying tickets in advance. The sooner you buy your tickets, the more choice you will have of times to ride Thomas.

You can purchase your timed tickets in advance for your ride on Thomas. Your $22 ticket includes admission to Crossroads Village and a ride on the train pulled by Thomas. Children ages 2 and up will need a ticket. You may enter the village at any time, but your ticket will be for a train ride at a specific time.

Day Out With Thomas - Crossing

Photo Provided by Genesse County Parks


Thomas will be at Crossroads Village on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from August 18-27. Rides start on the hour from 10a-3p each day. The Village is open until 5p.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

Crossroads Village is a typical Great Lakes village from the turn of the 20th century. Huckleberry Railroad is a steam train that operates around the Village with a 40 minute ride. Crossroads Village is part of the Genesee County Parks System. They are in Flint, about an hour drive north from Ann Arbor.

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

Crossroads Village features 34 historic structures, villagers, and more. Kids won’t want to miss their historic amusement rides – a historic Wheel, Carousel, mini-train, Venetian Gondolas, and pony carts. My daughter loved the Venetian Gondolas – but it was quite a workout for dad.

Venetian Swing at Crossroads Village

Family 4 Pack of Tickets Giveaway – Ended August 7th

Genesee County Parks provided a Family 4 Pack of Tickets on Friday, August 18 (2p ride time, you can enter the park any time before the ride) for one lucky Ann Arbor with Kids reader. The Ticket Giveaway ended on August 7. Congratulations to the winner – Nicole G and her family.
Day Out With Thomas at Crossroads Village

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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