Day Out With Thomas


Day Out With Thomas

‘Pop’ on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine in Calgary! Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is rolling into the station with loads of bubble themed games and activities! Enjoy live entertainment, photo ops, the exclusive gift shop, lawn games and so much more. And, a NEW sensory-friendly program on Friday, May 10 is perfect for guests with autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, high anxiety and dementia. Take a real train ride with Thomas and spend the day creating memories for the whole family. And, elevate your experience when you grab Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt! Tickets will go fast – get yours today!

May 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, 2024
Saturdays and Sundays 9 am – 5:15 pm (Front gates open at 8:30 am)
Friday (Sensory-Friendly Program) 9 am – 3:15 pm (Front gates open at 8:30 am)
General Admission (Ages 1+): $29.95 plus GST

Breakfast (optional) Adult (16+) $37.95 – Child (3-5) $24.95 plus GST Learn More

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Day Out with Thomas at Heritage Park
Nightingale Accessible Railcar

Sensory-Friendly Day on Friday, May 10

Attending Day Out With Thomas on Friday, May 10 is perfect for guests with autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, high anxiety and dementia. There will be no train whistles, event soundtrack, or announcements. Safe spaces will be available for guests that need a sensory break. And, the Nightingale Accessible Railcar will make its Day Out With Thomas debut! The Nightingale has eight wheelchair spaces, and seating for eight accessible guests or companions. The wheelchair spaces have benches that can fold down from the wall for additional accessible or companion seating if required. There is an accessible staircase, wheelchair lift and tie-downs for the wheelchairs.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 9 am – 3:15 pm
General Admission (Ages 1+): $29.95 plus GST
General Admission – Wheelchair, Accessible or Companion (Ages 1+): $29.95 plus GST
General Admission – Accessible or Companion (Ages 1+): $29.95 plus GST

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Important Train Ride Information

  • Saturdays and Sundays Train Ride Departure Times: 9:00 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am, 11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:40 pm and 4:20 pm
  • Friday Train Ride Departure Times: 9:00 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am, 11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:40 pm and 2:20 pm
  • The walk from the front gate to the boarding area at Midnapore Station is approximately 15 minutes.  Please allow enough time to arrive at Midnapore Station 30 minutes before train departure.  
  • Please arrive at least one hour before your train ride. If you have the 9 am train ride, please be ready at the front gates at 8:30 am and head directly to Midnapore Station.
  • Boarding will take place at Midnapore Station, which is the first station you will see after walking up the promenade.
  • All guests aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+) to ride the train. All guests aged 1 and up, including adults, must buy a Day Out With Thomas ticket to ride the train.
  • A shuttle bus will be available at the front gate to take guests to Midnapore Station. Guests in wheelchairs and with other mobility challenges will be prioritized. Strollers and wagons are not permitted on the bus for safety purposes. Day Out With Thomas will be busy, so please be patient while waiting for the bus!
  • In 2024, the Nightingale Accessible Railcar will make its Day Out With Thomas debut! The Nightingale will run exclusively on Friday, May 10, 2024. It has eight wheelchair spaces, and seating for eight accessible guests or companions. In wheelchair spaces, benches can fold down from the wall for additional  accessible or companion seating if required. The car has an accessible staircase, wheelchair lift and wheelchairs tie-downs.
Day Out With Thomas at Calgary's Heritage Park

Join Thomas the Tank Engine in Calgary for Loads of Bubble Fun!

Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into the station and he’s bringing a bubble bonanza! There’s so much to do, including:

  • All board a train ride with Thomas
  • Pop in the ‘Bubble Zone’ for bubble fun
  • Play Lawn games in the ‘Play Pod’
  • Enjoy family activities and train toy play
  • Race on bouncy ‘bubble’ balls
  • See historic trains
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt
  • Enjoy an interactive family music show and let your little ones play along with safe, audience rhythm instruments
  • Sing along to your favourite Thomas & Friends songs with a children’s choir
  • Take a ride on the Baby Eli Ferris Wheel, the Children’s Boat Swings and the Bowness Carousel at the Antique Midway
  • Grab a bite to eat at several of the eateries across the Park
  • Tour the Park on a tractor-drawn wagon ride across from the Wainwright Hotel
  • Climb around the playground
  • Find your way through our wooden maze
  • Hop in the ball pit at the indoor playground in Innovation Crossing
  • Get your face painted in Celebration Tent
  • Shop exclusive merchandise in the Gift Shop
Family having fun at Day Out With Thomas at Calgary's Heritage Park

Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt (Optional)

Before your Day Out With Thomas, join everyone’s favourite railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt, for a meet and greet breakfast buffet! Say hello and take a special photo with Sir Topham Hatt. Then, load up your plate with a variety of delicious options, from Alberta Bakery pastries to traditional eggs benedict and more. When you’re done, venture into the Park to ‘pop’ on board a train ride adventure with Thomas and experience loads of bubble-themed games and activities! Tickets will go fast, so get yours today!

Saturday, May 4 and Saturday, May 11, 2024
7:30  – 10 am
Location: Gasoline Alley Museum Mezzanine (Second floor of the museum)
Adult  (16+)$37.95 plus GST
Child (3-15): $24.95 plus GST
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How to Get Your Tickets

You can get tickets to Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt as an add-on to Day Out With Thomas. Guests must have tickets to Day Out With Thomas to be able to get tickets to Breakfast with Sir Topham Hatt. After you’ve added tickets to Day Out With Thomas to your cart, at checkout you will get the opportunity to buy tickets to Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt. After you’ve bought your tickets to Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt, you can contact Heritage Park’s Guest Services team for dietary restriction, highchair and seating preference accommodations. Instructions on how to do this are below.

Dietary Restrictions, Highchairs and Seating Preferences

Guests must contact Heritage Park’s Guest Services team for any dietary restriction, highchair/booster seat or seating preference accommodations. Guests can reach Heritage Park’s Guest Services team at 403.268.8500 or info@heritagepark.ca

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Important Additional Information: Dietary Restrictions, When to Leave For Your Train Ride, Breakfast Access and More

  • Dietary Restrictions, Highchairs, Booster Seats and Seating Preferences: Guests must contact Heritage Park’s Guest Services team for any dietary restriction, highchair/booster seat or seating preference accommodations. Guests can reach Heritage Park’s Guest Services team at 403.268.8500 or info@heritagepark.ca
  • Breakfast Buffet Information: Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt is available as an add-on to Day Out With Thomas. Doors to the breakfast will open at 7:15 am. Food service is available from 7:30 – 9:30 am. Sir Topham Hatt will greet guests in 30 minute intervals throughout the breakfast, including 7:30 – 8 am, 8:30 – 9 am and 9:30 – 10 am.
  • Early Arrival and Departure Recommended for Guests with Train Ride Times: We recommend all guests arrive early, so they have enough time to eat, meet Sir Topham Hatt and arrive to Midnapore Station for their train ride on time. We recommend guests leave the breakfast at least 45 minutes before their train ride time. The walk from Gasoline Alley Museum to Midnapore Station is about 15 minutes long. Guests should arrive to Midnapore Station 30 minutes before their train ride time.
  • Breakfast Access: When you arrive, check-in at Heritage Park’s front gates. Then, enter the side door of Gasoline Alley Museum and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor for breakfast. Our friendly staff are happy to help you find your way!
  • Day Out With Thomas Access: After breakfast, guests will exit Gasoline Alley Museum into the Historical Village. Guests leaving the breakfast for their train ride should go directly to Midnapore Station. The walk from Gasoline Alley Museum to Midnapore Station is around 15 minutes. Please arrive at Midnapore Station 30 minutes before your train ride.
  • Parking: parking is available in Heritage Park’s front lots. Click here for more information.
  • Refund Policy: All tickets are final-sale and are non-transferable to a future date.

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Day Out With Thomas Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring a stroller on the train?

    Strollers will not be allowed on the train. There is an unsupervised stroller storage area at Midnapore Station. The train will return to Midnapore Station at the end of each ride. Strollers can then be picked up by guests.

  • Do Annual Members get free admission to Day Out With Thomas?

    If you are an Annual Membership holder, you must purchase tickets to Day Out With Thomas. Day Out With Thomas admission is not included with an Annual Membership. Additionally, Annual Members will not receive a discount on Day Out With Thomas admission.

  • Are Canoo tickets accepted for Day Out With Thomas?

    No, Canoo tickets are not accepted for Day Out With Thomas.

  • Does the Fee Assistance program apply towards Day Out With Thomas?

    No, Fee Assistance does not apply to Day Out With Thomas admission.

  • Is the train wheelchair accessible?

    In 2024, the Nightingale Accessible Railcar will make its Day Out With Thomas debut! The Nightingale will run exclusively on the Friday, May 10 date of the event. It has eight wheelchair spaces, and seating for eight accessible guests or companions. In wheelchair spaces, benches can fold down from the wall for additional accessible or companion seating if required. The car has an accessible staircase, wheelchair lift and wheelchairs tie-downs.

  • Is parking included in admission?

    Parking is not included in your admission, but it is available at the Park. Parking kiosks are located in the middle of the parking lot and in Heritage Plaza. If you’re an Escape Annual Membership holder, or a 60th Anniversary Annual Membership holder with parking added on to their membership,  parking is free!

  • How long is the train ride?

    The train will do three laps around the Historical Village; in total, this will be an estimated total ride length of 20 minutes.

  • If it's raining, will the event go ahead?

    Yes, Day Out With Thomas will go ahead rain or shine.

  • The time on my tickets is for a specific time - can I come earlier and not just at the train ride time?

    Yes, we recommend that you arrive at the Historical Village at least one hour before your train ride time. That way, you can enjoy all of the event’s fun activities before your train ride time and ensure you won’t miss the train! We also recommend that you arrive at Midnapore Station at least 30 minutes before your train ride.

  • Do adults have to buy Day Out With Thomas tickets or can I just buy tickets for the kids?

    All guests aged 1+ must purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket to gain entry to the event and ride the event, including adults. Adults must accompany their children on the train ride.

  • Do I have to pay admission after I buy train ride tickets?

    No, you don’t. Your train ride tickets include admission to the Historical Village!

  • I want to change my ride time/date - how do I do this?

    Please contact TicketWeb Customer Service for all inquiries related to ticket exchanges/refunds.

    TicketWeb Customer Service Email: help@ticketweb.ca

  • Is all of the Historical Village open to visit during Day Out With Thomas?

    No, not all areas of the Historical Village are open during Day Out With Thomas. You can see which areas are open by looking at the event map when it becomes available.

  • What should I wear to Day Out With Thomas?

    Please dress for the weather, and make sure you’re wearing comfortable walking shoes, as there is a variety of terrain within the Historical Village and a lot of ground to cover!

  • Are there bathrooms on the train?

    There are bathrooms located at Midnapore Station, but not on the train itself.

  • Can I bring my pet to Day Out With Thomas?

    Pets are not permitted in the Historical Village. Service animals are allowed within the Historical Village.

  • Can I bring my bike, skateboard, rollerblades etc. to Day Out With Thomas?

    Skateboards, bikes and rollerblades are not permitted within the Historical Village.

  • Are tickets final sale?

    Yes, all tickets are final sale. Day Out With Thomas will run rain or shine.

  • How does buying a ticket support Heritage Park?

    As a registered charity, proceeds from Day Out With Thomas will allow Heritage Park to continue engaging audiences with immersive experiences and shared stories of Western Canada’s diverse culture and heritage.