Take the kids for a ride on a real, full-sized Thomas the Train! Austin Steam Train invites you to join them for their exciting annual visit from Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt — that’s packed with tons of family fun. Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour takes place in Burnet, Texas on September 28, 29 & 30 at the Burnet Community Center. For Thomas fans, this is the biggest event of the year! In addition to a train ride, families can enjoy live music, magic shows, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, arts and crafts, balloon twisters — and more.

You can enjoy a 25-minute train ride aboard vintage cars pulled by Thomas, departing throughout the day starting at 8:30 a.m. (Your ticket reservation will include a specific time for your ride.) The 3-mile round-trip ride takes you through the Texas Hill Country where you will see native Texas trees and local farmland in the city of Burnet. On board, you can expect photo opportunities, music, a special Engineer Certificate, and activities lead by train attendants. All seats are air-conditioned.

Parking is free, and is immediately adjacent to the Community Center. Food is available for purchase on-site.

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–> Tickets: All tickets are $24 and include entrance to all onsite events including: bubble station, live children’s musical performance, magic show, pictures with Thomas and Sir Thopham Hatt, rock climbing wall, inflatables, Imagination Station of interactive play, temporary tattoo station, arts and crafts, balloon twisters, wooden Thomas play station, and gift shop! Get your tickets today online here. Take note that ages 2 years & above require a ticket. This event sells out every year. It’s best to get your tickets early!

Photo credit: Austin Steam Train Association

For more information, including a big list of FAQs and details about the location, please visit the Austin Steam Train website.

Photo credit: Austin Steam Train Association

–> Giveaway! We were excited to give away a round of 20 tickets (those winners have been notified), and now Austin Steam Train is giving us MORE tickets to give to readers! Enter below to win a family 4-pack of tickets for either Friday, Sept. 28 or Sunday, Sept. 30 at times based on availability. Good luck!

The giveaway is now closed and winners will be notified by email on Sept. 14. Thanks to all who entered!