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Thomas rolling back into Uxbridge this weekend

UXBRIDGE: After rave reviews and hundreds of happy families touring through the scenic Oak Ridges Moraine, Thomas the Tank Engine is making a final trip to Uxbridge over the next two weekends.

Tickets are still available for A Day Out With Thomas, which runs over the next two weekends, from Friday to Sunday along the York-Durham Heritage Railway.

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. As well, families can visit the Imagination Station for face painting, colouring activities, mega blocks and temporary tattoos of your child’s favourite engine.

Visitors will also be able to check out the 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.

Trains depart from the Uxbridge Train Station, located at19 Railway St., starting at 9 a.m. and running through to 3:45 p.m. It is recommended that guests arrive at the event at least one hour before their scheduled departure.

Tickets are $25 plus HST, and can be purchased through the YDHR website.

During the event, in an effort to keep traffic flowing through the area around the historic train station, there is free offsite parking at the following locations: Next to Second Wedge Brewery on Fridays and Saturdays, behind the Uxbridge Public Library, as well as shuttle bus service throughout the weekend from Uxbridge Arena and Quaker Village Public School.

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