When we can, we love to go out as a big extended family on fun and exciting outings. One such adventure a few years ago was to go and take a ride on a train pulled by none other than Thomas the Tank Engine! Starting back with my own grandfather and father and now into the younger generations of our family, we could certainly be called “train buffs”. We’ve painstakingly worked on our own model railroads and spent many hours watching trains go by. J spends so much time sitting beside me watching train videos on Youtube that now when I go to my playlists, there’s a list of suggested videos in the sidebar and all of them have to do with ViaRail, CP Rail, and Amtrak.
So, of course, we have many happy memories of our time on the Thomas train. And even though we can’t take a trip on the train every day, we can still have special family time together with Thomas & Friends. The Thomas & Friends DVDs give us the chance to sit down and share a special moment as we learn important value lessons, smile and laugh at their antics, and talk about what we love most about Thomas the tank engine and his friends.
A new Thomas & Friends DVD called King of the Railway was just released on September 24th and as always, it’s an exciting adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Their quest begins with the arrival of a special guest on the Island of Sodor who has a big surprise and some very important jobs for Thomas, Percy, and James. The friends learn about suits of armour, coats of arms, and stories of heroes from long long ago. Their own opportunity to be heroes comes when their new friend Stephen is missing and they have to set out to find him. Available in French and English.
Along with the movie comes some great new Thomas toys including the Thomas & FriendsTM Take-n-PlayTM Thomas’ Adventure Castle Playset. Take-n-Play playsets are portable and made for playing with on the go! As the trains get ready for the Earl of Sodor’s celebration, Thomas and the Troublesome Truck must race to get everything ready in time. As they zoom along, flags are unfurled, treasure is revealed, and the drawbridge is lowered. Great fun for ages 3+.
The Thomas & FriendsTM TrackmasterTM Castle Quest Set is a track set featuring motorized engines that can move themselves along the train tracks as they search for the missing King’s crown. They must make their way through collapsing walls and crumbling castle grounds, use the crane to put missing track into place, and finally, escape from the abandoned mine with the crown. An exciting adventure for ages 3+
What kinds of fun hobbies and interests has your family passed through the generations? Do you have any Thomas fans in your house?
Check out the Fisher Price website and follow the #FP_Thomas hashtag to find out more about Thomas & Friends products!
Awww I loved reading this blog post. My daughter loved Thomas when she was little. I bet she would have loved to ride the real Thomas Train!