It may be a parent's nightmare but a child's delight.
The beloved storybook character Thomas the Tank will make an appearance in Cordele's Georgia Veterans State Park for "The Day Out With Thomas Tour" in October.
Children of all ages will have the chance to ride a real train, meet characters such as Sir Topham Hatt and Fifi Forget-Me-Not and join in on storytelling and crafts. Thomas the Tank is presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment.
Activities include a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank, meet and take photos with Sir Topham Hatt and Fifi forget-Me-Not and take part in activities including arts and crafts, storytelling, live music, mini-golf, bouncy inflatables, food vendors and wildlife displays.
The dates are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26.
The train departs every hour on the hour, rain or shine.
The Thomas the Tank and other characters will be in the SAM Shortline Excursion Train depot at Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. 280 West in Cordele. It's nine miles west of I-75 via Exit 101.
Tickets are $18 for everyone 2 and older. They are non-refundable.
Call 866-468-7630 or go to www.SamShortline.com