FULL STEAM AHEAD TO A SUMMER OF FUN AT STRASBURG RAILROAD
Our family visits Strasburg Railroad at least four times a year, we can’t help but make a trip each season. This year we attended: The Vintage Baseball train event in the fall, Night Before Christmas Train Ride this winter, Easter Bunny Train Ride in April and look forward to coming back over the summer Day Out With Thomas. Strasburg is only a two hour drive for Southern Maryland families, so it’s a great day trip or even weekend getaway. I was excited to discover that this year they are offering a Summer Pass again. This article will highlight events and specials occurring throughout the spring and summer of 2017.
SUMMER PASS SPECIAL
The Summer Fun Pass at Strasburg Rail Road™ offers value-packed seasonal access to all the rides and extras at America’s oldest short-line railroad for just $35 per person (3 & up) from May 27 to Sept. 4, 2017.
This pass includes:
- Unlimited rides aboard Coach cars
- Unlimited access to all Fun Extras, including the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly and Cranky Cars
- Unlimited access to other special offerings to vary each day: LO&S Self-Propelled Motor Car rides, Track Car rides, Pump Car rides and more
- Option to upgrade (payment required for difference between accommodation desired and Coach fare)
- Groff’s Grove – picnic and play area
- Leaman Place Grove
- Kids’ Play Area (including complimentary WiFi and cafe tables for parents to relax)
- Access to member-only special offers throughout the season
- Retail discount of 10% in our Gift Shops. Not valid on sale items or during Day Out With Thomas™ events
- Summer Fun Pass may NOT be used for : Dinner Trains, Wine & Cheese Train, Great Train Robbery or Day Out With Thomas
MOTHERS DAY DINNER TRAIN
Date: May 14, 2017
Details: Pamper the mother who holds a special place in your heart with a freshly prepared, traditional Lancaster County meal aboard the scenic Strasburg Rail Road’s Lee E. Brenner Dining Car. Menu: Roast beef, carved turkey and ham balls, parsley buttered potatoes, vegetable medley, and choice of apple pie or chocolate cake. Beverages include iced tea and lemonade.
Ticketing Information: $10 Infant (0-1)/$25 Children (2-11)/ $44 Adult (12+)/
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
Details: Everyone’s favorite little blue engine is chugging into Strasburg. A Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine at railroads nationwide. Experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family as little ones get to meet this classic character that talks and even blinks his eyes.
Thomas Train – $21 – Ages 2 and up. (Under 2 ride free but must sit on a lap) Includes Thomas train ride and all activities.
Percy Package – $27 – Ages 2 and up. (Under 2 ride free but must sit on a lap) includes Thomas Train ride, Percy Train ride and all activities.
Combo – $29 – Includes Thomas Train Ride, a ride on a coach class car on the regular excursion train and all activities. Ages 2 and up.
Sodor Deluxe – $32 Includes Thomas Train ride, Percy Train ride, a ride on the regular excursion train and all activities. Ages 2 and up.
These events sells out be sure to purchase your tickets in advanced!!!
STRASBURG RAILROAD INFORMATION
301 Gap Road
Strasburg, PA 17579
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April 23, 2017 at 11:05 am
This looks like such a fun way to get out of the house and do something different! It would be cool to take my daughters along for a ride.
April 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm
Thats so cute that they have Thomas the Tank Engine. It looks like he had a lot of fun.
April 23, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Awww such a happy family you got there! It looks like the kids are having fun too. 🙂
April 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm
This looks awesome. I know that when my daughter was younger that she would love a place like this. My daughter loved the Thomas the Train and I would have loved it because I love train museums.
April 24, 2017 at 5:52 am
hahahahah awwww! this is so amazing and adorableness overload wow. such a fun and fulfilling experience.
April 24, 2017 at 6:06 am
The Night Before Christmas Train Ride we took your advice on was fun! Day Out With Thomas looks great too!
April 24, 2017 at 8:44 am
Wow! It sounds like they’re packed with a lot of events for the family during the summer. I really like that they have an event for each member of the family! So cool.
April 24, 2017 at 9:25 am
I love the Mothers Dinner Train. That would be the perfect gift for me since I love eating and the rocking motion of the train. What a lovely idea/
April 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm
This is SO COOL! my kids LOVE thomas the train and all trains in fact and would love tihs! I love the mother’s day dinner train, thats so awesome! I wish I could do that with my boys <3
April 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are nowhere near Maryland but I HAVE to find a way to get there! My girls, especially my littlest one, LOVE Thomas. They would FREAK OUT! Oh I never ever want to be on the East Coast but I do right now…
April 25, 2017 at 2:05 am
Ahhh, I loved this! My son is obsessed with Thomas and friends!
April 25, 2017 at 8:48 am
Looks a fun place to bring my kids. They would always want to ride in a train. I bet going there was so much fun.
April 26, 2017 at 5:15 am
This is a worldwide favourite activity. What little kid doesn’t love a mini railway and Thomas!
April 27, 2017 at 3:32 am
This looks like such a fun day! When we were in England we went on an old steam train and it was pretty cool!
April 29, 2017 at 2:52 am
This looks great! My girls love trains too!
May 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm
Your little boys are so precious and they’re having fun! I bet they’ll keep asking for more 😀
May 12, 2017 at 10:38 am
Thanks for the suggestion. The kids loved it, and it’s pretty cool for adults , too!