Baldwin City, Kan., event is closest one to KC area.

If your child is a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine, you don’t have ot travel too far to spend a day with the iconic little railroad engine.

A “Day Out With Thomas” is a family event in Baldwin City, Kan., at the Midland Railway Depot the weekends of June 6-8 and June 13-15. The event allows families to enjoy a ride with the famous storybook character Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

The events take place despite the weather conditions.

The Thomas train ride is about 25 minutes long, and the trains depart every 45 minutes from 9 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. on Fridays, from 9 .m. through 5:15 p.m. on Saturdays and from 9 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $18 for those 2 and older.

Tickets are available by going to www.ticketweb.com or by calling Ticketweb at 866-468-7630.

Midland Railway is at 1515 W. High Street in Baldwin City, Kan. Midland Railway is the closest location for families to visit Thomas the Tank Engine in the Kansas City area.

Baldwin City is on U.S. 56, 17 miles south of 1-70 at Lawrence.

For more information, visit www.thomasandfriends.com.