Get ready for Thomas and Friends month-long birthday celebration

Did you know Thomas and Friends was created in 1945? The creation came to life by Rev. W. Awdry, for his son, Christopher. This makes the iconic Blue Tank Engine 75 years old.

On May 12, Thomas is bringing his birthday party to kids across the country. Find out how you can celebrate with your little ones below.


photo courtesy: Thomas & Friends 

Happy Birthday, Thomas! Album

Have a dance party with your kids while they listen to Thomas’ complete birthday album. The album comes with three new celebration-themed songs that you can stream on any major digital music platforms. Look out for more songs being added throughout the year.

Thomas and Friends Storytime Podcast

Let your kids wind down with Thomas’ storytime podcast. On May 12, kids will be able to listen to this podcast that features over 40 stories about Thomas and his friends. Each episode will range from 5-10 minutes. You can find this podcast on any major digital podcast platform.

Thomas and Friends Bedtime Stories

Another way you can get your kids ready for bed is by listening to Thomas and Friends-themed bedtime sleep stories and guided meditations. You can find these bedtime stories on Calm, an app focused on sleep, relaxation and meditation.

Thomas and Friends Adventures! Birthday Bonanza App

Gear up for the release of Thomas’ birthday app. On May 19, you will be able to download an app on smartphones and tablets to allow you kids to explore the life of Thomas and Friends. Kids will be able to build custom train tracks and race against Thomas’ friends.

Caribu App Video Series featuring Kevin Jonas

Have a virtual play date with singer and actor, Kevin Jonas, as he read Thomas and Friends books. New readings are being released each week through the month of May. The first two episodes are free.