Remember my Babble post from earlier this week – 45 Things No One Tells You About Raising a Child with Autism? #12 Trains. Specifically Thomas the Train. Well Edaville Family Theme Park, in Carver, Massachusetts has a Thomas Land!
We first heard about Edaville a few years ago, when news of Thomas Land was first announced. It’s been on our bucket list ever since. Norrin loves Thomas the Train and I know he’d have a blast seeing his favorite trains come to life.
Massachusetts is only a few hours away and we’re planning a few family road trips this spring/summer. The park is also near Boston, so I know there’ll be lots of other sights to see. You know I’m a history buff and I’d love to visit Paul Revere’s House and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Sounds like this could take a few days…
On April 22-23, Edaville Family Theme Park will host an Autism Awareness Weekend with activities to raise awareness about autism, while also catering to the needs of autistic children.
To help create a sensory friendly environment, the family theme park will offer:
- a transformed railroad car quiet space equipped with weighted blankets
- fidget toys for use while waiting in line and
- bathrooms designed for those with sensory issues (no automatic toilets or hand dryers) season round
- other focused amenities and activities for autistic children.
Spring festivities also includes a Touch-a-Truck series throughout April.
On May 20, future paleontologists can get up close and personal with 23 life-size dinosaurs when Dino Land opens for the season.
Doors are open from 10am – 5pm on weekends and select weekdays during April and May. For ticket prices and further information visit: www.edaville.com.
This is not a sponsored post. I’m happy to share this information with you because I appreciate when places make an effort to accommodate the autism community.