A Day Out With Thomas Is a Lovely Day, Indeed

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A few years ago I hauled the husband and kids up to the Fillmore and Western Railway for the first time. It was a special occasion, you see – Thomas the Tank Engine, live and in person, was making a stop at this local attraction. My boys were on the later edge of their Thomas fandom, so it was really just in the nick of time for our family to do this activity then.

Thomas is rolling into Fillmore again this spring for its 18th year, April 19-21 and April 26-28. I’m giving away a set of four tickets for a 25-minute ride on Thomas on April 19 at 2:40 pm. (Entry rules below.)

The event is worth the drive, which in itself is a lovely excursion, getting you off your beaten path and into some local scenery. There is plenty to do while you’re waiting for your train ride and after you’ve seen even more of the surrounding lands from your perch aboard the train.

Waiting For the Train





The Train Ride





The Activities




The Giveaway

To enter to win the 4-pack of tickets, simply leave a comment here by 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 11. I will choose a random winner from qualified entries and notify you via email. Remember, these tickets are for Friday April 19 at 2:40 pm. If you can’t make that day and time but know someone who would love these tickets, please let them know about this giveaway!



  1. Lee Ann C says:

    I have two boys. Six and three. Both love trains. The littlest one wants to read his Thomas pop-up book every morning as he sits on his potty (recently trained). It’s his favorite reading material 🙂
    I would love these tickets . It would be a blast for all!!
    fellow “bubble” mom

  2. I have a 4 year old niece on Easter vacation for 2 whole weeks-this could be a fun little afternoon for her!!

  3. Katrina Valencia says:

    I have 2 little boys that LOVE Thomas. They have the trains and sing the Thomas theme song at night before bed. They would be thrilled to have the opportunity to attend this. Thank you!

  4. Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to take the kids forever!

  5. What a fun giveaway! I’ll share with my followers!

  6. This looks like so much fun! My son is Thomas obsessed.

  7. wow, I had no idea this existed! bad mommy 🙁
    My son and daughter would love (& freak out) to see Thomas!
    Thanks for doing the contest!

  8. Yay Thomas!! My little guy can’t wait to meet him. 🙂

  9. thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway! my kids would love this.

  10. steve hofmann says:

    My son Cooper, 4, is an absolute Thomas fanatic…would love to ride behind a his friend, Thomas. It would blow his mind! Mommy has been recovering from Total Knee Replacement for the past 3 months – so we have had very few “family” opportunities – this would be wonderful. Thank you for your consideration
    Steve Hofmann
    North Hills

  11. My almost-3 year olds would love this!

  12. Stefanie says:

    We LOVE Thomas….Never got to see the train LIVE with my other 2 kids. Now I have a 3 year old and would LOVE it!!!! Before we all get too old!!!!

  13. My daughter is 10 months old and is facinated by trains and Loves Thomas the train.

  14. Lucie Lena-Dent says:

    I have 3 boys all in love with trains and Thomas. This would be such a treat and a great surprise for them. We’ve never been to A Day Out With Thomas.

  15. Teresa Rubin says:

    I have 2 boys & all they want to watch is Thomas!

  16. Alyson E. says:

    This event is sooo much fun, and I would love for my daughter and her little brother to be able to go this year! Thanks!

  17. Leslie Kahlenberg says:

    Hooray – did not know this was happening and would love to win

  18. Jill Levin says:

    My son is a Thomas the Train expert. He has the afternoon off of school on April 19th. It would be a perfect day and we would appreciate the opportunity to go to this fun event.
    Thank you!

  19. Shauna Roth says:

    Yes!! Please pick us for Thomas choo choo!!! My 2 year old would love it!

  20. Erin Handelman says:

    This giveaway is a lovely idea! What a great event, especially for kids (and adults) who are train fans. Thanks! 🙂

  21. I was about to purchase tickets yesterday then
    somebody told me about the fire that just broke
    out there, so decided to wait to hear it will still be
    going on. I hope the Thomas train is ok cause he
    has a lot of children looking forward to this special time.

  22. My son just discovered Thomas and is in love with him! He would love to go see him!

  23. Angelina says:

    I have 2 sons who would love to hop on this train!

  24. My 3 1/2 year old son loves Thomas! He would love this.

  25. Mala kapadia says:

    I have a 1 yr old and 5 yr old. My older one has been asking about when we can ride a train

  26. Susie Jackson says:

    This has been on my list of things to do for several years! My 3 kids would absolutely love to go!!!

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