Visiting Thomas the Train has been a long-standing tradition in our household, starting in the ancient year of 2009.


Each Spring, Day Out With Thomas rolls into the station in Calera, Alabama, and we highly anticipate our drive out to visit him.

Ali was a hipster before hipsters were cool (which is actually the definition of a hipster, right?), so she was a female Thomas Fangirl long before she had a brother to blame it on.


Noah adopted his sister’s love, compounded by the natural attraction between boys and trains, making him quite obsessed.


I draw at least a dozen trains a week for him, along with tracks and smoke. And with many of them, he asks when we’ll be visiting Thomas again.


Because Thomas is his happy place.


I mean seriously – on our last visit, his life had never been better than this moment.


NEVER, I tell you.

Noah on Thomas

And Ali, despite her older, more sophisticated ways, still has a special place in her heart for Thomas, as well.


A girl never forgets her first love.

This year, Thomas will be rolling up into Calera April 10-19. We’re already counting down the days until our visit, and Thomas graciously offered tickets for one of you as well!

I have a family four-pack of tickets to give away for Sunday, April 19th at 3:00, worth $84!

(And by the way – if you’re not from around here, I don’t have tickets for you, but you can check the Day Out With Thomas schedule to see when he’s coming your way.)


Along with a 25 minute train ride aboard one of the vintage rail cars being pulled by Thomas himself, you will get to meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy checking out all of the trains at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, and take part in all sorts of Thomas and Friends fun including putt-putt golf, a jumpstation, a bubble station, temporary tattoos, storytelling, videos, live music, and more.

(You need to get there about an hour early to get your tickets, enjoy the other activities, and be ready when they call for you to board.)

To enter, simply comment on the post and tell me which is your kid’s favorite Thomas and Friends character (besides Thomas. I promise – he won’t get jealous.)

This giveaway is open until Wednesday, March 11, and I will email and post the winner on my Giveaway Winner’s Page on March 12.

Best of luck!

Disclosure: I was given a four-pack of tickets for our family to go visit Thomas, also. But no worries – all opinions are my own (or my kid’s, in this case), and we would have been going to see Thomas either way. Because he’s awesome like that.

34 thoughts on “It’s Time To Visit Thomas. {Giveaway!}

  1. i think my son knows all the characters. He recites them to keep from going to sleep. Besides Thomas, his favorite has to be Percy.

  2. Ethan is actually more partial to Chuggington than Thomas. But he wouldn’t be picky to win tickets to see the real live Thomas…

  3. Oh, Carter and Landon would love this! Landon says Sir Topham Hat is his fave lol- Carter says “choo choo”, so I interpret that as any of the other trains :)

  4. Ahh!! Anderson’s toddler head would explode with excitement! I just asked him & he said Thomas! I said, “who else?” & he said, “Percy too!” So there you go!

  5. My son, at just under two years, is undiscriminating. His favorite train is whichever train currently on the TV/computer/tablet. His favorite colors are blue and green though, so I’m saying his face are Thomas and Percy.

  6. My little girl loves Thomas too, can’t blame in on the brother. I would say her favorite besides Thomas is James. My husband and my favorite is quoting Thomas language (expletives??) like “Cinders and ashes!” And “Bust my buffers” and counting how many times Sir Topham Hatt is “cross”.

    We would love this package!

  7. whoops, I commented on your fb page instead of here. My buddy’s favorite (other than Thomas) is Percy!

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