Giveaway: Day Out With Thomas (Strasburg Rail Road)

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It’s almost back-to-school time, so what better way to celebrate the end of summer than with that little blue engine Thomas? This month, the Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster, PA, is welcoming back Thomas and Percy at the Day out with Thomas!

Click here and here for our reviews of previous Day out with Thomas events at the Strasburg Rail Road.

From August 27 through September 4, Thomas and Percy will be giving rides through the scenic Lancaster countryside! Thomas rides last 25 minutes, and Percy rides are 12. Additional activities include photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt, art-and-crafts stations, more train tables and Thomas toys that you’ve ever seen assembled in one place, and storytelling sessions, among other things.

Also, the Strasburg Rail Road’s vintage Cranky Cars, pint-sized pufferbelly train, and LO&S motorcar train will all be running.

Frankly, if your kids love trains and/or Thomas, this event is everything they could ever want.

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Giveaway: Day Out With Thomas at B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore

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Spring has (almost) sprung, and it’s time for that little blue engine Thomas to make his annual rounds. This month, the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD, is kicking things off the Day out with Thomas!

Click here and here for our reviews of previous Day out with Thomas events at the Strasburg Rail Road.

From April 22-24 and April 29-May 1, Thomas will be giving rides at the B&O! Additional activities include photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt, art-and-crafts stations, more train tables and Thomas toys that you’ve ever seen assembled in one place, sing-a-longs, magicians, and storytelling sessions, among other things.

Frankly, if your kids love Thomas, this event is everything they could ever want.

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Giveaway: Thomas and Friends Mini Trains

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I’m running a quick giveaway here for a couple of Thomas and Friends Mini Trains. Why? Well, for starters, they’re pretty darn cute.

Also, during August, Virgin Atlantic and Thomas & Friends joined forces in a month long partnership to bring a screening of the new movie Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure on all international flights. Children on those flights also received kids packs that included a coloring book and a Thomas mini train.

And finally, that new movie (Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure) is now available on Blu/DVD and digital download.

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Day Out With Thomas…and Percy!

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Last week, we had the joy of attending another Day out with Thomas event at the Strasburg Rail Road outside of Lancaster, PA. (To read about our previous visit, when Percy made his grand debut, click here.)

Not much has changed since last year, so our review of the event and offerings still mostly hold true. The biggest difference is that rides on Thomas and Percy are sold separately now. Thomas trains (22-minute trips) depart every 30 minutes and alternate with 12-minute Percy rides.

In addition to the train rides through beautiful central Pennsylvania farmland, there are still photo ops (with Thomas, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt), temporary tattoos, Thomas video screenings, storytimes, and more Thomas train tables than should be legally allowed in one place.

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Giveaway: Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour Tickets

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It’s that time of the year again! It’s time for that little blue engine Thomas to make the rounds. And this month, the Strasburg Rail Road is kicking off summer with not only Thomas the Tank Engine but also a return of last year’s surprise favorite: Percy!

That’s right, Percy’s back! (Click here for our review of last year’s event when Percy was unveiled for the first time.)

From June 20–28, both Thomas and Percy will be giving rides at Strasburg Rail Road! Additional activities include photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt, art-and-crafts stations, more train tables and Thomas toys that you’ve ever seen assembled in one place, and storytelling sessions, among other things.

Frankly, if your kids love Thomas, this event is everything they could ever want.

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Day Out With Thomas

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(The Day Out With Thomas is currently at the Strasburg Rail Road outside of Lancaster, PA, through Sunday, September 21. Buy tickets here.)

The Day Out With Thomas events have been a staple at train museums for many years now. The first such event in the United States was back in 1996, and they’ve been going strong ever since. If you have a kid who likes Thomas or is a train fanatic, then you’ve very likely heard of or been to this event.

There are about a half dozen different Thomas engines making the circuit, and I was surprised to learn that they were all built by the Strasburg Rail Road.

Well, Thomas now has a new friend on the rails! The good people at the Strasburg Rail Road decided to expand the fleet, so they designed and built a working Percy engine!

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