A Day out with Thomas 2017 at Tennessee Valley Railroad, Chattanooga | Family 4 Pack Of Tickets GIVEAWAY!

A Day out with Thomas 2017 at Tennessee Valley Railroad, Chattanooga, TN,
April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6 & 7, 2017

Family 4 Pack Of Tickets GIVEAWAY (form located at the end of this page)

Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to team up with him for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.  Children everywhere can join Team Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum on April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6 & 7. . Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel.

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series.  In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities.  The tour, now in its 21st year, will make 43 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2016.thomastvrail

More about the Day out with Thomas event at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga:

WHEN: April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6 & 7

TIME: Departure times begin at 9 am through 6:30 pm each Saturday and 10 am through 5:30 each Sunday of the event.

WHERE: 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com/dowt or by calling toll-free 866.468.7630.  For more information and directions, contact the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at 423-894-828 or www.tvrail.com

Specific activities vary from venue to venue.  But do expect to make a day of it!  A Day out with Thomas is more than just a train ride!  We usually spend 3 to 4 hours at the DOWT events.

Besides the train ride and meeting Sir Topham Hatt, all DOWT events have the Imagination Station (tent full of Thomas toys the kids get to play with!  As well as coloring and activity sheets and FREE Thomas & Friends temporary tattoos), story telling and video viewing station, and the gift shop tent.

We got to go to DOWT at Tennessee Valley Railroad for the first time last year.  It was a blast!  We had an incredible time as you can see from all these great pictures!  DOWT is truly an all day family-fun event!


Here are the great things you can expect to see in addition to Thomas!  (Activity availability may vary by venue!)

  • Petting Zoo
  • Putt Putt Golf
  • Food Trucks
  • Blacksmithing
  • Additional Train Rides on the Missionary Ridge Local (additional cost – discounted tickets with your Thomas train ride ticket stub)
  • Bounce House
  • Balloon Animals
  • Entertainers (last year Jaden Maxwell, professional illusionist, stunned us with his card tricks!)

This is the fourth year that Thomas is able to TALK to his friends at A Day Out With Thomas!  It’s such a wonderful addition that the kids won’t forget!

Here’s a video of Thomas talking as he’s pulling into the station at Tennessee Valley Railroad in 2016!

There was an excited Thomas fan behind me so it’s hard to hear Thomas talking over the kid yelling “Hi Thomas!”  But you can see more videos from Day Out with Thomas on my YouTube channel here and see him talking at previous events.

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt. Tickets start at $21 for everyone age two and over. Tickets are $4 off for groups of 20 or more when ordered together in advance.

For more information and directions, contact the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at 423-894-8028 or click www.tvrail.com

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com

Giveaway Information:

I have a family 4 pack of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!  Here’s what you need to know:

If I win, how will I get my tickets?   All tickets will be held at will call.  Tickets are held under the name provided. Photo ID is required. Please be sure to provide the name of who will be attending.  Last minute name changes are difficult to make happen.

**The winner’s tickets will be for the Sunday, April 30 train ride at 2:30PM at Tenneessee Valley Railroad, Chattanooga.  This is NON-NEGOTIABLE.  Date and time of winning tickets CANNOT be changed under any circumstances.**

It is advised to arrive an hour ahead of departure time to park, pick up tickets and board Thomas The Tank.  Of course, feel to arrive earlier and stay later to enjoy all the Day out with Thomas activities.

Now without further ado…..the entry form!

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Giveaway ends 4/17/17.  Prize sponsored by HIT Entertainment, Mattel and Tennessee Valley Rail.  Saving Toward A Better Life is not affiliated with any of the previously listed companies.

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