One lucky DetroitMommies.com reader will win a family 4 pack of tickets for this fantastic family event and Thomas the Train DVD’s!  Read below for event details and giveaway rules.

Thomas the Tank Engine™ chugs into Greenfield Village for 6 days of family fun and entertainment! Ride with Thomas around the village, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, enjoy storytelling, live music, shopping and much, much more.

What is Day Out With Thomas™?
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine™ at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

Who is Thomas the Tank Engine™?
Since Thomas the Tank Engine™ left the depot more than 60 years ago, this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation.

What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas™?
Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.

Where is the event?
Day Out With Thomas™ takes place in Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford. All rides are a roundtrip beginning at Smiths Creek Depot, about ¼ mile from the entrance of Greenfield Village.

When is the event?
The 2010 Day Out With Thomas™ event takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, April 24-25, May 1-2, and May 8-9, 2010.

Prize

One lucky winner will receive a four pack of tickets to the show of their choice and Thomas the Train DVD’s.  Winner will be notified via email and will need to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Entry Requirements

To enter for a chance to win, you are required to do the following one thing:

Tell us why you think Thomas the Train is a good roll model for children.  Leave a comment  below for 1 entry.

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The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected randomly through https://random.org. Detroit Mommies, Giftfully Simple and The Digital Mommy writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Detroit Mommies is not responsible products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors.  Open to participants in the US and Canada 18 years and older. One entry per person. Contest ends  at 04/22/2010 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

Disclosure: Tickets for A Day Out with Thomas were provided for review.  The opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and are not influenced in any way by anyone.

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Sarah Hirsch says:

Thomas teaches kids to stay on the right track! OK, all puns aside, he tries hard and always aims to be kind and do the right thing. I would love for my kids to do the same. I would also love for them to drive me around like Thomas, but that may have to wait a little longer.

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Adam Lessel
Adam Lessel
10 years ago

Thomas teaches kids to be honest and kind to everyone.

stu leser jr.
stu leser jr.
10 years ago

Thomas teaches honesty, integrity and is a good friend to all his fellow tank engines. My god-daughter would LOVE to go!

lori bunk
10 years ago

Thomas the Train is kind to others and tries to help them out whenever he can. I love that my son is learning that kind of character!
Thank you so much!

bobbie jean goldenbogen
bobbie jean goldenbogen
10 years ago

i think thomas teaches the children. my daughter learns alot and she runs around the house like shes a train its so cute to watch. thomas shows the kids its ok to make a mistake and my daughter just loves the show

Linda Otto
Linda Otto
10 years ago

Thomas is a great role model for kids because he takes chances, isn’t afraid to make mistakes and shows that he has learned from his mistakes. My daughter loves trains and enjoys Thomas & Friends!

Gary Kathan
Gary Kathan
10 years ago

Thomas is a good role model for children of all ages. He teaches children teamwork and patience. We would LOVE to take our daughter & Godson to see him!!!

Thanks,
Gary Kathan
champydog2001@yahoo.com

Angela Sukockas
Angela Sukockas
10 years ago

In my son’s own words “Thomas teaches me to be a good friend”!!

Stuart
Stuart
10 years ago

My grand-daughter loves Thomas, he teaches her she can do anything she sets her mind to. She would love to go for a ride!

Thank you,

Stuart

Brenda
Brenda
10 years ago

Thomas teaches my grand-daughter to be a good friend and to work together! She would love to go for a ride!

Thank you,

Brenda

James Campau
James Campau
10 years ago

Thomas teaches kids to never give up and work as a team. My daughter would love to meet Thomas!

Thanks,

Jim
james.campau@sbcglobal.net

Laura
Laura
10 years ago

Thomas teaches kids to be adventurous and to work together. My daughter loves Thomas and would love to go for a ride!

Thanks,
Laura
lmcampau@sbcglobal.net

Stacy Larson
Stacy Larson
10 years ago

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Stacy Larson
Stacy Larson
10 years ago

Thomas is a good role model because he has a positive attitude and works hard. He always finishes the day on a positive note with a good outcome and moral to his story. My son loves watching Thomas and seeing him and all of his friends get in to trouble and then make everything right again, all in just a few minutes!!

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch
10 years ago
Chuck Mozdzen - GAGLA
Chuck Mozdzen - GAGLA
10 years ago

I think Thomas is a great role model for children because he is friendly, kind, and tries to succeed all tasks.
Thanks,
Chuck Mozdzen
cmoz70@aol.com

Lamecca Black
Lamecca Black
10 years ago

I think Thomas the train is a great role model he teaches children valuable lessons the first time my 2yr son told me that Thomas would be cross at some of his actions it tickled me so!!!

Veronika Grozdanova
Veronika Grozdanova
10 years ago

Thomas is a funny engine and teaches kids to always look at the bright side of life:)

Patt Mozdzen - NANA
Patt Mozdzen - NANA
10 years ago

I believe that Thomas teaches kids about friendship and using your imagination! His adventures are exciting! My granddaughter adores the show and would really like to go to the show @ the Village!
Thanks,
Patt Mozdzen
nanamoz1953@gmail.com

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch
10 years ago
Jill Kathan
Jill Kathan
10 years ago

I think Thomas the Tank is a fantastic role model! The show teaches children to discover and explore. Thomas also teaches kids that little things can do big things!
My 3 yr old daughter LOVES this show and so do I. She would LOVE to have a chane to ride on the train!

Thanks!
Jill Kathan
jillmsu@yahoo.com

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch
10 years ago

Thomas teaches kids to stay on the right track! OK, all puns aside, he tries hard and always aims to be kind and do the right thing. I would love for my kids to do the same. I would also love for them to drive me around like Thomas, but that may have to wait a little longer.