I am sure most parents can relate to having a child who enjoys Thomas the Train! That's why I was really excited when I was contacted to share with you all a Thomas the Train event that's rolling into town, as well as a ticket giveaway!!

A Day Out with Thomas: The Hero of The Rails Tour is coming to the Tumbleweed Express in Lakeville, MN on August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16 (from 8:30am-5pm)! This event is being presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children's entertainment!!

This fun-filled event will offer children and their families a day to remember with the opportunity to take a ride with a 14-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine and ride along with him on his latest adventure! What child wouldn't love to see their favorite toy train come to life, right?!

A little more information about this fun event and what a day with Thomas the Tank Engine will look like:

*A 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
*An opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of The Railway
*Activities for the whole family which include: arts & crafts, storytelling, video viewing, live music by Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade, inflatable slide, ball pit, straw bale maze, kid carwash and temporary tattoos!!
*Exclusive commemorative merchandise including a 2009 Day Out With Thomas passenger car, as well as t-shirts, engineer caps, pennants, and more!

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to offer one lucky reader a family 4 pack of tickets to this event in Lakeville, MN! This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has a child who loves Thomas the Train, or knows a child who does (nephew, niece, friend, etc)!

How To Enter To Win: To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know who would be using the tickets to see Thomas the Train!

How To Get Extra Entries: (only valid after the required initial entry has been completed)

1. For TWO extra entries, subscribe to A Mom's Balancing Act via e-mail (easily found along the right column). Be sure to leave TWO comments so that both entries can be counted.

2. For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway (linking to this post) and leave me a comment with the URL to that post. Also, be sure to leave TWO comments so that both entries can be counted.

3. Post my blog button or blog URL to your blogroll and leave a comment with the URL to your blog. (If it already is, leave me a comment letting me know)

4. Follow my blog publicly

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7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter

8. Enter one of my other giveaways and leave me a comment letting me know that you did (current giveaways can be found along the side column)....ONE entry for EACH giveaway you enter!!

Please be sure to leave me a *separate* comment for each entry you complete above including with each, your e-mail address so that I can easily and accurately contact the winner!!

This giveaway will end July 28th and is open to US Only!
Please note that this for the Thomas the Train event in Lakeville, MN



38 comments
  1. Anonymous July 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

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  7. Vicky July 23, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

    This would be so great! I'd love to take the grandkids!!

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  12. Amy B. July 23, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

    I'd love to win this and take my husband and kids! We'll be vacationing in that area that week!

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  13. Amy B. July 23, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

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  16. Xenia July 25, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

    I'd love to give these tickets to a friend and his son, who loves Thomas!

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  24. Ellisen July 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

    My grandson loves Thomas! I'd love to take him on this tour. Thanks.

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  26. Anonymous July 28, 2009 at 7:15 AM  

    I would use the tickets to take myself, my husband, our daughter and my newphew. My newphew sleeps with a Thomas train every night and my daughter loves the show!

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  30. Anonymous July 22, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

    I would take my two boys my oldest's birthday is the week after on the 9th and that would just make his year.
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  31. Anonymous July 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

    I would take our grandson and his mom. He loves trains. Choo Choo gone he says when it goes by.
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