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Tantrum free trips: taking your kids on the train

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Entertaining kids on the train

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Travelling with children can be a challenging experience but there are loads of reasons why taking a trip on the train is a great idea. As well as being more environmentally friendly than flying or driving, travelling with kids is often the cheapest option as there are usually plenty of train deals available for families.

Of course, travelling with youngsters can be a bit of a daunting prospect. But with a little imagination and planning a lengthy journey can be turned into a fun experience. If you’re taking a long trip with children in tow we’ve written up some top tips on how to keep your kids entertained on the train. Continue reading →

Horses for Courses: Planning Your Trip to the Races

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Nothing gets the blood pumping like a trip to the races. The tireless buzz of the bookmakers vying for bets, the thunder of hooves on turf, the breathless thrill you feel as the nag you’ve backed stampedes down the home straight… it’s a cracking experience. And that’s not to mention the opportunity a race meet gives you to grab a drink or two and unwind with your friends in the open air.

Some of the biggest meetings in UK racing are coming up over the next few months and many are just a quick train ride away. With the help of a couple of horse racing experts we’ve put together a guide to going to the races, along with a look at some of the UK’s biggest events. They are all great fun so have a look and decide where you’d like to go to experience the excitement that the sport of kings brings.

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The UK’s best races and marathons

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Looking for a fun race to help you raise money for charity? Wondering which marathons have the toughest or most scenic course?

This is your definitive guide to this year’s best racing events around the UK. Most races are just around the corner or a quick train ride away, so now’s the time to book your place, do up those laces and start tackling your training regime. Ready, set, read!

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5 Hot Spots for your Valentine’s Break

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to plan the perfect romantic experience. If the standard dinner and movie combo is getting a little stale, a weekend away could be the answer. But let’s get real here, every relationship is different and what’s right for one couple may be a little too much for another.

To help you out in your planning we’ve found five destinations to fit your needs, whatever they may be. From a bit of fun to taking the plunge, there’s something for everyone. So check out our pick of the UK’s Valentine’s Day locations and book some cheap train tickets to your destination of choice…

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New Year’s Resolutions: Getting on Track

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News Year 2013
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, sticking to them often isn’t. Start off on the right foot this year by choosing resolutions that will change your life for the better without making you feel as though you have an impossible mountain to climb.

Did you know that the tradition of making resolutions for the New Year stretches all the way back to 153 BC? That’s sure to represent a lot of broken promises over the centuries, seeing as many studies have found that up to three quarters of resolvers crumble before the year is out. Set achievable goals and get yourself on the right track this year, by reading on for our resolution tips…
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RSH Christmas Commuter’s Playlist

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Christmas is just around the corner, and while for many of us that means a few days off from school or work, it also means you might be gearing up for a few long train journeys as you travel home for the holidays.

To help you get into the festive spirit this holiday season, we’ve put together the ultimate Christmas playlist to listen to as you start travelling around the country visiting family and friends. Keep the holiday spirit going with cheap train tickets and then sit back and enjoy everything from the classics to the contemporary hits on our Christmas Commuter’s Playlist, featuring the favourites as picked by our redspottedhanky readers…
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Blighty’s Best Winter Activities

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Light up the long days of winter with visits to some of Blighty’s best activities for the year’s chillier months. Make the most of any down time you have during Christmas and New Year with a series of fun adventures, both far afield and close to home, and ensure that as January creeps on, a smile stays on your face.

Winter is a great time for enjoying bargains on your visits and activities too, after the festive season many places offer off-peak discounts and if you book early, you can also enjoy cheap train tickets. Get ready for a fun winter break…
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Survive the Cold Weather: Winter Travel Tips

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When the weather outside is frightful, it’s only natural to sometimes wish you could stay at home under a blanket. However, just because winter has come around it doesn’t mean life can grind to a halt, so make sure you’re able to get from A to B with minimum fuss by following some of our top winter travel tips.

From cheap train tickets to great ways to stay relaxed while you’re on the move, we’ve got some great advice to help you stay warm and full of goodwill. Read on and prepare yourself for getting where you need to be this winter…
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Take the train to… Edinburgh for Hogmanay!

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Edinburgh Hogmanay
There are few better places to celebrate the start of another year than Scotland’s capital, where the party is long, loud and good-natured. Take a train to Edinburgh and prepare yourself for a Hogmanay extravaganza. Dance your way along Princes Street at the infamous Street Party, complete with fireworks and views of the castle, or book a ticket for a more select celebration in the capital.

People come from all around the world to enjoy the special atmosphere that descends on Edinburgh when the year draws to a close, so book quickly for cheap train tickets and dig out your favourite party clothes. Read on to find out what fun is waiting for you in the Scottish capital this year…
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Packed lunches: Winter Warming Soups

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There’s nothing like a piping hot mug of soup on a chilly day to bring a smile back to your face. Look forward to luscious, hassle free lunches by cooking up a big pot of soup you can spoon into a container and pop in your bag for the perfect lunchtime treat.

Not only is soup a decadent lunch choice, it’s also a nice and cheap one too. One pot will go a long way and if you like a little variety, you can always freeze extra portions so that you can mix and match your lunch choices. Save money over winter with some special soups and always check for cheap train tickets before your commute or trip. Read on and find out which soups are our favourites…

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