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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 →

Sipping in the summer: Britain’s best beer festivals

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Beer and ale festivals

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Ah, the glorious British summer. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to another year of dependably excellent weather, a total lack of hosepipe bans and the chance to cool off after a warm day with a pint or two of golden ale… Continue reading →

Take the train…to Britain’s best outdoor ice rinks

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With Christmas on the doorstep, why not get yourself truly into the festive spirit by visiting one of Blighty’s best outdoor ice rinks. Get your skates on and book some cheap train tickets to some of the coolest ice rink attractions up and down the country.

Read on and find out where the best outdoor ice rinks can be found, and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you step out onto the ice.

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Take the train … to autumn’s culture hotspots

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Now the mercury’s dropping, it’s tempting to stay indoors and cosy-up. But there’s no need to stay-in and stay-bored. Not when you can take cheap trains to Britian’s best museum, music and grub-loving cities.

Just read on for some travel ideas and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you wrap-up and head-off.

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Rail-ride into the past … with our pick of vintage train posters

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Long before planes flew and cars were commonplace, taking the train was the most glamorous way to travel. Back then, artwork advertising cheap train tickets and well-railed routes could be found almost everywhere.

Read on and rail-ride into the past with our pick of Mad Men-inspired vintage train posters that could have come straight from Sterling Cooper’s art department. And don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets if you’re inspired to take the train.

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Take the train … to Glasgow for the Brad Pitt effect

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Just a few weeks ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hopped on board a train (yes – really!) … to Glasgow … to shoot zombie flick ‘World War Z’. And now more people than ever are heading to Scotland’s second-city as a result of the ‘Brad Pitt’ effect.

Read on and find out why you should be taking the train to Glasgow too. But, don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets and cheap first class tickets, if you can’t match Brad’s stellar spends.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best fireworks displays

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Make this November 5th one to remember by taking the train to some of the UK’s best firework displays and bonfire night celebrations. Just be sure to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you get set for gunpowder, treason and nefarious plotting …

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The Big Screen’s top 5 train movies

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Trains have long starred on the big screen. And whether you’re looking for an Oscar-winner or a chick-flick, there’s sure to be a train movie for you.

Check our top 5 train movies and don’t forget to use our journey planner

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