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Tag Archives: trains to York

What to do with the kids this Easter weekend

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You’ve finally got a long weekend after what seems like an endless stretch of work since Christmas. But you’ve also got a brood of kids to entertain and keep happy at the same time. Where to go? What to do?

Keep reading for some fantastic ideas on places to go this Easter weekend which will keep the kids happy, and give Mum and Dad a bit for a break while not breaking the bank. If that sounds good, keep reading…

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Take the train to… to the UK’s best Halloween Haunts

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Once a year, adults and children alike are allowed to give their spooky side free reign. There are excellent Halloween Haunts and celebrations to be found all over the country, so it’s time to let your creative side run wild.

Stock up on toffee apples and Halloween treats and hop on a train to visit some of the UK’s most spooktacular special events this year. Save yourself more cash for trick-or-treaters by always checking our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you go. Read on to find out which terrifying treats we recommend this Halloween…
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Wet Your Whistle on September’s Rail Ale Trail

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Put some spring into your step this September by setting aside some time to sample quality brews at some of the UK’s best ale festivals. Discover many excellent ales, ciders and perries and use our journey planner to find cheap train tickets before you set off so you have more to spend on samples and souvenirs.

Read on to find out more about September’s Rail Ale Trail …
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Re-live the National Railway Museum’s past with our pick of vintage rail posters

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The National Railway Museum – which has already hosted this month’s Railfest event – is one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. This month, we’re celebrating its contribution to preserving historic railway exhibits by taking a look at some of its own adverts from the past.

Read on for our pick of vintage posters for the National Railway Museum. And, if you’re planning a trip to York to explore the museum yourself, don’t forget that you could make great savings when you book your
train tickets, car hire and hotel accommodation with us

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The royals and trains … Queen Victoria

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The royals have had a love affair with the railway since the 19th century, when Queen Victoria – the first English Queen to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee – headed off on the first ever regal train journey.

Read on to find out more about ‘the grandmother of Europe” and her railway connections. And check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you next head off somewhere by train.

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All aboard, train fans … for April’s model railway and steam shows

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Whether you’re a fan of full-sized locomotives or miniature ones, there’s an event for you this month. Read on to find out more about our pick of April’s model railway and steam shows …

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Jump aboard a train…and take the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour

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The Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour London opens on 31 March so little muggles and wannabe wizards will be able to see some of the sets and props used in the hit movies based on J.K. Rowling’s novels.

Read on to learn more about this fantastic new attraction and to find out where else you can go for a touch of Potter-themed magic. And don’t forget to check out our journey planner for cheap train tickets and hotels when planning your trip.

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Take the train to Cheltenham … for the National Hunt Festival

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Giddyup! It’s time to head off to the races. Jump on board a train to Cheltenham and enjoy all the horseracing action at the National Hunt Festival.

And we don’t want to be old nags, but make sure you check our journey planner first for cheap train tickets, hotels and car-hire – you might save enough to have a little flutter while you’re there.

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Take the train … and enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day Break

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a romantic break for two. Take the train and you can gaze into each other’s eyes on your way there and back. And if you check out our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you travel, you could save enough money to treat your honey to an extra glass or two of bubbly.

Read on to find out where to go this Valentine’s Day …

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