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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 →

St. Patrick’s Day 2013: your guide to a great day

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When Sunday 17 March rolls around this year, all across the world people will commemorate St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. There’s not a party like it and this year, several cities around the UK are holding special events and festivals to celebrate the big day.

If you feel like getting out and enjoying one of these fun-packed events then we’ve put together an essential guide for your trip. Many of the locations are no more than a cheap train trip away so take your pick, book your ticket and get ready to have an amazing time.

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Horses for Courses: Planning Your Trip to the Races

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Racing events UK 2013

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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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Britain in 2013: where and when to go

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Travel in Britian in 2013

With stunning mountains, music events, food festivals and world class culture right here in the UK, there’s really no need to jet off to foreign climes for a great holiday.

But staycations don’t mean shivering as you eat your cold, soggy chips and try to shelter from the rain. There’s so much to see and do in 2013, and all the action’s just a hop, skip and a short train ride away…

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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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winter snowman
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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