In celebration of National Train Day on 12th May we take a look at the best journeys to take your kids on.
There are some wonderful sights to show your family in the UK and we have some of the best train journeys in the world. The bonus is that you are guaranteed to stay dry and warm and won’t get caught out by the unpredictable British weather!
Scenic South Devon
Travel across the Dawlish coastline from Exeter to Dawlish and take in the stunning South-West sea views. The journey takes under 30 minutes and you’ll get to spend some fun hours in the beautiful seaside town of Dawlish at the end of the journey. Ice cream, anyone? Find out more here.
Crossing the border
Nothing beats this famous train. The Flying Scotsman goes from London to Edinburgh in about 4 and a half hours. Not for fidgety youngsters, but great for older kids who will love to see the sights travelling throughout the country. There’s lots to do with the family once you arrive in Scotland’s fantastic capital city too.
A magical adventure
Want to really ramp up the fun factor? Kids will love The Jacobite. This stunning steam train may be familiar as it was used in the Harry Potter films, so this is sure to be a magical experience! This option may not be close to home, but what a great excuse to visit the Highlands.
Explore the best of South Devon and travel in style on the Round Robin. This wonderful steam train takes its passengers from Paignton to Kingswear travelling along the English Riviera coastline. With a journey like this available, it’s worth considering a UK summer holiday this year.
Reaching new heights
Get to the summit of the highest mountain in Wales in style. Take a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and take in the spectacular views as you gently ascend to the summit. Of course, you could walk it, but this is a truly memorable experience that all the family will love.
These are just a few of the many fantastic train journeys you can take in the UK. There are loads of options to satisfy all kinds of interests. If these don’t appeal, take a look at these UK train journeys to take you kids on.