There's nothing quite like exploring Britain by rail and it's even better when you bring the family along. Whether you decide to play travel games, enjoy a packed lunch, play I spy from the window or just spend the time catching up, taking the train can be so much more than just a journey. Not only that but it's also one of the greenest ways to travel, especially when combined with walking, cycling and buses, so you're helping the environment too.
We've shared tips below on how to have a low-cost railway-themed day out, ideas for things to do with the grandkids as well as highlighting some of Britain's fascinating hidden gems off the beaten track, all accessible by train.
There's so much to do you'll be sure to find inspiration for many future Days Out by Rail, you may even need to extend your visit! Be sure to follow us on our social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok) and sign up to our eNewsletter below for more delightful days out and short break ideas.