Greener family days out by train

Family fun by train

Do something different with the family and take them on a scenic train journey to discover new places and experiences.

It's more than just getting from a to b when you travel by train, the journey can be all part of the experience too. Spend quality time catching up, pack a tasty packed lunch and get creative with travel games, I-spy from the train window is a favourite and is a great way to keep the little ones busy. And by taking the train, you can relax knowing that your trip is helping the environment - it's one of the greenest ways to travel.

We've collated some of our favourite suggestions for days out, short breaks and longer stays that are ideal for families of all ages, in the articles below. You'll find plenty of inspiration and even some helpful hints and tips on taking the family on the train. Read about a car-free family adventure in Cornwall, outdoor family fun just beyond London, adrenaline-fuelled theme parks with easy access from the train, three reasons to take the train with the family and lots more.

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7 family-friendly scenic trips by train

Too much choice? Take a look at just seven suggestions for some quick inspiration here.

Mother and daughter on the train day out
Car-free Cornwall family adventure by train and bus

Car-free family adventure in Cornwall

Read about guest blogger Madeleine Sugden and her family trip to Cornwall without the car here.

Thrilling theme parks by train

Discover how to reach some of Britain's most popular theme parks by public transport for a greener day out here.

Wicker Man at Alton Towers, accessible by train and bus
Explore the outdoors with Thameslink and scenic rail

Family fun along the Thameslink route

From the capital to the countryside, explore things to see and do with easy access from the train here.

Places to reconnect with the family

Searching for ideas for a grand day out with the kids? Have a look here for some suggestions across Britain.

New River Line - view of the train

Family staycation along the New River Line

Hear about guest blogger Madeleine Sugden's experience of taking her family on a local staycation here.

Three reasons to travel by train with the family

Guest bloggers Vicki & Geoff (from All the Stations) share reasons why it's good to travel by train with the family here.

Passengers waiting for a train for their greener day out