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Blog posts about family travel

Your Ticket to a Great Summer

Summer 2021 is set to be a season of…

View more22 June 2021
5 staycation holiday ideas

Holidays are never too far away, and if you want to be one step ahead of the game then it’s time to start planning now. Having fun with the kids doesn’t always have to be expensive either. Here we list five ideas that are guaranteed to keep them entertained and active, but which won’t cost a…

View more09 March 2020
Incredible UK landmarks you didn't know existed

From Buckingham Palace to The White Cliffs of Dover – we have some amazing landmarks here in the UK. But what about the lesser-known places that are somewhat off the beaten track?

Here, we list some of the UK’s less popular tourist attractions that you might not have even realised…

View more06 March 2020
Great family walks in Yorkshire without the car

Don’t hold your breath, but it seems like spring is about to show an appearance! The crocuses are finding their way through the frosty grass, the birdsong is gently waking us up each morning and the evenings are getting ever so lighter. Hooray!

The change in season brings with it…

View more27 February 2020
Popping to Preston

Located on our upcoming London to Blackpool route, Preston sits in the heart of Lancashire and is a city with a great industrial past and present. A former market town, it was given city status in 2002 and is a…

View more20 January 2020
Christmas crackers: 10 festive jokes to make you chuckle on the train

Got a long train journey ahead? Need a bit of fun to keep the kids entertained? Well, we thought we would send over a bit of Christmas cheer to get you all in the mood for the big day…

So, here are a few of our favourite festive jokes. You are probably likely to find some of these in…

View more23 December 2019
He's behind you! A round-up on this year's best UK pantomimes

Soap stars in satin breeches, slapstick comedy and booing at the villains – everyone loves a trip to the panto. Here we have listed our pick of the best pantomimes in town. Oh yes we have!

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Sleeping Beauty at the…

View more07 November 2019
Get your Christmas train travel sorted early

You may be one of those people who don’t like to hear the ‘C’ word until the beginning of December, but believe it or not, for others the festive planning is already in full swing!

Even if you think it’s a bit early to write your Christmas card list or head into the attic to dig out…

View more15 October 2019
Simple tips for a stress-free Half Term

Today is World Mental Health Day – a day which casts light on the many mental health issues that the population is suffering with on an everyday basis. According to recent studies,…

View more10 October 2019
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Seasonal events

Ideas and articles about seasonal travel with Grand Central

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Family travel

How you and your family can get the most out of Grand Central's services between London and the North.

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Lifestyle

Beyond the journey - where can Grand Central take you?

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Business travel

For business travellers interested in maximising their usage of Grand Central and rail

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