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Seasonal events

Blog posts about seasonal events

Days Out By Rail

2021 has become the year of the staycation, and according to recent figures from VisitBritain¹, it is the year in which £51.4 billion will be spent on domestic tourism within the UK. 

Hopefully you’ve already spotted some of our…

View more24 August 2021
More than a railway station? It’s time to explore the hidden attractions of King's Cross

LONDON is a city which rewards exploration on foot. Wander in any direction and you’ll notice so many street gems - blue plaques, evocative street names, hidden pubs and historic oddities unique to the capital.

For many of us, a visit to London begins at King's Cross, where we…

View more18 June 2021
Celebrating Yorkshire Day 2020

AFTER nearly four months of lockdown it felt so good last weekend to finally see Grand Central trains back out there serving communities along our routes.

Like most of you, we had big plans for 2020, not least celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of our West Riding…

View more31 July 2020
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
What’s on in April?

This year, Good Friday falls on 10th April and Easter Monday on 12th April, meaning a lovely long weekend with friends and family (hopefully teamed with some sunnier days!).

If you are looking for ideas to entertain the family at Easter time and beyond, then we…

View more04 March 2020
What's on in March?

We don’t know about you, but for us, March signifies the beginning of British springtime. The daffodils and snow drops come out in full bloom and those evenings start to stay a little lighter for longer. So, what are your plans for the month? Hopefully we will give you a bit of inspiration with…

View more03 February 2020
Avoiding Blue Monday

This Monday, 20th January, is Blue Monday, known as the most depressing day of the year. Great, I bet you can’t wait for that morning alarm bell to ring! Well, this year we are making a defiant stand against this statistical bad day and are going to do everything we can to make things that bit…

View more16 January 2020
What’s on in February?

The Christmas tree has gone to be recycled, the decorations are back in the loft and the kids are back to school (huge sigh of relief).

Although January is often seen as a tough month for many of us, it’s also the start of a brand new year, new beginnings and is a great time to start…

View more06 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
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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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