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Blog posts about seasonal events

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
How to wind down for Christmas

You’ve ordered the turkey, written the cards, wrapped the presents, cleaned and decorated the house and circled your must-see programmes in the Radio Times. Phew! But has all that exertion left you feeling pooped and just a little bit…blah? Worry not – we have some ideas to keep your motivation…

View more19 December 2019
Train-inspired Christmas gift ideas

Got a train enthusiast in the family? Here are some railway-themed present ideas to guarantee a smile on their face this Christmas Day.

A trip on a vintage steam train

The magic of travelling on a real steam train is something that every train lover should experience at…

View more16 December 2019
What’s on in January?

After the fun and jollity of Christmas, January seems like a very long and dull month to get through. What better time then to take a day trip to lift those spirits? Here’s our pick of some of the fun events happening throughout the country.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in London…

View more12 December 2019
5 alternative Secret Santa ideas

We all know that disappointed feeling of opening a Secret Santa present only to find another pair of socks, a mug or a novelty gift that usually goes straight in the bin once we get home. So why not buck the trend this Christmas? We’ve got some great alternative ideas to put the fun back into…

View more09 December 2019
Winter train travel tips

The run up to Christmas is a wonderful and exciting time for many of us. But, with this excitement comes a blast of cold weather and unfavourable travel conditions – which could well impact our journeys to work and from our homes.

Although the British weather is largely unpredictable,…

View more04 December 2019
How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

Christmas is a time to come together, eat, drink and be merry. But nowadays, more and more of us are keen to minimise the impact that our celebrations have on the planet. From train travel to eco-friendly decoration ideas, here are some simple ways to enjoy a more sustainable Christmas.

View more25 November 2019
The best Christmas markets and grottos to visit by train this winter

St Nicholas Christmas Fair, York

14 November – 22 December 2019

Winner of the best Large Speciality Market at the Great British Market Awards in 2019, the St…

View more22 November 2019
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Seasonal events

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