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Welcome to the Grand Central blog. Unlike the News section, here we'll be posting less formal, more informational pieces about the places we go and ideas for things to do there, as well as features and upcoming event information.

Five free games to play on the train

There’s no denying that having children is an expensive experience. A recent study by The Money Advice Service stated that it costs on average £155,100 to raise a child until the age of 18 if you…

View more10 July 2019
What’s on in August?

The countdown to the school summer holidays is now on. With only a matter of days to go, it’s time to start planning some great days out in the UK with your kids.

August is absolutely jam-packed with family-friendly events, festivals and summer activities, so here are just a few that…

View more03 July 2019
Keep your cool while travelling by train this summer

Even though we haven’t experienced that much of summer in the UK yet, we are staying hopeful for some long sunny days to come in July and August.

If you commute to work regularly by train or are planning some long trips over the next couple of months, then you might want to think about…

View more26 June 2019
Celebrate summer in York

If you’re planning a staycation in the UK this summer and are looking for special places to visit, then make sure that York is high on your agenda.

This vibrant and historical city is alive more than ever during the summer months, with events and activities for the whole family to…

View more19 June 2019
What's on in July?

With summer in full swing, it’s time to grab your family and friends and head off to explore the best events the UK has to offer.

Whether it’s with a train from London Kings Cross station, a train into Newcastle train station or a trip to York, there is bound to be an event near to you…

View more12 June 2019
Five must-visit places in the UK for animal lovers

Let’s face it, we are a nation of animal lovers and thankfully there is an abundance of wildlife parks, bird sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted around the country for us all to enjoy.

Whether you are a fan of the fluffy, feathered or scaly varieties, our guide offers five fantastic…

View more07 June 2019
Five great summer staycation ideas

If you are not a fan of busy airports or bumpy ferry crossings, then a UK staycation might be just what you need this summer.

Whether you choose to road-trip in your own vehicle or take advantage of the vast array of train stations around the UK and travel by train, there are literally…

View more05 June 2019
What's on in June?

From royal race days to all-day raves, June is packed with entertainment for all tastes and ages. Find out our highlights from the June event’s calendar here.

Royal Ascot

Raid your wardrobe for your absolute race day finest, and head out for a day cheering for your…

View more01 June 2019
The rise of solo travel: Plan a day out alone

When it comes to travelling and exploring new places, a recent report suggests that the number of Britons travelling solo has increased by almost a third since 2011.…

View more30 May 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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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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