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2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term

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September 25, 2019

Bracing days out by the sea, a visit to a chocolate factory, inside info on the British music scene (with a “jam session” thrown in!) and inspiring ‘edutainment’ – these are just a few of the half term treats throughout Britain which can all be easily reached within a few minutes’ walk from a railway station. It’s the new no-fly holiday trend – helping parents to relax, save money and keep the kids entertained this October half term.

Forget the hassle of getting to the airport; the long security queues and two hour check in.  Start from the nearest station and Britain is yours to explore.  Armed with a Family and Friends Railcard, a family of four (based on two adults, two children) could travel from London to Bourneville and Cadbury World to become chocolatiers for the day for just £35.80 by rail, saving £27.20 – and using a 2FOR1 voucher downloaded from Days Out Guide – get 30% off the entry price.

Healthy, active and ready for some fresh air? Pack up a picnic and head to the beach – Dawlish, Llandudno, Tenby, Skegness and Whitstable are just a few seaside destinations reached by rail, travelling through dramatic and memorable landscapes and with the beach just a short walk away.  

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With a Family and Friends Railcard, you’ll save 1/3 off adults’ fares and 60% on kid’s travel, leaving more money for everything from eating out to souvenirs.


If culture is part of your half term plan, why not book a guided city walk through history, with Days Out Guide – e.g. Edinburgh and with computers now influencing every part of our lives, Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing combines education and entertainment in one!  


Just a few minutes’ walk from Bletchley Railway station, kids go free with 2FOR1 and an example saving on tickets for a family of four travelling from Manchester to Bletchley, to this iconic destination which has played such a significant role in Britain’s history, would be £44.20 with a Family and Friends Railcard. 

Liverpool was home not only to the Fab Four, it’s now home to the British Music Experience. Opened in 2017, the British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia – including hand written lyrics from Adele. You can even play instruments there! Hop on a train from e.g. Leeds to Liverpool and a “fab four” family* will pay only £35.80 in train fares, rather than the full price of £63.30. Download the voucher from Days Out Guide and the kids go free.

Whatever your destination, wherever your journey begins, the average gross saving with a Family and Friends Railcard is £141.00 a year, so get organised, start saving money and see where 2FOR1 Offers, with a Family and Friends Railcard, could take you this half term. Find out more at

  1. Reply

    Rebecca Smith

    September 26, 2019

    I might just have to take advantage of this offer during half term! I remember my parents having a family and friends railcard when I was younger.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    October 7, 2019

    We love to take the train, so much easier than driving. The 2for1 discounts make it great too, a perfect way to save more money on family days out

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