Next stop - Imagination Station! Discover the limitless possibilities of rail this half term

10th October 2023

  • National Rail partners with illustrator Becky Barnicoat to encourage travel by rail this half-term and discover the limitless possibilities of a train ticket!  
  • What’s more, enjoy 2FOR1 offers to leading attractions across Britain when you travel by train this half-term, including Legoland, SEA LIFE and Madame Tussauds. 



LONDON, 10 October 2023: As the cooler weather knocks at the door, parents begin planning for October half term. To help make this school break the best one yet, National Rail’s Days Out Guide has all the inspiration you need with discounted tickets to leading attractions across Britain when travelling by train. 


National Rail has partnered with illustrator and Instagram sensation Becky Barnicoat to showcase the magic that families can experience when travelling by train. Becky Barnicoat’s illustrations bring comic relief to the highs and lows of parenting, this time depicting the simple joys that train travel can bring kids and parents alike during the school holidays. Whilst a train ticket can’t send you to outer space, it can give you access to over 350 inspiring days out at 2FOR1 prices with National Rail’s Days Out Guide. 



What may look like just a train ticket, is the gateway to incredible experiences across Great Britain at discounted prices. Get lost in the enchantment of Leeds Castle or say hello to the magnificent elephants at Whipsnade Zoo. Children can meet their heroes at the world-famous Madame Tussauds Blackpool or experience surviving in the wild at the Bear Grylls Adventure in Birmingham. 


Families can also get into the Halloween spirit with spooktacular 2FOR1 offers with National Rail this October half term. Take a trip to the SEA LIFE ‘Ascarium’ Aquarium in Brighton, or perhaps to Birmingham’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s Brick or Treat: Monster Party with lots of build and play zones waiting to be explored - and under 3’s can play for free! For those keen to make magical memories outdoors, RHS Wisley in Surrey is hosting a family-friendly fangtastic trail, complete with pumpkin carving, creepy crawlies and spooky stories. 


Discover more 2FOR1 adventures and enjoyable days out for the whole family when you travel by train at 



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About National Rail 

National Rail manages products and services on behalf of the rail industry. National Rail provides customers with journey planning, real time, fares and rail-related information. National Rail also helps customers save 1/3 on most rail journeys (and 60% on kids’ fares) with Railcards. The range of Railcards consists of 16-25, 26-30, Family & Friends, Two Together, Senior, Disabled Persons, Veterans and Network Railcard. There is also a 16-17 Saver that saves customers 50% off their rail journeys, including Sseason tickets. For more information visit For more information on journey planning, fares and booking travel assistance visit 

About DaysOutGuide  

A great way to save money off trips and excursions when you travel by train, 2FOR1 offers discounted entry to over 350 attractions nationwide, including ZSL London Zoo, Hampton Court Palace, and Kew Gardens. For more information visit