#MakeTracks

Welcome to the #MakeTracks hub, a place to find inspiration for things to do by train across Britain.

A Railcard saves you 1/3 OFF most rail fares, so whether it's a family adventure in Edinburgh, some retail therapy in Manchester or a fun filled weekend in London, a Railcard takes you further, for less.

Uncover some of Britain’s favourite hidden gems and see what these amazing British cities have to offer.

Some of our guest contributors will also share their family adventures and Charlie, our Chief Adventure Officer, will be on hand to offer advice on how to make the most of your Railcard.

#MakeTracks and explore Britain by train.

11 Unique Things To Do In London This Summer

14th August 2017

Whether you’re a regular visitor in the big smoke, or it’s your first trip, London has lots to offer. To help you venture off the beaten track we’ve rounded up 11 unique experiences.... read more

Must See Events At This Year's Fringe And How To Get There For Less

14th August 2017

Whether it is a fleeting visit, or lengthy stay, we have put together the top 13 shows and events to enjoy at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe... read more

Day at the beach

1st August 2017

Our Chief Adventure Officer, Charlie recently visited Swansea for his latest adventure by rail (choo, choo). Here’s all the things you need to know if you want to recreate his smashing weekend out.... read more

Explore Edinburgh

1st August 2017

We love the weird and wacky adventures that go on during the fringe but Edinburgh has a whole lot more to offer. So, if you want to fill in some spare time between shows or plan a getaway, read on.... read more

Top 10 Seaside Destinations

31st July 2017

The top ten seaside destinations for Railcard holders are revealed!... read more

Watch: Festival Day Out

3rd July 2017

See what our Chief Adventure Officer got up to on his day out at a music festival in London.... read more

Futuristic Attractions and Historical Sights in Newcastle

26th June 2017

Make your weekend epic with a fun-filled trip to Newcastle.... read more

10 unmissable festivals to go to this year

17th June 2017

Festival season is upon us and there is plenty of choice for budding festival-goers. Whether you crave rock, grime, folk or dance – there is guaranteed to be an event for you this summer.... read more

9 inspiring ideas for the May half term

26th May 2017

Another half-term brings another five days to keep the kids entertained, so we have compiled a list of nine family-friendly adventures that are sure to keep boredom at bay.... read more

A Family Weekend in London

2nd May 2017

Lisa Brazier, the mum behind Mummy Piggles, took her family to London for a fun filled weekend.... read more

5 Things To Do In Edinburgh With Kids

11th April 2017

Harriet Shearsmith, the author of the Toby and Roo blog, put together 5 of her favourite places to visit in Edinburgh.... read more

Five Things To Do On A Day Out in Birmingham

10th April 2017

The author of the Taming Twins blog, Sarah, took her family to Birmingham and found 5 things to do on a day out in the city.... read more

Awesome Things To Do in Liverpool According to our Chief Adventure Officer Charlie

7th April 2017

Last year, we opened applications for Britain’s ultimate part-time job. Once we whittled the entries down, you chose Charlie to be our very first Chief Adventure Officer!... read more

Top 5 Family Days Out in Sheffield

6th April 2017

Emma Easton, the creator of the popular blog Emma Plus Three, visited Sheffield and shared her tips on where to go with the family.... read more

My Top 5 Picks for a Family Day Out in Surrey

5th April 2017

The London Mummy shares her top picks for things to see and do with the family in Surrey... read more

Manchester – An Alternative Family Day Out

29th March 2017

Morgana Loze-Doyle, the author of Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat, explores Manchester with her family.... read more

Introducing Our Guest Contributors

28th March 2017

See how they #MakeTracks across Great Britain... read more

A Day by the Beach

16th March 2017

Here are some of the UK’s best family friendly coastal destinations that are just a train ride away.... read more

Delicious Travel Snacks for Kids

16th March 2017

If you’re taking your kids on a long train journey, check out our pick of healthy, handy bites.... read more

Easy Games to Keep Kids Entertained

16th March 2017

Try some of these great technology-free ideas on your next family outing to keep the kids entertained.... read more

Free Activities for all the Family to Enjoy

16th March 2017

Here are some ideas for free places to go and things to do that won’t cost you a penny.... read more

King of the Castle: Top Five Historic Sites for All the Family to See

16th March 2017

Take a step back in time with your children, with our pick of must-see sites that help bring the past back to life.... read more

Five Nature Walks to Get the Kids Enjoying the Great Outdoors

16th March 2017

Here’s our pick of child-friendly nature walks that provide eye-opening adventures for the whole family.... read more

Six Rainy Day Activity Tips for Entertaining the Under 5s

16th March 2017

Britain is full of exciting things to do on a rainy day. Here are some suggestions on where to take your under 5s.... read more

Discover Enchanting Edinburgh

16th March 2017

Enjoy a fun filled day out in Edinburgh, enjoying some exhilarating and memorable attractions.... read more

Leisurely Days Out in Leeds

16th March 2017

Head to Leeds and experience one of the most cultural cities in the North.... read more

Get Lost in London’s Endless List of Attractions

16th March 2017

If you want to give your whole family a memorable day out, head for England’s bustling capital city.... read more

Making the Most of Magnificent Manchester

16th March 2017

If you want a day out that your whole family will enjoy, head to electrifying Manchester.... read more

Take a Trip Back in Time with Days Out in York

16th March 2017

Take a wonderful trip to the historic walled city of York.... read more

Explore Bustling Birmingham

30th January 2017

If you’re looking to visit a city that packs a punch, Birmingham is a great option for a day out.... read more

Make Tracks Competition Terms and Conditions

1st January 2017

You can find all the #MakeTracks competition terms and conditions here.... read more