4 cheap and cheerful day trips that bring fairy tales to life

4th March 2019

Spring is a magical time for kids. Longer days, more time to play outside – the ultimate sense of freedom. There’s no better season to start bringing their favourite fairy tales to life.

And with a Family & Friends Railcard you can have that day out for a whole lot less with 1/3 off standard adult fares and 60 percent off kids fares when travelling together.

So grab a Railcard and have a read through our list of cheap and cheerful day trips, which will have you planning your next family day out in no time

Shrek’s Adventure!, London

Head over to ‘Shrek’s Adventure!’ and star in your own hilarious fairytale. Explore 12 laugh-out-loud themed live shows. After adventuring around Far Far Away arrive back in London and meet Shrek. Even better, get an ogre-sized offer with our 2FOR1 deal!

Closest station: London Waterloo

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Aylesbury

Take a trip to the historic market town of Aylesbury and get stuck into some amazing hands on exhibits, inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories. Investigate mini beasts inside the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG, discover inventions by Willy Wonka and so much more with this 2FOR1 offer!

Closest station: Aylesbury

The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Have ‘A Giant Adventure’ at the Alnwick Gardens this summer (on he 9th of September). The gardens have two new, rather large residents, that have joined this summer. They are big, bold and a bit messy, and definitely worth a trip.

There’s load of adventures to be had with the Grand Cascade, the Poison Garden, trails and even a secret pathway!

Closest station: Alnmouth

Fairytale Farm, Oxfordshire

Explore the six farm zones including ‘Huff and Puff’ for adventure play, the ‘Enchanted Walk’ for a fairy tale sensory experience and explore the ‘Wilderness Walk’. With a whole range of plant and wildlife habitats including three pint-sized Shetland ponies – Hamish, Rupert and Dainty!

Closest station: Oxford