8 adventures by train to try this weekend

22nd March 2022

Transform your weekend into an adventure by trying something new! All our suggestions are just a short walk from a nearby train station, so don’t forget to pack your Railcard to get 1/3 off your rail travel.  


A spooky adventure - The Ghost Bus Tour, Edinburgh 

Explore Edinburgh on this comedy-horror theatre experience on wheels! The Ghost Bus takes you on a journey to discover Edinburgh’s dark and unusual secrets. Just watch out for the creepy conductor... 

Edinburgh Waverley Station (6-minute walk)  
Get 2FOR1 on your visit when you travel by train.  


A seaside adventure – Saltburn Surf School, North Yorkshire  

Whether you’re seeking beginner waves or you’re a surfing pro, Saltburn Surf School is one of the original centres of the north-east surf scene. The school provides lessons for all levels plus general surf hire. 

Saltburn Station (8-minute walk) 

A thrilling adventure - ArcelorMittal Orbit, London 

Those aged 8 years and up can ride the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide! Lifts whisk you 80m up to the viewing platforms, giving you a distinctive panorama of London before you slide your decent. 

Stratford Station (15-minute walk)  
Get 2FOR1 on your visit when you travel by train.  


A family adventure – Adventure Island, Essex 

Situated on Southend-on-Sea's seafront, Adventure Island has over 40 rides and attractions catering for the whole family, from rollercoasters, Helter Skelters, log flumes and more. Other attractions include adventure golf, go-karting and dodgems. 

Southend Central Station (9-minute walk) 


A chilly adventure - SnowDome, Staffordshire 

Step off the train and into your skis! SnowDome was the first real snow indoor skiing venue in the UK plus also features an ice-skating rink and climbing centre.  

Tamworth Station (17-minute walk) 

A wacky adventure – GO Zorbing, Surrey  

It’s hard to explain this one. Just imagine rolling downhill in a giant purpose-built transparent sphere. If it sounds and looks strange, you might be right. But it's super fun, trust us.  

Whyteleafe South Station (12-minute walk)  

A daring adventure – The Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspur football stadium, London 

This adrenaline-pumped, 90-minute experience challenges you to scale the height of The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Look down if you dare!  

Northumberland Park Station (10-minute walk) 


A chocolatey adventure – Cadbury World, Birmingham  

Satisfy that Sweetooth with a trip to Cadbury World! Learn how your confectioneries are made, play in virtual chocolate rain, and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury Dairy Milk. Mmm... 

Bourneville Station (13-minute walk) 
Get 20% off on your visit when you travel by train. 


Enter our adventurous giveaway  

We’ve partnered with Macmillan Children’s Books to give away a copy of Epic Adventures: Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys by Sam Sedgman, illustrated by Sam Brewster to take on your next train adventure! This beautiful illustrated guide encapsulated the wonder of travel, for adventure fans of all ages. All you need to do for a chance to win is share your favourite UK adventure by train with us on Facebook. T&Cs here.   

Plan your journey at nationalrail.co.uk