Free days out for the family this Janaury

4th January 2018

Who says you can't have fun as a family for cheap

Christmas is over and suddenly the cold outside seems a little less magical. That is until you realise January is the perfect time to take advantage of numerous free things happening all around the country. Here are 4 things that will help keep the family busy. For Free!

Grab a big coat, your Railcard and start exploring what Britain has to offer.

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1) See the stars at the Institute of Astronomy

Every Wednesday night you can grab the kids and head to the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.. Here they will love learning about a world bigger than their own and getting the chance to look into two huge telescopes. There are also 30min talks held so you'll learn a thing or two as well. A great way to get the kids learning even if it is freezing outside. Remember you can only see the stars on a clear night, so if it's foggy best to skip this one.


Every Wednesday until March 31st.

For more information:

Closest station: Cambridge station


2) Big Sandwell Garden Birdwatch, Birmingham

How many birds can you count in one hour? You and your family will have a fun time finding out, at Big Sandwell Garden Birdwatch. They can take advantage of the binoculars, identification sheets and other fun bird activities which have been designed for all ages.


27th – 28th January

For more information:

Closest station: Hampstead


4) Edinburgh Ghost tour, Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a wicked history of murders, witchcraft, public executions and body snatching. All the things kids love. Hear all of the gruesome stories with a free walking tour. The tour will take you through haunted alleyways and introduce you to Edinburgh’s dark side. It’s the fun way to learn about history… if you and your kids are brave enough for it.


Runs every day until 30th January.

To get tickets:

Closest station: Edinburgh Waverly


Don’t let the weather stop you from getting out and exploring all Great Britain has to offer. Your Family & Friends Railcard saves you 1/3 on most rail fares so really, there is no excuse.

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