Top 10 things to do with kids this summer

13th March 2020

Discover some of the best activities to do with the kids during summer

When travelling by train please check the latest travel advice before you set off and make sure you wear a face covering (unless you are exempt). 

Ensure the kids have a great break when you use a Family and Friends Railcard to travel and get 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off kids’ fares when an adult is travelling with a child. For just £30 a year, it works on up to 4 adults and up to 4 kids between 5 and 15 years old, meaning that the card will have paid for itself after only a couple of trips. You’ll even get 2FOR1 entry in some attractions when you go by train.

With so many activities to choose from, which ones will you pick?

Get lost in a maze

Head to the world famous and oldest surviving hedge maze in the UK at Hampton Court Palace.

Closest station: Hampton Court

Explore an amazing underwater world

Come face-to-fin with glittering scales, humongous tentacles and razor-sharp teeth at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond, The National SEA LIFE Centre and SEA LIFE Blackpool.

Closest stations: Balloch, Five Ways and Blackpool North

Take a walk in a forest

Go on a family woodland adventure as you stroll round the Ashridge Estate and admire the different landscapes and wildlife.

Closest station: Tring

Row a boat down the river

Go on an adventure as you ride a dragon or swan pedalo to Warwick Castle with Warwick Boat Hire.

Closest station: Warwick

Feel all the thrills on a rollercoaster

Share laughter, gasps and screams on rides at Thorpe Park Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort and LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for a day of endless fun.

Closest stations: Chertsey, Chessington South and Windsor

Enjoy a chocolate-packed day out

 Discover the story of Cadbury chocolate at Cadbury World, seeing talented chocolatiers in action and adding your choice of treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury.

Closest station: Bournville

Step into a glasshouse

See plants from all over the globe in the most diverse collection of living plants anywhere in the world at Kew Gardens.
Closest station: Kew Bridge

Take a walk on the wild side

Come face-to-face with some of the hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals in ultimate back-to-nature experiences at London Zoo and Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Closest stations: Camden Road and Shepreth  

Channel your inner captain

Explore the epic stories and history behind impressive ships at Clipper Ship Cutty Sark and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Closest stations: Greenwich and Portsmouth Harbour