Exploring Great Britain with Virgin Trains

*This is a commissioned post for Virgin Trains*

What have you got planned for this kids?  At the moment our diary is looking decidedly plan-free which is unusual for us.  I’m considering booking some train tickets and taking the kids on an adventure.  Train travel was always so exciting when I was little (and if I’m honest, at the ripe old age of 37½ I still love travelling by train!)

Last October half term I took all three children to London on my own for the day – admittedly we were attending an event rather than being tourists but it was so exciting for them to be on the train and visiting our capital city.  I had planned to take them for a family day out this year but we’ve not managed it so far – perhaps that’s what I should do this holidays – I know they’d all be really excited to see Buckingham Palace!

We're going on an adventure to Buckingham Palace with Virgin Trains

Or Nic and I have talked about taking the kids up to Scotland for a few days – she visits quite a lot with work and we’d both love to take them to Edinburgh Zoo.  Dave and I went when I was pregnant with Ben and we were having our last child-free weekend away but we haven’t been back since.  I remember finding it all terribly hard work at about 34 weeks pregnant but the chance to see hippos is always too exciting to miss!

Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo

I’m not sure that Ben’s self-professed new-found love of shopping would stretch to a day in the Bullring much as I know I would love it myself!  A shopping trip to Birmingham is probably one to do with Dave.  (Though perhaps not at the end of November like we did last year – that was crazy busy!!)

Bullring - Birmingham

Or perhaps we’d go a bit off-piste and take Amy to see the concrete cows in Milton Keynes!  (Regular readers will know that Amy is a bit obsessed with cows, particularly watching them being milked!)

Concrete cows in Milton Keynes

What do you love most about travelling around the UK?

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  1. November 21, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I love a day out by train, it’s so nice not to have the stress of finding car parks etc. I definitely want to take my family to Scotland at some point and even more now to see hippos!

    Stevie x

  2. November 21, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    My kids love the train, feels like a big adventure! I’m not brave enough to take them both to London haha but we go to Birmingham quite a lot x

  3. November 21, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    My kids love going out and about on the train, w really need to do it more often and got further afield to be honest. It often just ends up being London. Mich x

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