Trains can be a fun and cost-effective way to travel with children; up to two children under 5 years of age can travel for free with an adult*.
To make trains fun for children, try to sit by a window so you can point out interesting things as you pass by. Or, you could try an old-fashioned game of I-Spy!
Smaller children and toddlers might like to explore, so look for seats at the end of the carriage so that you have lots of opportunities for walks. Make sure you bring along snacks for an onboard picnic; plus books and toys to keep them occupied.
Some train operators offer extra benefits just for children, such as Virgin Trains' 'VKids' goodie bags. Check with your train operator before you travel to see if there's something special for your little ones!
*If you have more than two children under 5, or your children are aged between 5 and 16 years old, you'll need to have a child's rail ticket for each of them.