Activities

Four great adventure playgrounds
Summer ain’t over yet! With a couple of weeks of the holidays still to go, here’s a great idea for keeping the children amused, especially as the weather starts to turn. Take the kids to let off steam at these four top adventure playgrounds from across the network. more >
15th August 2018
Weird and wonderful ways to travel the Thames
Looking for a unique way to explore London by river? Try one of these off-kilter water trips and see the city sights in a whole new light. more >
8th August 2018
Five outdoor cinema screenings on the GWR network this September
This summer, there have been loads of exciting opportunities to see films in the open air, with pop-up cinemas appearing all round the country, but did you know that screenings continue throughout September? Here is a pick of our favourite flicks being shown at stunning – and fitting – locations across the GWR network. Book ahead to get your front-row seat. more >
3rd August 2018
Ten more great summer holiday ideas
Welcome to the second part of our bumper guide to fun things to do during the sunny season and beyond. Take some inspiration from the suggestions below and make sure you share your experiences with us on Twitter @ escapebyrail more >
26th July 2018
Beautiful Allotment pop-up in London
Fancy a bit of alfresco drinking, eating and partying this summer? We thought so… Beautiful Allotment is a gorgeous oasis coming to the capital this season and will be open for a short time only – so you better hurry! more >
25th July 2018