Outdoors

Family-friendly farms
Is the dawning of a new season making you feel a bit of a spring chicken? Gather the troops and get back to nature by visiting one of these farm parks that are suitable for kids young and old. Meet, feed and touch real animals, just a hop, skip and a jump from a GWR station. more >
21st March 2018
See adorable baby badgers in Somerset
Born in the winter, badger cubs come out to play in spring and Folly Farm has the perfect setup for letting the public share in this delight. more >
6th March 2018
The Golden Triangle: Gloucestershire’s wild daffodil haven
In the second part of our spring flowers series, we take you to the best place to see daffodils on the GWR network. more >
19th February 2018
Snowdrops and steam in Somerset
Our first of two posts on where to find stunning spring flowers. Explore the countryside on a steam train before discovering signs of the change in season – but be quick, these flowers don’t hang around for long, so catch them before it’s too late. more >
29th January 2018
Mud, sweat and tears – obstacle course fitness for 2018
It’s January and you feel as though you’re still digesting your Christmas dinner. That’s why you need get some extreme fitness booked into your calendar – and there’s nothing more extreme than these muddy assault courses taking place across the GWR network. more >
11th January 2018