Activities

Keep the kids busy this October half-term
It’s that time of year again, when you get badgered with half-term demands from the little ones in your life. If you anticipate drawing a blank when asked, ‘What are we doing today?’, don’t fret – we’ve got it covered. Enjoy these fun family activities from across the network. more >
16th October 2018
Top five vegan eateries
There’s been an explosion in interest in veganism in the UK, with loads of people turning to the meat and dairy-free diet due to concerns about animal welfare, the environment and health, joining the 3.5m British people who already only eat plants. If you’re a vegan or just interested in trying out different kinds of food, here’s our quick guide to some great restaurants on the GWR network. more >
4th October 2018
London Cocktail Week
The biggest celebration of cocktails you’re likely to encounter, London cocktail week takes place 1–7 October, and to mark the occasion we’ve rounded up some of our favourite cocktail bars in the capital – just for you. Oh cocktails, how we love thee; in all… more >
1st October 2018
Go bonkers for conkers!
October is the time to search for these strangely satisfying fruits of the horse chestnut tree. Inside that spiky green case you might find a mighty, mahogany behemoth, ready to be strung up and do battle in a quintessentially British game of conkers. Here’s our guide on the best places to find these pugilistic nuts and where to go for a competitive conker fight. more >
1st October 2018
The best film festivals on the GWR network
Film festivals are a great way to catch the latest releases, both mainstream and obscure. So, if you want to be the first to see the newest blockbuster, or you fancy exploring the outer reaches of the industry, here’s our guide to what’s on offer. And make sure you travel by GWR train to ensure you get the best seats in town. more >
28th September 2018