We going on an ADVENTURE – Miss J, 2
South West Trains are currently running an amazing promotion on their whole network everyday between Saturday 26th July and 22nd August, offering off-peak £15 promotional day return fares or £7 for children! You can check South West Trains’ Terms and Conditions for full details.
So, where would you go? We love taking the train to exciting UK attractions, so we’ve put together our guide to some of our favourite family days out in the South West.
Bristol Zoo Gardens
If you and your kids love the natural world, there are some brilliant places to head in the South West this summer.
Bristol Zoo Gardens are situated near Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol BS8 3HA. You can see gorillas, creepy crawlies, lions, lizards, penguins, exotic birds and more, plus there are plenty of activities on for kids over the summer, such as face painting and making wax rubbings.
Entry costs £9.75 per child, £15.95 per adult.
Bristol Aquarium is situated in central Bristol BS1 5TT. The medium-sized aquarium boasts a wide range of sharks, fish, and amphibians, as well as plenty of educational displays and regular talks from the experts. There’s also lots of space for the kids to explore and some interactive exhibits.
Entry costs £9.25 per child, £13.50 per adult.
We’ve been to LEGOLAND Windsor a few times now and the kids always have an absolute ball. As well as the intricately constructed miniature cities, there are opportunities to watch live pirate shows, play in the splash park, try out a rock climbing wall, catch a train around the park, brave the spinning rides and take a trip in a LEGO submarine.
The park is on Winfield Road, Windsor SL4 4AY and is accessible from Windsor Railway Station via a short bus ride. Day entry to the park costs £41.40 per child and £46.80 per adult, with discounts available if booked online.
The Natural History Museum, London
The Natural History Museum on Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD is probably JD’s favourite place to be. It is packed with dinosaur exhibits and a gigantic animatronic T-Rex lurks somewhere amongst them. There’s also plenty to see from the world of minerals (check out the meteors from space!), insects, and countless other ecological and scientific collections.
Entry is free, but it gets really busy with huge queues during the school holidays, so aim to get there early, so that you’re near the front when the doors open.
And finally, Weymouth Beach in Dorset, DT4 7AN is a lovely spot for a bit of sun and escape from the city.
Enjoy three miles of (hopefully) sunny coastline and explore the town centre and historic harbour while you’re there. During peak season, you should be able to enjoy donkey rides and all the usual UK beach attractions, or just sit and admire the view of the Jurassic Coastline as the kids enjoy making sand castles!
Like the sound of those ideas?
Grab your South West Trains Summer offer return tickets for the bargain price of £7/£15 each and enjoy a brilliant adventure!
If you can’t take advantage out on their Summer offer, fear not. You can also enter either of South West Trains’ competitions for a chance to win either an annual all-attraction ticket to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, or a night city break for two in Salisbury.
Find out more about South West Trains’ competitions over on their website.
This is a commissioned post. Weymouth image © Magan Young. Offer notes: travel is permitted between any two stations on our network during off-peak times. Not valid to/from stations west of Salisbury (Tisbury to Exeter St Davids or Warminster to Bristol Temple Meads inclusive) and travel to/from the Isle of Wight.”