Planes, Trains & Automobiles!

With summer fast approaching, now is as good a time as any to get the whole family together for all sorts of exciting activities that will keep the kids (and grown-ups!) happy.

We’ve pulled together a selection of our favourite transport-themed attractions for you to visit this month, with some great events to take advantage of, from aeroplane displays and regattas, to transport museums and car shows.

So have a read of our top picks below and zoom on over if you see something you like…


Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

Crich Tramway Village provides a great family day out, where historic trams run daily.

Experience the fascinating Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail, visit the Red Lion Pub and Tearooms, and explore the interesting exhibitions.

Special events throughout the season. Open daily until 4th November 2018 from 10am. More…

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Kent

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs for 13 ½ miles from the picturesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the family-friendly seaside village to Dymchurch, towards the railways headquarters at New Romney and finally reaching the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness.

It is a winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and this world famous steam railway is one of Kent’s top attractions. More…

shuttleworth planes

Shuttleworth Airshows, Bedfordshire

The perfect family day out! Expect to enjoy a thrilling air display, and ground activities to keep everyone entertained. Shuttleworth is home to vintage vehicles, motorcycles, and over 50 historic aircraft, with an adjacent 19th century Regency Swiss Garden.

Ticket price includes entry to The House, Swiss Garden, and play area. More…

USAF C-17 Globemaster – Winners of the Best Static Display 2017 – Paul Johnson

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, Somerset

The Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day will take place on Saturday 7th July. There will be over five hours of dazzling flying displays and a vast range of showground attractions, from the latest defence technology exhibitions, engineering fairs and service displays, to trade stalls, arena displays, military bands and the chance to meet pilots.

You might even get the chance to sit in the cockpit!  More…

brooklands motor museum

Brooklands Museum, Surrey

Explore the extraordinary Brooklands Museum for an exciting plane and automobile filled day for the whole family.

Discover the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, explore the vast collection cars and planes, including Concorde!

NEW for 2018: Explore the award-winning interactive Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed exhibition.  More…

families on miniature railway

Moors Valley Railway, Dorset

During the summer, take the family to experience the Moors Valley Railway!  It provides passengers with a scenic ride alongside Moors Lake, through tunnels and under a bridge around the children’s play area, and through the Goods yard where you can see the Engine shed.

Look out for their Special Events as well – fun and enjoyment for all the family! More…


British Motor Museum, Warwickshire

This summer the British Motor Museum is celebrating Land Rover’s 70th Birthday with some great themed family activities! Get creative with crafts and colouring or join one of the free daily adventure tours.

There’s also a brand new exhibition to enjoy, featuring cars from National Geographic’s popular motoring TV show Car S.O.S. More…

bus in front of St Pauls

The Original Tour, London

A great day out with the kids in London should always include a bus tour!  The Original Tour offers an iconic double-decker bus tour, featuring fun & educational commentary with magical stories about London designed specifically for children. More…

santa pod

Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire

Santa Pod Raceway provides thrilling, non-stop action perfect for families looking for a day out with a difference! Located in the heart of England on the Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire border, watch 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, car-crushing Monster Trucks or flame-throwing Jet Cars. Offering great value for money, kids under 16 get FREE entry at most events. More…

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum planes

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Sussex

Perfect for adults and children alike with a passion for aviation, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum boasts an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aircraft memorabilia. It serves to promote awareness of the UK’s military aviation heritage, with families able to enjoy looking over countless unique exhibits and artefacts. More…

Interested? Be sure to bring our voucher along with you!

families on a train

London Museum of Water and Steam, London

Start your engines for the summer. London Museum of Water and Steam will be holding its first Vintage Vehicle rally on 14th and 15th July and its Waterworks Railway will be running on Wednesdays, plus the weekends throughout the holidays. Kids go free this summer, so don’t miss out. The Museum will be open Monday-Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. More…

steam train going through countryside

West Somerset Railway, Somerset

Join the West Somerset Railway for a fun day out for all the family. Travel through the beautiful countryside and along the coast, between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. Tickets purchased through the West Somerset Railway website have 10% off.

What’s more, receive a further 15% off booked online in advance using EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONAL CODE LGC2018 (25% total). More…

blue train

Kirklees Light Railway, West Yorkshire

Take a ride through the beautiful South Pennine Foothills on Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains!  With playgrounds, a sand pit, café, tea room and mini rail, it’s a grand day out!  Open Wednesday to Sunday and daily during school holidays.  Special events run throughout the year. More…

Save money on your trip with our half price voucher!

Bodmin & Wenford Railway Train

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall

Come and play at the Railway! Looking for a day out for the whole family, where you can include the grandparents, bring the dog, and have fun whatever the weather? At Bodmin & Wenford Railway you’ll journey back in time… Make the most of your visit with the enormous, incredible steam engines, creative activities, history and play – plus the chance for a picnic! More…

bikes racing

Thruxton Motorsport Centre, Hampshire

Thruxton Race Circuit in Hampshire is the fastest circuit in the UK. Come and see Cars, Bikes and Trucks race wheel-to-wheel. Children 15 and under go free. Thruxton also offers driving experiences for adults and juniors. Drive racing cars, sports cars and supercars. Plus, 4×4 off-road driving, karting and skid pan training. More…

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