Let’s Go Planes, Trains and Automobiles special!

Fed up with socks and pants as gifts? Why not treat the special man in your life to a day out instead?
We have loads of great places to take Fathers, Grandfathers, Step Fathers and Mums who are both Mother and Father too!
This week ideas are winging their way to you, so check out our Planes, Trains and Automobiles special…

The North

lakeside railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Established in 1973 The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a family run business in the heart of the Lake District.

At Haverthwaite Station, travel back in time when you climb aboard our steam train.

The 20 minute journey takes you from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, the southern tip of Windermere, for a unique train and boat connection.


kirklees railway

Kirklees Railway

It’s full steam ahead at the Kirklees Light Railway!  .


The Midlands

paradise wildlife park

Paradise Wildlife Park

Are you stuck for a gift idea? Why not buy a special gift from Paradise, with one of our amazing animal experiences. The whole family can take part in meeting the Lemurs, Meerkats or even Tapirs!


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Santa Pod Raceway

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.



Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a fascinating place to visit, with historic stations; a variety of beautiful carriages; The Engine House Visitor Centre, and with lots of volunteers to meet along the way, you’ll be sure to have a day to remember. Treat Dad to an experience like no other!


South West

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West Somerset Railway

Hop aboard the longest heritage railway in England, the West Somerset Railway. It offers a family day out to suit all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. Ten characterful stations are linked by 20 miles of line offering an unforgettable and nostalgic train ride through varied and beautiful countryside between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.


Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Have a great family day out and one that the children will thoroughly enjoy and remember! Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel, with a journey back in time on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. You can even take your pet dog along for the ride!


South East

Ascot Racecourse

Enjoy with friends and family at Ascot Racecourse. Enjoy quality racing, live music and our array of cocktail bars, as well as FREE fun-zone for the kids. Tickets from just £15 per person, and under-18s go free.




Fancy a family break where you’re never stuck for something to do? Head to the Isle of Wight. We’ve got festivals, beaches, events and fantastic attractions like the Isle of Wight Steam Railway – all in the best climate in the UK and Kids Go Free every school holiday!


Spa Valley Railway steam train

Spa Valley Railway

Spa Valley is a guaranteed fun day out for all the family. Travel through the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside. You can choose to hop off at any of the stations on your journey to explore the lovely villages.   Explore Royal Tunbridge Wells as the railway is only a short walk from the famous Pantiles or why not hop off at High Rocks or Groombridge to explore the nearby attractions including Groombridge Place which is a great destination for children.


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City Cruises

Enjoy a different view with City Cruises. Our cruises depart every 40 minutes from Westminster, London Eye, Greenwich and Tower Pier. Kids go free with our Family River Pass.


Thruxton Motorsport Centre

Treat your father to a driving experience in his dream car around the UK’s fastest race circuit – Thruxton. Choose from a selection of Supercars, Sports cars and Racing cars. Plus, we have Skid Pan experiences, 4×4 off-road driving and Karting. All driving experience are available as a gift vouchers.

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