The start of the summer holidays means a summer of fun is waiting, and what better way to enjoy it than by jumping on a train and experiencing everything this country has to offer? Whether you want to explore more of your local area or are looking for some excitement further afield you’ll be spoilt for choice, and an unforgettable day out could be just a train ticket away.
The key to making the most of the summer is planning ahead. You wouldn’t want to get halfway through to realise you haven’t ticked anything off your must-do list, so start planning what you’ll be doing to make sure you can fit everything in. The next step is to book tickets, and not just tickets for shows, events or activities – what about the train tickets themselves? If you want the best deals then booking in advance is the only option, particularly if you’re a family, as if you were to wait until the day you travelled you might find you’ve got a hefty bill on your hands.
Check for updates
Of course, even though you want to plan ahead and book tickets early, you’ll want to double-check for updates before you head off. Rail times might change slightly or you might find you need to change trains, and it’s important to be prepared so you don’t get a shock when it’s time to travel. In many cases you can even check the status of your train on the day itself – if there are any delays you’ll be quickly notified, relieving any unnecessary stress of not knowing what’s going on.
Sort your itinerary
If you’re planning a specific day out, perhaps to visit a city you haven’t been to before, you’re going to want to plan your itinerary. Chances are you’ll have a lot to fit in, and again, you wouldn’t want to miss out! Having some idea of the places you’ll want to visit will make sure you can enjoy everything your destination has to offer, and make sure to check things like ticket prices and opening times too. You could even book tickets for certain activities and events in advance, and planning an itinerary can make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get to each place.
Have some fun!
Once you’ve done a bit of forward planning there’s only one thing left to do – get out there and have some fun! You’ll be counting down the days, and with so much to look forward to it won’t just be the kids that are excited. Better yet, travelling by train means you needn’t worry about the likes of traffic, queues and car parking situations, leaving you free to concentrate on enjoying your day. With just about any part of the UK being easily accessible by train the country is your oyster, so what are you waiting for? Get your tickets booked and your itinerary sorted and you’ll have your ticket to a summer of fun ready and waiting!