Half term days out can put a strain on family finances and expensive fuel costs do not help. It is worth checking out Families National Rail who has announced 20% off the Family & Friends one year Railcard from 3rd to 20th February which is a good excuse for fun trips in the UK.

What is the deal? 

The Railcard offers a third off most adult rail fares and 60% off kids’ fares (now priced at a reasonable £24) for a year’s unlimited usage.   

Where to go?

There are numerous suggestions on the National Rail website; a few examples are listed below:

Footie mad!

Why not visit the National Football Museum, Manchester and celebrate football’s fabulous history? Admission is FREE and for families who are passionate about the sport, this museum offers plenty to do.  You can take part in a ‘Match of the Day’ commentary challenge, lift a (virtual) cup, test your ball-stopping skills and explore the football walk of fame.

Travel: Off-Peak Return tickets from York to Manchester (Oxford Road), for a family of four with a Family & Friends Railcard – £48.70.

Usually: £85.80

Total Railcard Saving: £36.80

Mysterious archaeological replica

‘Dig’ gives families the chance to experience the excitement of making a hands-on archaeological discovery. Children become trainee ‘diggers’ for the day and discover artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history from four indoor excavation pits filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds.

Travel: Off-Peak Return tickets from Bristol (Temple Meads) to York, for a family of four with a Family & Friends Railcard – £198.50.

Usually: £350.10

Total Railcard Saving: £151.60

For just £30 a year, the Family & Friends Railcard provides a third off train journeys. This means customers can save £130 a year.  Do check out the other savings available with the Family & Friends Railcard, for example cheaper prices for theatre tickets and days out.

For more information visit:

www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk and use CODE FEB17