Our favourite great train journeys – what are yours?

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Never mind all the fuss about taking kids on planes – and frankly, we’ve travelled all over the world by plane and only ever had one incident involving an irate passenger and a piece of Lego *cough*. But our family absolutely LOVE travelling by train. It’s a fantastic way for kids to travel, they can walk (NOT RUN) up and down the aisle by will, and it’s a very relaxed travelling experience.

Even travelling into the city can be an adventure. Some of our favourite journeys have been travelling down to Dorset by train, or Brighton for the day and some sea air. We loved travelling by train through the Alps. I’m not really a fan of tilty trains – they make me feel nauseous, to be honest – but I’m a huge fan of Eurostar.


I'm happy to say we’ve never encountered any major delays – in fact the Eurostar got us home once when the plane couldn't – and all our journeys. particularly to Disneyland Paris  – have gone completely smoothly and been an absolute pleasure.  

And I love the food you can buy at Gare du Nord station to bring home when you’re leaving Paris. Mmmm.

So, what have been your favourite train journeys, and why? I’d love to know.

(PS if you’re a KidStart member you can now get savings back on Eurostar travel. More info here.)

written by Liz Jarvis


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4 Responses to Our favourite great train journeys – what are yours?

  1. Trish @ Mum's Gone to says:

    One of our most relaxing trips was a train journey to Nice. We hopped on the Eurostar to Lille and stayed overnight. The next morning we took the TGV all the way through France. It took about 7 hours I think but we all loved the space, the huge windows to stare out of and the people-watching.

  2. English Mum says:

    Ah I love the Eurostar too. But I have to say one of my favourite journeys is the half hour from my home town in Hertfordshire to London Euston. I love to watch the gradual change from green fields to busy city. Wonderful.

  3. Linda says:

    I’d love to say something involving Wolverhampton but I’d be lying. I once went on a sleeper train through the Baltic states, that was amazing and looking back it seems a lifetime away.

  4. nappyvalleygirl says:

    I LOVE the train. Did loads of Inter-railing when I was younger and more recently we’ve taken a train from Hanoi to Saigon in Vietnam, overnighted on a car-train from Verona to Dusseldorf with the kids, and taken a car-train from Washington DC to Orlando in the States. We always used to take the train down to the Alps skiing – it became difficult with small children, so we drove, but now that they are older it will definitely be back on the agenda.


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