It’s better by train this summer as Virgin Trains slashes 50% off family travel

Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

family travelVirgin Trains is launching a summer family promotion* on its East Coast route, offering 50% off family travel on selected routes between August 7 and September 10, for journeys booked between July 31 and September 2.


Whether it’s a kids’ day out or a summer family staycation that takes your fancy, there’s never been a better time to enjoy a trip to Britain’s beautiful east coast. From stunning architecture in York, shopping in Leeds, to the rich tapestry of history in Durham, you can get to these and many more destinations along the route in style and comfort for less.


With most schools having broken up for the summer, thousands of families hitting the road, and 37 million leisure trips predicted during the first two weeks of the school holidays**, getting to your destination is better by train.


Parenting blogger and mum of three, Becky Freeman of The Spirited Puddle Jumper, agrees: “Our family loves using the train wherever possible for long journeys, especially now we have three children in tow. I’m still haunted by a car journey back from Somerset to South East London that took seven hours as opposed to four because of motorway tailbacks and road closures. There was fighting, whinging, endless toilet stops and tears (mine!) – never again. Not only do we rarely argue on the train,


Suzanne Donnelly, Commercial Director at Virgin Trains on the east coast, said: “Our on-board Wi-Fi, refreshments on tap, movies, magazines and more on Beam, and, of course, toilets are the perfect solution to family travel, and help get holidays off to the best start and giving families more quality time together from the moment they leave the house.”


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