Five places to travel with children during the Easter holidays
Easter is around the corner, spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore what the region has to offer.
Greater Anglia’s new trains have toilets with baby changing facilities and with many discount fares available it's never been easider to travel as a family.
With our GroupSave offer, you can get 1/3 off all our fares for groups of three to nine adults travelling together Off-Peak. If a family with two adults and one child are travelling, you can specify that three people are travelling and still benefit from the GroupSave discount. In a group of three people, one person will travel for free with GroupSave. Or with a Friends & Family Railcard, up to four adults can get a third off train tickets, while up to four children get 60 per cent off kids’ fares. At least one adult and one child must travel together – and remember you can use a railcard to get discounts from our cheapest Advance fares. Children under five can travel free on all our trains.
We’ve handpicked a few destinations where you can make new memories and spend quality time together this Easter:
See spring in full swing and visit the capital this Easter. Catch a show, enjoy a meal, take in the sights or visit one of the many free museums to keep your children entertained.
You can also make big savings on top attractions, events, restaurants and shows across East Anglia and London when travelling with Greater Anglia. To see the full list, visit https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/offers-events
Chappel & Wakes Colne
Located on the Marks Tey-Sudbury line, Chappel & Wakes Colne railway station is home to the East Anglian Railway Museum. A firm favourite with families, the museum offers special days where people can ride in vintage wagons or carriages pulled by a restored steam or diesel engine. There is also a children’s playground and 10 acres to explore, which is perfect for those hoping to bring their own picnic.
To book, visit https://www.earm.co.uk/whats-on/
Brimming with heritage and world-class architecture, Cambridge is a must-visit for those who appreciate culture. Soak up sunny days by exploring the Botanic gardens or visit Cambridge central library for Easter crafts and stories for children.
For more events, see https://www.visitcambridge.org/event-categories/family-friendly/
Take a chance on the British weather and enjoy your first beach day of the year in beautiful Felixstowe.
Suffolk is home to some stunning scenery Enjoy a walk on the beach, stroll along the pier and – if you’re brave enough – paddle in the sea.
Felixstowe museum will be holding an Easter egg hunt on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 April https://www.visitfelixstowe.org.uk/features-and-stories/hop-on-down-to-felixstowe-museum-this-easter/
There is plenty to do and see in the City of Stories. Norwich Puppet Theatre has a host of workshops where children can unleash their creativity and make colourful characters and craft their own stories. Norwich Castle and the Forum also have activities for children of all ages over the holidays.
For more Easter inspiration, see https://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/article/easter-events-in-norwich-norfolk/
For more money-saving tips, see our blog https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/news-desk/blog-post/how-save-money-train-travel-in-2022
We serve more than 130 stations. If you’re spoilt for choice, visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/destinations to help plan your day out.