2FOR1 Attractions across East Anglia

Monday, 30 April 2018

With spring and warmer weather on the horizon, the May half term is the ideal time to make the most of local attractions. The parks will be in full bloom with lush greenery and the seaside will begin to bustle once more as East Anglians return for the season. With many attractions offering 2FOR1 deals, families can enjoy the local hotspots during the school holidays without venturing too far from home with Greater Anglia.

Save on fun days out across East Anglia, when travelling by train with a Families & Friends Railcard, saving up to 1/3 OFF most rail fares. With the card, up to four adults and four children can go on an adventure across the county. Adults can make savings of up to a third on most rail fares, while kids can save 60% on fares. As an added bonus, families travelling by train can take advantage of Greater Anglia offer and get 2FOR1 admissions into some of East Anglia’s top attractions.

Travel back in time

Hop off one of Greater Anglia’s trains into yesteryear at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Discover transport of the past and explore the historic locomotives and vintage steam trains. Young visionaries can even act out the role of station master for the day, dressing up in the period uniform, pulling the levers and pressing the button to take control of the railways. The museum is a fully immersive experience and is fun for the whole family.

Price: Adult tickets: £7.00; Children tickets (5-15): £4.00; 2FOR1 allows entry for two people with one person paying full price

Closest station: Chappel & Wakes Colne

Cream tea for two

Have a relaxing afternoon on the Norfolk coast and relish in a classic British tradition with an afternoon tea. The Links hotel in West Runton is offering the leisurely afternoon activity – a great experience grandparents, parents and children can bond over. Once the last of the tea has been drunk and the scones are eaten, a walk around the local area is recommended to make the most of the spring weather. What better way to reflect on a delightful afternoon.

Price: Buy a cream tea at the hotel (£4.50) and get one free

Closest station: West Runton

See Cambridge by boat

Sail the smooth waters around Cambridge on a scenic punting tour of the College Backs. Hear inspiring stories of the great minds that have emerged from the school such as the late Stephen Hawking, and be amazed by the landscape as the guide takes the family on a mystical boat ride.

Price: around £19; 2FOR1 allows for two people to go punting with one person paying full price

Closest station: Cambridge

Explore the great beyond in 3D

Go further afield to London and beyond. The universe, planet Earth and under the sea are just some of the fascinating mysteries that can be seen in 3D IMAX. With Greater Anglia, families can feel a part of the action as they watch captivating documentaries on a world yet to be discovered.

Price: Museum entry, free; 2FOR1 offer applies to 40-min 3D IMAX® documentary films only

Closest station: London Liverpool Street, and tube connections to South Kensington