Family Time

Family Time

Kids enjoy trains much more than they do sitting in the back-seat of a car or waiting at airports, it’s generally more relaxing for parents and the sense of adventure is greater. If you have wriggly little ones, plane travel can be a nightmare. On the train you can let them loose to explore a little, letting you enjoy the paper for a while or chat with fellow passengers. Family-friendly train rides offer meals in a dining compartment, bunk beds to sleep in overnight, naturalists and train historians to listen to, and many a splendid view. They're a great way to slow down, relax, and spend time with the family. Whether for sheer entertainment, for relaxing cross-country experiences, or for access to places that can't be reached by conventional methods, trains offer a novel travel experience many families will enjoy and treasure. 

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Eurostar

  • Region: Europe
  • Type of Train Journey: High Speed Trains
  • Traveller Interest: Family Time
Eurostar is a high-speed rail service that connects London to Paris and Brussels. Since 1994 Eurostar high-speed trains have been redefining travel between Britain and the Continent.  Eurostar trains reach top speeds of up to 186mph, keeping journey times at about two hours for a 495km journ...

Shinkansen

  • Region: Asia
  • Type of Train Journey: High Speed Trains
  • Traveller Interest: Family Time
The Shinkansen, also known as THE BULLET TRAIN, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by Japan Railways. They connect Tokyo with most of the country’s major cities on Japan’s 2 main islands – Honshu & Kyushu. Shinkansen literally means "new trunk line", ref...

Swiss Travel System

  • Region: Europe
  • Type of Train Journey: Scenic Day Trips
  • Traveller Interest: Family Time
The Swiss Travel system is not a train, it is an experience of travelling in synchronised perfection all over Switzerland. It includes travel by train, bus & boat. Whether you're heading for the Alps, travelling from city to city or off the beaten tourist track, with a single ticket - the Swi...