Family days out by train
Turn your journey into an adventure. Kids love the sights and sounds of travelling by train, and for grown-ups it means less time behind the steering wheel and more time with the family.
Please note – children under the age of 11 are not required to wear face coverings on public transport or in indoor spaces at stations. Adults are required to wear them, unless exempt (for example due to disability). Find out more.
Devon and Cornwall’s scenic branch lines can take you to favourite destinations including St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay, Looe, the Tamar Valley, Torquay, Exmouth and Barnstaple. On the main line, visit Truro, Plymouth, Exeter and more.
Taking kids on the train is great value. It can be cheaper than the bus or car parking:
- Under 5s travel free
- 5 to 15 year-olds travel half price
- Over 15s are classed as adults, but are eligible for a 16-25 railcard
- Save money with a ‘Family & Friends’ railcard
Prams and buggies are welcome on board trains. You may find it easier to get a buggy, rather than a pram, on and off trains – although there’s usually someone who will offer to help. Don’t think you need to rush. Staff will be aware of you and won’t close doors until you are safely on.
Please do ensure children are securely strapped in. Prams and buggies should be folded down if at all possible. This is especially important on busy trains.
Click below to see if your station has ‘step free access’, meaning that there are no stairs or that there are lifts (look under Accessibility and mobility access). To find out about parking look under Getting to and from the station.