Win 1 of 5 railcards and return train travel for a family of four

Enjoy Easter for less with National Rail

Date published: 01 Feb 18

Enjoy Easter for less with National RailTo help ensure that you and your family are able to make the most of the Easter holidays, we’ve teamed up with National Rail to offer you the chance to win 1 of 5 Family & Friends Railcards and return train travel for a family of four.

With a Family & Friends Railcard you get 1/3 off most adult fares and 60% off children’s fares throughout Great Britain. This thrifty money saving card could save you an average of £131 over the year and give you discounts on holidays, theatre trips and much more. Up to four adults and four youngsters (aged 5-15) can travel on every journey but you can also travel on it if it’s just you and a child aged 5-15 years. The best bit is it’s only £30 for 12 months.

Emperor tamarin - London ZooYou can also take advantage of 2FOR1 on lots of great attractions when you travel by train from exploring ZSL London Zoo to building a spaceship at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester or discovering the amazing world of Cadbury in Birmingham. Before you travel got to  pick the attraction, download your voucher and enjoy making memories for less.

For more information about the Family & Friends Railcard, and to check how much you can save with Journey Planner visit

How to enter the competition

To win a railcard, worth £30, and train tickets for up to 4 people, please tell us about a place in Great Britain that you’d like to visit with your children or grandchildren, and why you’d like to go there, in the comments section below. 

Terms and conditions:

Each train ticket will be valid for one adult or one child, for one return journey between any two stations of the following train companies:

London King's Cross StationArriva Trains Wales, c2c, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Great Northern, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Hull Trains, London Northwestern Railway, Merseyrail, Northern, ScotRail, Southeastern, Southern, South Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Thameslink, Virgin Trains East Coast, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway.

Not valid Mondays to Fridays on trains timed to arrive at London terminal stations before 10am. Not valid on any other rail, road, or water transport services. Not valid on London Underground, Bus, DLR, Riverboat or Tramlink Services.

All travel is subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel –  

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  • Jeanie
    1 day ago
    Its to expensive to take a Family out,It should not be .I remember as a Child going out with my Mum & Dad and my Nan they bought a Rail Rover Tickets we travelled all over by train ,People didn't have Cars like today but I still think It's more interesting to travel by train ,everybody can have a day out Play games I Spy was my favorite .It will be more interesting today with Phones and Google .Get Family's Out and About to Visit our Beautiful Country
  • JanMF
    1 day ago
    Our granddaughter would love this ....we look after her a lot whilst mummy and daddy “go to get pennies”.... so we could have LOTS of travel adventures .....starting with Chester and then who knows !!!!
  • Lmh16
    3 days ago
    I've always wanted to go to Cornwall and travel on the railway which runs along the coast. It looks utterly wonderful, provided it's not too stormy!
  • Timetraveller
    3 days ago
    I would like to go to Edinburgh or Dundee which are the nearest stations to where my ancestors come from (Kirkaldy) and then do some research for my Family Tree.
  • Grannyt
    5 days ago
    I would like to take my grandchildren on the train to Looe in Cornwall for fish and chips.
  • SuzCG
    5 days ago
    So many wonderful places to visit in this country - we are spoiled with towns & cities, beautiful countryside & stunning coastline. I'm torn between a trip to London to see the major sights or a scenic trip down to the South West to enjoy Devon or Cornwall and chill out by the sea...
  • Mid-West_Maray
    10 days ago
    I would love to visit Pembrokeshire and walk the coastline. I do not drive on the left yet so that is why I rely currently on public transport. I also don't like the stress of driving when on vacation. I would love to take my daughter along with me before she is older and off to University. Arriva Wales is a great transport service in my previous experience.
  • Geo
    10 days ago
    Ashamed to say, the furthest north I’ve been Is Inverness (1982). However, I’m not too fussed about destination, anywhere from the Orkneys in the north east or the outer hebrides in the north west would be out of this world.
    Even better using public transport, as I can’t drive that far.:-)
  • Kangie
    13 days ago
    York and the National Railway Museum is the perfect trip with grandchildren or maybe The Chocolate Museum.
    Oh and what about The Castle Museum and The Minster? Then there are the Vikings and a trip on the river.
    York has it all!
  • Rowsie
    13 days ago
    I would love to take my 12 year old grandson to Liverpool. I grew up in the 60's and he always laughs at my recollections of going to see The Beatles perform and at my description of how we used to swoon over them!
  • richard-olner_1
    13 days ago
    Great opportunity to take the grandchildren on an adventure at Easter
  • NedtheRed
    13 days ago
    Would love to take my grandchildren to visit Hampton Court Oalace, they love mazes and histiryvso should be prefect for us all
  • Ruth
    13 days ago
    Would love to win this prize to see beautiful scenery never seen before. Probably the trans Pennine route or the northern part of England or maybe the great western to see the stunning coastal scenery. I have so loved the Michael Portillo great railway journeys series in the UK and now being shown from the USA too.
  • SueH53
    14 days ago
    I would love to take my 10 year old nephew to London to see all the museums. He's not travelled around the UK much so it would be a great opportunity for him.
  • ann141
    14 days ago
    It would be lovely to win this for my daughters family for her and her husband and 2 boys aged 2 and 10 to visit my elderly Mum who lives near Southport and other relatives who have not yet met the youngest Alex who is 2 years old.The fact that Southport is a seaside town would be an extra bonus!
  • ginam
    14 days ago
    Would love to visit London and see some Shows and visit the Museums, especially the British Museum. A one day visit is just not enough!
  • Ariadne
    14 days ago
    I have never been to Edinburgh. I would love to take my family and spend a few days exploring this wonderful city.
  • Nanarossi
    14 days ago
    I would love to take our grandchildren to Bournemouth to recreate happy family holidays we had there when their parents were small.
  • Kelpie
    14 days ago
    Lindisfarne would be wonderful to visit again,the wealth of wonderful views and history along the coast there, is spectacular and truly breathtaking.
  • LH
    14 days ago
    Trains are the best way to travel in the UK, and I enjoy using them for walking between stations, our adult family dream is to go up to Scotland by train and walk sections of the West Highland Way - no children in the right age range though!
  • Smofphy
    15 days ago
    My children love trains an my auntie moved up to Scotland 2 years ago. I would love the opportunity to go up there and have a fun journey on the way.
  • Bill-Sheila
    15 days ago
    It would have to be Keswick, neither children nor grand children have been to the Lake District, neither have we for that matter.
  • Onionman
    16 days ago
    I would like to take my grandchildren back to my home land and visit Wigan Pier. My grandfather and my great grandfather both were involved with the mill when it was operating. The mill engine was taken care of by my great grandfather and my grandfather had a haulage firm which carried out all the work for the mill. I spent many days watching the girls lip read in the mill - I just wish I had learned from them now I find I am going deaf!
  • marweir_1
    18 days ago
    I would take my nephew to North Wales to take him to Snowdon and Cader Idris mountains.
  • NewBizzy
    18 days ago
    As Canadians, we always think of our landscapes as unique. We are used to “breathtaking” but even so we were completely bowled over when we went to visit Wales. The hikes in Snowdonia National Park were challenging, stunning in their floral displays and majesty of vistas. The aqueducts and train trellises of Llangochlan were architectural marvels to behold. In fact, the UK has some of the best hikes around the places we have been to in Bath, Wales, Chester, and the Lake District that to choose where we would return with our Grandchildren (having gone with our adult children) would be difficult. However, recently I heard that Manchester is absolutely stunning. And our daughter’s “intended” hails from there. So, when next we are in the UK; (for our other daughter’s wedding in London), I would like to visit the city of Manchester with the whole family who will be reunited for this special event. We'd love Rail Passes to help us out!