3 ISSUES FOR JUST £3 Subscribe to Essex Life today click here

Save money over the May bank holidays with these 2 for 1 deals from Greater Anglia

PUBLISHED: 13:55 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 04 May 2018

Greater Anglia Trains (c) Peter Eaton & Joey 'the Greyhound', Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Greater Anglia Trains (c) Peter Eaton & Joey 'the Greyhound', Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Archant

With spring and warmer weather on the horizon, the May bank holidays and upcoming half term are the ideal opportunities to make the most of local attractions, all of which are served by Greater Anglia trains

With many attractions offering 2 for 1 deals, families can enjoy the local hotspots during the school holidays without breaking the bank or 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 2 for 1 admissions into some of East Anglia and London’s top attractions.

To help families and groups decide what to do over the May half term, Greater Anglia have rounded up some of the best activities across East Anglia and beyond where you can use a Greater Anglia train ticket to save money on a fun family day out over the bank holiday below.

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 at The Science Museum. 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

For more information on ticket fares and timetables visit www.greateranglia.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Essex Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Essex Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Essex Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

Read more
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Spend Halloween hunting down ghouls and ghosts in the county’s most haunted places and spaces. We pick 10 absolutely terrifying locations to visit this October.

Read more
Thursday, August 16, 2018

No one knows Essex better than the people of Essex; we asked where the prettiest places to live were, and you let us know. So, without further ado, here are the prettiest places, suggested by you

Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

From weatherboarded beach huts to famous names treading the boards at the Summer Theatre, Frinton on Sea has an elegance that makes it stand out brightly as a seaside resort, says Petra Hornsby

Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

From James Bond to Batman, Essex has been known to bask in a little Hollywood glitz. Here are 19 that have used our county’s incredible locations on the big screen

Read more
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Whether you’re looking for a memorable day trip or an impromptu weekend getaway, Essex is a perfect patchwork of all the little things we love about Britain. Proudly showcasing the charm of the county, we pick 13 towns you must visit when planning a trip to Essex

Read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A house party at Maison Talbooth in the beautiful Dedham Vale on the north Essex and Suffolk border lets you take over this fabulous hotel with 12 individual bedrooms (for up to 24 guests), the pool house, gardens and grounds

Read more
Friday, July 27, 2018

Essex Life showcases a chic collection of top places to stay which, while close enough to home, still offer an idyllic escape. Here are 12 great staycations in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Hertfordshire

Read more
Friday, July 20, 2018

Enjoy a lovely stroll from the village of Steeple Bumpstead, through Moyn’s Park to the village of Birdbrook and back again | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Layer Marney Tower near Colchester is one of the county’s most iconic landmarks, but its shadow falls over one of the county’s most striking and historically significant gardens

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Most Read


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Essex's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area




Search For a Car In Your Area

Find a used Car

Property Search