Get 2017 off to a flying start

Get out and make the most of 2017 with a brand new adventure. With everything from a Chinese New Year experience to rare bird watching – there are new stories waiting for you to explore all over our network this January.

Undercover Rock

Ready to face the wall? Set in the beautiful St Weburgh’s Church, the Bristol Climbing Centre caters for everyone from newbies right through to experienced climbers. So, get your harness on this January and see if you can make your way to the top.

Nearest station: Bristol Temple Meads

Adventure Travel Show

Your next big adventure is waiting. The Adventure Travel Show lands at London’s Olympia from 21 to 22 January, and it’s packed with things to discover. And, when you can pocket your tickets to London from just £6* exclusively with GWR, you’ve got the perfect excuse to join in. Book today and quote
GWR for inspirational talks, films and demonstrations, and of course, inside information on the next hottest destinations.

Nearest station: London Paddington

London Art Fair

Unleash your inner creative and dip your brush into this year’s London Art Fair. From 18 to 22 January, culture vultures from around the globe will be swooping in to enjoy the latest British modern masterpieces and exclusive projects. There’s nothing subjective about it, this is not to be missed! 

Nearest station: London Paddington

Cornish Riding Holidays

Saddle up and ride out into the beautiful Cornish landscape for a unique, four-legged getaway. Choose to stay for a short 2 day break, or get away for a whole week, spending your days galloping over beaches and around castles (with short stops to replenish your energy, of course).

Nearest station: Redruth Station

Driving Experiences at Castle Combe

Castle Combe Circuit has been the West Country’s home of motorsport for over 65 years. We’re offering you an exclusive 10% discount on selected driving experiences** (just use the code
GWR10 when booking), so now’s the perfect time to take on the track and show the crowds what you’re made of. There’s a range of experiences on offer, including single seater cars, rally driving and even the chance to zip around in a Lotus. 

Nearest station: Chippenham Station

Morgan Museum and Factory Tour

For over 100 years, the Morgan Motor Company has been crafting some of the world’s most iconic cars. Take the tour and watch as skilled craftsmen combine traditional manufacturing techniques with cutting-edge technology.

Nearest station: Great Malvern Station

The National Marine Aquarium

Leave the scuba gear at home! The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is home to the UK’s deepest tank, and a host of aquatic characters. You can even enjoy a ‘Sleeping with Sharks’ event, a great way for the kids to see what happens in the ocean at night.

Nearest station: Plymouth Station

Chinese New Year in China Town

One New Year not enough for you? On 28 January, the dragons will be descending and the fireworks flying for the Chinese New Year celebrations in London. Make your way to China Town and experience the amazing colours, sounds and atmosphere of this magical event.

Nearest station: London Paddington

Bristol Zoo

Ever wondered what it’s like to work with the world’s most exciting animals? Well, become a zookeeper for the day at Bristol Zoo and you’ll come face to face with African Penguins, Golden Headed Tamarins and more. There’s even a complimentary lunch and a special souvenir gift pack for your day.

Nearest station: Bristol Temple Meads

Rare bird spotting on the River Exe

The huge bank of the River Exe is the perfect home for some of the UK’s most beautiful birds. Stop off this January and enjoy a spot of winter bird watching – there are plenty of black-tailed godwits, wigeons, and redshanks to be found. And, if you’re lucky, you might even spot the rare Cetti’s warblers.

Nearest station: Topsham Station

* Get your tickets to The Adventure Travel Show 2017 from only £6 when booking in advance. Just quote GWR when booking tickets online at or when calling 0871 230 7159. Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras. When you use the offer, you'll also need to show a GWR train ticket (or proof of travel on a GWR train) from the previous 7 days.

** Exclusive 10% discount with code GWR10. Discount available for: Driving Experience Course, Driving Experience Advanced, Ultimate Driving Experience, Lotus Driving Experience, Single Seater Driving Experience, Rally Driving experience, plus gift vouchers for all the above. Valid until 31 January 2017.