Fresh adventures await

Lighter evenings, flowers in bloom and bank holidays on the way – May is perfect for getting out and exploring exciting experiences and dream destinations. From festivals to feed your hunger for fab food and music, to sporting events, magical musicals, famous film settings, and more. Let your imagination blossom this spring with the freedom of train travel.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

The biggest names in jazz, a beautiful venue, a wonderful atmosphere, and 20,000 fellow music lovers. And don’t forget the food stalls, free outside music, family entertainment, workshops, and sing-alongs. How’s that for a magnificent May day out?

Our nearest station: Cheltenham Spa

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Love Saves the Day

Ready to get your groove on? The best of Bristol’s underground music scene meets global superstars at the two-day Love Saves The Day festival in Bristol. Eat, drink, dance, feel the energy and enjoy a huge range of entertainment at this flourishing festival.

Our nearest station: Bristol Temple Meads

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Love Southsea – Palmerston Road Market

Seek out a bargain, gorge on tasty street food, enjoy the colour and clamour – vibrant Palmerston Road Market is a feast for the senses. Pop along on the first weekend of each month for a unique atmosphere and a true taste of England’s South Coast.

Our nearest station: Portsmouth & Southsea

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Disney’s The Lion King – The Lyceum Theatre

For a musical that’s both magical and majestic, Disney’s Lion King is hard to beat. After all, it’s been delighting and thrilling audiences across the world since 1997. So take to the Serengeti and experience this timeless classic in London’s dazzling West End.

Our nearest station: London Paddington

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Pergola Paddington

Everything’s covered at this iconic London venue. A hidden gem of sheltered rooftop gardens that brings the funkiest drinking and dining to the heart of London. Come rain or shine, you’ll find a fantastic range of eateries and bars to get stuck into.

Our nearest station: London Paddington

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Bike Oxford

On your marks, get set, pedal! Choose the 25, 50 or 80-mile course, then take in the stunning scenery of Oxford and its surrounding countryside as you rack up donations for charities. Doing good has never been so enjoyable – or felt so healthy.

Our nearest station: Oxford

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Reading Caribbean Carnival 2018

Hear those steel drums? Smell that jerk chicken? Feel your hips begin to move? The Reading Caribbean Festival is pure celebration. So expect a colourful, vibrant, and fun-filled day out enjoying fantastic food, music and dancing.

Our nearest station: Reading/Reading West

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Marlow Town Regatta & Festival

The finest rowers from across the world have been locking oars here since 1855. A quintessentially English day out on the banks of the Thames where you can soak up the unique atmosphere of one of the last traditional regattas in the country.

Our nearest station: Marlow

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South West Coastal Path walk

Take to the winding coastal path for a stunning walk. Rise above rocky reefs and shipwrecks, along a trail filled with smugglers’ tales. Start in lovely Looe and end in the picturesque fishing village of Polperro for breathtaking views and wonderful wildlife.

Our nearest station: Looe

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Photo provided by the South West Coast Path Association. Ferry boat from West to East Looe, Photographer Andrew Besley

Welsh Banquet at Cardiff Castle

Experience Welsh passion and pride in the magical setting of historic Cardiff Castle for a banquet like no other. Where better to enjoy the unique food, entertainment and songs of Wales – and feel the power, emotion and energy of the hwyl?

Our nearest station: Cardiff Central

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