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Train travel for families and children

We know how much spending time with family means… we love it just as much. But we also know that how much you spend on family time is very important too.

With speedy trains to get you to the fun quicker, free Wi-Fi, onboard toilets to put an end to those unscheduled loo stops and a great selection of food and drink, the adventure can start the second you jump on board. Take advantage of our great value family ticket. There really is nothing to stop you.

Benefits for families and children on our trains

Family travelling together through London Paddington station

Family tickets and savings

With our new range of family tickets, getting away is now even better value for money.

Whether you need to travel when it’s busy or want to save even more by going when it’s quieter, we’ve got great savings for up to 2 adults and 4 children (up to 15 years old).

And, don’t forget, as long as you don’t need to reserve a seat, under 5s travel for free.

Find out more about our new Family Tickets.

Or, perhaps your party’s a little bit bigger? GroupSave automatically applies a discount of up to 1/3 on groups of between 3 and 9.

And if you and your family travel regularly, why not save up to 1/3 with a Family and Friends Railcard?
Family walking together alongside a river bank

Places to go

With GWR, some of the most popular cities, historic towns and beautiful regions in England and Wales are just a train ride away.

For a quick city break, with attractions to keep everyone happy, why not choose Bristol, Cardiff, or Oxford, to name a few. Or, perhaps you want to take the kids to London for a couple of days sightseeing.

If, it’s seaside you want, you’re spoilt for choice. Traditional destinations like Looe and Newquay in Cornwall are always popular. Or head over to Swansea and enjoy the rugged beauty of the beaches on the Gower Peninsula.

See where GWR can take you.
Friendly GWR staff member in uniform

Priority boarding

Stations are often busy places. And sometimes, you need a little bit more time or some help to get everyone on board safely.

That’s why we’re running a priority boarding trial at London Paddington.

It’s quick and easy to do. We offer a number of slots throughout the day– all timed to get you on-board ahead of the crowd.

Read more about priority boarding.
GWR paper cup and snacks

Food and drink

We’ve got a great range of food and drink to keep everyone happy.

From locally sourced cakes and sweet treats, to super-tasty sandwiches, and always something healthy, we’ve got it covered.

Take a look at our full menu.
Children painting eggs

Children travelling alone

We always prefer it if children travel with an adult where possible, until they are mature enough to understand the risks. But we also know that sometimes this isn’t practical.

Find out more about children travelling alone or with groups of friends.
Mother with baby and a teddy bear on-board a train

Toilets and baby changing

All of our trains and most of our staffed stations have toilets and baby changing facilities.

See what facilities your station has.