Why not take a trip by rail, the quickest and easiest way to get from A to B, and enjoy plenty of family-friendly fun this Autumn. With half term fast approaching, get planning your socially distanced days out to keep the kids entertained. From Autumn walks and wildlife fun to seeing the sights and visiting landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do on the Hull Trains route.
Don’t forget to take advantage of our cost-effective Family
ticket offers and save up to 33% on your travel when you book direct with Hull Trains. Our exclusive, web-only offers do not require a railcard – just book your Family
ticket direct and we’ll do the rest!
Please remember to always check before you travel and follow the official Government guidance
when out and about and travelling by rail
. Some of the below attractions require advance bookings.
You are guaranteed a brilliant day out with a visit to Hull’s award-winning aquarium, The Deep
. With over 5,000 animals amongst 50 displays, including sharks, stingrays, penguins and turtles, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Deep is located close to Hull’s Old Town and Museums Quarter, so you’ll have plenty to keep you busy on your day out in Hull. Don’t forget to book a time slot in advance.
See how The Deep will keep you safe during your visit here
Shopping in Hull
With Christmas around the corner, why not get your Christmas gift shopping started early. Hull offers a range of independent shops and well-known high street brands across multiple shopping venues in the city centre including St Stephens
, Princes Quay
and Prospect Centre
. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, definitely visit Trinity Market
where you’ll find an abundance of street foods – a real foodie haven. Whether you’re buying gifts for others or treating yourself, Hull is a great destination to find it all.
Find out about the safety measures in place: St Stephens
, Princes Quay
, Prospect Centre
, Trinity Market
Halloween on Humber Street
Take a trip to Humber Street and take part in a free Halloween trail! Solve clues and riddles along the way and download the free Halloween Trail Pack full of activities from 24th October on the Fruit Market Facebook page here
. Perfect for the half term, you can keep the kids busy with some Halloween fun. Remember to follow the official guidelines if you take part and ensure you keep your social distance.
Tower of London
A 1000-year old fortress, the Tower of London
is an iconic landmark in our capital and is home of the Crown Jewels. Discover the history of this royal palace, prison and fortress and meet the Beefeaters sharing fascinating tales from years ago. Usual tours are not in operation at this time, but you’ll meet the Beefeaters as you follow the route around the Tower. During October half term, the Tower of London is open daily between 24th October and 1st November, 9am until 5pm. Book your tickets here
Staying safe at the Tower of London – click here
for more details.
Natural History Museum
Museums always make for a fascinating day out with so much to see and learn. The Natural History Museum
, located in South Kensington, is free to enter and offers a vast variety of galleries and collections displaying around 80 million items! With reduced visitor numbers, you can explore the museum safely - just don’t forget to book your time slot here
Visit the Natural History Museum
website for more information on how they are keeping you safe during your visit.
Morden Hall Park
Visit the picturesque surroundings of Morden Hall Park
, a National Trust park located in South London, a tube journey away from London King’s Cross station and nearby to Wimbledon. Popular with families, there’s 125 acres of parkland to discover with the River Wandle meandering throughout making for a peaceful Autumn stroll. Every day in October and November, between 10am and 4pm, you can pick up a trail from the Stable Yard Café and explore the grounds. No booking is required for entry – find opening hours, directions and more here
For more information on your safety and what to expect when you arrive, click here
Looking for more National Trust ideas for your day trips to London? Click here
You can find out more about our extra on board safety measures on our Coronavirus page