Days Out and Events

Take the train and enjoy some of the best days out and events our region has to offer.

Great days stay with you. Have more of them with SWR.
Whether it's tucking in to artisan delights, enjoying a day along the South Bank, or getting fish and chips on the beach at Bournemouth, great days never leave you. And with more than 200 destinations on our network to see, you can make more of them with us.


Our top picks

Great things to do near London Waterloo

Check out our list of brilliant things to do - all within a few minutes of London Waterloo

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48 hours in...Bournemouth

The best things to do in Bournemouth

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Best Beaches in the South West

13 of our favourite beaches on our network

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Great for the family

What's on in August

We’ve found the best things to see and do this August around the South Western Railway network

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10 Great family weekends

10 great weekends out - for every type of family

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Weymouth SEA LIFE

Weymouth SEA LIFE is the home to more than 1,000 creatures in 13 different zones

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Southampton Boat Show

Highlight of the boating calendar returns 19-22 September 2019

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Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation

A unique look at Winchester's role in the forming of early England

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Day Out At The Museum

There’s a whole world of fun and excitement waiting to be discovered on our network

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Great British Beach Clean

Join the Marine Conservation Society in their annual event to clean Britain's beaches

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17 free ways to have fun at the beach

Our favourite ways to have fun for free at the beach!

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Going Out Out

Escape the city and explore the South Downs

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The best fish and chips on our network

See our top picks for fish and chips on the South Western Railway network

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Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition

‘Land Ahoe’ for Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Do…

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

With some of the most well regarded wildlife centres in the world within our region why not take a day out and take a walk on the wild side?

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Lions of Windsor and Maidenhead

An art installation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Take the high-speed lift up to The Clouds, 105 metres above sea level and boasting spectacular views across the Solent

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Southampton Pride

Be #SOProud at the South's fastest-growing Pride Festival

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Bournemouth Air Festival

The UK's biggest air festival returns from 29 August-1 September 2019

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London 2FOR1 Inspiration

Enjoy a day out in London and make the most of the great 2FOR1 offers when you travel by train

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Simplyhealth Great South Run

Join 20,000 runners in the highlight running event for Portsmouth

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Woking Food & Drink Festival

The multi award-winning, free-to-attend festival is fully stocked with another year of…

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Hampton Court Food Festival

Live cookery demonstrations, artisan brownies, and live entertainment - all in a spectacular setting

24-26 August

A thrilling day out

Explore some of the best theme parks in the UK - all on our network

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Weekend breaks

48 Hours in...Guildford

Our best picks for a weekend in Guildford by train

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48 hours in...Kingston

A weekend in the riverside market town of Kingston upon Thames

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48 hours in...Southampton

Enjoy a weekend in this bustling maritime city

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A family weekend in Windsor

Brighten up your weekends with fun family activities in Windsor

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48 hours in Portsmouth

Our quick-fire guide for spending 48 hours in the UK's only island city

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48 Hours in...Winchester

Our best picks for a weekend in Winchester by train

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A family weekend in Portsmouth

Brighten up your weekends with fun family activities in Portsmouth

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For the grownups

Take a train to the tap room

See the best brewery tours on our network

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The George Michael Story

Telling the story of the music legend - and starring our own guard Steve Mitchell

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8 Great Restaurants on our Network

Get on the train and take the hassle out of finding fine dining

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Getting out

See The Sights

The South Western Railway region is chock full of wonderful sights, here are a few to visit

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Music Festivals

Discover the many festivals taking place across the South Western Railway network

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The Railway Movie Trail

Our region is scattered with famous film locations, and many of them are easily reached by train

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Victorious Festival

Everything you need to know about travelling to Victorious Festival

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Get Active

Our region is full of fun, new and interesting ways to get active.

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