Thrilling Days Out on the South Western Railway  network

A thrilling day out

Get set for summer with these excitement-filled days out

We're lucky enough to have some of the UK's most popular parks on our network, and with 2FOR1 discounts available there's great opportunities to save when you book in advance.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is ideal for budding explorers. Trek uncharted lands and discover exotic, endangered animals above and below the seas. Whether you're exploring Europe's first tiger trails, taking in the thrills of the Vampire roller coaster, or enjoying a more gentle pace on the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, there's something for everyone. You can even make it an overnight adventure in a themed hotel or, for truly fearless adventurers, sleep under the stars in Explorer Glamping.

Getting there

Chessington South station is within 35 minutes of central London and regular services run from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. So taking the train to Chessington World of Adventures couldn’t be easier. The park is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the station.

Chessington South station is located within Zone 6 of the London Travel zones and accepts Oyster cards.

Get 2FOR1 entry on Chessington World of Adventures Resort tickets when you travel by train.*

Thorpe Park Resort

With over 30 thrilling rides, attractions & events, Thorpe Park Resort is one of the UK's top theme parks. Thorpe Park is home to Stealth, the UK's fastest roller coaster - hitting 80mph in just 2 seconds from a standing start - and Saw: The Ride, with it's "beyond vertical" drop of 100 degrees.

For your littler ones, there’s plenty of family friendly rides including Rumba Rapids and Wet Wet Wet, along with the excellent themed rides such as the Angry Birds 4D Cinema Experience and King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems.

Getting there

Regular trains run from London Waterloo to Staines, which is the recommended railway station for taking the train to Thorpe Park Resort. You can then take the 950 express shuttle bus directly from the station which run every 15-20 minutes.

You can also get 2FOR1 entry on Thorpe Park tickets when you travel by train.*

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

Kids of all ages will enjoy LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and the opportunity to experience the ultimate LEGO adventure! Whether it's earning your very first driving licence behind the wheel of a LEGO car at the City Driving School, helping at the City Coastguard HQ in your own boat, riding a Dragon through a medieval castle or discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantis in a submarine – LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has something for everyone!

LEGOLAND Windsor houses more than 55 rides, live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland. Plus, with a fully LEGO themed hotel on site, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a family destination that is not to be missed.

Getting there

Take the direct train from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside. Then hop onto the regular shuttle bus service direct from the station to the park.

And when you travel by train to Windsor, get 2FOR1 entry on LEGOLAND Windsor Resort tickets.*

Paulton’s Park

Paulton’s Park is a national family favourite with over 70 exciting rides and attractions to enjoy - but of course, the main attraction for younger children is, of course, Peppa Pig's very own theme Park! Peppa Pig World is part of Paulton’s Family Theme Park and included in all entry tickets.

Kids will love the Queen’s Flying Coach Ride, which takes families on a tour around the newly extended part of Peppa Pig World in individual coaches on a monorail that starts from the top of the Queen’s castle, a signature point of the attraction. Children and parents will also be able to hop aboard boats at Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club where they can cruise along the new water route around Peppa Pig World and discover Pirate Island.

Getting there

Travel to Southampton Central and hop in a taxi or jump on the X7 bus and take the short 10-15 minute journey.

*Exclusion dates may apply. View Days Out Guide for more information.

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Strawberry Hill House

Explore Horace Walpole's "little gothic castle", just 5 minutes from Strawberry Hill station


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