Hello everyone, not sure how many people know about this, but if you buy your train tickets in advance from thetrainline you can save an average of 39%, plus there are loads of rail cards available and deals that combine rail travel with entry to attractions.
I recently published two articles on thetrainline.com which list the different ways to save on your rail travel for family days out, plus my top five family days out in London and Manchester, split into different age groups and weather conditions.
You can find both articles here:
Top Five Family Days out in London
Top Five Family Days out in Manchester
I hope this helps to save some money during the credit crunch AND still have a laugh with the kids!