There is a special offer running between 24 July and 21 August for a half price family and friends railcard. This means that for just £13.00 you get a full years worth of discounted rail travel.
All you need to do is go to http://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/ and enter the promotional code DAILYM09, then you get a year’s worth of discounted travel for £13.
The website says:
Where ever you’re going, take your Family & Friends Railcard with you to save on rail fares. As long as you have at least one child travelling with you, you’ll qualify for Family & Friends Railcard discounts.
A Family & Friends Railcard (formerly a Family Railcard) costs just £26 and you save 1/3 off adult fares, and 60% off kid’s fares on travel throughout Great Britain.
It is a bargain at £26.00, let alone at £13.00 so if I were you I would put these dates in your diary and get yourself one as you will save more than £13.00 on most journeys.
Any journey is going to be more relaxing by train as the kids have more space to move about and you are going to be more relaxed as you can spend the time with them. I love travelling by train – good for the environment too!