Round off the kids’ summer with the Destination Decider

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There’s not too long left of the summer break, so some of you may be running out of ideas on how to entertain the kids.

But ScotRail is here to help!

Kids go free when travelling via train with ScotRail, so the rail provider has pulled together a kid friendly ‘Destination Decider’.

The ‘Destination Decider’ is packed with fun things to do that kids will love – whilst being purse friendly for parents, thanks to discounts available with ScotRail offers.

ScotRail commissioned some research to understand how they could support parents during the holidays, and found a key concern was the number of hours their children spent in front of screens.

Stats showed that 8 out of 10 parents would prefer their children spend more time outdoors, but over 1 in 3 stated that they found it difficult to encourage their child away from gaming.

On an average day during the holidays, 15 per cent of parents or guardians estimated that their 8-15 year old would spend more than 4 hours playing video games, and 13 per cent would be online for more than four hours.

With these stats in mind, ScotRail created their one-page ‘Destination Decider’, packed with exciting attractions that can be reached for free by train and entered at a discounted rate, thanks to ScotRail Offers.

Up to two kids aged 5-15 can travel for free with a paying adult and additional discounts on entry are on offer at 25 attractions, simply by showing your train ticket from that day.

The ‘Destination Decider’ has something to suit all interests.

Get off at Pollokshaws West and head to Pollok House and get a real tast of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s? And football fans can enjoy at stadium tour at the home of Scottish football at the Scottish FGootball Museum and Hampden Stadium Tour with a stop at Mount Florida.

Or those looking for a bit of fast paced action, you can Go Ape or go sledging at Glasgow Snow Factor.

Graham Heald, head of customer experience and jospitality at ScotRail said: “We know the school holidays are an expensive time and trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained can be challenging, so we commissioned our survey to understand how we could support and help boost the summer fun with minimum prep for parents.

“As our survey shows, gaming is obviously really popular with kids in Scotland, but parents want them to spend more time outdoors. Our ‘Destination Decider’ puts the power of day plans in the kids’ hands, with parents not under pressure to cough up large entrance fees.

“Our Kids Go Free ticket entitles up to two children aged 5-15 to travel for free with an adult and we’ve got deals in place with 25 operators in Scotland to offer free or discounted entry, when showing your train ticket from that day.

“We’d encourage all parents to download the itinerary and challenge their kids to put the consoles down and embrace the real world and all that can be enjoyed and accessed by train.”

The ‘Destination Decider’ is free to download from the ScotRail blog: scot rail blog