Get out and about for less this Half Term with the Merseyrail Family Ticket

We all know that October Half Term can be a costly week off with the kids but travel needn’t break the bank with Merseyrail.

Did you know that a family of 5 can travel across the Merseyrail network all day for just £11? The Merseyrail Family Ticket is valid for up to five passengers; 1 or 2 adults travelling with 3 0r 4 children age 5-15. Available from Merseyrail staffed stations, you can enjoy unlimited, off peak travel right across the region.

The Merseyrail Family Ticket is valid after 9:30am on weekdays, all day on weekends and bank holidays making Merseyside adventure easier and more affordable than ever. Click here to find out more about the Merseyrail Family Ticket.

Here’s 5 great days out you can enjoy with the Merseyrail Family Ticket this half term….

1 – Chester Zoo, Chester Station

Experience Chester Zoo like never before this Half Term. Back for its second year and better than ever, The Enchantment of Chester Zoo is full of adventure, acrobatics, music and discovery and you’ll learn lots about some of your favourite animals along the way. It’s a perfect half term treat with a sprinkle Halloween sorcery. The event is free with zoo entry. Click here to find out more.

2 – Aintree Races, Aintree Station

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Fancy a day at Aintree Races….with a twist? The Aintree Countryside Race Day takes place on October 29th 2017 and involves a great line up or rural and wildlife entertainment including The Lamb National, pony rides, The Quack Pack, laser clay shooting, archery displays, greyhound displays and so much more. There will also be a fantastic countryside shopping village with a host of exhibitors on display, and a wide range of items to purchase. Click here for more information.

3 – Crosby Beach, Blundellsands & Crosby Station

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Crosby Beach is the perfect place to burn off some excess energy this Half Term with miles of sand, waterfront pathway linking Burbo Bank and Crosby Marina and of course tonnes of selfies with the Iron Men. Just a short walk from Crosby train station, use your Merseyrail Family Ticket to explore the north Liverpool Coastline and take in some breath-taking views. More on visiting Crosby beach here.

4 – Liverpool One, James Street or Liverpool Central Station

There’s a whole host of half term fun happening at Liverpool One. Less than five minutes from James Street and Liverpool Central stations, you and the kids can enjoy print making art and crafts, a Halloween make up master class, baby book club and more at various stores and locations across the L1 site. Click here to find out more and book your place now. 

5 – Sefton Park, St Michaels Station

Sefton Park is never more beautiful than in the Autumn time and just a short walk from St Michaels station, your Merseyrail Family Ticket can take you from the bustling city to piles of autumn leaves in a matter of minutes. Sefton Park is hosting the Roy Castle Spooky Welly Walk, Family Yoga and the Jumping Jacks Halloween Party this Half Term, so why not ditch the car and go on a train adventure with Merseyrail?

How about making your Half Term even more fun by winning a Chester Zoo family ticket with Merseyrail? Simply head over to and answer the competition question to be in with a chance of winning a fun-filled day out for up to 5 people.

Where are you heading for a family day out this Half Term? Send us your Merseyrail selfies! Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or message us on our official Facebook page here and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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