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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Getting cheap tickets to Swindon

The best way to get a quick and affordable journey to Swindon is to book with National Express. From as little as £4 one-way* you can travel from London Victoria to Swindon in just 2 hours.

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Things to do in Swindon

Surrounded by beautiful Wiltshire countryside, Swindon is a former railway hub that now offers great shopping and leisure options while ever proud of its railway heritage. Whether you’re a shopaholic, a history buff or just open to a good time, Swindon is a town with a lot to offer.

Swindon Designer Outlet - Offer!

Located within the listed heritage buildings of the Great Western Railway Works, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon is a unique destination for those looking for an immersive shopping experience.

Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Swindon Designer Outlet is a great place to meet and spend time with friends and family. Along with fantastic savings all year round, discover seasonal events such as Black Friday, Late Night Shopping and a magical Christmas period. Keep the kids entertained too on the Hooter Express train, and in the interactive play area! There’s something for everyone at Swindon Designer Outlet…

Exclusive offer for National Express customers

Book your coach travel to Swindon with us today and receive the following offer at Swindon Designer Outlet:

  • Exclusive 10% additional discount off existing outlet prices!
  • Book your coach travel with us to Swindon to qualify
  • Claim this offer at guest services by showing your coach ticket
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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Hypnotise children and middle-aged men alike with a visit to Swindon’s impressive STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. Housed at the heart of the old Railway Works, it soon becomes evident where Swindon got its nickname of “Railway Town.”

The museum tells the story of the railway workers who built and operated the railway with models, videos and memorabilia. There are also plenty of spaces to explore: the foundry, general store and even Queen Victoria’s private carriage have been reconstructed in extraordinary detail. There’s hands-on fun thanks to pull-able signal box levers, a model railway and a steam engine simulator. Enthusiastic trainspotters should head straight for the locomotives – STEAM has an impressive collection of beautifully restored beasts dating back to the 1890s.

Lydiard Park

Set in 260 acres of lush parkland, Lydiard Park is a historic walled estate to the west of Swindon. Inside the 18th century, Palladian-style house, explore opulent state rooms then head to the Georgian walled garden for rare flowers and fruit trees. For a taste of Lydiard Park, there’s also heritage cider, apples and honey which has been produced on the estate.

For the more active, take on Jungle Park – an assault course involving climbing trees, crossing bridges and zooming back to earth on zip lines. Dust yourself off and head to one of the many cafes for homemade cakes, local ice cream and cream teas.

Museum of Computing

This small but perfectly formed museum has a great blend of computer history and playable consoles from as far back as the 70s. Machines range from the abacus to cutting-edge Virtual Reality console Oculus Rift.

So whether you’re playing a nostalgic game of Pac Man or want to find out more about coding, the Museum of Computing has plenty to keep you occupied. There are also occasional special exhibits and a popular kids’ club, which includes 3D printing sessions.

Incarcerated

While being locked in a room isn’t everybody’s idea of fun, Swindon’s Incarcerated has managed to take the concept and make a leisure activity out of it.

Groups of 2-6 players have one hour to break out of a room by solving head-scratching puzzles and cracking cryptic clues to make good their escape.

There are a variety of different rooms to escape from including the dramatic sounding Dose of Death and Prisoner of War. After the adventure, there’s also an ice cream parlour to explore, although you may not be in such a rush to escape.

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*Limited Availability. £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 10 Nov 2020 for travel between 10 Nov 2020 and 09 March 2021.
Please be aware that the information on this page will have been accurate prior to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. However, with the rapidly-changing nature of many sectors within the UK, we cannot guarantee all of this information will still be accurate at the time of reading.

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