Families chuffed as heritage railway offers free fares for children

Children at Dereham railway station

Kids will travel free this summer on the Mid Norfolk Railway, so long as they are accompanied by an adult ticket holder. - Credit: Mid Norfolk Railway

Families will be chuffed to learn that children under 15 can travel for free on the Mid Norfolk Railway this summer - even for special events.

This summer, a family ticket will allow up to four children aged five to 15 to travel free, while each adult fare can include two accompanying youngsters.

MNR commercial manager James Oakley said: “We are delighted to make this special offer as we recover from the difficult times that we have all experienced due to Covid-19.

“We hope this little encouragement will see many come to visit our fantastic railway and enjoy a journey through the heart of Norfolk aboard our heritage trains.”

The offer includes the Heritage Bus day on August 1, the Railway at War weekend on August 7-8, the Summer Steam Weekend on August 28-29, and ends on the railway’s Diesel Weekend on September 25-26.

Unaccompanied older children, however, will still need to pay.