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6 Ways to Spring into action

Rejoice! The sun has started to come out! The flip-flops and pasty legs are already appearing, and we haven’t even hit 20 degrees yet! Here at trainline towers, we thought we would give you the low down on some of the coolest things to do this spring time. You can thank us later.

1. Boating or Goating?

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Timeout

Yes, it’s that time again for the Boat Race! Head down to Putney and watch the Oxford and Cambridge teams row for glory. Alternatively, goats running for glory in East London will also suffice. Bring on the Prosecco! 

Trains to London

The Boat Race: The Thames, Apr 11 http://theboatraces.org
The Goat Race: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, E1 5AR, Apr 11

2. Udderly Brilliant

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 South Bank Centre

The big purple cow is back for its 6th year at London’s South Bank Centre. Watch your favourite comedians, some new faces and loads of other awesome performances. Moooooo-arvellous!

Trains to London

Udderbelly: Thursday 10 April 2014 – Sunday 13 July 2014: South Bank Centre

3. Medieval Mayhem

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Warwick Castle

Got little ones to entertain this spring? Nothing keeps kids interested like a court jester and some good old historical gore! Popular series ‘Horrible Histories’ is pitching up at Warwick Castle throughout the spring. Something brilliant for the kids (and the big kids). 

Trains to Warwick

Medieval Mayhem: Warwick Castle, Warwick
28th March – 12th April
2nd May – 4th May
23rd May – 31st May
18th July – 6th September

4. Meat and musical madness in Manchester

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Grillstock

Europe’s largest BBQ and music festival returns to Manchester next month! Expect mouth-watering meat, two music stages with bands and DJ’s and competitive eating competitions! Hot Wing Challenge, anyone?

Trains to Manchester

Grillstock Festival: Albert Square, Manchester 30th-31st of May

5. Deep Sea Diving

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Natural History Museum

Head down to London’s Natural History Museum and discover ‘Secret Cities of the Sea’. An awe-inspiring exhibition on coral reefs. A great day out for all ages! (Snorkel and flippers not required) 

Trains to London

Coral Reefs, Secret Cities of the Sea: Natural History Museum, until Sunday 13th September

6. Big Bugs!

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Visit Bristol

Perhaps this isn’t one for the Entomophobes out there. 

For the next 6 months, 13 huge animatronic bugs are making Bristol Zoo Gardens their home. It’s great fun for all the family, but don’t get too close. They move, hiss and even spray water.

Trains to Bristol

Big Bugs at Bristol Zoo: Bristol Zoo Gardens Until 6th September

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Brilliant for Android: What’s new in our mobile app

Not only have we worked to improve the overall usability, we’ve also introduced some great new features to help manage your journey, integrate with your calendar, and introduced push messaging to our Android app for the first time. Android Screenshot

Pin your train

Track your train throughout its journey from the Live Departures section. You can also see the same information about trains that have already departed by tapping ‘earlier trains’.

Share your journey

Meeting a friend or family member at the station? You can now share the details of your journey via email or text. You can also tap to zoom in on your collection reference, making collecting your ticket at the station that bit easier. Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 17.16.31

Calendar Integration

With calendar integration, you can add your full journey details to your Android phone’s calendar. Never forget your journey again.

Push Notifications

When logged in, push messages (such as important reminders and updates for your journey) now appear in the notifications tray. You can turn these off in the app settings any time.

We’d love to hear what you think! Download our mobile app.

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Time for one more?

I hate it when I’ve turned down that ‘one last drink’ to find my train home has left without me. I could have had ‘just one more’.

It doesn’t happen much these days. My trainline app knows my ‘home’ station so I just tap ‘next train home’ and see whether there’s time for one more or it’s time to dash. Genius.

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