Vast green spaces and a historic house await you, just an hour away from London.
A short hop on a train northbound out of London, Stevenage was declared the UK’s first New Town in 1946, but its history stretches back deep into the past. A collection of Roman coins recently found during construction work in the area and Six Hills – half a dozen Roman barrows situated along the old Great North Road - are clear evidence of the town’s ancient roots.
There are plenty of things to do in Stevenage – from taking a wander around Fairlands Valley Park to perusing the plethora of shops or attending gigs at the iconic Knebworth House. And getting there couldn’t be easier. You can book your tickets directly through our site and, on top of that, we’ll provide a host of useful tips on how to secure the best deals. Stevenage days out have so much to offer, so read on to find out more about the destination and how to get there.
Getting to Stevenage
Take Thameslink to Stevenage from a number of locations. We’re committed to providing a smooth-running, reliable service that helps to take all the stress out of your journey.
And getting to Stevenage doesn’t have to prove costly. If, for example, you’re travelling Off-Peak within a party of 3-9 adults when you take Thameslink, you’ll qualify for an excellent discount via our GroupSave tickets. Or, if you’re off to explore with the little ones, you can take up to four children for just £2 each during Off-Peak periods. No matter what your situation, we’ll be able to provide you the best possible deal when it comes to booking your trains.
Things to do in Stevenage
Stevenage days out can be packed with a fun-filled itinerary of activities, whether your interests lie in the great outdoors, shopping or live events. Described by Visit Herts as the ‘jewel in the crown of Stevenage’, Fairlands Valley Park is made up of 120 acres of glorious greenery and foliage. For those interested in water sports, there is a large lake where you can go kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing or, for those who like to keep their feet on dry land, orienteering, mountain biking and grass sledging are also on offer.
If you have a keen interest in the past, Knebworth House, with more than 500 years of history encased within its magnificent walls, is well worth a visit, It has also played host to numerous iconic music gigs – none more so than Oasis’ set in front of 125,000 in 1996 – so its legendary status within that world is firmly established.
There are certainly plenty of things to do in Stevenage, so why not book your train tickets directly through us today and start planning your trip?