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Welwyn Garden City

With vast green spaces, galleries and thrills for the kids, Welwyn Garden City offers the best of town and country.

Set to celebrate its centenary in 2020, Welwyn Garden City was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard and was named one of the UK’s first new towns in the years shortly following World War Two. It was the second garden city in the country, after Letchworth, and offers a spectacular mix of both urban and rural factors.

Just 20 miles from central London, getting to Welwyn Garden City is a piece of cake when you take Thameslink and, once there, you’ll find there are plenty of attractions worth visiting. The lush Stanborough Park – spread across 126 acres and incorporating two lakes – is home to a superb activity centre offering fun for all the family.

But there are plenty more things to do in Welwyn Garden City – the New Maynard Gallery and the Barn Theatre being just two examples – and we’re here to provide you with further advice on these hotspots. Not only that, we’ll offer some great tips on how you can save on your train fares, to ensure getting there works out as cheaply as possible.

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Getting to Welwyn Garden City

Days out ought to be full of fun and excitement, so the last thing you need is to be stressing out about your train travel. That’s why we’re committed to delivering an excellent service designed to get you there as smoothly as possible.

But our generosity doesn’t stop there. We want you to have plenty of cash left in your pocket to spend on all the things to do in Welwyn Garden City and we have a number of ways to help you do exactly that. If you’re visiting with friends, perhaps you could take advantage of our GroupSave tickets – applicable to parties of 3-9 adults when travelling Off-Peak. Or, if it’s a family day out, why not consider our kids for £2 offer? You can take up to four children between the ages of 5-15, so getting to Welwyn Garden City for a fun-filled trip with the little ones doesn’t have to cost the earth!

Things to do in Welwyn Garden City

For any thrill-seekers out there, Vertigo Adventures Stanborough Park should be right at the top of your list. High and low ropes, zip wires and trapeze walks – this outdoor activity centre truly has it all.

If you’re looking for something a little less adrenaline fuelled, however, then Welwyn Garden City days out can be packed with cultural education and enlightenment. At the heart of that is the New Maynard Gallery, featuring a host of fine work from local artists, or the Barn Theatre, which has a packed programme offering something for everyone.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Welwyn Garden City, we’re here to help make your trip as enjoyable as possible, and that starts with your train journey! So, why not secure your tickets today directly through our site and save on those pesky booking fees.

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