To get your summer adventures underway First Transpennine Express are offering up to two kids between the age of 5 and 15 to travel free on their services when travelling with a full paying adult.
Seems a good deal to me, especially if you are travelling a short distance or in a small group, otherwise you might find the half price Family Railcard offer better value:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/446644/showthread.php?p=5833633&posted=1#post5833633
One little tip; I booked our families tickets from Liverpool to Scarborough last week on First Transpennine Express. It worked out £5 cheaper to book one return from Liverpool to Leeds then a second return from Leeds to Scarborough, rather than booking one through ticket. We are travelling on EXACTLY the same train - just paying less.
Here's a few good tips from MSE about booking cheaper rail tickets, check out the bit about "split tickets".http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-train-tickets
Kids Travel Free Terms and Conditions:
Up to two children aged between five and 15 can travel free on First TransPennine Express services only with each full paying adult. Kids can not travel free on their own.
Kids travel free tickets can be obtained at a staffed station on production of a valid Kids Travel Free voucher or via First TransPennine Express telesales on 0845 678 6974 and quoted the promotional code KGF1.
Kids travel free tickets, including the adult tickets can’t be purchased online or on board the train. Please ensure you have exchanged your kids go free voucher for a valid kids go free ticket at the station booking office before boarding the train.
Kids under the age of five travel free as usual on our services.
Kids travel free tickets are available from 3rd July 2009 until 23rd September 2009.
Kids travel free tickets are not available for travel before 09:00, or on trains departing between 16:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. They are unrestricted at weekends and bank holidays.
No need to book in advance.
No reservation needed.
Railcard discounts do not apply.
Kids travel free tickets are valid on standard tickets only.
An admin fee of £10 may be payable if you wish to make a change to your travel plans or if you wish to get a refund.
Proof of age may be required.
First TransPennine Express reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time.