A Full Day Out!
For this particular trip we decided to extend our visit and make it a full day out. Our children love trains and they are constantly asking when are they able to go on a train journey! So, for todays trip to we decided to reach our destination via train. The children were extremely excited, the only disappointment is that they wanted to stay on the train for even longer!
We parked at Whitehaven train station, £3 all day. Postcode: CA28 6AX. From here we got on the next train to Barrow-in-Furness, it was only a 9minute journey to St Bees. This is perhaps where we went wrong, the children were hoping for longer on the train – next time we could extend this by getting on the train from Workington…. or perhaps even from Carlisle!
Having arrived at St Bees it is a 3/4 mile walk down to the beach. The path is well surfaced and pram accessible. Taking the children on the train, as well as visiting the beach, really did add so much more excitement to our family day out. The train was really very easy, it was quiet and clean and I managed to get my off road pram on, and off, the train with ease.
The beach itself was wonderful, the children played for hours on the rocks and then enjoyed an ice cream, followed by a play on the children’s play area. By the time we got the train back to Whitehaven the children were shattered – the sign of a fantastic family fun day!
Please note, we took a picnic lunch and then enjoyed some food in Whitehaven before heading home to Carlisle. There are plenty of places for food and drinks in both St Bees and Whitehaven.