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Vast green spaces, a historic house and an attractive Old Town make Stevenage a great day out.

Crowned the UK’s first ‘new town’ in 1946, Stevenage is easily reached via a short train journey northbound from our capital city of London. From the great outdoors to shopping and live events at iconic venues, there’s plenty to see and do on Stevenage days out – and we’re here to help you get there and make the most of it.

We run regular trains to Stevenage from a number of locations along our network to take the stress out of travelling. So whether you’re planning a family day out, catching up with a friend or going it alone, read on to find plenty more information on getting to Stevenage and keeping busy once you’ve arrived.

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Getting to Stevenage

With no traffic to worry about and no chance of getting lost on the way, taking the train to Stevenage is the simple option wherever you’re starting from. Sit back, relax, and get excited about your trip…

But not before saving a little extra money on your tickets! GroupSave is designed to save you money on Off-Peak travel when you book tickets together as a group of 3-9 adults. It’s perfect for day trips with your colleagues and nights out with your mates. But kids don’t miss out either – you can bring up to four aged 5-15 along for only £2 each.

And you can’t forget Railcards. If you’re not signed up already, doing so can save you a good chunk of money on getting to Stevenage and beyond. So if you’re aged 16-25, 26-30 or over 60, or you’re disabled or travel regularly with a friend or partner, what are you waiting for?

Things to do in Stevenage

Stevenage days out offer something to satisfy almost any interest. If you feel like stretching your legs, the Fairlands Valley Park boasts around 120 acres of idyllic green spaces and foliage, plus plenty of activities for the adrenaline junkies among us. From kayaking to canoeing and windsurfing, its large lake is not to be missed – and neither are its mountaineering and mountain biking trails.

Are you into your musical heritage? As well as its grand interior and delightful gardens, Knebworth House is known for hosting several famous musical acts including The Rolling Stones, Queen and Oasis. It also has its own adventure playground and dinosaur trail to keep your little ones entertained.

And with the selection of shops, restaurants and pubs found in the Old Town, the list of things to do in Stevenage goes on. Whatever’s on your itinerary, save on booking fees by booking your train tickets through our website!

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You can buy Great Northern tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them from a ticket machine or ticket office at the station.