Celebrate summer with the kids by escaping the city's crowds. Here you’ll find lots of fun ideas for family day trips from London: there's something for everyone from little wizards to animal lovers, aeroplane enthusiasts to daring adventurers and those who just love to run around in the great outdoors. All of these destinations are easy to get to by train, too, so you can forget traffic jams and simply enjoy your day out together.
Or enjoy a day out with mates or a date and check out our ten great escapes guide.
More adventurous types may prefer to get active on these eight day trips, all within easy reach of London by train.