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All aboard! Win a family day out on a vintage trains worth £512!

Reader Treats

Want to see the sights, keep the fam entertained and enjoy a meal, all without lifting a finger? Hop on a Vintage Train for a fun family day out with a twist (and phew, no petrol costs) – it’s perfect for kids who love trains, grandparents who love anything vintage, and parents who want to keep everyone happy. We’re giving away TWO fabulous experiences with Vintage Trains, each for a family of four, so read on to choose your favourite, sound the whistle, and enter ASAP.
The Shakespeare Express 
The first prize is four tickets on board the The Shakespeare Express, taking you from Birmingham to the home of the Bard, Stratford-upon-Avon, with a full English breakfast en route and a delicious afternoon tea on your way back. After boarding in the morning at Birmingham, you’ll settle yourselves in the glamorous Pullman Class carriage to puff through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside (while scoffing your eggs and bacon, of course). On arrival, you’ll hop off at Stratford for a few elegant hours of shopping and sightseeing, before returning via the train with tiers of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Sound perfect? This prize is worth a cool £316 for a family of four, so enter below to nab your seats.
The Polar Express

If you don’t fancy a trip to Stratford, how about… The North Pole? It’s never too early to think about Christmas in our book, and we’re playing Santa with the ultimate early Christmas gift four tickets on board The Polar Express, an evening ride in November and December that captures the feel of the film (but thankfully without the creepy animated Tom Hanks). It’s an ideal way to end the day in Birmingham – maybe after hour’s shopping at the famous Christmas market?


You’ll hop on the train – PJs optional – to ride to The North Pole to meet Santa, and on the way you’ll meet dancing chefs and actors playing characters from the film, receive a magical silver sleigh bell and Golden Ticket (if you know, you know), and snack on hot chocolate and cookies.  This prize is worth £196 and tickets will sell like hot mince pies, so definitely worth entering if you want to claim your family spot.


Enter in seconds below by answering the free prize draw question below (need help with the answer? Find it here!)

Need to Know

Read our full Reader Treats Terms and Conditions here

  • Competition closes on 28 Aug 2022 
  • Entrants must be 18 or over
  • Entrants must live in the UK 
  • Once notified by email, the winners will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize or another winner may be chosen
  • Prize cannot be exchanged for cash
  • The winner for each prize will be chosen at random
  • The Shakespeare Express must be redeemed by Dec 2023
  • The Polar Express will be offered as a range of dates redeemed between 26 November and 23 December 2022
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Iced Chai latte? Yes please! Win £500 to spend at Gail’s Bakery

Can you smell the coffee? We’ve teamed up with chic bakery GAIL’s to give two Muddy readers a £250 gift card each to spend on food, drinks and treats.


WIN an Apple Watch Series 7 and Healthily subscription!

Need a boost to hit your health and fitness goals? Here, this should help! Win an Apple Watch Series 7 and annual Healthily subscription (compatible with your shiny new timepiece) worth £400.

Win a two-night luxury getaway at University Arms, Cambridge worth £1,900!

How does a pampering getaway at Cambridge’s finest sound? Pack a suitcase, sister – we’re giving you the chance to win a stylish stay for two at University Arms, including spa treatments and an afternoon tea, worth a fabulous £1,900! 

Win a £500 voucher to spend at Gravetye Manor in Sussex

Fancy £500 to spend at a luxe 4* manor with some of the best gardens in the country? Of course you do! We’re offering one lucky Muddy reader the chance to win a getaway at the fabulous Gravetye Manor in West Hoathly, Sussex.

Win a £11,000 luxury Cornish holiday for up to 26 people at ARC Padstow!

OMG, have we got a Reader Treat for you! Worth a whopping £11k (yes correct – 11,000 smackaroos), we’re giving away a luxury, week-long stay at a gorgeous private house ARC Padstow, in Cornwall.