WIN A Fun-Filled Family Trip to London Including a Hotel Stay, Kid-Friendly Adventures & Train Travel With LNER, All Worth Over £1,000

· Kirsty Allen · Competitions

Head on down to the capital for an unforgettable family trip.


You can travel from Leeds to London as a family of up to two adults and 4 children for just £105 return – and do it in as little as 2 hours 16 minutes* when travelling by train with LNER. Book your tickets now.

Hop on board, it’s time to explore the capital – here’s your chance to win an incredible family trip to London with train travel and hotel included.

Taking the kids to the big city couldn’t be easier, with LNER’s Leeds to London route getting you to the capital in just over two hours. We’re giving one lucky family the chance to do just that, with a fun-filled family trip up for grabs. The bumper prize includes train tickets for two adults and two children, an overnight hotel stay, dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and much, much more. There’s no better way to show your little ones the delights of London, so get your entries in!

Travel to London in style

LNER Azuma Train

Land this prize and the four of you will be heading down to London in the comfort of an LNER Azuma train, which comes equipped with plenty of ways to keep the little ones entertained. The journey takes a little over two hours, so connect to the free wifi and those all-important charging points, and you’ll arrive at your destination in no time. Before you head home, be sure to check out the family lounge at King’s Cross, a cosy hideaway packed with games and a soft play area.

Explore the many worlds of KidZania


Your prize includes free tickets to Westfield’s KidZania – a sprawling indoor city where kids can try their hand at different professions. It’s a haven for big imaginations, with a fully interactive set up and plenty of opportunity for independent fun. From the moment you check-in they’ll be free to explore a whole host of immersive role play activities, with everything from an aviation academy and a fire and rescue unit to a spy agency and a science lab.

Brew up a magical afternoon tea

Wizard Afternoon Tea

If you’re our lucky winner you’ll get to enjoy an out-of-this-world afternoon tea at the magical Wizard Exploratorium. This bewitching experience will see your little magicians wave their working wands to brew interactive teas, all the while learning about the fascinating world of molecular gastronomy. Expect potent potions, colour-changing creations and plenty of spellbinding surprises, alongside a menu of bite-sized goodies and sweet treats.

Pick up some grizzly supplies

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Credit: Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is a shopping experience like no other, and you’ll pick up £50 to spend in this quirky establishment. Offering everyday items for the living, dead and undead, some of their customers have been shopping there for centuries. Your little monsters will be able to get their claws on everything from fang floss and brain jam to toasted bone chunks and cubes of earwax. Don’t worry, it’s all far more delicious than it sounds.

Chow down on American cuisine

Hard Rock Cafe London

A big day out needs a great big dinner, and that’s exactly what you’ll get if you land this prize as you’ll be chowing down on a feast for four at the esteemed Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus. Kick things off with a big ol’ pile of onion rings, before tucking into your choice of main course – think larger than life burgers, ribs and mac & cheese. Finish things off with a thick slab of everyone’s favourite dessert – oh-so-gooey chocolate cake.

Snuggle down at a 5-star hotel

The Dilly Family Room

Credit: The Dilly

Bring your epic day to a close at the stunning Dilly Hotel, where all four of you can reflect on newly-made memories and snooze away in style. If you’re our lucky winner you’ll spend the night in a spacious family room, featuring two queen size beds and a living area where you can unwind. Remember to pack your swimming stuff – the hotel has one of the largest indoor swimming pools in central London, so they can splash around to their hearts’ content.

Devour decadent desserts

Ruby Violet

Credit: Ruby Violet

There’s one more stop before you head home. Take a trip to Ruby Violet to indulge in an afternoon tea designed for sweet-lovers. Dig into cheddar twists, vol-au-vents and mini quiches, before you make your way through a mountain of sugary goodness. There are treats in all shapes and sizes, from ice cream sandwiches and chocolate shells to ice cream cake and ice cream chocolates. This parlour’s in Kings Cross, so you can hop straight on the train afterwards.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 21st April 2023. There is one prize available. The prize is in seven parts. 1. Return family ticket for four from Leeds to London. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash or prize alternative available. Tickets must be used within 6 months of the competition closing, and will be issued within 10 working days of the winner accepting the prize. LNER travel is subject to availability and excludes peak travel dates: Tuesday 28th March to Sunday 16th April 2023, Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2023, Friday 5th May to Monday 8th May 2023, Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June 2023, Friday 25th August to Monday 28th August 2023 inclusive. The lowest possible family fare on LNER from Leeds to London Kings Cross is valued at £105.00 return. 2. One night stay for family of four in The Dilly Family Room. The room reservation would be subject to availability at the time of booking. The prize will be valid until 31st March 2024. Voucher will be given to the winner. 3. Family voucher for four for Kidzania. Redeemed via online voucher. 4. Wizard Afternoon Tea for four at Wizard Exploratorium. To be redeemed by contacting the venue. 5. Ice Cream Afternoon Tea for four at the Ruby Violet Ice Cream Parlour. Voucher will be valid for a year, book at least 2 weeks in advance 6. £50 to spend in store at Monster Supplies. 7. Meal for four at the Hard Rock Cafe. X4 Diamond set menu with soft drinks. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of LNER, The Dilly, Kidzania, Wizard Exploratorium, Ruby Violet Ice Cream Parlour, Monster Supplies, Hard Rock Cafe, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. The winner will be contacted by email. The winner must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept within 24 hours of the email being sent. If a winner does not contact us within this time period, we reserve the right to choose another winner at random from all other eligible entries. Subject to availability. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. By signing up to LNER marketing, you are agreeing to Leeds-List transferring your data to LNER. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.

*A family is defined as being between a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child (aged 5-15 years old inclusive) up to a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children (aged 5-15 years old inclusive). Book at least seven days in advance of outward journey. Available on LNER services only, subject to availability. For more information, please visit 2 hours 16 minutes is the most common journey time between Leeds and London King's Cross, Monday to Friday.