Are your kids mad about Thomas the Tank Engine?
If so, start the year winning brownie points by booking a weekend at The Hyde in Herefordshire, a beautiful medieval family house sleeping 12, which comes with its own private narrow gauge steam railway and driver. The scenic circuit weaves you over hill and dale, through tunnels and over bridges.
Price: A two-night break for 12 people costs from £1,950. Visit bigcottage.com.