Come and knit on the Wellness Train

All aboard the Wellness Train this May

Sit back, relax and have some fun on your next journey into Lincoln


A new experience train journey labelled as The Wellness Train is set to take passengers from London to Lincoln on a LNER service on May 7th.

The train will help to relax travellers and help them unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

All travellers will get a choice of an activity alongside a masterclass from a wellness expert.

Some of the activities include knitting a pair of hand warmers with Wool Winders, making macrame wall hangers with Restoration LDN, doodling, meditation, games, puzzles, origami and a fitness Q&A.

The host of Naked Attraction, Anna Richardson will also be giving a personal talk on relaxation and hypnotherapy and giving some tips on how to best use your travel time on a busy day.

Naked Attraction host Anna Richardson

Naked Attraction host Anna Richardson will be a speaker on the train.

A free goody bag will also be handed out onboard.

Kate McFerran, Director of Communications at LNER, said: “We hope the Wellness Train provides inspiration for anyone travelling by train, by demonstrating some of the activities that can be easily and conveniently enjoyed onboard.

“At LNER we want all customers to have a relaxing and unique experience when travelling on our services and hope the Wellness Train will help provide some creative inspiration for how to make the most of every journey to boost health and wellbeing.”

This experience is being done ahead of Mental Health Awareness week between the 4th and 9th May.

Customers will have the chance to explore Lincoln and do some shopping up Steep Hill after the journey to further unwind.

The idea comes from LNER teams seeing passengers’ complete various creative activities on their journeys like knitting or writing and seeing how it made them appear much calmer and happier on their travels.

The train will leave from London King Cross at 8.06am.

Tickets are for a day return, back to London with prices starting at £50 and are available from Eventbrite rather than the usual train ticket sites.

Spaces are limited and customers are being urged to book early to guarantee a spot on their favoured carriage.

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