Win A Family Theatre Break To London With Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper is delighted to be partnering with Ambassador Theatre Group and Moxy Hotels to offer one lucky family the chance to win a fantastic trip to London!

Actors on stage in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The prize includes:

  • Return journey on the Caledonian Sleeper from Scotland to London Euston for 2 Adults and 2 children in Classic twin rooms with breakfast included (please refer to our Travelling with Children policy)
  • Tickets for a family of four, to Harry Potter and The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London (please refer to terms and conditions for the tickets*)
  • An overnight stay including breakfast for a family of four at the Moxy London Stratford (please refer to terms and conditions related to your stay**)

*T&Cs: Tickets are valid for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London at the Palace Theatre only and cannot be exchanged for any other productions. Both parts must be viewed in the same day and tickets can only be redeemed for off peak Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday performances. Tickets are subject to availability and exclude all Saturday and holiday performances.

**Please note blackout dates apply to your stay at the Moxy London Stratford and offer is subject to availability. The Winner must provide a minimum of 14 days advance notice for the hotel booking.  Blackout dates are 3rd to 5th June, 25th to 27th June and 5th to 7th November.

Ambassador Theatre Group – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Actors on stage in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

There’s magic in every moment in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awarded play in history and “one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade” (Forbes). And now, the 8th Harry Potter story is bringing the magic back to London’s West End. Book your next London Theatre break with LOVEtheatre

Moxy London Stratford

Moxy Hotel Startford

Moxy London Stratford is ideally located, just a couple of steps from Stratford Tube station and seconds from Westfield Shopping Centre.  Focusing on providing a fun experience coupled with vibrant social spaces, guests are offered a complimentary cocktail (or mocktail) on arrival.  Their smart, high-tech bedrooms and quality bed linen ensure a perfect night’s sleep for both business and leisure travellers.  Enjoy the chance to play on longer and sleep even better at Moxy London Stratford.

Room in Moxy London Stratford

The prize draw will close on 11.59pm GMT on 10th May 2024 and the winner will be contacted by 5pm GMT on 13th May 2024.

The competition is now closed.

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Win the Ultimate Sleep with Caledonian Sleeper

Friday 15th March is World Sleep Day and this year Caledonian Sleeper will be celebrating the joy of a great night’s sleep by partnering up with Glencraft, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, ARRAN Sense of Scotland and Six by Nico to give one lucky person the chance to win a fantastic prize.

Room in Marcliffe hotel

There’s nothing better than a great night’s sleep and that’s why here at Caledonian Sleeper we use handcrafted Glencraft mattresses onboard our Sleeper train and ARRAN Sense of Scotland toiletries to ensure our guests can relax and snooze their way overnight to their destination in comfort and style.

Glencraft next to loch

Established in Aberdeen Scotland since 1843, Glencraft has crafted luxury handmade mattresses for some of the most luxurious hotels like The Marcliffe and residential, and hospitality venues including the fabulous Caledonian Sleeper. Awarded the Royal Warrant in 1996, Glencraft is proud to be a part of the sleeper journey transforming our rooms into a sleep sanctuary.

The Marcliffe Hotel

Marcliffe Hotel Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s only 5-star accommodation, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa is situated just 10 minutes from the city in 8 acres of picturesque grounds. Offering a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere this Scottish Country hotel is ideally located for exploring the famous Royal Deeside. With 40 individual suites and bedrooms featuring the bespoke ‘Glencraft x Marcliffe’ mattresses, the hotel offers guests a welcoming and pet-friendly stay, with a first class dining experience, lounge and bar, and spa to enjoy.

Room in Marcliffe hotel

ARRAN Sense of Scotland

ARRAN Sense of Scotland After the Rain set

ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s vibrant and evocative fragrance collections are inspired by and made locally at Home Farm on the Isle of Arran, using the pure freshwater of the Isle of Arran.

Transport yourself to the serenity of a summer garden on the Isle of Arran following a rain shower with our signature After the Rain fragrance. Its warm and inviting scent will captivate your senses with its elegant floral and citrus blend. Enjoy the refreshing aroma of lime and rose, fused effortlessly with a smooth sandalwood fragrance and our very own freshwater. Alluring and long-lasting, this unchanged scent had continued to stand the test of time since 1989. Inspired by Nature. Proudly made in Scotland.

Six by Nico

Six by Nico - 6th course of Hanoi menu

Six by Nico offers a dynamic dining experience with a new six-course tasting menu that changes every six weeks across the United Kingdom.

Recent experiences include Tokyo, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Guilty Pleasures and Street Food.

Our ultimate sleeper prize includes:

  • A complimentary return journey on the Caledonian Sleeper for two in a Club room with en-suite, breakfast included and priority club car access
  • A handcrafted Glencraft Mattress for the ultimate night’s sleep
  • An overnight stay at the 5 Star Marcliffe Hotel and Spa for two
  • A hamper of ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s bestselling After the Rain collection worth over £200
  • Dinner for two at Six by Nico (no drinks included)

 

The prize draw will close on 11.59pm GMT on 29 March 2024 and the winner will be contacted by 5pm GMT on 1st April 2024.

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Win a trip to Inverness with Take A Break

We’ve teamed up with Take A Break magazine to offer one lucky winner a trip for two from London to Inverness to stay at the four star MacDonald Drumossie Hotel including £200 spending money!

Take a Break logo

The winner will travel from London Euston to Inverness in a Club En-Suite Room with guest lounge access at London Euston and Inverness and complimentary breakfast. The winner will also receive dinner on board the Caledonian Sleeper on the return leg.

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll stay at Macdonald Drumossie Hotel, set in nine acres of parkland and looking out towards the coastline of the Moray Firth. Close to several world-renowned golf courses, the hotel is also the perfect base for exploring Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

MacDonald Drumassie Hotel Inverness

Breakfast and dinner in The Grill Room restaurant is included, along with £200 spending money. Sample the finest Scottish produce with modern takes on classics such as the Arbroath smokie. And that’s not all! Also included in the prize are chocolates and a whisky flight — or tasting — from the whisky bar! Perfect!

Travel is in accordance with www.sleeper.scot/terms-and-conditions.
The prize must be used any time before the end of December 2024, excluding 29 March to 12 April, 28 June to 31 August, 14 to 25 October, and 23 to 26 December, and subject to availability.

Entry is via Take A Break (Issue 3) by completing the crossword (page 43), getting the letters in the yellow boxes and completing the entry form on page 57 or on Take A Break’s website.

Good luck!

Win a return journey onboard the Caledonian Sleeper with Cycling UK

We are delighted to be supporting Cycling UK by giving one lucky person the chance to win a return journey for two in a Club En-Suite room onboard the Caledonian Sleeper as part of their New Year Raffle.

Cycling UK logo

Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for more than 140 years. They promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people across the UK to discover the joys of cycling.

As part of Cycling UK’s fundraising activities the charity will raffle the return journey onboard the Caledonian Sleeper as one of 20 prizes available. Raffle tickets are available for sale for £1 each on their website until 28th February 2024. Every individual can enter up to 100 times.

Club Room

BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS HERE

Terms and conditions apply.

The lucky winner will be contact by Cycling UK before 8th March 2024.

Good luck!

4 reasons why Glasgow is a must-visit for 2024

With its vibrant music scene, unique architecture and some of Scotland’s most intriguing history, it’s no surprise that Glasgow is on the bucket list for many a traveller. The Caledonian Sleeper takes you right into the heart of Glasgow City Centre, giving instant access to the adventure of this charming city. There’s never been a better time to visit Glasgow and we’ve rounded up four reasons why a trip to the ‘Dear Green Place’ is a must this year.

Glasgow cityscape

Trendsetting hotels

Over the next year, Glasgow is set to open a whopping eight new hotels providing some of the hottest new accommodation options for visitors. Virgin Hotels launched its second Scottish property on the city’s Clydeside and it has quickly become a favourite of the great and the good of Glasgow.

Right in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre is the new AC Marriot hotel. With 245 rooms the building has amazing panoramic views from its upper floors. As a former Victorian parish halls, the building itself is Grade A listed and that heritage is present throughout the refurbished building. There are 22 heritage suites, a sweeping stone staircase, period cornicing, a glass ceiling dome and a stained glass window. The hotel’s restaurant, Hazel, is already making waves on the culinary scene. Led by chef, Eric Avenier, it’s the perfect way to experience the best of the city’s food and drink.

And there’s a whole host of new hotels due to open in 2024; boutique hotel House of Gods is set to open a second Glasgow location – perfect for experiencing the city in true style; or to experience life in one of Glasgow’s surrounding neighbourhoods, the stunning Crossbasket Castle between Blantyre and East Kilbride is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment transforming it into one of Glasgow’s most beautiful hotels.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Major events

Over the past two decades Glasgow has hosted some of the world’s biggest events, from the Commonwealth Games, MOBOS and MTV EMAs, the people of Glasgow definitely know how to put on a show. 2024 looks set to be no exception with two major events coming to the city. If sport is your thing, the World Athletics Indoor Championships take place from 1-3 March and will welcome thousands of competitors and spectators to the city and be packed full of thrilling track and field events.

If you’re more suited to the science fiction world then the city is also playing host to the 82nd Worldcon festival in August. This annual international gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans is the longest running science fiction convention in the world – so if you have a passion for the genre then August would be a great time to visit.

Glaswegians love a good laugh, so it’s no surprise that the city’s International Comedy Festival is so popular. Taking place from 13-31 March, this festival features world class comedy as well as Scotland’s hottest new talent. Likewise the Glasgow Film Festival is fast becoming one of the UK’s most anticipated events in the film world. Running from 28 February – 10 March, the line up film releases will not disappoint.

World class music

Did you know Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music? It’s easy to see why since the city has some of the most famous music venues in the world and according to some artists – the best crowds. The line-up for 2024 is star studded with major global acts scheduled to play in venues across the city. P!nk will play at Hampden as part of her Summer Carnival tour and both Girls Aloud and Take That will be making come backs on their tours at the OVO Hydro. Legendary band, Status Quo will be rocking the Kelvingrove Bandstand in May and American rock band the Foo Fighters will take to Hampden in June.

The city’s Celtic Connection festival is also a must-attend event for music lovers. Covering genres like traditional, folk and jazz & soul, this famous event spans some of Glasgow’s most famous music venues including; Barrowlands, The Old Fruitmarket and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

And if you want to see more traditional Scottish music then the World Pipe Band Championships is unmissable. Running from the 16-17 August this huge celebration of piping brings Pipe Bands from across the globe together to compete and entertain visitors and locals with the mesmerising sounds of the bagpipes.

People's Palace and Doulton Fountain

A fascinating history

Glasgow is steeped in some of the most fascinating history in Scotland. Medieval influences can be seen all around from Glasgow Cathedral, the oldest building in the city to Crookston Castle, Provan Hall and Trongate, all of which played a fascinating role in medieval life.  With a multitude of museums, many of which are free to enter, visitors can explore the city’s extensive history. The People’s Palace is a great way to see how Glaswegians used to live, or the city’s many heritage trails will take you through the early ages, medieval times, and local history of the built heritage of Glasgow’s landscapes and parks.

If you’d like to read more about Glasgow and why it should be on your wish list this year visit https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/.

Caledonian Sleeper raises £6090 for Give A Dog A Bone

Caledonian Sleeper has provided a significant contribution to the Scottish loneliness charity Give a Dog a Bone. Through generous donations, £6,090 has successfully been raised to support the charity’s ongoing work.

Managing Director Caledonian Sleeper and Louise Russell – Founder, Trustee and Chief Executive of Give a Dog a Bone with Cooper with two digs at Glasgow Central

The donations allowed Give a Dog a Bone to hold two separate raffle competitions, each contributing to the impressive total raised. One raffle featured a bottle of limited-edition single cask single malt whisky, a creation in collaboration with Annandale Distillery to commemorate Caledonian Sleeper’s 150th anniversary. The second raffle offered a pair of return tickets on board the iconic Caledonian Sleeper train.

Managing Director Caledonian Sleeper and Louise Russell – Founder, Trustee and Chief Executive of Give a Dog a Bone with Cooper with two digs at Glasgow Central

The funds raised will be channelled into Give a Dog a Bone’s community space project, which allows older adults to socialise in a safe space, learn new skills, and alleviate loneliness through animal companionship. The charity currently provides community spaces in Shawlands, Troon and Alloa where adults over 60 are welcomed each day to relax and enjoy the company of dogs, staff and volunteers. Many of the individuals who engage with the charity live alone and the community spaces therefore provide much needed social interaction and companionship to help tackle the adverse effects of loneliness.

Kathryn Darbandi, Managing Director for Caledonian Sleeper, commented: “Caledonian Sleeper is proud to have supported Give a Dog a Bone for the past four years. It’s heartening to see the positive impact our contributions have on the charity’s vital work in alleviating loneliness.”

Louise Russell, Founder and Chief Executive at Give a Dog a Bone, said: “We are incredibly grateful to have the continued support of Caledonian Sleeper. Donations such as this allow us to continue welcoming people into our community spaces each day, as well as caring for our companion dogs who provide happiness to the lives of so many people.”