The family zone on ÖBB Railjets are “designed specifically for fun and games”. There is a children’s cinema as well as tables with decorated with board games.
Deutsche Bahn provides a family compartment or area on all high speed Intercity Express (ICE) trains and most intercity trains.
There is room to park a pram in this area.
The compartment offers space for crawling and playing, a childproof socket for a bottle warmer and a changing table to fold out.
The family compartment can be reserved in advance.
All InterCity long-distance double-deck trains on the Swiss Federal Railways include a family coach. The family coaches are kitted out with a play area.
There are also family zones in 2nd class on single-deck trains.
A dedicated space for pushchairs is included on several carriages on FrecciaRossa high speed trains
New regional trains also include a clearly marked area for pushchairs
SNCF Intercity services on the Paris-Limoges-Toulouse line have a “Espace KID” carriage for children, including several family compartments and a play area for children.
The carriage has fixed seats designed especially for passengers aged 1 to 4, changing tables, power outlets for bottle warmers and a storage area for pushchairs.
Finnish operator VR proudly boasts “a train is the best way to travel with children.” With designated spaces for prams, family compartments, and a children’s play area, who could disagree?!
Have you come across any other family friendly trains on your travels? We’d love to hear about them so please, let us know!