It's never easy keeping the children quiet during long journeys, whatever age they are, so Eurostar launched free virtual reality headsets to help keep little ones amused.

The specially designed headsets called Eurostar Odyssey are available on board the train throughout the summer at peak travel periods for families.

Eurostar's free virtual reality headset to keep little passengers entertained

The unique experience has been created to help the young, and the young-at-heart, see the journey to Europe in a new dimension.

As travellers make their way at high-speed under the Channel, they’ll enter the hidden depths of the sea bed for the first time, looking into a virtual world of sea creatures, sunken treasures and mysterious sea-scapes.

Laura Nightingale tests out Eurostar Odyssey on her phone

How do I use it?

The free adventure is accessed by logging into Eurostar’s on-board entertainment system on a traveller's own Apple or Android device and opening up the voyage of discovery.

Available on all of Eurostar’s new e320 and refurbished e300 trains through the on-board entertainment system directly to a user’s own device, the experience will be accessible on services between London and Paris, Lille, Brussels, Lyon and the south of France.

Enjoy an underwater adventure with Eurostar
  1. Once on board the train log into Eurostar’s on-board entertainment system via your mobile phone
  2. Select Eurostar Odyssey
  3. Click the 'headset' button or 'just phone' button (depending if you have picked up a headset from the cabin crew)
  4. Select where you are sitting
  5. You're done! Move the phone from side to side to see all the exciting sea creatures, sunken treasures and mysterious sea-scapes.
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Important things to note:

  • It's completely free
  • Ask an on board cabin member for a headset upon arrival
  • It's not just for kids, but kids will love it
  • You will need a mobile phone to use it
  • There is free WiFi on board Eurostar
Eurostar at St Pancras

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