Residents asked to hop on a bus on summer days out

Residents asked to hop on a bus on summer days out

Residents asked to hop on a bus on summer days out

First published in News

AS the summer holidays arrive families are being encouraged to hop on a bus to have a great day out - and leave less car on the roads.

Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Buckinghamshire County Council cabinet member for transport, is encouraging families to 'get out there' during the school holidays and explore Buckinghamshire's beautiful countryside and town attractions by bus.

It's all part of Ruth's team's continuing campaign to promote greener travel and reduce congestion on the roads. Many bus operators offer good value group or family day tickets, and during the school holiday several attractions will be offering discounts to bus passengers producing a valid ticket when they visit or book.

Ruth said: "We've lots of routes in Buckinghamshire and many of them serve great places to visit: like Burnham Beeches, Hughenden Manor, Waddesdon Manor, not to mention walks in the Chilterns. The bus is a wonderful way to explore the county."

Attractions offering summer holiday discounts to bus passengers from July 23 to September 3 include: Hughenden Manor: £1 off entry fee.

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden: 2 for 1 on entry.

Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, Aylesbury: 2 for 1 on entry, one free child with every full paying adult.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre: £5 off tickets for What the Ladybird Heard.

Aqua Vale in Aylesbury: Free upgrade from a small to a large slush iced drink in the cafe. Fitness membership sign up, with no contract or joining fee.

For full offer details and inspiration about summer visits by bus please see the 'Great days out by bus' page www.buckscc.go.uk/travelinfo which contains information about bus routes. Or visit www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk to plan a journey.

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:27pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Bodger1966 says...

Sorry Ruth, I took a bus last year and I simply don't have the energy or the willpower to go through that again.
Sorry Ruth, I took a bus last year and I simply don't have the energy or the willpower to go through that again. Bodger1966
  • Score: 8

8:56pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

Bodger1966 wrote:
Sorry Ruth, I took a bus last year and I simply don't have the energy or the willpower to go through that again.
I agree, I just found enough energy to tax my car, then I had to go and insure it, just when I though I could go out it needed petrol. By this time I'm exhausted . Why should I have to pay for public transport, when I have a perfectly good car that would get me there, and has cost me money already.
Why not leave the car at home, and spend more money on public transport.!
After all this I get home, and the grass has grown so high, I'll have to ask if anyone can be bothered to cut it cause it's such a exhausting job. I wouldn't manage this as well.
[quote][p][bold]Bodger1966[/bold] wrote: Sorry Ruth, I took a bus last year and I simply don't have the energy or the willpower to go through that again.[/p][/quote]I agree, I just found enough energy to tax my car, then I had to go and insure it, just when I though I could go out it needed petrol. By this time I'm exhausted . Why should I have to pay for public transport, when I have a perfectly good car that would get me there, and has cost me money already. Why not leave the car at home, and spend more money on public transport.! After all this I get home, and the grass has grown so high, I'll have to ask if anyone can be bothered to cut it cause it's such a exhausting job. I wouldn't manage this as well. Knowitallnewby
  • Score: 4

12:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mistamina says...

Sorry Ruth, could not see the Bus or the BMW for the grass, so I thought...Why Bother!
I note you are very fast on the positive spin in the papers. Stop spinning and cut the grass please.
Sorry Ruth, could not see the Bus or the BMW for the grass, so I thought...Why Bother! I note you are very fast on the positive spin in the papers. Stop spinning and cut the grass please. mistamina
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree