For days out this summer, how about giving yourself a rest from traffic jams and parking charges and take public transport instead.
As the biggest bus operator in the city, Nottingham City Transport (NCT) run 330 buses, 7 days a week. The NCT Grouprider ticket is £4.50 a day in the school holidays and for ideas of where to go to, take a look at the Top Nottingham Attractions by Bus guide. This packed guide also contains money off vouchers and offers for free entry into leisure centres.
If you’re travelling with Nottingham City Transport, but sometimes use other modes of transport, the Kangaroo ticket could be for you. This can be used on other buses, trains and trams in the Greater Nottingham area. A 1 day ticket costs £4.50 on the bus.
For travelling further afield with Trent Barton buses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, the new ZigZag Family ticket for up to 5 people, gives unlimited travel in the Nottingham and Derby areas for £9. It’s valid after 9am weekdays or anytime at the weekends until 5th September. Their website is full of inspiration for places to go, such as Chatsworth, Matlock or shopping in Derby.
Travelling by tram? You can save money with a Mango card, use a Kangaroo ticket or buy your tickets online from NET. A group ticket covers 2 adults and up to 3 children for unlimited tram travel for £5, and the perfect summer destination has to be The Nottingham Beach 2015 opening on July 23rd, where you can treat the kids to an ice cream, build a sandcastle and (hopefully!) have a snooze in a deckchair!
Fancy a train ride? East Midlands Trains tickets can be bought online and the places you could go are endless. For journeys closer to home there’s a summer special offer on evening tickets on the Derwent Valley Line. Return fares start from £3, perfect for a countryside walk. The offer runs until 6 September and is valid after 1815 Mondays – Saturdays and 1630 on Sundays for services between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock.
Or, you could take the Robin Hood Line train service between Nottingham and Mansfield Woodhouse, with a special train ticket promotion on Sundays, with an adult day return ticket for only £3 and child tickets only £1.50. You could plan a visit to the Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest on 3–9 August 2015.
For a more energetic idea, you could always hire a CityCard Cycle. They are FREE for 1 day hire this spring/summer or for a week with a Kangaroo Travel Pass.
Whatever you decide, plan ahead for a stress free day out, and you can use our handy travel planner to work out your route.
For any help with tickets or routes, contact us on 0115 883 3732 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org