Top 10 things to do by bus in February Half Term!

Friday, January 18 2019

It's half term, yay! But what to do with the kids? Why not bundle them up in jumpers, wrap them in anoraks, dig out your wellies and head out on an adventure. There are lots of places to visit by bus so let us take you on an adventure that you and your kids will love! Here's our top ideas of things to do by bus this February half term.

Our group day tickets, available on our clickit2ride mobile app, are a cost-effective way of getting around.

Here's our top 10 ideas of things to do by bus this half term:

1. Winter walks through Upton Country Park

Stroll through the acres and acres of luscious woodland at Upton Country Park. Perfect dog walks, family strolls or romantic stargazing at night.

Routes: 8, 9, 10, 40

2. Catch up on some family time at Tower Park

The leisure capital of Poole, Tower Park is a hub of activity for families, friends, couples and solo adventurers alike. Bingo, restaurants, a multiplex cinema, bowing alley and many more exciting activities await...

Route: 6

3. Beat the clock and escape at one of Bournemouth's many escape rooms

The ultimate thrill! 2017 saw an uprising of the popular 'escape room' adventure appear in Bournemouth. From the MacGuffin Project in Old Christchurch Road to M.A.R.V.O. Mysteries in Holdenhurst Road and everything in between, book today!

Routes: m1, m2, X3 and more...

4. Head over to the beautiful Isle of Purbeck by bus, by boat...

Our Purbeck Breezer 50 route takes scenery-lovers on an unforgettable journey across the Sandbanks Chain Ferry to Studland and Swanage from Bournemouth. Dubbed the South's most scenic bus route, the 50 is not one to miss. Please note: due to the ferry being out of action, the 50 is currently serving a revised route and timetable. Find out more.

Route: 50

5. Don't miss the latest flicks at Odeon BH2

The latest BH2 leisure complex in Bournemouth boasts 13 world-class restaurants, a state-of-the-art 10 screen multiplex cinema and a new indoor crazy golf course. Don't miss the latest blockbusters at Odeon; hop off at Bournemouth Square and immerse yourself.

Route: m1, m2, 13, 16, 17, 32, 50, X1, X2, X3, X6

6. Experience life under the sea at Bournemouth's Oceanarium

Marvel at fascinating creatures from above and below the waves! Come face to face with penguins, stingrays, a crocodile, jellyfish, clownfish and the very cute otter family. Bournemouth's Oceanarium is just a short walk through the stunning gardens from Bournemouth Square or Bournemouth Pier.

Route: m1, m2, 13, 16, 17, 32, 50, X1, X2, X3, X6

7. Spend the day with some furry friends at Farmer Palmers

Farmer Palmers Farm Park is packed with fun-filled play and lots of cute and friendly animals! With attractions designed specifically with under 8s in mind, the park is guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained throughout your stay. Hop on the Purbeck Breezer 40 from Poole and get off right outside the door.

Route: 40

8. Have a scenic coffee catch-up on Poole Quay

Poole Quay is steeped in maritime history. Pull up a chair in one of the Quay's many friendly cafés and enjoy a hot drink whilst taking in the spectacular views of Poole's natural harbour and all of its many boats.

Routes: 8, 9, 152, RouteONE

9. Shop 'til you drop at Castlepoint

Castlepoint Shopping Centre is the home to many of your favourite shops. From Boots to Next and Topman to H&M, there are lots of retailers to find that new treat in. Then stop by one of the restaurants or cafés for a bite to eat after a busy day's shopping!

Routes: m1, 14, 15, 20

10. Visit Salisbury Cathedral and the famous Magna Carta

The beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury has so much to see and do. Neighbouring Stonehenge and Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral is home to the original magna carta. Our X3 bus, with on-board tables, WiFi and USB chargers, takes you from Bournemouth, all the way to Salisbury.

Route: X3


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