Use public transport and save this summer

Families offered cut price entry to region’s top attractions.

Parents looking to keep the kids amused over the school summer holidays are being offered cut price entry into some of the region’s top attractions if they go by bus, train or tram.

Public transport co-ordinator Centro has joined forces with six top destinations to provide discounted days out for families across the West Midlands.

Offers include 30 per cent off the entry price at Cadbury World, 40 per cent off at the National Sea Life Centre, two for one admission at the Black Country Living Museum, 30 per cent off at Thinktank and 25 per cent off at the Giant Screen Cinema. Families also get a buy-one get-one free offer on a full price attraction ticket at the Quest at Merry Hill adventure play zone.

The ‘Unlock Adventure’ offers, which started this week and lasts throughout the summer holidays, are available to families who travel to the attractions using an ‘n’bus one day, ‘n’network daytripper or family ‘n’network daytripper ticket.

To claim the discounts families simply need to show their travel ticket along with a voucher which can be downloaded from

Centro chairman, Cllr John McNicholas, said: “Every parent knows how difficult it can be to keep youngsters occupied over the six week summer break. But by using public transport families can not only save money on entrance fees, petrol and parking but also do their bit for the environment and enjoy a great day out in the process.”

Apart from discounted entry to the attractions, the ‘n’network range of daytripper tickets also offer families lower bus, train and tram fares.

The family ‘n’network daytripper ticket, costing just £10.60, gives up to two adults and four children unlimited travel on bus, train or tram after 9:30am on weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays. Meanwhile parents looking for ways to entertain their children at home over the holidays can visit Centro’s where youngsters can find out about public transport through interactive stories, games and puzzles.

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  1. It would be easier to use public transport if the buses hadn’t been “improved” the other year. Before then one could catch many routes of buses right outside New St station in Stephenson St. Now to get them one has to walk all the way up steep Temple Street and across to Colmore Row. Oh but the councillors all agreed it so it must be better. For anyone with any walking difficulty (many people) they are forced to resort to taxis instead now thanks to the charlatans we have in the council house looking only after themselves.

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