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Fabulous Fathers

14 Jun 2019


Not a classic rock ballads CD again? If you're stuck for an idea this Father’s day, why not give your Dad a unique present - your time!

For a memorable day together, Stagecoach Bus has a variety of trips across Cumbria and the Lakes you can enjoy and all without the palaver of parking and driving.

Buy an unlimited day ticket and hop on and off the bus throughout the day to get the most of your day together. Start off at Windermere Rail station, head to Brockhole for a spot of laser clay shooting or act your shoe size monkeying around in the Treetop nets. Pick up the open top bus once again for a great pub lunch in Ambleside. If all that fresh air is making you thirsty, how about tea and scones in Grasmere or a swift pint (or two) in quintessentially traditional country pubs before heading back on the bus to Windermere. Take the 599 open top or the 555 to Keswick

If you fancy a day under cover, there are lots of museums and tours you could enjoy together and all accessible by bus. In the South Lakes, pick up the Windermere Rail Station to Barrow bus number 6 to the Lakeland Motor Museum for classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia from across the world with recreations of a 1920s garage and a 1950s café. On your return, take a walk then a relaxing boat trip from Lakeside to Bowness Pier with our combined bus and boat ticket. You could continue your time in the South Lakes with a nostalgic trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway; sail from Fell Foot near Newby Bridge to Lakeside and connect with the steam trains.

If you're around the Kendal area, try the Hawkshead Brewery Tour in Staveley village via the popular 555 bus. If Whiskey is more Dad’s tipple, book a tour at the Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite. Just 20 minutes from Keswick, head there on the X4 Penrith to Workington For a cultural day trip, take your old man to Coniston, pick up the 505 from Windermere Station to Ruskin’s home, Brantwood, a paradise of art and nature. Catch the Coniston Launch or the Steam Yacht Gondola to the lake shore of Brantwood’s estate and arrive in style. We have great value combined bus and boat tickets including discounted entry to this historic house.

For a simple walk together, board the scenic 77 or 77A to Buttermere. A splendid walk around Buttermere with its towering crags and dancing becks is a welcome change from the busier waters of the South Lakes. Take the path around the lake, finishing up with lunch in the village. Head back via Whinlatter Forest and try a Forest Segway for an exhilarating off road adventure.

Download or pick up a copy of the Lakes by bus summer brochure, buy your tickets on the Stagecoach app or on your chosen bus.

Whatever you do this Father’s Day, make memories with Stagecoach.

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