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03 Apr 2019
The Skegness Seasider open top buses return from Saturday (April 6) with their family-friendly fares including a £1 child fare.
Running for throughout the holiday season until October, fares for children to ride on the colourful character buses are just £1 per trip.
The 11 Seasiders are Rocky, Sandy, Shelly, Candy, Pierre, Salty, Sunny, Teddy, Milly, Rolly and Sweetie.
They come out of winter hibernation this weekend to provide passengers - residents and holiday-makers alike - with a fun way to explore Skegness and the coast by hopping on and off the bus between resorts and attractions.
Children’s tickets are now just £1 per trip when accompanied by an adult. Family day riders (valid for 2 adults and 3 children) are just £12 for all day travel. For regular bus users the £16 Megarider ticket offers unlimited travel on all Stagecoach buses in Skegness for one week.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “The Seasiders are back and looking forward to a busy time helping people get around. Children and families love them and they are a colourful addition to Skegness and Ingoldmells. We want to do our bit to make it as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy the attractions of the East Coast and so we’re pleased that we’re also able to provide some great fare offers.”
Stagecoach has also teamed up with an array of top attractions in Skegness to offer passengers discount vouchers for the whole of the tourist season between Easter and October. They include:
Children travelling on any Seasiders can ask the driver for a special Seasider badge, which shows the character of the actual bus they are riding for their journey. If they collect six or more different badges, they can take them to the Stagecoach Travelshop at Skegness bus station, and receive a Skegness Seasider goody bag.
To launch the Seasiders’ exciting new season, and celebrate the return of the characters, a fun family day in Skegness is planned in May half-term. The event will also see the launch of the latest in the popular series of Seasiders’ children’s story books.
Fans of the Seasiders can already read about the exciting adventures of Rocky, Sandy, Salty and Candy in books available from the Skegness travel shop, at the bus station, or by calling 0345 605 0605. A contribution from the sale of each book is donated to children’s charities. Seasiders Tee-shirts are also available.
Stagecoach has also just launched the Skegness Seasiders Tripadvisor page, where customers can leave reviews: https://bit.ly/2UfBI9A
The Skegness 2019 timetables and routes
Route 1/1a Skegness - Butlins - Fantasy Island - Ingoldmells, every 15 mins weekends and every 20 mins weekdays, Route 1 extends to Chapel every 20 mins weekends and every 30 mins weekdays.
Route 3, the Seasiders Open Top Service, Skegness - Butlins - Fantasy Island - Ingoldmells, every 10 mins weekends, every 15 mins weekdays
For information about the Skegness Seasiders, including detailed timetables, passenger discounts and storybooks:
For faster boarding and secure payments, customers can pay for bus journeys using contactless credit or debit cards, Apple Pay or Android Pay, or through the Stagecoach app.