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Seasider Rocky set to give free bus rides to residents in Hull

21 Mar 2019

Rocky on Tour Map and Timetable

Hull vistors and fun loving residents are in for a rare treat on Saturday March 30, when popular Skegness Seasider ‘Rocky’ will be on tour for the day.


Rocky, one of the Skegness double decker open top buses, will be visiting the centre of Hull on a planned tour of the East Midlands to promote the Seasiders return for the holiday season.


Stagecoach East Midlands introduced the distinctive brightly coloured family of buses to the resorts of Skegness and Cleethorpes; each bus is an individual character with a name and a seaside theme.


Rocky, Candy, Pierre, Sandy, Salty, Shelly, Milly, Rolly, Sweetie, Sunny and Teddy, Lolly and Splash, launched in Skegness and Cleethorpes in 2015, provide residents and holidaymakers with a fun way of accessing the attractions along the beach.


From 10am – 6pm on March 30, Rocky will be providing free travel from Bay 4 at Hull Paragon Interchange, returning to the Interchange going via Albion Street, Bond Street, Alfred Gelder Street, Lowgate, Humber Street and Queen Street, every 20 minutes. On board you can expect music, the chance to sit on the open top deck and money off vouchers handed out by Stagecoach East Midlands staff.


This is the first time that a Seasider has ventured outside of their seaside town and the hope is to attract more tourism into the Skegness and Cleethorpes area, where the Seasider buses have become a permanent fixture and an attraction in themselves.


When children travel on the buses in Skegness they have the chance to collect badges from all of the Seasider characters. Once they have collected six different badges, they can call into the Skegness bus station travel shop and receive a free Seasiders goody bag.


Jon Donnelly, Commercial Manager (North), said: “The Seasiders have been in hibernation all winter and we decided to bring Rocky out a bit earlier and showcase him around Hull.


“The Seasiders family add fun and excitement to Skegness, we aren’t aware of any other buses like them. Hull residents are in for a treat this Saturday and will get a chance to ride on Rocky for free!“