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Special Open Top Tour Bus and discounted fares over the Explore North Notts Weekend

05 Sep 2019

  • Stagecoach to introduce a special ‘Open Top Tour Bus’ service for the weekend
  • Explorer tickets discounted for passengers travelling in Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire
  • A whole host of free and discounted activities available all weekend


Stagecoach East Midlands is introducing a special Open Top Tour Bus service, as well as reducing its fares in support of the Explore North Notts Weekend on the 14th and 15th September. 

The brand new event, designed to bring families together to enjoy all North Notts has to offer, is being supported by the North Notts Envoys, a proactive group of North Nottinghamshire businesses.

Stagecoach East Midlands will be putting on a special hourly bus service, to support the initiative on both days, departing at 10am from Clumber Park and calling at Sherwood Forest and Rufford Country Park.

Prices for the special service will include £3 adult fare, £1.50 for a child and £6 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children).

To encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the weekend Stagecoach will also be reducing their Explorer tickets over the two days, people travelling from Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, and Derbyshire will all be able to take advantage of the weekend fares, which also includes travel on the special weekend service.

Special Weekend Explorer Ticket Prices

  • Adult - £5 usual fare £7
  • Child - £3 usual fare £4.60
  • Family - £8 usual fare £11.50

The service will bring passengers to the Food & Drink Festival at Clumber Park over the weekend, which includes The School of Artisan Food, with a first-class programme of popular classes for both adults and children.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We look forward to supporting the first ever Explore North Notts Weekend by providing our special shuttle bus service. North Notts is steeped in culture and is a great place to explore. We hope that this event will be a huge success and that many more similar events will follow.”


Amanda Batham, North Notts Place Manager said:“ Its great to see the Open Top Tour Bus travelling around the main tourism sites in North Nottinghamshire”.


“We have so much to offer as a tourism destination and now that we have the Open Top Tour bus running as part of the Explore and Discover weekend what a fun and great way to travel around .”


Many of these attractions are offering discounted or free entry, more details can be found on the Explore North Notts Weekend website. 

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