29 Feb 2016
Stagecoach East Scotland have announced a new feature for its Express City Connect coaches - kid's activity packs.
The bus company have launched the activity packs for children travelling on Stagecoach Express routes, designed to keep kids entertained during their journey.
The new activity packs will be available on all services within the Express City Connect network, operating across Fife, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus and as far as Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Livingston and Glasgow.
Stagecoach drivers will be able to hand out an activity pack to each child boarding the coach. The packs are designed to engage and educate kids using a selection of games, puzzles and activities. They are specially designed for 3-11 year old's and include various activities related to travel to help keep kids entertained during their journey, encourage development and include safety messages such as fastening seatbelts whilst on board.
The packs were designed by agency Milk Jnr's, who specialise in producing fun and educational items, focussing on key stage development, in order to give out to kids at a range of events and venues.
Sarah Elliott, Marketing Manager for Stagecoach East Scotland said: "Our Express services are ideal for a day out with the family as it's a luxury and hassle free way to travel. These new activity packs will make it even more enjoyable for kids travelling with us, and with the concept designed to encourage development, yet focussed firmly on fun, they're sure to be a hit!
"We offer a great range of group tickets for families having a day out too - our group dayrider tickets offer unlimited travel for 2 adults + 2 kids, 1 adult + 3 kids or 3 adults and cover local town/city or wider travel zones across our network."
The Express City Connect network, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland offer regular links across the region and serve a number of park and ride sites so it's easy to leave the car behind.
The coaches used on the network already offer free wi-fi access on board so that travellers can relax and enjoy the journey. Vehicles also offer reclining seats, air conditioning and a number of services also have a toilet on board.
Full information on the Express City Connect network is available at stagecoachbus.com.
The all new website was launched in early December and can also be used to plan a journey from A-B, including the cost of travel, check live bus times, see the next bus leaving from any bus stop and record favourite journeys for future trips.
The packs were officially launched by families from Cowdenbeath who were travelling from Halbeath P&R.