National lockdown restrictions are in place across England. Until 2 December, you should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. From 2 December England will be returning to a 3 Tier System. Find out more about local restrictions.
A tiered system of protection levels is in operation across Scotland. So, if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.
We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.
10 Sep 2019
Because we know just how hectic your life is, we’ve created a run-down of some brilliant events to go to this September. It’s full of different activities that are great for the family, so pick your favourite and get out there and enjoy!
Often known as The Vegas of the North, crowds flock to Blackpool throughout the year for its variety of entertainment from ballroom dancing to big name bands and white-knuckle thrill rides so it makes sense that the British Country Music Festival debuts at the Winter Gardens. With a fantastic line-up including Ward Thomas, Catherine McGrath and Sarah Darling, festival-goers are in for weekend of fabulous music and dancing.
Fancy something a bit different? A trip to Kynren will definitely be a magical weekend getaway. Filled with Vikings riding their horses, fighting with swords and lots of fireworks with music, you will never have a dull moment. Based in Bishop Auckland, the production shows the epic tale of England told like no other, bringing history to life for the whole family. Experience Viking life for yourself at the brand new Viking Village, complete with a cookhouse, blacksmith's forge and livestock. If you would like to book tickets, you can do that through the Kynren website and luckily for you, tickets are still available – grab them before they sell out!
Take yourself to Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival from the 19 September to soak up all of the cinematic culture from independent creators. Whether they're directors, actors or producers, the red carpet will be rolled out and they'll be given the appreciation that they deserve! It's a great opportunity for film fans to experience a film festival in the UK.
Look out, there are dinosaurs about! Brand new for 2019, Dinosaur Kingdom has 22 real-life (well, realistically animated) dinosaurs - some as big as three double decker buses - to terrify and thrill visitors to Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Test out your knowledge of carnivores and herbivores, and see if you know your Diplodocus from your Dilophosaurus. It's a popular place, with something for all the family including water rides, a rollercoaster and climbing walls - so set aside 3-5 hours to really enjoy your visit.
If you’re a foodie, why don’t you attend the Narberth Food Festival in Wales and explore some new tastes? Known as one of the friendliest food festivals around, it’s definitely worth going to if you’re around the area. Narberth is a beautiful little town and was picked as one of Britain's 20 friendliest places to live by the Daily Telegraph. The event attracts around 7,000 visitors, so it’s something you don’t want to miss out on.
The Lowry in Manchester is the perfect place to get the whole family interested in art and theatre. The recent release of the film Mrs Lowry & Son will no doubt draw more visitors to the permanent exhibition celebrating the life and art of L.S. Lowry, the artist synonymous with the city, and the venue offers free 20 minute tours between 12pm and 2pm each day. Creative workshops, including physical theatre and life-drawing, are available throughout the year so check out the website to see if there's anything you'd like to do during your visit.