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19 Mar 2018
Stagecoach’s Golden Hop122 open tops will return from Saturday 24 March for the second year running - and just in time for the Easter holidays.
Buses run up to every 20 minutes, 7 days a week and connect Babbacombe & St Marychurch, Torquay, Paignton and Paignton Zoo. The route encompasses many of the area’s most popular hotels and attractions including – for the first time – Babbacombe’s Theatre, Cliff Railway and Model Village.
Views from the top deck will be even more scenic this year as the return route from Paignton Zoo will be via Penwill Way. Here, customers can also disembark for Torbay Leisure Centre, Splashdown Quaywest and Goodrington.
Each ‘Golden Hop’ bus features a distinctive yellow livery with its very own ‘bus hopper’ animal character. These are Gary Rabbit, Chirpy Cricket, Cango Kangaroo, Freddie Frog, Porter Penguin and Swash Buckle the Pirate Parrot. Once again, local attractions will also host their very own ‘bus hopper’ and customers can pick up a free Adventurer’s Passport to guide them around the Bay so they can find them all, collecting free stickers along the way.
Customers can buy an adult or child Torbay Dayrider and use it to hop and off the Golden Hops all day long - simply buy from the driver or using the Stagecoach app.