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The Big Bus Guide – special offers when you travel by bus!

Welcome to the Stagecoach Big Bus Guide — your ticket to a great value day out in Kent and East Sussex!

With so much to see and do, we’ve teamed up with local businesses to bring you amazing special offers.  All you have to do to qualify is travel by bus!

You can get offers like 2 for 1 entry and discounts at over 35 attractions and destinations.

So leave the car at home and hop on the bus to take advantage of these great offers.

 

How to claim your 2 for 1 entry and discounts 


There are three easy steps for you to claim your 2 for 1 entries and discounts:

  1.  choose an attraction and download your voucher 
  2.  use our Plan a Journey tool to plan your bus trip
  3.  show your voucher and bus ticket/pass when you get to the attraction

 

Kent and East Sussex attractions


1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield - 2 for 1 entry

Stand at the centre of where England’s future was fought. See the new wood carved sculpture trail, gatehouse rooftop viewing platform, kids’ natural play area – and from April the new exhibition about the abbey’s important role after 1066.

Get there on routes 304 & 305 - the nearest bus stop is the Abbey.

Find out more about 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield.

​Download your voucher


Action Watersports, Lydd - 2 for 1 ringo fun rides

Enjoy these adrenalin pumped, hilarious rides as you are towed behind a speedboat, in an inflatable donut. At Action Watersports you can FlyBoard, Jet Ski, Water-ski, Wakeboard, Stand up Paddle Board or enjoy a Fun Ride. Wetsuits and buoyancy aids included, all ages welcome.

Get there on routes 11 & 102 - the nearest bus stop is Walseley Terrace.

Find out more about Action Watersports.

​Download your voucher


Ashford Designer Outlet - Extra 10% off

At McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford you'll find your favourite brands at up to 60% less. Within the beautiful settings you'll find cafes, restaurants, a children's play area and more than 80 boutiques.

Get there on routes A, B, 2, 2A & 11 - the nearest bus stop is Asda.

Find out more about Ashford Designer Outlet.

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Battle Museum of Local History - Free copy of the limited edition book 'The Field of Hastings'

Find us next to the Almonry at the top end of the High Street. Visit our special 1066 exhibition with the unique Battle of Hastings axe head and tapestries. Also see our exhibits covering 125 million years of local history.

Get there on routes 304 & 305 - the nearest bus stop is the Abbey.

Find out more about Battle Museum of Local History.

​Download your voucher


Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden - 2 for 1 cycle hire

Betteshanger Country Park is located on the site of the former Betteshanger colliery, near Deal. The 250-acre site is a centre for outdoor sporting and adventure activities, with a 3km road cycling track and 10km of mountain bike trails.

Get there on routes 13 & 13A - the nearest bus stop is the Coach and Horses, Hacklinge.

Find out more about Betteshanger Country Park.

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Bodiam Boating Station - Free hot drink with adult return ferry tickets

Enjoy tranquil river cruises to NT Bodiam Castle, hire a kayak/rowing boat/canoe, camp in our campsite with campfires and breakfast delivery! There’s a café, kids play area and dogs are welcome!

Get there on route 2 - the nearest bus stop is the White Hart.

Find out more about Bodiam Boating Station.

​Download your voucher


Bodiam Castle - 2 for 1 entry

Bodiam Castle is one of Britain’s most picturesque and evocative castles set in the heart of an historic landscape. Come and let the castle capture your imagination. Now open all year round (except 24/25 Dec).

Get there on route 349 - the nearest bus stop is the Castle Inn.

Find out more about Bodiam Castle.

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Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants for Brede - Free drink & cake

Don't miss the opportunity of experiencing "sheer poetry in motion" from The Giants of Brede Heritage Water Pumping Engines lovingly restored by volunteers. Hands-on fun for the children and the young at heart. 

Get there on route 2 - the nearest bus stop is the Red Lion.

Find out more about Brede Steam Engine Society.

​Download your voucher


Canterbury Cathedral Lodge - 10% off accommodation & 2017 events

Visit this unique hotel, situated in the inspirational grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the city of Canterbury. Renowned for stylish accommodation with stunning Cathedral views, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge offers various events throughout the year to enjoy.

Get there on any bus to Canterbury Bus Station - the nearest bus stop is Canterbury Bus Station.

Find out more about Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

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Canterbury Ghost Tours - 2 for 1 tours

Discover the haunting charm of the historic cathedral city by night as your guide in his top hat and cloak guides you through the darkened streets, woven with tales which will curdle your blood and chill you to the bone.

Get there on any bus to Canterbury Bus Station - the nearest bus stop is Canterbury Bus Station.

Find out more about Canterbury Ghost Tours.

​Download your voucher


Carr-Taylor Vineyards, Westfield - 50% off vineyard tour with tutored wine tasting

This 90 minute experience explains the vineyard history and production methods followed by tastings of five wines including bubbly. Tours take place on selected afternoons all year (mostly weekends) and must be booked.

Get there on route 2 - the nearest bus stop is the Primary School.

Find out more about Carr-Taylor Vineyards.

​Download your voucher


Deal Castle - 2 for 1 entry

Built by the order of King Henry VIII, Deal is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England. From this summer you can discover new stories with fascinating new displays being unveiled at the castle.

Get there on routes 12, 13, 14, 15 & 82 - the nearest bus stop is Deal Castle.

Find out more about Deal Castle.

​Download your voucher


Dover Castle - 2 for 1 entry

The most iconic of all English fortresses, standing on the famous White Cliffs commanding the gateway to Britain. Climb the Great Tower and be immersed in the vivid medieval interiors. Explore underground in the Secret Wartime Tunnels.

Get there on route 15 - the nearest bus stop is Dover Castle.

Find out more about Dover Castle.

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Fishermen's Museum, Hastings - Free entry

Climb aboard the oldest Hastings’ fishing boat and imagine how fishing must have been over 100 years ago. The Museum is the former fishermen’s church of St Nicholas built in 1854 and is set amongst the tall black buildings called Netshops.

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stops are The Stade & Old Town.

Find out more about the Fishermen's Museum.

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Fleur de Lis Museum, Faversham - 2 for 1 entry

Explore Faversham's rich and colourful history at the Fleur de Lis Museum at 12-13 Preston Street; Open Monday – Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 10-1pm. Admission £5 for adults, £3.50 for 60+ yrs and £1.50 for children (5-16yrs).

Get there on routes 3, 3B, 3X & 666 - the nearest bus stop is Preston Street.

Find out more about Fleur de Lis Museum.

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Gulbenkian, Canterbury - 2 for 1 on standard films

Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent’s Arts Centre with a cafe, theatre and cinema - offering a programme of films from blockbuster to arthouse.

Get there on routes 4, Triangle, Uni1 & Uni2 - the nearest bus stops are the Gulbenkian Theatre & Keynes College.

Find out more about the Gulbenkian.

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Hastings Pier - Free entry

Experience all the fun of the seaside at Hastings Pier!  Explore the pier's fascinating heritage, attend a range of exciting events, dine in the restaurant and enjoy amazing views. Free to enter (some events may be charged).

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 23, 23A, 26, 26A, 98, 99, 304, 305 & 349 - the nearest bus stop is the Pier.

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Jerwood Gallery, Hastings - 2 for 1 entry

The award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits beside the historic beach in Hastings' picturesque Old Town and is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art and a changing exhibition programme.

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stop is The Stade.

Find out more about Jerwood Gallery.

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Joss Bay Surf School, Broadstairs - Half price surf hire

Based on the beautiful beach of Joss Bay in Broadstairs, Kent, Joss Bay Surf School is a Nationally recognised provider of professional surf lessons for people of all ages and abilities.

Get there on any bus to Broadstairs - the nearest bus stop is the Baptist Church.

Find out more about Joss Bay Surf School.

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Margate Museum - 2 for 1 entry

See how Margate changed in the 1730s from a small farming and fishing village to a salt water resort for the royalty and wealthy. Then again in the 19th century into a seaside resort for the working man and his family.

Get there on any bus to Margate Cecil Square - the nearest bus stop is Cecil Square.

Find out more about Margate Museum.

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The Micro Museum, Ramsgate - 2 for 1 entry

Kent’s only Museum of Vintage Computers, Gaming and Micro Electronics with a unique collection spanning the 20th to 21st centuries. Discover history, indulge in some nostalgia and enjoy unlimited play on vintage games.

Get there on routes 38 & 39 - the nearest bus stop is Staffordshire Street.

Find out more about The Micro Museum.

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Monkton Nature Reserve, nr Ramsgate - 50% off entry

The 16 acres of the Reserve contain a range of diverse wildlife habitats. There are several types of chalk-loving plants, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, 8 kinds of rare orchid, 26 species of butterfly and a variety of birds.

Get there on routes 9 & 11 - the nearest bus stop is the Nature Reserve.

Find out more about Monkton Nature Reserve.

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Old Dairy Brewery, Tenterden - 2 for 1 tours

Take a tour of the brewery and sample some of the beers or visit the Brewery Shop. Tours take place on Saturdays at 10:30am and Thursdays at 2:30pm. The shop is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and 10am - 2pm on Saturdays.

Get there on routes 2 & 2A - the nearest bus stop is The Vine.

Find out more about the Old Dairy Brewery.

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Pevensey Castle - 2 for 1 entry

From its beginnings as a Roman shore fort to the Great Siege of 1264, explore the ruins, discover the dungeons, and uncover the history of the Norman invaders’ first stronghold on English shores.

Get there on route 55 - the nearest bus stop is Pevensey Castle.

Find out more about Pevensey Castle.

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Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington - 2 for 1 entry

Come and explore amazing collections, a stunning house and a beautiful garden in one impressive location. Get to grips with our handling collection, stroll along woodland walks or take time to explore the historic home of the adventurous Powell-Cotton family.

Get there on route 38 - the nearest bus stop is Quex Park.

Find out more about the Powell-Cotton Museum.

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Quex Park Paintball & Laser Tag, Birchington - 2 for 1 paintball & laser tag

An epic day out, the fully themed arenas will keep you entertained for hours. From storming the beaches of the D Day landings arena, to raising the flag to victory in the woodland two-story castle.

Get there on route 38 - the nearest bus stop is Quex Park.

Find out more about Quex Park Paintball & Laser Tag.

​Download your voucher


Rare Breeds Centre, nr Ashford - Free child

At the Rare Breeds Centre, there are animals to meet and pet, creepy crawlies to discover, and a butterfly tunnel and Discovery Garden to explore. There's also Falconry displays, the famous Pig Racing and an indoor play barn too!

Get there on route 2A - the nearest bus stop is the Rare Breeds Centre.

Find out more about the Rare Breeds Centre.

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Rye Castle Museum - 2 for 1 entry

The order to build a castle at Rye was made by Henry III in 1249. The Ypres Tower has had many uses since that time.

Get there on routes 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stop is the Bowling Green.

Find out more about Rye Castle Museum.

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - Free guide & bird bingo card for children

Easy coastal walks and 4 birdwatching hides to see birds all year round. Great for flowers and insects April-September. Come beachcombing and find a Mermaid's Purse, Cuttlefish or Sea Mouse.

Get there on routes 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stop is New Winchelsea Road.

Find out more about Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

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Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre, Faversham - 2 for 1 entry

Take a look behind the scenes at Britain’s oldest brewer on a guided tour that takes you through the heart of this busy working brewery. See how beer is made from barley to bottle and from hop to hand-pump!

Get there on routes 3, 3B, 3X & 666 - the nearest bus stops are Court Street & Library.

Find out more about the Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre.

​Download your voucher


The True Crime Museum, Hastings - £1 off entry

A SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME. Set in 3,000sqft of seafront caves, it is the largest collection of crime memorabilia in the UK.

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 23, 23A, 26, 26A, 98, 99, 304, 305 & 349 - the nearest bus stop is the Pier.

Find out more about The True Crime Museum.

​Download your voucher


The Tudor House, Margate - 2 for 1 entry

The Tudor House, dated 1525, is an example of one of the first Buildings of its Period with a first floor. Restored in 1951, see the Beautiful House and sit in the well maintained Gardens only 5 minutes from the Museum.

Get there on any bus to Margate Cecil Square - the nearest bus stop is Cecil Square.

Find out more about the The Tudor House.

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Walmer Castle & Gardens - 2 for 1 entry

Step inside the castle by the sea, built under Henry VIII and now historic home of the Lord Warden. Surrounded by 8-acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, and sea views, it’s one of England’s finest coastal castles and gardens.

Get there on route 82 - the nearest bus stop is Walmer Castle.

Find out more about Walmer Castle & Gardens.

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Wheels and Fins Festival, Broadstairs - Buy one get one half price

The ‘Wheels and Fins Festival’ (8 - 10 September), is a three-day, action sports & music festival located on Joss Bay Beach in Broadstairs, Kent. Hosting the UK Mini Ramp Champs & UK BMX Flatland Champs, Surf, beach events and live music stages!

Get there on any bus to Broadstairs - the nearest bus stop is the Baptist Church.

Find out more about Wheels and Fins Festival.

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Whitstable Castle & Gardens - 10% off lunch

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch in our Orangery Tearooms overlooking our beautiful landscaped gardens.

Get there on the Triangle - the nearest bus stop is Beach Walk.

Find out more about Whitstable Castle & Gardens.

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