Ticket to ride for families

Classic bus tour of attractions
Classic bus tour of attractions

Get a ticket to ride on this classic omnibus to all your favourite local attractions this weekend.

Tomorrow, lots of Lancashire tourist destinations are joining together to offer a free classic bus service, running between fun places to visit in Southport, Burscough, Wigan, Bolton and Ormskirk.

And the venues will also be giving the bus passengers a host of special offers and cut price treats into the bargain.

Places involved include WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Windmill Animal Farm, Homestead Farm Tea Rooms, beautiful Mere Sands Wood and historic Tudor mansion, Rufford Old Hall.

At Martin Mere and Windmill Farm, entry is at a cut price of only £3 per bus passenger.

Homestead Farm are offering a free scone with any drink bought while staff at Mere Sands Wood will be doling out free hot drinks.

And children can get up close to the world of underwater bugs and beasties with a specially organised free pond dipping session.

Rufford Old Hall is doing a two-for-one deal with free entry for one person with every full paying adult on the bus.

Passengers on the bus can enjoy a morning with the animals and birds at WWT Martin Mere or Windmill Animal Farm, have lunch in the cosy surroundings of Homestead Farm and then spend the afternoon exploring Mere Sands Wood or roaming the historic rooms and passages of Rufford Old Hall.

There are great train and transport links from Southport, Wigan, Bolton and Ormskirk.

Anyone coming by train from Preston or Liverpool can travel to Burscough Railway station to join the tour which starts from Martin Mere. For more information, see www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere