Families free bus tickets in the South Downs this summer

Greener travelThis summer, Sussex families who dread car journeys with kids can try the bliss of the Breeze Bus for free or half price, thanks to the South Downs National Park Authority, Brighton and Hove City Buses and Brighton and Hove City Council. The offer comes as new research shows that a fifth of Sussex parents travelling by car have felt their blood pressure rise and one in ten has been reduced to tears . A third of drivers have pulled over suddenly because of fighting and 38% have had their plans ruined by traffic.

Unsurprisingly, nearly three quarters dream of another way to travel on summer days out, but the vast majority aren’t aware that a fun, cost effective alternative is right on their doorstep . The Breeze Buses provide regular, child friendly transport to family favourites such as Ditchling Beacon, Stanmer Park and Devil’s Dyke, allowing families to relax, chat and enjoy the scenery together.

And this summer, parents can try the service for free during the week of 29th July – 4th August and then at half price for the rest of the summer holidays, thanks to the South Downs National Park Authority’s Discover Another Way campaign. For the many parents put off public transport by perceived expense this offer, along with regular family discounts available from Brighton and Hove Buses and Southern Trains, will be welcome news.

It will also please the two in five parents in Sussex who simply wish that there was a way Family enjoying Sussextheir partner and themselves could relax and enjoy the journey, or enjoy a glass of wine at lunch . Those that believe that public transport is too ‘irregular’ will be surprised to hear that the Breeze Bus comes as often as twice every hour.

Nick Stewart, South Downs National Park Authority said: “We all know that travelling by car can be a demanding experience, with tantrums and traffic jams often causing stress levels to rise. Public transport in this part of the South Downs is easy, child friendly and cost effective – and delivers you right to the doorstep of the Downs.

Working with our partners Brighton and Hove Buses and Brighton and Hove City Council, we’re offering families the chance to discover another way of travelling to and around the South Downs this August, with free or half price tickets for those who are seeking a better travel experience available at southdowns.gov.uk/discover. From spending more quality time with kids to relaxing with your partner, the adventure starts from the moment you set off and the journey can be just as fun and exciting as the destination.”

Visit www.southdowns.gov.uk/ discover for your free and half price tickets.


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