Kids go free this half term with Arriva!

Throughout the North East


We are really excited for the return of our ‘Kids Go Free’ offer across the North East this half term!

Between Saturday 10th February and the Sunday 25th February (inclusive), up to three children aged eleven and under can travel for free on any Arriva North East service, all day every day, when accompanied on board by a fare-paying adult or adult with a valid travel pass*. 

Whether it's a day at the museum, or a jaunt to the park, let us take you there hassle-free. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer, travelling with us could not be easier this half term.

There’s lots going on in and around our network, here are a few ideas for a great family day out by bus: 

Chinese New Year Celebrations on board any Arriva North East service
Join in the vibrant festivities across the North East to welcome the Year of the Dragon, with traditional performances, delicious food, and cultural activities in cities like Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham and surrounding areas.

Great North Museum on board any service towards Newcastle City Centre
Explore ancient civilizations, marvel at dinosaur skeletons, and engage in hands-on activities at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, perfect for curious minds of all ages. Find out more info: 

Northumberland Now Exhibition at the Woodhorn Museum on board the X21
The theme for our 2024 Open Exhibition is ‘Northumberland Now’ and is inspired by the work of the Ashington Group of Artists (also known as the Pitmen Painters). 2024 is the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Ashington Group in 1934, and the Northumberland Open Exhibition marks the start of a year-long programme of exhibitions and events celebrating their legacy. The Ashington Group made art about their everyday lives, work, community and environment in Northumberland.

Fire & Ice Festival in Durham onboard any service towards Durham
View the sculptures, watch the live demonstrations, enjoy interactive displays and spend some time in the beautiful historic city of Durham. Indulge your taste buds with an array of delicious treats and warming drinks. From sizzling street food to steaming cups of mulled wine, there's plenty to satisfy every craving as you explore the festival delights.

Half term activities at Kirklevington Riding Centre on service 7
Looking for an unforgettable family adventure this February half term? Hop on board the bus and journey to Kirklevington Riding Centre! Get ready to embark on an exciting day filled with fun, laughter, and, of course, plenty of pony magic!

Saving money on travel means that you have more to spend on your day out whatever you have planned. Sit back, relax, let us do the driving…

*Offer valid with all adult tickets purchased either on-bus or in advance and includes English National Concessionary Travel Scheme cardholders. 

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