Six parks you didn’t know you could get to by bus!
School’s out for summer and with that comes the daily dilemma; what to do with the kids? As it’s National Parks Week (24th - 31st July) Arriva buses has created a roundup of some of the great parks that you and the family can visit by bus this week!
While most Liverpudlians are proud of their city, many might not know that Liverpool is home to the highest number of listed parks outside of London, with what has been referred to as some of the “most important” Victorian Parks in the country.*
So whether it’s a historical, educational or even just a fun day out with a picnic that you’re after, there’s something for all of the family to enjoy this week.
Julie Linforth, Marketing Director at Arriva North West commented: “With so much green space on our doorstep, National Park Week is a great opportunity to showcase Liverpool’s fantastic parks that are steeped in rich heritage. We want to make life easier for families who are not only looking for summer holiday inspiration, but also to help make it easier to travel these amazing places in a more eco-friendly way.”
1. Ness Botanic Gardens has won many awards since it was created in 1898, so if you’re after picturesque views of the Dee estuary, wildlife trails and beautiful gardens to admire, then look no further.Bus route number: 487
2. Halewood Park is the perfect place if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Whether you spend it lounging beside the calming pond with a picnic, or exploring the mature woodland, anyone who visits this designated Local Wildlife Site is most definitely in for a treat.
Bus route number: 75, 76, 78 and 79
3. Calderstones Park is most suited to families looking for a stroll in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool. With a grand 94 acres of land to explore, the park boasts a fascinating one thousand year old oak tree, as well as Japanese and English gardens to get lost in.
Bus route number: 75 and 76
4. Newsham Park is perfect for the avid historian, as this Grade II listed Victorian park is the ideal setting for an educational day out. While there you can feast your eyes on period architecture and picturesque fishing lakes.
Bus route number: 12, 13, 15, 18, 26 and 27 (8, 9 and 10 short walk)
5. Wavertree Botanic Gardens has something to pique the interest of all who visit, with a combination of historical heritage, summerhouse, aviary and kids play area on offer there really is no reason not to visit Wavertree Botanic Gardens. Bus route number: 7, 78, 79, 79C and 79D
6. Croxteth Country Park is an idyllic setting that offers something for everyone to enjoy. Whether it’s woodland paths and trails you’re after, or wildlife ponds and streams to explore, there’s something that will fascinate the whole family.
Bus route number: 14, 18 and 62
National Parks Week takes place from Monday 24th until Sunday 30th July. To enjoy travelling by bus to one of these parks Arriva is offering families a 25% discount throughout the summer holidays on a family saver ticket* when using the Arriva M-ticket app with code ParkFun.
*5 people with a maximum of 2 adults (full price £12), valid from 24 July until 1 September 2017.
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