Get to these 10 summer events with Merseytravel because it’s Better By Bus
With so many brilliant summer events to check out over the coming weeks, save on petrol, swerve the parking drama and find out why its Better By Bus!
This week we have been waving the flag for travelling around the city region by bus and supporting the Better By Bus campaign from Merseytravel, Stagecoach and Arriva who have come together to make bus travel more accessible and fun. With more services running than ever before and the added bonus of being able to charge you phone and connect to the on-board wifi, it makes sense to ditch the car and travel by bus.
Also next week is officially National Catch the bus Week, running from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th July with a chance to grab some free ticket giveaways for new journeys and adventures across Liverpool City Region. We will have all the info you need on what’s on where so keep it here.
We’re rounded up 10 of the best summer events you can get to by bus….
1 – British Style Collective
Liverpool is preparing for the nations biggest fashion, beauty and style festival to stage its first ever three-day, city-wide take over. With shopping halls and catwalks shows at Albert Dock, plus industry insider talks and seminars at St George’s Hall and style workshops at Liverpool One, put your best foot forward and arrive into the city centre with swag. Nearest bus stops are Lime Street, Liverpool One, Paradise Street and Mann Island.
2 – Liverpool Loves
Liverpool Loves festival returns for its third celebration of all things local this August, and it’s moved to a brand new location. Pitching up at Chavasse Park, Liverpool One for a whole weekend of music, fun, wellbeing and tasty food and drink, there’s something for all the family to get involved with. Get right to the heart of the action with buses to James Street and Paradise Street.
3 – LIMF
Put simply, LIMF 2017 is going to be incredible. With brand new LIMF Presents events extending the festival offering to four days, Sefton Park will once again come to life with the sounds of Gorgon City, Corrine Bailey Rae, Cast, Naughty Boy and so many more as the Summer Jam central stage swings into action. Bus routes to Sefton Park include 61, 60 and 86.
4 – Pirate Festival on the Dock
This family favourite event returns to Albert Dock this September and we cant wait to see the buses packed full with swash-buckling pirates and mermaids making their way to the iconic waterfront. There will be tall ships, displays, parades, live street theatre, music and craft activities to entertain your wee landlubbers (and the mums and dads too) A large number of bus services from both Stagecoach and Arriva stop at Paradise Street, adjacent to Albert Dock.
5 – The Open, Birkdale
Golfing fans are in for a real treat this July as Royal Birkdale hosts The 146th Open championship for the 10th time. Now while there isn’t a bus service direct to the course itself, you can save yourself a pretty penny by using the bus to travel from across the region to Southport, Formby and Ormskirk and arrange further travel from there. The 300 service runs via Bootle and Maghull and the 47 runs from Liverpool to Formby throughout the day.
6 – Hope & Glory Festival
Bringing a phenomenal musical line up to the very heart of the city, get ready for Hope & Glory Festival, hitting the St George’s Quarter on 5-6th August. William Brown Street will host some of the UK’s biggest artists and bands such as Ocean Colour Scene, Razorlight, The Fratelli’s, Embrace, Clean Cut Kid and many more. This central location is so easy to access with most city services running to Queen Square, Dale Street and Lime Street.
7 – Pier Head Village
Pier Head Village brings its unique carnival feel to our World Heritage waterfront from 30th June 2017. This ever evolving artisan market, fairground, art fair and gallery will provide another brilliant tourist and family fun hot spot to make some summer memories. Bus services to James Street, Dale Street and Paradise Street are just a short walk away.
9 – Southport Flower Show
The Southport Flower Show returns to Victoria Park this August and its now super easy to get there without using the car. Not only are there regular services from Liverpool to central Southport on a daily basis, Arriva are also running a shuttle bus from Southport train station to the flower show site so gardening fans can avoid the town centre congestion and relax among the award winning gardens. Catch the 300 bus from Queen Square to Lord St.
10 – Liverpool Pride
Prepare for a weekend of colour, noise and celebration as Liverpool Pride takes over the St George’s Quarter on 30-31st July 2017. With a stellar line up of music, food and drinks and of course the show stopping city parade, grab your whistle and celebrate our LGBT community with one huge party. Bus services running into Queen Square, Lime Street and Dale Street take you to the heart of Pride.
To plan your summer trips head to www.merseyrail.org for all the bus timetables, offers and service updates. Don’t forget to download the Arriva and Stagecoach app to track your bus and buy your tickets online.
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