Travel across the UK by coach this Easter

Easter by coach with National Express

See more of the UK over the bank holiday weekend

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Travel by coach this Easter

With a fantastic four day weekend and school holidays just ahead, it's time to make some plans to enjoy Easter 2020 in style. We have some excellent offers for you with fares from as little as £5 one-way, plus £1 booking fee. Not only that but kids can travel anywhere for half the price of an adult!

Take a look at some of our favourite family day out ideas below...

 

Travel to London

Colourscape at Wembley Park - 8-13 April
Discover a whole new experience for the senses this Easter at Wembley Park. Colourscape's incredible maze of tunnels offers everything from feeling like you're in a kaleidoscope, to finding live musicians, dancers and more.

What will you find inside Colourscape? Book tickets now at the Wembley Park website, with 100% of sales going to Brent Mencap Charity.

Buckingham Palace's Easter Extravaganza - 11-13 April
Enjoy an unforgettable day at the beautiful grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Easter Extravaganza at The Royal Mews offers you the chance to take part in a treasure trail to find some chocolate goodies, as well as fun arts and crafts for the whole family. Book now at the Royal Collection Trust website.

Easter at Morden Hall Park - 7-13 April
Morden Hall Park is your one-stop-shop for great outdoor activities this Easter. From the Great Big Tree Climb to Quacky Races and the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, your little ones will be spoilt for choice on what to do in this delightful park. Find out more about each event, and more about the park itself at the National Trust website.

 

Find more great ideas for the family on our London Destination page and book with ease using the blue journey planner.

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Travel to Birmingham

 Botanical Gardens - 13-17 April
The Botanical Gardens are always full of life but with the additions of daily activities on the main lawn and at the gallery, it's set to be a really special Easter period in Birmingham. Enjoy scavenger hunts, bird watching, orienteering, arts, crafts and more! Check out all of the Botanical Gardens' upcoming events at their website.

Cadbury World's Easter Egg-stravaganza - 4-13 April
Easter and chocolate go hand-in-hand so what better place to celebrate than at Birmingham's home of sweet things? Cadbury World is hosting their annual Easter Egg-stravaganza, featuring an unmissable egg trail, Easter bonnet contests and a brand new show featuring Caramel Bunny and Freddo! Find out more at cadburyworld.co.uk.

 

Need more ideas for your Birmingham visit? Take a look at our Birmingham Destination page for more.

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Travel to Manchester

Manchester Duck Race - 10 April

For something truly unique this Easter weekend, Manchester's annual Duck Race is sure to make you quack up. Returning for an 11th year to support children's charity, Brainwave, cheer on your own rubber duck as hundreds are released into the River Irwell to race for a host of prizes. Find out more on the Visit Manchester website.

Easter Bunny Hunt Live - 4-13 April
Enjoy a live show this Easter in Manchester with Easter Bunny Hunt Live, an amazing new immersive show at the Great Northern Warehouse. Your kids will love the interactive style of this show as they help solve riddles, sing songs and even wake the Easter Bunny herself. Find out more and book tickets at wonderadventures.co.uk.

 

Want to discover more of Manchester this Easter? Take a look at our Manchester destination page for more.

Image courtesy of VisitManchester.co.uk

Travel to Bristol

Bristol Aquarium
It's always a good time to take your kids to the Bristol Aquarium and get them excited about life underwater!

Take the trail through the sunken ship, see incredible plants and fish in the urban jungle, dive deep into the underwater tunnel and much, more.

Don't miss the daily talks and feeds to see what life is really like for our fishy friends. Find out more at Bristol Aquarium's website.

Bristol Easter Treasure Hunt - 13 April
Finally, one just for the adults as Good Gym presents the Bristol Easter Treasure Hunt. Grab a partner and take on this 90 min running challenge to get to several locations and earn points to win some great prizes. The hunt is free to enter and you can sign up at goodgym.org.

 

Don't forget there are plenty of other activities on our Bristol destination page waiting for you to explore.

Image courtesy of Twitter - @BristolAquarium

Save on UK attractions

Did you know you can experience great family attractions for less when you travel with National Express?

If you're heading to London over the Easter break, you can enjoy all of the following with two for one entry with your National Express booking:

  • Take in amazing views with a two for one ride on the London Eye - Find out more
  • Meet waxwork stars with two for one at Madame Tussauds - Find out more
  • Explore the deep blue with two for one at SEALIFE London Aquarium - Find out more
  • Go on an expedition with two for one at Shrek's Adventure London - Find out more
  • Discover London's the murky past with two for one at The London Dungeon - Fine out more

To see all of our discounted attraction offers, please visit our Attractions web page and find a fantastic saving today.

Half price kids' travel!

Have you forgotten to make a plan over Easter? Don’t worry, National Express has you all taken care of.

You can enjoy affordable travel with half-priced children's fares on our coaches, meaning you can explore more exciting places as a family this bank holiday. Simply enter your travel details in the journey planner above and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. 

We look forward to welcoming you onboard!

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