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Half term by coach with National Express

See more of the UK this February

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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).


Travel the UK this February half term

Half term is fast approaching and we have some fantastic offers across the UK for you! With fares from as little as £5 one-way, plus £1 booking fee, you can visit some of the best cities in the country for less if you book today.

Check out some of our favourite family day out ideas below.

Travel to Leeds

Leeds is a fantastic city, filled with northern charm and culture. Treat the whole family to coach tickets this half term and enjoy our favourite activities...

31 January - 23 February - Leeds' premier outdoor ice rink, Ice Cube, returns to Millennium Square for a host of half term fun! With the rink's glass roof, you and your family can enjoy skating no matter the weather. Plus, you can experience three amazing rides too! Don't miss your chance to take to the skies in Starflyer, hit high speeds in Ice Jet and feel the exhilaration of Ice Slide.

15-23 February - Suitable for all ages and abilities, The Tetley art gallery is playing host to free craft sessions this half term. Take this exciting opportunity to make something amazing with the whole family. Taking inspiration from the museum's current exhibitions, the little ones will become origami experts, boat builders and even make their own superhero mask!


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

Travel to Bournemouth

Bournemouth is the ideal seaside destination to entertain kids and big kids alike. Check out some of our favourite family activities in Bournemouth.

15-23 February - Take a trip to a traditional family favourite in Bournemouth this half term for just £2 pp. The Fun Fair in Kings Park promises to feature all of the delights you've come to expect from a day out at the fair. From thrill-rides to food stalls and even the amazing Raptors World dinosaurs, there's something for the kid in everyone to enjoy.

Meanwhile, Smugglers Cove Aventure Golf is Bournemouth's top outdoor minigolf park, right on the edge of Bournemouth Pier! Make your way around 18 holes of seaside challenges and see which family member will come out on top.


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

Travel to Manchester

Manchester is bursting with half term activities that the whole family can enjoy. One that we definitely recommend is Manchester's Science & Industry Museum. Your budding scientists will be able to create their own mode of transport and more in the museum's week of half term fun.

But if you prefer something more active, Treetop Adventure Golf is a great choice. Offering two epic 18 hole courses of mini-golf, you and the family can putt your way around the Tropical Trail course or brave the mystical magic of the Ancient Explorer course!


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

Travel to Liverpool

It's not all football and music in Liverpool. This half term you can find tons of fun across the whole city. Starting with the iconic Albert Dock, where you can enjoy an inflatable adventure course right on the water at Adventure Dock Co's Aqua Park.

If you don't fancy making a splash though, you can always head to Mattel Play! This interactive adventure centre is located just across the Dock and is filled with amazing experiences based on your kids favourite TV characters. From building with Bob and Wendy to exploring with Thomas and friends, your little ones will love all 13,000 square feet of Mattel Play!


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

Save on UK attractions

Did you know you can experience great family attractions as a National Express coach package? 

Unleash their wild side this half term with an amazing package trip to Chester Zoo. With over 500 different animal species in 125 acres, you’re sure to have a great day out full of adventure.

Or if they prefer to get a little more creative, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the perfect place to spend a day. With more than 55 rides, shows and attractions designed for kids to take the lead, treat them with cheap coach tickets this half term.


To see all of our attractions packages, please visit our Attractions web page.

Half term means half price for kids!

Have you forgotten to plan half term? 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 February half term. 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!

Why families love the coach

Not travelled on one of our coaches before? You might be surprised at how easy it is! Here are some top reasons why families love travelling with us.

Stay comfy in your seat
You're always guaranteed a comfy seat on our coaches, so you can forget huddling in stuffy carriages.

Keep them occupied with VUER
Our onboard digital entertainment service, VUER is ideal for keeping you and the youngsters busy throughout the journey.

Take everything you need
We know all families need their essentials (and more!) that's why each customer can bring two 20kg suitcases and one piece of hand luggage onboard our coaches.

Travel with safety in mind
All coaches are fitted with seatbelts as standard, handrails to aid boarding and exiting the coach and CCTV in certain areas for added peace of mind.

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