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Plan your Summer Holidays with Stagecoach Bus

5 years ago

Plan your Summer Holidays with Stagecoach Bus

If you have kids in need of entertaining this summer, leave the car behind and join Stagecoach on the X8 service to Chester via Wirral.

From exploring the ancient Roman city to getting up close and personal to some of the world’s most beautiful animals, using Stagecoach’s network is the best way to explore the city. 

Six reasons to use Stagecoach’s X8 this summer:

1 – Time to unwind


Grab the express X8 bus from Liverpool Whitechapel with buses every 30* minutes. Sit back and relax as Stagecoach take you to your destination in complete comfort with luxury seats and free Wi-Fi. No need to pay for the tunnel either or worry about expensive car parking. Just enjoy the beautiful landscape outside the window.

 *during peak times

MORE: 60 things to do with the kids this summer

2 – See animals from all corners of the world at Chester Zoo

With the X8, you are dropped off right outside the world famous Chester Zoo. With 21,000 animals across 125 acres of land, there’s so much jam-packed in this zoo. From the brand new predators attraction to the popular islands exhibition, explore to your heart’s content. Ranging from Sumatran tigers and Asian elephants to North African cheetahs and even pythons, these are just some of the animals that you can expect to see. 

3 – Great meal out at Cheshire Oaks

Whether it’s for a spot of retail therapy or meal out with the family, there’s plenty to do at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlets. With over 150 stores, restaurants and cafés, spend the day taking advantage of amazing deals and discounts before getting the bus back to Liverpool. YO! Sushi or Wagamama to Harry Ramsden’s or Pizza Express, enjoy a delicious meal suitable for the whole family.

4 – Marvel at the fish found at Blue Planet Aquarium

Also on the X8 route is the famous Blue Planet Aquarium, a must for all aquatic and amphibious fanatics with largest collection of sharks in the UK, including six tiger sand sharks, a zebra shark and reef sharks. There are also reptiles, lizards and snakes, plus an outdoor otter enclosure. Hours of entertainment guaranteed for even the littlest member of the family!

MORE: See more ideas for things to do with the kids here

5 – Explore Chester city centre

The final stop of the X8 leaves you in the heart of Chester city centre. Explore this picturesque city with history oozing from every corner. Perfect for those who studied the Romans in school or just those who want an ice cream on the banks of the River Dee. Hop on board one of the Chester City Sightseeing Buses to learn more about its past.

6 – Great discounts available for families

Until September 1st, a family day ticket costs £8 instead of £10. With a family day ticket, up to two adults and two children get unlimited access across Stagecoach’s network in Merseyside and Cheshire. Ideal for exploring new places!

For more about Stagecoach’s routes and services, find on their website here or follow Stagecoach on Twitter at @StagecoachMCSL.

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