Moorsbus offers free travel for under 16s

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North Yorkshire’s Moorsbus is allowing up to four under 16s to travel for free when accompanied by an adult holding a £8 all day Moors Rover ticket.

The offer applies every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of September, across the whole Moorsbus network.

This year, a new Moorsbus service has been introduced which picks up York passengers as they arrive on the first morning train at Malton station, taking them to the heart of the North York Moors and returning them to Malton in time for their train home.

Moors Rover tickets can also be bought and used on Arriva’s 5, 63, 81 and X93 services along the coast. They are also valid on Scarborough and District’s hourly 128 bus between Thornton Dale, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley, and on East Yorkshire’s ‘Moors Explorer’ bus between Thornton Dale, Pickering, Hutton-le-Hole and Danby on Sundays and Bank Holidays from July 24 to August 29, 2016.

Bill Breakell, of the Moorsbus Community Interest Company, said: “Offering free travel for up to four under 16s when travelling with an adult ticket holder is our way of encouraging families to come and enjoy some of England’s finest countryside and visitor attractions – and leave the driving to us.

“Teaming up our free travel offer with a family walk and a picnic puts a full day out in the North York Moors within everyone’s reach, for a lot less than the cost of driving and parking a car. It’s also a great way to make sure everyone gets to enjoy the scenery, and not a view of the car in front!”