Bargain days out to coastal resorts, market towns, stately homes and other attractions are proving a big hit with community groups taking advantage of discounted travel offered by a Nottingham transport charity.
The day trips organised by CT4N Charitable Trust cater for a wide range of local voluntary groups, including those with members who use a wheelchair or face other mobility problems.
They also aim to offer fun days out to those who might otherwise feel isolated or vulnerable, when the practical problems of conventional public transport prove just too challenging.
Barry Allitt, CT4N Operations Director, said:
“Following the success of similar trips earlier in the year, we’ve recently launched our Summer Super Savers programme that includes even more great days out at an affordable price for other charities and community groups.”
“Trips start from one fixed pick-up point, and coastal destinations include Skegness – traditionally Nottingham’s favourite resort – as well as Hunstanton and Cleethorpes.
“Chatsworth House, with its magnificent gardens, and market towns such as Newark, Bakewell and Melton Mowbray are also included, as are country parks and designer shopping outlets such as McArthur Glen, near Alfreton.
“Using fully-accessible vehicles, our well-trained drivers have the expertise and patience to give all passengers the support required to make for a really grand day out.”
Groups such as Wilford View Care Home and not-for-profit wellbeing company Your Time To Believe Belong Become CIC have been enjoying affordable days out that open up all kinds of destinations that may be too expensive or difficult to access using other forms of public transport.
A spokesman for Your Time To Believe Belong Become CIC, commented: “CT4N provides an excellent service, and all its drivers are fantastic!”
Charges for trips of up to 16 passengers range from as little as £60 to hire a bus and driver for a trip to Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park, while a trip to Newark Royal Market costs £105 and gives visitors time to not only sample the varied market stalls but also see the town’s historic castle or visit the National Civil War Museum, both just a few minutes walk from the handsome Georgian Market Square.
The prices cover the whole group, so the price per passenger can work out to as little as £4 each, although more far-flung destinations such as Hunstanton or Skegness obviously cost a little more.
Full details of all the destinations available and their cost are available in CT4N’s online brochure.