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Class pass

School trips made easy by bus

Class pass

We know that educational trips and vocational adventures are really important and memorable parts of growing up. They are often golden opportunities to reward, inspire and nurture young minds, so with Class Pass, up to 30 children & 6 adults can travel on any National Express West Midlands and Coventry buses all day long.

Class Pass

Why choose Class Pass?

  • Unlimited all day bus travel from just £1.64 per person*
  • No restrictions on when you travel (so if it rains, you can postpone until the sun shines!)
  • Just turn up to your local bus stop, get on and go!

*£59 divided by 36 people.

Class Pass

Attraction discounts when travelling with a Class Pass!

We work with a number of attractions that offer discounted entry when travelling with a class pass!

Upon booking, please advise the attraction that you will be travelling with a National Express Class Pass. This will ensure that the incentive or discount is applied to your booking. You may have to present your Class Pass upon arrival at the attraction. Terms and conditions apply.

Inspire a symphony at the Coventry Music Museum

There’s lots to see and to do, including activities to interest and delight younger visitors, and a studio in which visitors can try their hand (and ears) at composing and music-making.

Class Pass Perk: Cheap admission and schools get a FREE guide!

Visit the Coventry Music Museum website

Address: The Coventry Music Museum, 80 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4ED

To book please contact: 07971 171441

Get active at Ackers Adventure, Birmingham

Ackers Adventure are the outdoor activity specialists, offering more outdoor activities than any other provider. Based in the heart of Birmingham, they can tailor your visit to suit your needs, from one session to a whole day, the options are endless.

Class Pass perk: 5% discount for schools travelling with a Class Pass!

Visit the Ackers Adventure website

Address: Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 2PY

To book please contact: ackers-adventure.co.uk or 0121 772 5111

Visit the Coffin Works, home of the Newman Brothers Museum, Jewellery Quarter

During your guided tour, pupils will learn all about the Newman Brothers factory, the people that worked there, the manufacturing processes they used and the products that they made. They can even try their hand at some of the jobs which took place here.

The interactive tour of the factory takes approximately 90 minutes, during which you will see the shelves and workbenches full of original stock and tools, and get a feel for how the company operated on a day to day basis.

Class Pass Perk: Get a goody bag from our Gift Shop for just £1.50 (contents worth £3)

Visit the Coffin works website

Address: 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JP

To book please contact: newmanbrothers@coffinworks.org.uk or 0121 233 4790

Discover one of Birmingham's fascinating legacies, at The Pen Museum, Jewellery Quarter

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of pens and calligraphy, and explore an amazing collection of over 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham steel pen trade and the history of writing.

The Pen Museum tells the story of Birmingham’s important role in the information revolution. Discover how the Jewellery Quarter was home to over 100 factories manufacturing the ‘Birmingham pen’, and supplied 75% of the world’s pens during the 19th Century.

Class Pass Perk: 10% off school visits when you travel with a Class Pass!

Visit the Pen Museum website

Address: The Pen Museum, Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HS

To book please contact: enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk or 0121 236 9834

Catch a live theatre production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The REP is a leading producing theatre making theatrical moments to cherish, but there are many other reasons for you to visit them - even if you're not seeing a play!

Class Pass Perk: Early Bird rates for school groups, with a FREE Teacher place for every 15 pupils!

Visit the Birmingham Repertory Theatre website

Address: Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP

To book please contact: 0121 236 4455 (Box office)

Treat your group to a live concert or show, with The Ticket Factory

The Ticket Factory provides tickets to a range of educational events, concerts, live shows at three of Birmingham's biggest venues - The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Resorts World Arena and Utilita Arena Birmingham. Take your group on a trip to remember! 

Class Pass Perk: Discounts available for large groups!

Visit The Ticket Factory website

To book please contact: groups@theticketfactory.com or 0800 358 0058

More ways to use a Class Pass

  • Take your class swimming - With the Class Pass, simply hop on your local National Express bus service, and save the pennies!
  • Travel to local competitions and tournaments - If you need to visit a local school or venue to compete in a tournament or take part in an event, save on vehicle hire and hop on the bus with your Class Pass!
  • Help with the transition to secondary school or college - For some pupils, the transition to secondary school or college will involve travelling alone or with friends by bus. Help them get used to bus travel and learn their route, by using the Class Pass to attend induction or transition days!
  • Ask your class to write creatively about their journey - Let their imagination run wild by asking your class to write a short story or poem inspired by their bus journey!
  • Give your class practical maths puzzles - Get your class to use their maths skills to solve real life problems, involving bus fares, passenger numbers or working out the distance travelled.
  • Learn about different communities and faiths - We're lucky to live in a vibrant and diverse area of the UK, use your time on the bus to discuss the values and beliefs of various communities as you travel around the West Midlands.
  • Learn important life skills, like how to use public transport and stay safe in busy areas - For some children, bus travel will be a new, exciting experience, use the Class Pass to help familiarise them with bus travel, let them understand how our services operate, and make them aware of how to stay safe in busy public areas.

How to buy a Class Pass ticket

Class passes will need to be ordered up to 2 weeks in advance to ensure your tickets have arrived in time for travel. Email our sales team on the details below to order.

classpass@nationalexpress.com

How to use a Class Pass ticket

Class Pass consists of three scratchcards, each allowing bus travel for 10 children aged 5-15 plus two adults.

On the day of travel, validate your Class Pass by scratching the correct day, month and year and show this to the driver when boarding the bus.

Before you go - Plan your journey from A to B here on our website

 

Need to set up an exclusive transport option?

We have a number of vehicle options available to hire, from budget to platinum and even our vintage bus. For more details visit our private hire page.

Don’t miss our activity stop! 

Our activity stop gives your class the opportunity to be creative! Play bus bingo, let them design their own bus with our colouring in sheets, or use our cut out guide to make their very own 3D bus!

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