The Holiday Hop returns!

Dundee’s bus companies are offering families a discounted kids fare for the third time this year!

Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat & Williamson are once again teaming up with Dundee City Council to offer a child’s ticket for just 20p during the October holidays (Saturday 7th October – Sunday 22nd October).

Managing Director of Xplore Dundee Elsie Turbyne said, “It’s great to work alongside Dundee City Council and Stagecoach once again to offer this fantastic fare.  Travelling by bus is the best way to get around the city during the holidays – whether it’s visiting friends, hitting the shops or visiting any of our fantastic attractions.    

“The Holiday Hop makes taking the bus a great value choice for families, friends and grandparents who want to travel around Dundee this autumn.”

The special fare applies when young people are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket or concession pass and is valid for up to three children aged 5-15. 

Douglas Robertson, Commercial Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said, "We're delighted to be once again offering reduced travel for kids during the October holidays, following the successful trials of the promotion over Easter and Summer. 

“There are so many events and great places to visit in the city this autumn and it's now even easier for families to get out and about by bus."

Dundee City Council is providing funding which enables the bus operators to offer the discounted fares.  The promotion has already proved extremely successful at Easter and during the summer holidays and it’s hoped that more families will benefit during the upcoming October break. 

Lynne Short, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said, “When we first tried this out we were aiming to help the many parents who might find it hard to afford to take their children to see some of the interesting things the city has to offer.

“That issue is magnified in the holidays, when bored kids can drive parents, grandparents and other carers to distraction wondering how to keep them entertained. While the city has lots of free attractions like The McManus, Broughty Castle and the Discovery Walk, the bus fares to get to these places can add up.

“After the success of the scheme in the Easter and summer holidays we wanted to run it again as part of our commitment to fairness in the city and creating services that suit the reality of the people who use them.”

Published 3rd October 2017