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Kids go free on Park and Ride buses this August

Kids go free on Park and Ride buses this August

Make the most of the summer holidays with children travelling for free on Park and Ride buses to Chelmsford and Colchester



With the summer holidays just a couple of weeks away, many parents will be starting to think about how to entertain their children during the long break. Taking days out can be expensive, particularly if you factor in travel on top.


The good news is that getting into Chelmsford and Colchester should be a doddle now Essex County Council has launched its ‘Kids Go Free in August’ Park and Ride promotion.


The promotion allows under 16s, accompanied by an adult, to hop on a Park and Ride bus to Colchester or Chelmsford for free after 9am each day this August.


A daily ticket costs just £3 for adults with discounts available for weekly and monthly fares. Concessionary pass holders travel free from 9am Monday to Friday and all day Saturdays.


Chelmsford is served by two Park and Ride sites: Chelmer Valley (CM3 3PR) to the north and Sandon (CM2 7RU) to the south.


Colchester (CO4 5JA) has a large site just off Junction 28 of the A12, opposite Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.


Services run to and from each site at regular intervals throughout the day from Monday to Saturday. The Park and Ride does not run on Sunday, public holidays and Bank Holidays.


For more information, visit the Park and Ride website.