Places to discover by bus!

2 months ago Fri 12th Apr 2024

We are challenging everyone to get out and Discover a new or forgotten location by bus this spring and summer.  We are all hoping for better weather, but just being out in the open air (even if the sun’s not shining) can do wonders for our health and well-being. Plus travelling by bus means you are also doing your bit for the environment and helping to ease congestion in the area.

Don’t forget all single bus fares are just £2 until at least 30th June 2024 or there are savings to be made with a dayrider or group dayrider if travelling with friends and family.  Dogs are welcome on board (paws on the floor please and not on the seats) and up to two children under 5 can go for free with an adult.

Here are some of our top places to Discover by bus

Lydiard Park, Museum & Garden

Lydiard Park by bus

Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. The children’s play areacafe & tea room, events and education programmes make Lydiard Park a great destination for a family day out.

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM bus discoveries

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.

Situated right opposite the Swindon Designer Outlet, the museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway.

Swindon Designer Outlet

Designer Outlet by bus discoveries

McArthurGlen’s Swindon Designer Outlet is housed in the beautifully renovated Grade II listed buildings of the Great Western Railway Works and is one of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe. Not only are the surroundings spectacular, so are the discounts - up to 60% off!

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes. The outlet also hold seasonal events for all the family fun!

Coate Water Country Park

coate water park bus discoveries

Bus on over to Coate Water Country Park for walks, wildlife, water, bbq's and more! Spend tranquil spring and summer days listening to the birdlife and breathing in the fresh air. 

You can plan all your bus discoveries and even track your bus in live time over on our plan your journey page.

For adventures on the go, why not download our app for on the go tracking, timetables, service updates and live times!