Arriva Trains Wales is encouraging people across Wales to take full advantage of rail routes to visit some of the best Welsh tourist attractions over the spring and summer holidays, without breaking the bank.
Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) is launching its “No such thing as boredom” campaign to highlight how easy and affordable it is for people of all ages to travel by rail across Wales to visit museums, indoor and outdoor adventure centres, zoos and other top tourist attractions.
As part of the campaign, ATW has linked up with popular tourist attractions within easy access of the stations located across Wales and beyond the English border, to offer some special promotions for all ATW users.
The ATW website now offers a calendar of events as well as a list of key attractions to visit by rail.
An interactive fare finder map helps find the best fares available across the network and highlights promotions including half price or two for one admission offers for attractions when an ATW rail ticket is shown on entry.
Vanessa Schotes, Head of Marketing for Arriva Trains Wales, said:
“As the recession bites, more people are starting to realise that travelling by rail is a quick, easy and cost effective way of visiting tourist attractions across Wales. When taking longer distance journeys to visit attractions across Wales such as the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay or Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium, booking your train ticket in advance can help save precious pounds.
“In Cardiff, a family can travel by train to Techniquest in the Bay or visit Rhondda Heritage Park to learn how the miners lived and worked. You could even travel further afield, answer the Call of the Wild, and take part in the Neath-based company’s adventure activities. Ranger and Rover tickets offer great value and opportunities to travel around the network to different attractions.”
Rhondda Heritage Park is already seeing more visitors this year and is offering a 20 per cent discount on entry to all Arriva passengers, as Marketing Manager, Nicola Newhams, explained:
“We have some of the best tourist attractions in Wales in the area and with easy access to the Park by rail, we’re hoping visitors will take advantage to holiday at home in Wales this spring and summer.“
Manager, Nigel Treacy of the Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre, explained:
“With all year round access to snowboarding or skiing, there’s always an opportunity for people to make the most of the slopes at the Centre. And with more people expected to holiday at home this year, we’re hoping that people will take advantage of easy access by rail to our attraction to enjoy a fun day out whatever the weather.”
Vanessa Schotes, concluded:
“With several Bank holidays such as Easter, May Bank holiday and Whitsun coming up as well as school summer holidays, we hope the campaign will show people they can visit the best tourist attractions in Wales and the border regions easily by rail and most importantly, without breaking the bank.”
Some of Arriva Trains Wales’ top tourist attractions to visit by rail:
- Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff
- Welsh Mountain Zoo in Llandudno
- Call of the Wild – activity adventures near Swansea
- Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth
- The National Water sports Centre in Plas Menai near Bangor