A generic photo of a family on board the Ferry's top deck looking at the view of the Tyne
10 April 2019

Families can get out and about this Easter with a free travel offer for kids on the Shields Ferry.

On Easter Sunday, April 21, up to four children under 16 can travel for free on the cross-Tyne service when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket or pass.

Nexus, the public body which owns and operates the Ferry, is running the offer to encourage more people to enjoy the sights and attractions in South Shields and North Shields this Easter.

Nexus has published a places to visit by Ferry guide.

And there will be fun on board the ferry too, with an Easter egg hunt for the children across the day.

Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus, said: “Children travel for free on the Shields Ferry on Easter Sunday. This is a great offer to allow families to get out and about and enjoy the attractions in South Shields and North Shields.

“The Shields Ferry crossing is just seven minutes and is ideal for a day out on both sides of the Tyne, offering some great views and easy access to stunning coastline and beaches.

“Many popular visitor attractions are situated only minutes away from the ferry and can be easily reached on foot or by making a short interconnecting journey using public transport.”

The Shields Ferry is running to its usual timetable over the Easter weekend:

19 April, Good Friday: 6.45am – 10.50pm
20 April, Easter Saturday: 6.45am – 10.50pm
21 April, Easter Sunday: 10.15am – 6pm
22 April, Easter Monday: 6.45am – 8pm.

For more information go to www.nexus.org.uk/ferry or go to the Shields Ferry’s Facebook page