Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during February half term to visit some of the region’s free attractions.
By jumping on board a Metro families can visit a range of places easily across Tyne and Wear including the Great North Museum: Hancock, Bill Quay Community Farm, Rising Sun Country Park, The Word, National Centre of the Written Word and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.
Families can use Metro’s free adventure book, ‘Metro’s little book of things to see’ , which is available from Nexus TravelShops and is also available to download from www.nexus.org.uk/metro/offers, to keep the kids entertained on their journey by looking out for animals, artworks and places across the Metro network ticking them off as they spot them.
School holidays can often be an expensive time for parents, so Metro is also encouraging families to take advantage of its Pop Pay As You Go cards to help cut down on the cost of days out.
Pop Pay As You Go is an easy way to pay for transport across Tyne and Wear and is an ideal way for adults to travel around the region. Using a Pop Pay As You Go smart card saves passengers money on every trip they make on Metro, and the card can also be used to buy tickets on all local buses in North East England.
Metro Services Director, Chris Carson, said: “We are encouraging families to make the most of the school holidays and explore all the fantastic things the region has to offer. We are very lucky to have so many free attractions in Tyne and Wear and our adventure book is a great way to plan a fun-filled day out to entertain the whole family.
“We also hope Metro customers will take advantage of our Pop Pay As You Go cards to help them save money so they can plan more days out during the February half term.”