Family fun is available across South Cumbria this half term, Stagecoach is inviting families on an adventure that won’t break the bank.

Stagecoach has a fleet of buses taking people to exciting places for just £2 a ticket per person - with the added bonus that up to four children under the age of five can travel for free. Children aged five to 15 can also benefit from a discounted rate.

The Stagecoach super deal means that families can visit their favourite places as well as exploring far-flung corners of Cumbria that they may never have seen before.

So hop on a bus and set off on a budget-friendly day out this half term. Here are the top suggestions:

Brewery Arts, Kendal is accessible via multiple bus services in town. The Brewery Arts is a 10 minute walk from Kendal Bus Station.

World class cinema, live music, theatre and arts and crafts are all on offer at this lovely arts centre in Kendal and a certain lasagne-loving, Monday-hating cat is about to have a wild adventure this half term. Buy your tickets now for The Garfield Movie which is showing at various times throughout half term.

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Lightburn Park in Ulverston is accessible via the 6 and X6 bus routes, which will stop at Ulverston, Park Drive.

A skate ramp, sensory garden and children’s play area are all part of the fun on a day out to Lightburn Park. Take the 6 or X6 from Barrow to the library in Ulverston, and then it’s an eight minute walk to Lightburn Park. On a sunny day, stay out a little later and take a very pretty short walk to Dragley Beck.

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World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere is accessible via the 6, 508, 555, 599 and 755 bus routes which will stop at either St Martin's Church or Bowness Pier.

Meet Peter Rabbit and friends at the magical World of Beatrix Potter. This enchanting family attraction celebrates everything about Beatrix Potter with an eclectic mix of activities to entertain children of all ages from films to an interactive woodland glade and beautiful garden. You will feel as though you are walking through the pages of Beatrix Potter’s beautiful books. See Squirrel Nutkin on his raft and smell Mrs Tiggywinkle’s fresh laundry in her neatly tidied kitchen.

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Sizergh Castle and Gardens is accessible via the X6, 555 or 755 bus route. There is a 20-minute walk from the Brettargh stop, or you can ask the driver for Sizergh.

A magical castle, beautiful walks, an abundance of wildlife and gorgeous gardens are all on offer at this popular family attraction just four miles south of Kendal.

Home to the Hornyold-Strickland family, the castle, its gardens and estate are now in the care of the National Trust. Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, and a relative of the Stricklands, is thought to have lived here after her first husband died in 1533.

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PromArt on the Promenade at Grange-over-Sands is accessible via the X6 bus route, whic stops at Grange Railway Station.

Head to the Victorian Promenade on Sunday May 26 for a vibrant display of art and crafts. Each month there are up to 80 stalls displaying a wide range of art and crafts on this historic Prom overlooking the beautiful Morecambe Bay estuary. Take time to explore the lovely town of Grange-over-Sands with its vibrant cafe society.

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Windermere Lake Cruises is accessible via the 6, 508, 555, 599 and 755 bus routes which stop at Bowness Pier.

Enjoy a stunning view of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells on a lake cruise, with trips departing daily from Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside piers. Choose a combined bus and boat ticket to save money and enjoy a great day out in one of the most popular areas of the Lakes.

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Honister Slate Mine at Borrowdale is accessible via the 77, 77A or 77C bus routes, which stop at Honister Slate Mine.

Are you brave enough to tackle the infinity bridge at the Honister Slate Mine? And for more adrenaline fuelled challenges, how about the Via Ferrata Classic or Extreme? If your children are a little bit older, the Honister Slate Mine is a fabulous place to visit. From a more sedate but fascinating underground mine tour to the opportunity to climb the mine, there are some exciting and challenging activities to keep families entertained for hours.

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