So this blog post is all about our journey to Poole using the coach service that is National Express! We’ve used National Express a bunch of times over the years and I can’t fault them!
For those of you that do not know, National Express is the largest operator of scheduled coach services in the UK operating high-frequency services linking more than 900 destinations.
Now I know many of you wouldn’t think to get the coach to certain destinations because it’s longer than using the train but I must admit it can definitely be a lot cheaper and more comfortable too!
As mentioned before we have used them multiple times. Just last week we used a National Express coach to take us to Luton Airport for our trip to Turku. National Express operates coach services direct to the terminal for all major UK airports 24 hours a day with 1,100 airport services every day!
National Express coaches are modern and comfortable with:
○ Leather seats
○ Air conditioning
○ Free entertainment via VUER – a complimentary onboard entertainment app offering films, TV and magazines
○ Power sockets (really important for us!)
When you book with National Express you can get:
○A guaranteed seat
○ The option of seat reservations on selected services (£2 per person)
○ A generous luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, each weighing no more than 20kg and a small piece of hand luggage and driver assistance
○ Wheelchair lifts (available on most services – passengers are advised to pre-book)
It’s also worth subscribing for updates and special offers. There have been a few times when I’ve been sent an email offering me 20% off my travel! Every little helps!
For more information and to find the best value fares visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 0871 7818181
So let’s talk POOLE!
So yes we got the coach to Poole and the journey was nice and smooth! Little miss had a bunch of movies to watch and her iPad didn’t die thanks to us being able to charge it on the coach!
I had a relaxing 3 hour nap on the comfortable leather seats that recline 😀
We actually got to Poole a little earlier than expected so we decided to do some shopping and got a few bargains!
We then headed towards Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court! BOTH are FREE to enter!
Poole museum tells the story of Poole over 4 floors of galleries! We love a historical day out!
Little miss got to do some dress up, colouring in and role playing! She of course found it super fun!
From 6th April 2019
Daily: 10am – 5pm
Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm
Sun 12noon – 4pm
Closed Christmas Eve pm, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Scaplen’s Court is Poole’s most complete medieval domestic building.
Little miss took part in a baking session which she just loved and so did I because it didn’t cost me a penny 😀
The Herb and Physic garden is beautiful too!
City Cruises Poole 🚢
I found this on Groupon for just £7. After a quick google search, I was able to find a discount code that made it even cheaper!
We both really enjoyed the 70 minute cruise around the harbour! You get to see some beautiful sites and learn new things too!
We spent the rest of the day eating, walking around and doing some more sightseeing! It was a beautiful day out with amazing weather! We skipped the beach this time around but we of course will come back in the future and there’s so much more to do.
We got back on the coach at 6:55pm and had another relaxing journey back to London!
We love National Express and will of course be using them again. We’re off to Denmark next month so we will need to get the coach to the airport again! We also loved Poole! Hopefully next time we can spend a few days there to really explore and see what the coastal town has to offer!