Bus company Stagecoach are inviting families to join them this half term as they head out on an adventure.

Stagecoach is planning to keep the wheels turning in North Cumbria, offering enticing trips to various destinations that won't break the bank.

The transportation giant has a fleet of buses carrying passengers to an array of exciting locations for just £2 a head, with up to four children under five travelling for free.

The initiative by Stagecoach means that families get to visit their favourite spots and delve into the unexplored regions of Cumbria alike.

News and Star: Bitts Park in Carlisle is part of the offer

The prospect of experiencing new sights and adventures is further sweetened by the bus rides themselves, since they can hold a certain fascination for children as they occasion the transformation of one of their favourite songs into a tangible experience.

Multiple routes and destinations have been showcased for this half term programme.

News and Star: You can do the Whinlatter Forest Trail

The Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail is an accessible 5km trail extending from Keswick Leisure Centre.

The trail follows the old Keswick to Penrith railway, crossing the River Greta and several of the original Victorian railway bridges.

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The trail is pram and wheelchair friendly, and offers seating at intervals along the pathway.

The bus routes for this is: 77, 77A, 77C, 78, 509, 553, 554, 555 & X4/X5 to Keswick Bus Station (X4/X5 to Threlkeld) and the bus stop is Keswick Bus Station / Threlkeld.

The Whinlatter Forest Trail is another option, offering free arts and crafts sessions from 11am to 3pm on Monday May 27, as well as the chance to feed the squirrels with a ranger on Wednesday.

For the squirrel feeding, places cost £5, and you can phone up and book in advance.

You can enjoy scintillating views, thrilling walks, and invigorating mountain biking.

Additional attractions include the wildlife on display and a dedicated adventure playground.

The bus routes for this one is 77 and 77A, and the bus stop you need is Whinlatter Visitor Centre.

Wordsworth House and Gardens in Cockermouth is a treat for children and young adults, providing enjoyable interactive activities and games.

Here, they can discover the childhood home of siblings William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Pre-booking is advised as the activity slots can be limited.

News and Star: Some of the views on the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail

The bus routes for this activity are X4, X5 or 600, and you need to get off at Cockermouth Main Street.

The tranquil Bitts Park in Carlisle serves as a reprieve from the city's bustle.

This park is a haven for children's recreational activities, with its play area, skate park, and splash park.

For older kids, large playing fields provide the perfect area for a football game.

The park welcomes pushchairs and wheelchairs.

For this one, there is multiple services to Carlisle, and you will need to get off at West Tower Street.

The Glasson Moss Nature Reserve is a wetland paradise nestled in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A network of trails and boardwalks pave the way for safe and fascinating exploration, while a viewing tower enables a panoramic view of the reserve's diverse wildlife.

Bus services 93/93A and getting off at Bowness-on-Solway will get you to this activity.