Beacon bus a hit in Hyndburn!

Each weekend in the run up to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration’s families have been enjoying a bus trail across seven parks in the borough.

The family-friendly trail has been a huge hit, with hundreds of people taking park over the last few weeks, exploring award-winning parks and learning along the way.

The free service visits parks that are hosting the special jubilee augmented reality trail, where people can scan the QR code to learn about the Queen and even meet virtual visitors who have ventured to Hyndburn from Buckingham Palace.

Leader of Hyndburn Council, Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE said:

“Feedback from this free bus trail has been wonderful. Families have said it has meant they’ve not only been visiting parks they’ve never been to before, but have learnt so much about The Queen’s historic 70-year reign. There have been passengers of all ages on board and also people who have enjoyed the trip without taking part in the beacon trail.

“We are really proud to have brought this great offer to our community and hope to see the bus full on the remaining trips!”

The bus has been specially designed for the Jubilee celebrations and there are limited edition flags available on board for people to wave and take home. Town and District Transport Trust are running the service and welcoming passengers on board throughout the selected days.

The bus is running on:

Saturday 28 May, Sunday 29 May, Sunday 5 June, Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June. Starting at Churchfield Gardens, Church Street, Great Harwood at 10:40am the trail takes approximately three hours to complete and makes a complete circuit.

There is also the option to hop-on/hop off at other locations, full information and detailed timetable can be found online at: