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 Solo Days Out

​Make​ the most of your Solo Ticket​

Don’t just use your Solo bus ticket for journeys to and from work or school...

Croxteth Hall and Country Park

When was the last time you visited Croxteth Hall and Country Park?

There are fun runs and organised walks, a working farm where you can see piglets, lambs and other young animals all year round, a Victorian walled garden housing the City’s botanical collection and wildlife of all kinds in the well preserved landscape of woodland, pastures and ponds. The Hall itself reveals a fascinating glimpse of how the Earls of Sefton, their families and servants lived at the Hall in Edwardian times.

Worth another visit?

Use your Solo ticket to get you there on the following bus routes:
  • 18 Liverpool to Croxteth Park via Tuebrook
  • 62 Allerton to Bootle via Old Swan, Tuebrook, Fazakerley, Walton Vale
  • 102 Aintree University Hospital to Page Moss via Croxteth, Alder Hey Hospital, Knotty Ash, Broadgreen Hospital.
  • 214/215 Walton Park, Walton, Orrell Park, Aintree, Aintree, Fazakerley, Broadway

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Another Place at Crosby Beach

Have you always meant to go and see the Iron Men at Crosby Beach but never got around to it?

Anthony Gormley’s Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

Each one weighs 650 kilos – and is made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.

Well worth a visit?

Use your Solo ticket to get you there on the following bus routes:
  • 206 Hightown – Little Crosby – Blundellsands Circular
  • 53 Liverpool City Centre – Crosby via Kirkdale, Bootle, Seaforth, Waterloo
  • 63 Bootle – Fazakerley Circular via Waterloo, Crosby, Netherton, Aintree, Fazakerley
  • 47 Liverpool City Centre – Crossens via Bootle, Seaforth, Waterloo, Crosby, Ince Blundell, Formby, Woodvale, Ainsdale, Southport
  • 54 Liverpool City Centre – Thornton via Kirkdale, Bootle, Crosby
  • 133 Waterloo – Kirkby via Crosby, Thornton, Maghull
  • X2 Liverpool City Centre – Preston via Bootle, Waterloo, Crosby, Thornton, Formby. Ainsdale, Birkdale, Southport, Churchtown, Crossens.

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New Brighton

New Brighton has undergone a massive transformation recently- including the Floral Pavilion Theatre, a cinema, bowling alley, crazy golf course, amusement arcade and plenty of restaurants, pubs, and bars, - all making for a great day out beside the sea.

Enjoy the attractions, the shore, the river breezes, and the view across the Mersey to one of the most famous skylines in the world.

Your Solo can get you there….
  • 10/10A/110 Arrowe Park Hospital – New Brighton
  • 107/207/208 Woodside or Town Meadow to New Brighton
  • 118/119 Mill Park – New Brighton
  • 410/110 Clatterbridge – New Brighton
  • 411 Woodside – New Brighton
  • 414 Woodside – New Brighton
  • 432/433 Liverpool – New Brighton

The Dream

You’ve probably noticed this amazing sculpture peeping over the tops of the trees when you’ve been driving along the M62 but did you know you can get close up to it through the former site of Sutton Manor Colliery that has been reclaimed from wasteland to woodland?

And did you know that the sculpture was commissioned as part of a Channel 4 broadcast, the Big Art Project, in 2006?

The Dream represents a 9-year old girl, her eyes closed in quiet contemplation, dreaming not only about her future but also that of the former colliery site and St Helens.

Use your Solo to get a better peek at this impressive statue.

  • 17 St Helens – Widnes
  • 30 Chain Lane – Sutton Manor

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Farm fun for the kids (and the not-so-little kids).

You may not have the chance to visit the countryside as often as you would like so how about visiting your local farm for a little taster – it could be closer than you think.

Acorn Farm in Kirkby has sheep, cows, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and meerkats, many of which you can feed and stroke. There are animal petting sessions during school holidays, outdoor play areas; woodland walks a farm shop and cafe.

Your Solo can take you there….
  • X3 Liverpool – Kirkby
  • 97A/98/98A Kirkby Circulars
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Tam O’Shanters Urban Farm in Upton is home to goats, guinea fowl, pigs, sheep, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, ponies, bees, geese and ducks. Check out their website for details of events throughout the year.

Your Solo can take you there…
  • 10/10A New Brighton – Arrowe Park Hospital
  • 18 Birkenhead – Town Meadow
  • 38/38A West Kirby - Bromborough
  • 437 Liverpool – West Kirby
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Do-it-yourself Beatles Tour

Start your tour with a visit to the Beatles Story at the Albert Dock to remind yourself why the Four were so Fab, then venture off the beaten track to discover the story of the Beatles before they were famous.

Plan your tour using your Solo ticket.

Penny Lane – inspiration for the song. John Lennon and George Harrison’s primary school is around the corner in Dovedale Road.
Buses: 75, 76, 80, 80A, 86, 86A

The Casbah Coffee Club - venue of the Quarrymen’s first gig
Buses: 12, 13, 61b

Strawberry Field – inspiration for the song. Mendips, where John lived with Aunt Mimi, is around the corner. You can take a tour around Mendips if you book it with the National Trust
Bus: 76

St Peter’s Church – where John met Paul and Eleanor Rigby is buried
Buses: 75, 76, 81, 81A, 89

Forthlin Road – Paul’s childhood home. You can take a tour around Forthlin Road if you book it with the National Trust.
Buses: 86, 86A

Admiral Grove – Ringo’s childhood home
Buses: 26, 27, 75, 80, 80A

Arnold Grove – George’s childhood home
Buses: 14, 14A, 61, 79

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