Eight great ways to make the most of our T1 and T10 Summer Group Ticket

4 months ago Tue 1st Aug 2023

School’s out and the summer holidays are finally here!

We want to help you and your family get out and about across Wales this summer for the best price – that’s why we’ve launched our T1 and T10 Summer Group Tickets.

Two adults travel for just £6 on our T10 and £10 on our T1 all-day, with all accompanying children travelling for free!

We’ve put together eight great things to do with the family along the T1 and T10 routes to make sure you get the most out of your Summer Group Ticket.

The Gwili Railway, Carmarthen – T1

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If you’re looking for a heritage fuelled day out with the family, then look no further than the Gwili Railway!

This heritage line gives adults and children the opportunity to drive their own steam engine so it’s a must for railway enthusiasts.

You’ll follow some of the original route between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen, taking in the lovely scenery of the wooded hills and rolling vales.

Hop off the T1 at the Carmarthen First Depot bus stop and you’ll be right by the entrance!

Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda – T10

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Soar high above the incredible landscape of Eryri National Park with an adrenaline powered family day out on the zip wires!

While you’re there, why not take a tour around the historic Penrhyn Quarry and its important role in the slate mining industry of north Wales.

More information on tickets for Zip World can be found here.

The T10 bus service drops you in the centre of Bethesda, where it’s just a short walk up to the Zip World site.

Aberaeron – T1

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Looking to slow the pace down? Hop on the all-electric T1 and spend the afternoon strolling around the picturesque coastal town of Aberaeron.

Its idyllic scenery, with its gorgeous harbour overlooking Cardigan Bay and colourful houses make it a painters’ paradise.

The town has a natural aura of relaxation and it’s hard not to feel calm as you mooch around the many independent shops and cafes that line its streets. The Wales Coastal Path makes its way through the heart of the town if you’re looking to do a little more exploring.

Llangollen Heritage Railway (Corwen) – T10

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Make your way down to Corwen in the T10, on the picturesque A5 road and hop on the historic Llangollen railway at the newly opened Corwen station!

Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. The journey is a relaxing 7.5 miles travelling through some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales.

The line, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), remains close to the waters of the river for most of its length as it gently meanders through the beautiful backdrop of the Dee Valley.

You can book your trip here.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway – T1

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This is a great way to start exploring this charming seaside town, offering brilliant panoramic views over the bay and beyond.

Carrying passengers up the steep Constitution Hill at the end of the curving promenade since 1896, it’s Britain’s longest funicular electric cliff railway.

The summit of Constitution Hill, as well as the camera obscura - the largest in the world, is also home to a cafe, children’s play area, gift shop and several historical exhibits, making this a fun way to spend a day in Aberystwyth.

Betws-y-Coed – T10

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If you’re going to visit anywhere on the T10 this summer, Betws-y-Coed is an absolute must.

Surrounded in swathes of amazing forests that could rival any alpine setting, this enchanting little town is offers plenty to explore.

Why not take the children on a magical visit to the Fairy Glen – the river Conwy flows through this secluded and enchanted gorge, that makes you feel like you’re entering another dimension when you’re standing amidst it all.

Or simply spend a few hours browsing its quaint stores with an ice-cream in hand along the banks of the river Llugwy.

Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) – T1

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Running on a 1 ft 11+3⁄4 in narrow gauge track, the Vale of Rheidol Railway runs between Aberystwyth and Devil’s Bridge, a small village on the River Mynach 11 miles (18 km) away. Opened in 1902, trains have run continuously, and still carry passengers and rail enthusiasts in 16 beautifully maintained carriages. It was one of the first railways to be privatised.

The route passes through arguably some of Wales’ most stunning landscapes - watch out for the buzzards and red kites circling above the valley, and with regular events, gift shop and tea room and plenty of friendly volunteers to answer all your questions, this is a great day out. 

Bangor – T10

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Wales’s oldest city has a thriving student scene meaning there’s plenty to keep you entertained!

Why not take a wander down to the Garth Pier – the second longest pier in Wales – for a bite to eat and to admire the views along the Menai Straight.

Just outside of the city is the incredible 19th Century Penrhyn Castle with its beautiful gardens – once the home of a wealthy industrialist who owned a slate quarry nearby.

How to buy your tickets

You can purchase your Summer Group Tickets on our website, by downloading our TrawsCymru app or simply buy them on the bus!

View the T1 and T10 timetables.