This summer, visitors can once again catch the bus to Tapnell Farm, thanks to a seasonal service being run by Southern Vectis during the summer holidays.
Route number 27 will operate every day throughout the six-week school break, starting Saturday 20 July – Sunday 1 September, providing a travel option for local families and visitors.
The route will run between Newport and Yarmouth Bus Stations via Tapnell Farm, with a shuttle service also connecting visitors from Yarmouth to the Park during the day.
Following feedback on last year’s pilot service, Southern Vectis has added more times to the timetable this season, now offering daily morning, afternoon and early evening buses to get visitors to and from Tapnell Farm.
For a full day at the Farm, leave on the first bus from Newport Bus Station at 09:30 and catch the last bus home from Tapnell at 17:40- giving over 6 hours to play and explore the Farm Park. There is a 14:05 service from Newport Bus Station and a 13:20 service from Yarmouth direct to Tapnell Farm, with the last bus back to Yarmouth at 16:25 and to Newport at 17:40.
You can catch the bus to Tapnell Farm from anywhere on the Island by asking for a ‘Through to Tapnell’. The fare will cover a single route from home to Newport Bus Station, where you’ll change for the Route Number 27 to Yarmouth via Tapnell Farm.
‘Through to Tapnell’ tickets cost £4.50 Adult / £3.40 Young
Adult / £2.25 Child / Under 5’s go free.
A great value option for visitors travelling with Southern Vectis is to take advantage of the Group Rover Ticket which provides 24 hours of unlimited bus travel across the Island, including on all open top Breezer routes, for up to 5 people for just £25 and under 5’s go free!
For more information about Route 27 and Rover Tickets click here
To plan your visit click here.