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Easy access to the Northumbria Police family fun day, thanks to Go North East

News   •   May 16, 2018 09:46 BST

The Cobalt Clipper service

Families and visitors attending the third annual Northumbria Police Fun Day in North Tyneside – which promises to be bigger and better than ever before – can travel there easily while avoiding the traffic via Go North East’s popular 309 and 310 Cobalt Clipper services and free of charge on its complimentary shuttle service.

Attracting over 5,000 people from the local community and beyond, the family fun day takes place on Sunday 10 June at Northumbria Police’s headquarters on Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend.

Thanks to another year of support from the region’s biggest bus operator, visitors can take advantage of Go North East’s free park and ride shuttle buses to avoid running into congestion and parking problems. Services run for the duration of the event and depart from North Tyneside Council’s offices on Cobalt Business Park every 10 minutes.

Those journeying from Blyth, Seaton Sluice or Whitley Bay, can hop on Go North East’s 309 service directly to Cobalt Business Park, while anyone travelling from North Shields, Meadow Well or West Chirton can reach take the 310. Both the 309 and 310 also continue to Newcastle.

This year, attendees of all ages can shake paws with the police dogs, have their fingerprints taken by the Police Cadets, take part in numerous sports and activities and meet the famous Force horses at the annual fun day. Plus, Operation Dragoon officers from the hit ITV show Car Wars will be in attendance.

Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East, said: “We’re proud to continue supporting the Northumbria Police family fun day, it’s a fantastic community event with something for everyone to enjoy and this year is sure to be another huge success. Our convenient free park and ride shuttle and our hugely popular Cobalt Clipper services allow families to leave the car behind for a great day out from start to finish, by eliminating the stress of finding a parking space or having to waiting in traffic to get there.”

Entry to the event is free for children, with adults requested to make a £1.00 donation. All monies raised at the event will be donated to local charities.