Most of us will remember how exciting it was to go on a school trip. We’d get to spend all day (and sometimes even an entire week) with our friends, and not have to sit in a boring classroom! One of the most fun parts of a school trip was always the coach journey, as it was a chance to play games, chat and have a laugh with friends. Indeed, as kids, a school trip was probably the only time we went on a coach, so it was generally a bit of a novelty. For teachers, finding a coach operator that is safe, affordable and reliable is a crucial part of organising a school trip – whether it’s a day trip in the UK or a week away in Europe. So, with that in mind, here are some tips to help you organise a coach for your school trip. Read More
If you have an event to attend, or are planning a holiday with a large group of people, then hiring a vehicle might be the most convenient, cost-effective and comfortable option for transporting everyone there and back. For times when hiring a car just isn’t enough, you can privately hire a people-carrier, minibus, coach or bus, with a reliable driver who will get you to your destination on time. If you are not sure which type of vehicle you need for your trip, here is a bit of information about each. Keep in mind that you do not want to pick an option that has many more seats than you need – doing so will end up costing you more money (in both hire and fuel) and is not a particularly environmentally friendly method of travelling. Read More
There are a myriad of benefits to taking an overnight coach when you’re travelling. You’ll cover a great distance during the hours that you’d only otherwise be asleep, and thanks to the high standard of coaches that are available, you’ll arrive to your destination rested and ready to explore.
However, we appreciate that if you’ve never taken an overnight coach trip before then you might be a little apprehensive. To ease those nerves and help you get packing, we’ve put together a little guide to what we think you should take with you on your trip, in order to make it as comfortable as possible. Read More
Did you ever have ‘places’ in the car when you were younger? Is it a tradition that you’ve carried through to your own family? Were you one of the ‘cool kids’ at school who sat at the back of the bus? We’re not here to judge, we completely understand – some seats just feel better than others!
Of course, if you’re travelling on a coach that you’ve never been on before then you won’t know which seat is ‘your’ seat. To help make sure you pick wisely (you don’t want the wrong seat for a long journey, after all), we’ve put together a guide to what makes the best seat on a coach. Read More
We are tantalisingly close to the summer holidays – for children at school, it is an especially exciting time. Exams will soon be over and weeks of freedom from classrooms and nightly homework awaits. We imagine they’re counting down the days until the last bell of the term rings – we certainly did when we were their age.
And for adults (with or without children) the summer offers all sorts of possibilities. For families it’s a chance to reconnect and spend quality time together and for those without children, the warmer weather offers the ideal chance for a getaway. If you’re thinking about a UK ‘staycation’ this summer, here’s where we think you should go. Read More
There are all manner of reasons you might need to consider private coach hire – from organising the transport for your best friend’s stag do to making sure the school team makes it to its football match on time. It’s comforting to know that no matter what the occasion, it’s likely that you’ll be able to book a coach to help you on your journey.
However, we also know that it can be intimidating to use a new service. Whereas you’re familiar with booking a train or even securing a seat on a flight, you may have never hired a coach before. To make the process seem less daunting and to answer the question of why you would use private coach hire, we’ve put together a quick guide. Read More
We’ve surely all been in the situation where, three hours into a long coach journey, we reach into our hand luggage to pull something out – whether it’s a snack, a book or a jumper – only to realise that we accidentally packed it in our main suitcase, which is now safely tucked away in the undercarriage storage compartment. While your coach driver will make a refreshment stop along the way, you still might not be able to get to your luggage, so your misplaced personal item could have to stay under the coach for the duration of the journey.
You can, of course, pick up a bite to eat during one of your scheduled coach stops, adjust the air conditioning over your seat, or take advantage of the entertainment facilities on the coach, but it’s much better to have your own possessions with you when you want them! Read More
It is finally starting to feel as though summer is on its way! This means that it’s time to start planning all the fun things you’re going to be doing with the kids at the weekends and in the school holidays. If you fancy a break from driving, taking them on a coach day trip is a great option. As well as being more affordable and convenient for the adults, it adds a real sense of adventure to the trip for the kids. They’ll love being able to play games with you on the coach, as opposed to sitting in the back seat asking ‘Are we there yet?’ while you drive!
So, with that in mind, here are three coach trips you can take with the kids this summer. Read More
Whether it’s a one-off session at a special training ground or an away game for the coveted league trophy, there are plenty of times throughout the year that the sports team you play in or coach might need to travel across the UK.
Logistically speaking, transporting a relatively large group of people to an unfamiliar location could be a bit of a headache. Fortunately, Mayday Travel’s job is to help make your journey as easy as possible – so here’s why we think hiring a minibus could be the answer to your next team trip. Read More
In our opinion, a holiday starts way before you reach your destination. In fact, as soon as you start planning your adventure, you’ll find yourself getting little bursts of that ‘holiday feeling’ – having that exciting trip to look forward to makes day-to-day life that little bit more manageable.
And, we think that an important component to a successful holiday is the transportation. If you’re planning on crossing the UK border by coach then you want to ensure that it’s going to be a stress-free journey – to help make that a reality (and to give you that holiday planning buzz that we know and love), we’ve put together a handy guide to what you need to know before you board. Read More