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  1. Family Day to Alton Towers

    Are the kids off school and stuck at home bored? One of the main struggles as a parent, is keeping the kids occupied. In the age of the screen, televisions, Ipods, Iphones kids don’t seem to get out much these days. Theme parks are an ideal way to get the children and family out of the house and enjoying themselves. Alton Towers is the ultimate in family days out. Opened as a Theme park in 1980, Alton towers has gone from a country estate, to the leading theme park in the UK. Situated in the heart of Staffordshire, ActuaTransport offer minibus and coach hire to take parties there for the day from all over the UK. If you are travelling by car, the post code for Alton towers is ST10 4DB.


    The park is divided into ten separate themed areas, from the post-apocalyptic ‘forbidden valley’, home to the Nemesis roller coaster. A roller coaster that is sure to scare the life out of you, it is one of the fastest and most popular roller coasters in the UK. To the pirate themed, mutiny bay, where you are sure to have a great time on one of the many water rides. If you are planning on riding the ‘Battle Galleons’ Make sure you come prepared to get soaked! As you sit on a boat attacking your friends and other guests with big water cannons.


    For food and drink, there are numerous outlets you can choose from. Explorers restaurant offer Pizza and Pasta meals at a reasonable price, there are also burger bars, and even a jacket potato stall if you fancy something slightly healthier. If there is a big group of you and you are looking to save some money, you could always take a rucksack and bring your own refreshments from home to cut costs and spend more time on the rides.


    Out of season, the park also hosts other events such as Scarefest, which is the largest annual event that takes place every Halloween. You can celebrate your Halloween at Alton towers, where the park is opened with spooky themed lighting and Halloween themed costumed characters running amok throughout. The park also holds a number of terror themed maze rides, where the guest must complete the maze whilst being pursued by the unknown.


    If fast paced, white knuckled terror isn’t your thing, then Alton towers has much more to offer. The park is full of attractions and rides to cater for all the needs in your party. There are shops, stalls, 3D Cinema attractions, you name it, Alton towers has got it. The day starts early and it is best to get there at opening times to make sure you get a full day. The park is open 10:00AM till 16:00PM on weekdays and open till 18:00PM on weekends. We do advise that guests arrive around 09:00AM to avoid queues. You and your party can meet back at the coach area and be picked up there for the return. ActuaTransport cater for minibuses with driver from 6-16 size minibuses and coaches on to 54, so no group is too small or too big! We pick up from anywhere in the UK to Alton towers and to all UK theme parks.


  2. How to get to Birmingham Airport by Minibus

    Birmingham Airport situated in the west midlands offers both internal and international flights to Europe, North America and Asia. Making Birmingham Airport one of the busiest airports in the country. ActuaTransport offers transport both too and from the Airport at a great value. Whether it is for 4, to 54 passengers, ActuaTransport caters for any minibus or coach journeys for Birmingham Airport.


    Why drive to Birmingham Airport, when you can get our punctual professional chauffer to pick you up and take you to the airport, in one of our modern and presentable vehicles. Avoid Birmingham Airports parking charges by taking a minibus or coach instead. With over 9 million passengers travelling through it last year, Birmingham Airport is one of the UKs busiest airports. Avoid the rush by booking a simple and organised trip with ActuaTransport minibus and coach hire.


    ActuaTransport also offers a meet and great service for customers in Birmingham Airport arrivals. Our uniformed drivers can meet you and assist you with your luggage, to make the sometimes stressful commute, a lot easier. All our journeys are pre booked, to avoid stress or confusion. Simple book with ActuaTransport minibus and coach hire and your travel needs will be taken care of.


    ActuaTransport offers transport to and from Birmingham Airport, we can cater from 4 to 54 passengers in one vehicle.  All prices agreed with the booking office are the final price, there is no extra charges applied. ActuaTransport also offers tours and events across the UK, if you are visiting the UK for the first time and need ideas, feel free to ask your booking agent.

  3. Why Visit Liverpool and how to get there by minibus

    Are you new to Liverpool and this is your first visit? Need inspiration or ideas for a visit, with years of experience in providing transport and tours, ActuaTransport are experts in this area. Whether it is for 6-56, ActuaTransport can provide coach and minibus transport in Liverpool and organise an activity filled stay in Liverpool. Making sure you don’t miss out on any of the beautiful scenery and activities the city of Liverpool has to offer.


    Stadium Tours

    Liverpool is a city that hosts two of the most successful clubs in British football. Liverpool and Everton FC have two of the oldest and most historically rich stadiums not only in Liverpool, but in the world. Goodison Park and Anfield are less than 1 mile away from each other, which makes them some of the closest football stadia in Britain. For Minibus or Coach tours of the stadiums, feel free to enquire for costings. We can offer packages as part of a tour of Liverpool or we can offer the trip on its own.


    Beatles Tour

    No trip to Liverpool would be complete without viewing the legacy left behind by the Beatles. ActuaTransport can offer a full day tour visiting the significant places of the Beatles. Enquire with one of our staff, if you want to customise your Beatles tour. We offer minibus and coaches to and from all the Beatles locations in Liverpool. Whether you want to visit the home of a young John Lennon at Mendips. Perhaps you want to see the thrills of the world famous Cavern Club, the club labelled ‘the cradle of British pop’. There is also penny lane, situated in the south of the city a great location to get an iconic photograph to remember your stay in the great city of Liverpool. Call us on 0845 200 3005 or email us on for details and ideas on how you would like to spend your time in the city.


    Albert Dock

    The Liverpool docks were once the lifeblood of the city and the city owes much of its history to its docks. The docks were the gateway to the world during the 19th and early 20th century. Much of its wealth came through the trade from the ships docking here. Visiting the docks is a must for anyone that wants to see Liverpool. ActuaTransport offers coach and minibus hire with driver to and from the docks. The docks offer much for all types of groups, there are museums for the family, restaurants and cafes and the ‘Pumphouse’ pub. You can visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum and there is an International slavery Museum, ideal places to go to learn about Liverpool’s role in the empire. For your cultural needs the Albert dock also hosts the famous Tate Liverpool art gallery, which is free admission.


    Liverpool Cathedrals

    Liverpool has two beautiful cathedrals to offer, which dominate the cities sky line. Two vastly different styles in architecture make visiting both of them a must. The Liverpool Anglican cathedral ranks as the fifth biggest cathedral in the world. With a height of 101 metres, the Liverpool Anglican cathedral is one of the biggest non spired churches in the world. The Liverpool Metropolitan cathedral is a much more unique structure, due to its round spires some locals have dubbed it as the ‘Mersey Funnel’. The completion began in 1962 and was complete in 1967

    The churches are open all year round, so do make sure that in your trip to Liverpool, you include a trip to these two impressive structures.

  4. How to get to Manchester Christmas Markets

    Manchester Christmas Markets


    It is getting to that time of year. The Christmas feeling is in the air, spirits are high. Why not take the family and friends to visit Manchester’s world famous Christmas markets. ActuaTransport offer minibus and coach hire to and from the Manchester Christmas Markets. So grab your coat and scalf and come and visit the Manchester Christmas Markets today.


    Based in the heart of the city. Manchester’s Christmas Markets return again this year to offer revellers that special Christmas feel. Whether it’s mulled wine or a stein of Erdinger, you can let us do the driving, whilst you sit back and enjoy the entire Manchester Christmas market experience. Hungry? There is plenty of hot food on the go, and a trip to the market wouldn’t be the same without a traditional Bratwurst hotdog.


    The Manchester Christmas Markets offer a wide selection of continental beers and alcoholic beverages, so make sure you make time to try them all! There are several bars and stalls scattered throughout the markets, with plenty of variety for every need. The markets have a friendly atmosphere and is a great place to take the kids.


    If you are stuck for ideas for Christmas gifts, the Manchester Christmas Market offers a wide range of small gifts and hand crafted trinkets, ideal for that alternative gift. Everything from Handcrafted leather bags, unique amber jewellery, to organic Dutch cheeses and Bavarian German Sausage.  The markets cater to all different wants and needs and should be enjoyed by everybody.


    Call us on 0845 200 3005 or send an email enquiry, we offer all transport for any size group. We can offer the transport to and from the markets from all over the UK. We can also offer you the Manchester Christmas Markets on its own, or as a package tour of Manchester. To enquire about tours of Manchester, ask on of the ActuaTransport staff either over the phone or via email. Visit Manchester today!

  5. Things to do in Liverpool

    What is there to do in Liverpool? Where do we start!

    Liverpool is a city with something for everyone, whether your interest is sightseeing, history, shopping, sport or simply having a good time.

    A day out on the Liverpool Waterfront offers the Albert Dock with its Slavery and Maritime Museums telling the story of Liverpool’s heritage and the Pier Head where past meets present with the stunning architecture of the Three Graces contrasting with the modern Museum of Liverpool.

    Not forgetting of course the tribute exhibitions to The Beatles!

    Find out more about Liverpool nightlife and transportation here

  6. Great Christmas Party Ideas in Liverpool

    We’re now well into November – time to crank up the heating and get ready for a bit of winter chill and Christmas shopping! And if you haven’t already booked your Christmas Party, you really do need to be getting that sorted now.

    Liverpool is a great place for a Christmas party. We know; we take party groups into and around the city every Christmas and there’s a real variety of places to go to enjoy whatever type of Christmas entertainment you’re looking for. So here’s a selection to get you started.

    Wherever your football loyalties lie, Everton and Liverpool FC both put on festive party nights with all the trimmings you’d expect for a Christmas ‘do’, with live entertainment and themed music nights just part of what’s on offer.

    For a more relaxed Christmas party experience, head down to the Albert Dock where you’ll find several great venues from the stylish Gusto’s to the easy going What’s Cooking or the traditional Pump House. Something for everyone!

    Liverpool’s hotels get into the season’s spirit with both exclusive and shared Christmas party nights and a wide choice of party styles. You could start by seeing what the Titanic, the Village Urban Resort, the Hard Day’s Night or the Atlantic Tower have to offer.

    Christmas parties in Liverpool are found right across the City with some great and unusual venues and themes. Try the Venue at the Royal Liver Building for something a bit prestigious or a Speakeasy Ball at Aintree for a touch of the 1920’s. Perhaps a tailored package at Revolution?

    Whatever you want from your Christmas party, you’ll find it in Liverpool.

    And when you do decide where you’re going for your Christmas bash, don’t forget to play it safe by arranging for transport for your group. A minibus and driver hire from Actua is the only way to do it – no hassle, no worries about driving licences! Just sit back and let us get you there and back.

    Give us a call for the best minibus hire deals in Liverpool!

  7. Summer Holidays: Stress-free Days Out With The Kids!

    The weather may still be a bit hit and miss, but summer is definitely just around the corner with not very many weeks to go until we hit the school summer break. Six weeks of keeping the kids occupied!

    The UK has so much to offer kids of all ages, from Brighton and Blackpool to Alton Towers and Lightwater, with a wealth of history and nature to explore too. And getting out and about need not be an ordeal!

    Kids are happiest amongst their friends; parents are happiest when the kids are happy. So why not make life a little bit easier for yourself? Take advantage of one of our minibus and driver hire deals and design your own day trip for you, your kids and their friends.

    Hiring a minibus and driver for the day means you’re not trying to focus on your driving, the traffic and the sat-nav whilst attempting to keep a couple of bored kids occupied – always a recipe for a disastrous day out!

    Much more personal than a coach day trip, a minibus hire lets you plan your day to be exactly what you want it to be; you’ll be picked up at your door by our friendly, professional driver who will ensure your travel plans go without a hitch, taking the strain whilst you concentrate on enjoying your day out with the kids.

    And minibus with driver hire need not break the bank! Spread the cost between your group and everyone gets an affordable day out with a difference.

    We have minibus hire deals to suit every requirement and to take you anywhere in the UK, all based on modern, reliable and safe vehicles, giving you an assured peace of mind.

    So why not take a different look at keeping the kids entertained during the long summer break? Something that will give you a bit of stress-free time out too.

    Simply come up with your ideas for your day out, give us a call to see how we can tailor a minibus hire around your plans and we’ll quote you our best minibus with driver deal to meet your needs.

  8. Getting out and about this Easter

    Easter – time to shake off the winter blues and start getting out and about again.

    There’s certainly plenty out there to get you out of bed and on the road over the coming months, whether sporting events from the Grand National to the Boat Race and Cup Final or a whole range of music festivals and days out.

    And what better way to enjoy your day out than in the company of friends and family?

    Which is where we come in! Why not leave the cars at home and take an Actua minibus and driver hire deal for the day? We’ll take you where you want to go in a modern, comfortable vehicle from our minibus hire fleet, with a friendly professional driver who will take away all the stresses of the day leaving you to simply have a good time!

    When you think about it, hiring a minibus with driver makes a lot of sense for group travel, not only getting everyone to the right place at the right time, but as a cost effective, safe alternative to everyone driving themselves – certainly with the great minibus hire deals we’ve created for you.

    A lot of our minibus hire work involves getting people to events all around the UK, so you can be sure that we understand everything that’s involved in getting you to your destination; you definitely won’t hear of an Actua driver letting our clients down!

    Don’t forget also that we are experts at providing minibus and driver hire specially for those other summertime occasions, like getting groups of wedding guests to the wedding and holidaymakers to the airport (and home again).

    So as the days get longer, lighter and hopefully a lot warmer, take a fresh look at your own travel plans and see just how you can get so much more from your days out by arranging an Actua minibus and driver hire package and letting someone else take the travel hassles.

    Give us a call any time to discuss your own minibus hire needs; we have some great minibus hire deals to suit every occasion.

  9. Our top picks for fabulous nights out in London

    Whether you’re looking to visit the major superclubs, high-end bars or smaller, more intimate venues, London is definitely the place to be for a top night out. If you’re planning to experience the London nightlife with a large group, minibus hire is essential. But as for which venues you choose, it can be difficult to know where to start – after all, with so many destinations on offer, you’re really spoilt for choice.

    To help you out, we’ve put together some of the best London nightlife venues below:


    Known for being incredibly diverse, Cargo is one of our top choices. The venue’s cool factor is definitely helped by the fact that it’s situated directly underneath some railway arches, with delicious global street food making this a must-visit bar. Even better, you’ll get free entry if you arrive before 10pm on Friday nights.

    Showtime Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

    Cabaret is so popular at the moment, and where better to get an eyeful than at Cafe de Paris? It has a reputation for naughtiness and opulence, so sit back, relax and enjoy a vibrant parade of adult entertainment and wonder.

    Egg London

    Nights out in London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Egg – especially if you’re a fan of the Ibiza scene. Its stylish surroundings are spread over three floors, with an intimate outdoor courtyard where you can just chill out and gaze at the stars if you need a break from a hardcore dancing session. There’s even breakfast provided if you stay long enough!

    The Cat and Mutton

    The Cat and Mutton is a vibrant, lively pub. Well known for its atmosphere of buzzy-yet-relaxed fun, which can quickly switch to frivolous frolics and lively entertainment, this could be just the place to have a fantastic night out. Even better – if you manage to beat the barman by rolling the dice, you’ll get your entire round for free! Score.


    If hardcore is more your style, a visit to Fabric is essential. After dancing the night away, you can relax and have a chat on the massive leather chill-out beds the venue provides – you may even make some new friends! This venue is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – plenty of time to get your freak on.

    See the sights

    Looking for minibus hire to the London Eye, or the Shard? These are just two of the best places to get a bird’s eye view of the city in all its spectacular glory. If you’re after a great night out in London and want to see all there is to see, a minibus can get your group to all your planned destinations without having to arrange buses or multiple taxis.

  10. A day at the races

    It may not feel like it, but spring is officially here, and if our previous experience is anything to go by, that means a lot of people will now be hitting the High Street for their new race day outfits.

    And that also means a hectic time for us too with some of our busiest and most enjoyable minibus hires seeing us taking race-going groups to the key events across the country.

    So what about a day at the races?

    If you’ve never had a race day experience before, there are plenty of race meetings at racecourses around the country for you to sample; and taking advantage of a minibus and driver hire arrangement for the day means you really do get the most out of your event with no worries about getting home in one piece!

    It may be just a few days away now, but it’s still not too late to make the Cheltenham Festival which kicks off the 2015 season’s major meetings. Then there are April’s Grand National at Aintree, the Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot in June, and Glorious Goodwood crowning July’s race calendar.

    With race meetings in between at Newmarket, York, Doncaster and every course across the country, there’s no shortage of race day opportunities – and you can get to them all, wherever you are based, with our nationwide minibus and driver hire deals.

    BOOK NOW! Call 0845 200 3005

    A day at the races is one of those great British days out; a planner’s dream for every occasion! Everyone knows about the Ladies Days at Ascot and Aintree, but why not a race day for that special family celebration? For a girls’ or lads’ day out? You could even make it part of your stag or hen do!

    It only takes a little imagination to create a special, exciting day out, made even better as a group occasion with a professional driver and a reliable minibus hire taking away the hassle of getting you around.

    We love a good day at the races! It’s a real chance to unwind with a few friends, dress up a bit and even have a flutter (or two).

    And it’s definitely one of those occasions when leaving the cars at home and travelling together in your own private minibus will give your day that little extra care-free atmosphere!

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