Spectrum Community Transport

Transporting our members

Spectrum Community Transport began in 2008. We currently have 2 x 17 seater mini buses, which can be hired by community transport members. Our members include sports clubs, luncheon clubs, shopping trips, schools, community groups and organisations, as well as individuals.

Our buses can be hired by our members for outings or you can join out trip club. We organise trips throughout the year for our trip club members, from Barnard Castle to Berwick and Sunderland to Sheffield. Trips are priced from £5, plus the annual £1 membership.

Trips are booked with a £4 non-refundable deposit. We also recently started a monthly luncheon club, where we visit local pubs and cafes to enjoy a tasty lunch. It’s a great way to get out and about and meet up with new or even old friends!

Please contact us if you would like to join the trip club or would like a quote for bus hire.

Spectrum Travel Club 2019

  • October

    • Barnard Castle*

      Wednesday, 30th Oct 2019

      9:00 AM

      A haven for discerning shoppers and treasure seekers, the town’s many antique shops provide a charming shopping experience. Many of the town’s shops are thriving independent retailers. On offer on the high street are many distinctive products some made locally. There are shops selling home décor, second-hand books, designer clothes, jewellery, accessories, vintage and retro items, local crafts, gifts and much more.

      For food lovers, locally produced food can be found in the independent butchers, green grocers, bakers and specialist shops and at the monthly farmers’ market which is held on ‘the cobbles’ in the Market Place. The restaurants, cafés and pubs serve good quality home-made food with local produce at the forefront of their menus.


  • November

    • Lunch At A Local Venue

      Wednesday, 6th Nov 2019

      12:00 PM

      Enjoy lunch at a local venue chosen at random!

      Cost: £6.00 per person plus lunch.


    • Brocksbushes Farm Shop and Christmas Fair*

      Friday, 8th Nov 2019

      9:00 AM

      Brocksbushes Farm Shop and Tea Room holds its Christmas Fayre every year. Hundreds of people come from far and wide for a real Christmas Extravaganza. There is free admission and free car parking.

      At the fayre there will be an extensive and exclusive range of Christmas gift ideas, toys, decorations and confectionery. The food marquee holds all of our suppliers who will be on hand to taste and sample their product’s, there will also be a range of cheese, wine, sausages, chocolate, jams and preserves, smoked fish and lots of other goodies to tantalize your taste buds!


    • York**

      Wednesday, 20th Nov 2019

      9:00 AM

      Don’t miss York’s popular festive market, its back with more Christmassy fun than ever before…

      Take a leisurely stroll along St Nicholas Fair and soak up the festive atmosphere, as you discover fine Yorkshire produce from crafters and makers showcased at the Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village. If you’re looking for more traditional Christmas gifts, don’t forget to wander amongst the many alpine chalets on Parliament Street.

      Cost: £13.00 per person.


  • December

    • Leeds Christmas Market**

      Wednesday, 4th Dec 2019

      9:00 AM

      The family-friendly market will be boasting over 40 traditionally decorated wooden chalet stalls featuring handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations and authentic German delicacies, along with the ever-popular Christmas Carousel and other themed children’s rides.

      A visit to the Alp Chalet Bavarian styled eatery, the Kuh Stall and the Ski Hutte bar also provides a cosy retreat for visitors offering a delicious choice of traditional German food and drink.

      Cost: £13 per person.




Please add £1 for your annual membership fee. Trips can now be booked with a non-refundable £2 deposit. Please only pay the deposit and ensure the trip is fully paid for 14 days prior to the trip.

Spectrum Community Transport also hires the bus out to community groups, with a driver or with their own driver (terms and conditions apply). Please ring the Centre for further details.

Pick –ups - Trips marked * mean that the Willington area will be the first pick-up. Trips with ** next to them mean that the Crook area pick-ups will be first.

First pick–up times will be between 8.50 and 9.15a.m.

Second pick-ups will be between 9.15 and 9.30a.m.