A NEW business venture aimed at getting people out exploring the local area and supporting local businesses is about to hit an exciting milestone.
The Jurassic Coast Card, launched earlier this year, has signed up nearly 100 businesses already, offering card-holders discounts on everything from days out to cream teas, with a wide range of shopping, accommodation and services also on offer.
Members buy a card online or in one of the local outlets, and present it to get discounts at venues all along the Jurassic Coast.
With big names such as Seaton Tramway, World of Country Life and Dorset Water Park, and lesser-known or new venues such as Dorset Mud Trail, Rockburn and Tunnel Tree Tops, the website has plenty of ideas for family days out, and lots of local cafes, pubs and shops have also joined in.
Local food and drink producers such as Baboo Gelato and Lyme Bay Winery are on board, and services are very diverse, including estate agents, leisure centres and personal trainers.
Founder Amy Ralph said: “I have been delighted at the variety of businesses that have joined us, as it gives the public such a great range of opportunities. “Cardholders will make their money back in no time, and can make significant savings, with many offers worth over £100.
“I have tried to create a business model where everybody wins. Going door to door and meeting as many businesses as possible has given me a whole new insight into the pride and passion people have for their crafts, businesses, towns and communities, and if I can help people communicate that, I see it as a massive boost for everyone involved and hopefully the area as a whole”.
At £10 for A Holiday Pass or just £24 for an Annual Pass, everyone can benefit from the savings on offer, and explore more for less this summer. For more information visit the website www.jurassiccoastcard.co.uk and look out for the Jurassic Coast Card logo (pictured) in shop and business windows around the area.