THE Sandbanks Ferry Company will be offering free travel to all passengers on Christmas Day this year.

The Christmas Day ferry service will run half-hourly from 8am until 6.10pm, leaving Sandbanks on the hour and half hour, and from Shell Bay at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour.

All types of passengers will be able to enjoy free travel, including foot, car, bicycle and goods vehicles.

A ferry company spokesman said: "Should passengers wish to donate their toll fee to the company’s nominated charity for the coming year, Forest Holme Hospice in Poole, they will be able to do so via collection boxes on board the ferry."

During the rest of the holiday period, the Sandbanks Ferry will operate a normal service timetable from 7am to 11pm.

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