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Best Children's Stories For School: Kids Short Story About Ollie The Big Red Bus - Ollie's Big Day Out!

Updated on August 29, 2011

Welcome to another Ollie Story for kids! This is a short story for young children to enjoy and is the second story in the series. It is ideal as a read outloud story or for child to read for themselves. Ollie is a harmless character. He likes to tell moral stories.

Ollie has many adventures on his journeys and you can be the first to read all about him. All the stories have moral elements to them that help young children with ethics and good citizenship. This is a work in progress, so watch Ollie evolve!

I hope you enjoy these lovely short stories! Should you want to read another one of my free online stories like Ollie The Big Red Bus, please scroll down and click on the link. Thank you for visiting and remember to rate the story up, dig it, twitter it, let others read about it on facebook and myspace! Spread the love – I know Ollie would!

Ollie's Big Day Out is Part of a Series of Stories - Ollie The Big Red Bus!

Please Ollie, Take The Children to the Seaside!

Ollie stood in the middle of the garage, he had had a special clean and polish, and now his red paint shone and sparkled.

Ollie is a big red double-decker bus, and he lives with his friend in a garage in the middle of the town.

Every year Ollie takes lots of children to the seaside for the day, and today is that special day. "I do love going to the seaside," said Ollie to his best friend Bertie who stood beside him, but Bertie only sniffed and turned his headlamps away.

Ollie felt sorry for his friend, because he would have liked to have had his company on the long journey, and together they could have watched the seagulls as they played high up in the blue sky, and listened to the children, as they romped on the beach.

Dear Bertie!
Dear Bertie!

Beep! Beep! Went Ollies Horn!

Yesterday, after Ollie had finished taking the people around the town, Sam and Molly had given him a spring-clean, and when they had finished, his chrome shone, his windows gleamed, and even his big wheels glistened.

The hands on the round clock on the garage wall, pointed to nine o' clock and Fred, Ollie's driver got into his seat, and Bill the conductor jumped onto the platform. Ting, went Ollie's bell, and laughing, Fred started the engine.

Down the road went Ollie, his big black tyres singing as they rolled towards the school. Beep beep went Ollie's horn, telling the children that he was on his way.

Ollie pulled up by the school gates. All the children were in a long line, with their teacher standing at the front. She had a paper with all the children's names on it, and as she read them out, on-by-one, the children were helped by Bill.

The happy children sang as they sped along!

When all the children had sat down, Bill rang the bell, and Ollie trundled along the road, passed the school, and out into the green countryside. He ran passed the field where black and white cows chewed the tender grass. Through the woods, where branches met in an arch over Ollie's roof. Through villages,where the people gaily waved, and along lanes where little rabbits played.

The happy children sang as they sped along, their teacher waving her arms in time to the music, and Bill pretending to be a drum, beating out the rhythm of the song, with a stick on Ollie's wooden floor.

When they were halfway to the seaside, Fred turned Ollie to a little cafe, and when Ollie had stopped, all the children jumped out to buy cool drinks, saltycrisps and ice cream.

Ollie was pleased to have stopped, because his engine hissed and bubbled, and his big black tyres were aching. Fred and Bill, leaned against Ollie's side, sipping tea from paper cups. They were pleased to have a rest as well.

When Ollie's engine had cooled down, and all the children were inside again, Ollie set off on the second half of the journey. As they got nearer the seaside, Ollie could smell the cool salt air blowing from the coast. Up and down the hills they went, until at last, Ollie saw the blue sea water glistening in the distance.

The children squealed with great delight. They thought about all the sand castles that they were going to build, and all the games that they would play on the golden beach.

He felt lonely for his friend Bertie.

Through the seaside town Ollie sped, passing all the people out walking and shopping, until they reached the beach. The children climbed out clutching buckets and spades shouting, "thank you ,Ollie!" as they raced over the beach and down to the edge of the sea.

Ollie stood near the beach, amongst all the buses and coaches, but he felt lonely for his friend Bertie. All the other buses seemed to have come in groups, and they chatted to each other, not taking any notice of poor Ollie. Ollie sighed, a gentle hiss of steam escaping from his hot radiator.

It's lovely to see you!

As Ollie stood there all alone, listening to the laughter of the children coming from the beach, he thought he heard the familiar sound of his friend's engine. He looked up, and sure enough, coming towards him was Bertie's jolly face.

"You took some catching up, Ollie!" wheezed his friend, as he trundled to a spot beside Ollie, "it is lovely to see you," said Ollie, "but how did you manage to come?" "There were more children than the teacher thought," Bertie replied, and they both giggled, making their windows rattle.

The two friends had a lovely day, they felt the fresh salt air brushing over their roofs, and they watched the seagulls swooping over-head, and saw the little waves dancing patterns over the blue sea.

They travelled together, back to the town that evening, and when Sam put out the light in the big garage, Ollie went to sleep, happy that his friend had shared his big day out.

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    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you. Ollie loves life, although finds it has it's challenges, but always comes through in the end. Glad to have him wheeling around you!

    • ROBERTHEWETTSR profile image

      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Very creative and well told. Kids of all ages will enjoy you Ollie stories. Robert

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      wavegirl...Im winging over to NYC... here I come! You can take me on a bus ride to the coast and we can eat iced cream! wahoo!

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      8 years ago from New York, NY

      Shaz - this is wonderful. I want to have a day at the seaside. .with you . . maybe after the challenge?

      Thumbs up!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Well.. that is progress for you! Life is an evolving changing thing, just like the earth.

      We don't have yellow school buses in the UK!

      Thanks for reading

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      Chief Apathetic 

      8 years ago

      When I was living with the Hopi on their Rez (Reservation) a Yellow School Bus came through to whisk the children off to school. The Hopi are estimated to be a Tribe of some 35,000 years, but that's just an estimate.

      So for how many 1000's of years did the Hopi live in that area & others without European style of schools? And God ushered in Creation & suddenly there were Yellow School Busses on the Hopi Rez.

      Strange? You bet!


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