Family Fun2024-04-12T11:08:21+01:00

Storyboats

Ideal short entertainment sessions for the younger ones (3-9 years), which include a themed boat trip from Frogmore Paper Mill, down The Gade and joining the Grand Union Canal with storytelling, wildlife spotting and birdfeeding.  Last about 40 minutes.

When: school holidays.

Time: starting from 11am.

Fee: From £5 – £15. Please see individual Storyboats for prices.  Book in advance.

Most suitable for primary age children.  All children must be accompanied. Every passenger must have a ticket as for insurance purposes, the number of passengers is limited to 12.  If you are bringing a tot under 3, you can purchase one of our limited number of under 3 tickets, which are free.  Our ideal is a boat of at least 6, 4-7 year olds.

Booking essential.  Please call 01442 234600, or email education@frogmorepapermill.org.uk

Easter 2024 Storyboats. Listen to the stories (4-8 year old audience) and spot the wildlife. There may even be opportunities to feed the birdlife and hopefully see any newly hatched chicks. The Gade River is full of wildlife and we will pause to feed any we spot. The Bryan Donkin boat leaves from outside our Visitor Centre in Fourdrinier Way, travels down The Gade to join the Grand Union Canal, where we will stop briefly. Stories and facts along the way. A gentle time filler for younger children on holiday… and their parents as all children must be accompanied. Lasts approximately 45 minutes. £6 per passenger whatever age, with a maximum of 12 passengers, plus crew. Booking essential.  We have made a slight increase in our per person charge to assist fundraising towards our post-fire recovery.

Date Event
Thursday 4th April

11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Easter Storyboat
Wednesday 10th April

11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Easter Storyboat
Thursday 11th April

11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Easter Storyboat
Friday 12th April

11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Easter Storyboat

FAMILY FUN FOR Whitsun 2024 Half Term trips down the River Gade, to join the Grand Union Canal, while stories are read. We try to pause to watch and feed any wildlife we meet along the way. The river is full of life and at this time we should see some young broods of goslings, cygnets, ducklings and moorhens. A gentle way for younger children, to spend some time during the school break.  Our Bryan Donkin boat can take a maximum of 12 passengers, plus crew. Lasts about 45 minutes. £6 per passengers. Booking essential as these are very popular and sell fast.

Date Event

Tuesday 28th May

11am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Whitsun Storyboat

Thursday 30th May

11am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Whitsun Storyboat
FAMILY FUN FOR SUMMER 2024 Summer themed stories on the Bryan Donkin boat. Hopefully lovely, warm weather and a gentle 45 minute trip from The River Gade, outside our front door, to The Grand Union Canal and return. We will do some wildlife spotting and and bird feeding along the way. Booking essential. Boats limited to 12 passengers, plus crew. £6 per person.
Date Event
Wednesday 24th July

11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Summer Storyboat
Wednesday 31st July

11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Summer Storyboat
Wednesday 7th August

11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Summer Storyboat
Wednesday 14th August

11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Summer Storyboat
Wednesday 21rd August

11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Summer Storyboat
Wednesday 28th August

11am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Summer Storyboat

FAMILY FUN FOR HALLOWEEN 2024 Halloween themed Storyboats, for afternoon and dusk. (We have lights!)  Come dressed up and join our spooky crew for spooky tales and spooky goings on. The Bryan Donkin will be Halloween decorated and leave on time from the front of our Visitor Centre in Fourdrinier Way. Please arrive promptly.  Booking essential. £8 per person.  

Date Event
Thursday 31st October

1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm

Halloween Storyboat

FAMILY FUN FOR CHRISTMAS 2024 Santa Storyboats are very special. Santa makes a special visit to joins us, on our trip, in a festive Bryan Donkin boat.  Dressing up is expected! Christmas themed stories will be told by our storyteller, as we take a trip down the River Gade, from outside our Visitor Centre, along the River Gade, down to the Grand Union Canal and back.  Children will receive a  gift from Santa.  Our boat takes a maximum of 12 passengers plus crew. £12 per person. Lasts 45 minutes to an  hour. Booking is essential to join the fun. 

Date Event
Monday 23rd December

2-3pm and 4-5pm

Santa Storyboat
Book Storyboat Tickets

Drop-in crafting

the Apsley Paper Trail Trust at Frogmore Paper Mill prides itself in delivering fun and stimulating activities for children. Pop in for a morning or afternoon with the young ones. Select your project  (eg birdhouse/ bunny,) as you pay and make use of our workstations, to decorate it to your liking. All the family welcome, pay by project blank. We supply all the materials, you can do all the messy, creative stuff and we do the clearing up.

When: school holidays 2021
Time: 10- 12 am and 1-3pm
Fee: £5 per person
Next: tbc

 

Drop-in sessions, no need to book

Most suitable for children 5-10.  All children must be accompanied

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