JUST ADDED AN EXTRA BOAT – 14th April 11am. Despite the fire that has destroyed our Visitor Centre, we are able to offer our popular Storyboats during the Easter Holiday. Our Bryan Donkin boat was unaffected by the fire and we cannot wait to welcome visitors once more. We are offering 3 days of 3 boats per day, on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th April. Boats depart at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm promptly. Each trip will comprise of a mix of stories, suitable for Key Stage 1 children, though others are more than welcome. We hope to see some new born chicks and where we are able we will stop to watch and feed the wildlife. We often see swans, geese, moorhens, heron, egret and sometimes the kingfisher and cormorants. We also have an expanding population of water voles which have recently been reintroduced by The Box Moor Trust. Storyboats offer a relaxed, gentle journey along the River Gade to where it meets the Grand Union Canal, a pause, and return. The number of stories read, varies and depends upon the audience and wildlife distractions!
The boat departs from outside our, soon to be demolished Visitor Centre. We have covers if we get inclement weather and we begin with a brief health and safety chat. Do please note we will greet you at the gate and guide you straight onto the boat. We cannot offer any refreshments at this time, but should anyone be in need of toilets, we can guide to a suite safe unaffected by fire.
Please remember that in line with our insurance, we can only take 12 passengers plus crew. This means that all passengers must have a ticket. To make it work really well we ideally need about half of our passengers to be storybook audience age. Babies and toddlers count as passengers so they need a ticket. These Storyboats, are offered at a slight increase of £6 per passenger to aid our recovery from the fire.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will be available now.