Children’s Kings and Queens Theme-J11G2

DATE: 11/08/2022
TIME: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
COST: £0.00 - £10.00



This trip is family friendly and includes crafts and activities aimed at ages 5-10 years. Come dressed in your finest royal costumes. Make a crown or maybe a sword, colour and stick all the way to King John’s castle ruins. Here there is an opportunity to let off steam while the boat turns round for the homeward journey.

Look out for the lift bridge, swans, ducks and other wildlife along the way.

The galley is open for hot and cold drinks and snacks for the duration of the trip. Feel free to bring your own picnic too.

Cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal

The canal is an SSSI, and not only serves as a local recreational amenity but is also a notable wildlife habitat.

The alkaline water from the chalk springs at Greywell and the acid water content eastward where the canal passes through heathland, has given rise to one of the largest varieties of aquatic plants and invertebrates in the United Kingdom.

As many as 25 of Britain’s 39 species of dragonflies and damselflies inhabit the canal.

You may get lucky and see a Kingfisher, it’s considered to be a lucky bird. You can also see herons swans, ducks, geese, moorhens (often with young) and various local floras.

Cruise times may be extended in low water conditions.


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket
Adults £10
Standard Ticket Child £6 £6.00
Babe in Arms Ticket
Babe in Arms Ticket < 1 yr old Free

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John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton

Colt Hill Wharf
RG29 1DH

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