John Pinkerton Children’s Pirate Treasure Hunt

DATE: 12/08/2021
TIME: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
COST: £0.00


Dress Up as a Pirate to Help Find the Treasure

All ages welcome, but this cruise is aimed at kids 5 – 10 years

Departing at 2.30pm, this cruise will keep your kids amused while you enjoy the scenery!  A great opportunity to enjoy a mid-summer evening trip on the Basingstoke Canal or just have a catch-up with your friends. Tables are laid for groups of 4 people, and although we can make slight adjustments you may be asked to share.

The galley will be open and teas, coffees and soft drinks available.

These cruises generally last around 2½ hours, taking you westwards to King Johns Castle for a quick trip ashore while the boat turns.

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 that is 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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Bookings are closed for this event.


John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton

Colt Hill Wharf
RG29 1DH

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