Santa’s Christms Special Trips
Advance Booking is Essential for Santa’s Christmas Special Trips
Treat the kids to a Christmas trip on the historic narrow boat Birdswood. Running in December 2018 on Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd;and Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd; and Thursday 21st.
Seasonal refreshments for everyone and presents from Santa for the kids.
Trips depart at 12 noon and 2 pm from Cromford Wharf.
The full experience is a 2 Hour Cruise departing from Cromford Wharf and returning to Cromford Wharf. During a Regular Powered Boat Trip passengers may opt to take the boat one way and explore the area fully or walk on. Included is a bespoke commentary detailing the history of the Cromford Canal and Birdswood’s journey up to the charity purchasing her. Every passenger will have the opportunity to have a tour of the back cabin and a brief description of how the families lived on the boat. Whilst the boat is winding (turning around) people are invited to take a short stroll of 300 mtrs to take in the views of Leawood Pumphouse and the Aqueduct over the River Derwent before embarking for the trip back to Cromford Wharf. This is optional – weather permitting.
Hot and cold drinks are for sale during the trip, as well as sweet and savoury snacks for all ages.
There is a toilet on board and we can accommodate small wheelchairs and pushchairs if required.
DOGS ARE VERY WELCOME.
Payments can be made by cash or card on the day, although online booking and pre-payment guarantees seats.
PASSENGERS MUST BE ABLE TO EMBARK AND DISEMBARK WITH MINIMAL ASSISTANCE.
THERE ARE 2 STEPS UP AND 4 STEPS DOWN INTO THE BOAT.
Times are approximate subject to weather conditions etc.
Please arrive 15mins prior to departure time to allow for boarding and a prompt departure.
We are situated within The Unesco Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and regularly coordinate events along the canal and the wharf edge combining the resources available to both groups. See the areas events guide here. http://www.derwentvalleymills.org/cromford/visit-cromford-canal/