Special Cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal

Apr 30, 2018 | Bits & Bobs

The first of the popular Cream Tea Voyages will be on Thursday 24th May.  These trips offer an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful West Sussex countryside while enjoying a cup of tea and delicious scones, cream and jam.   The trips take approximately 1½ hours and depart at 2.15 pm and 4.30 pm.  Tickets cost £14 per person and should be booked in advance. Cream tea cruises will also be running in June, July, August and September (see website for details).

Pirates & Princesses Adventure Trips:  31st May, 26th July, 9th & 22nd August: If you are looking for something different to do with the children during half-term (or the summer holidays – yes, some people book many months in advance!) then why not join in the fun of a Pirates & Princesses Adventure Trip on the canal on Thursday 31st May.  Come in fancy dress and enjoy some good swashbuckling fun with ‘sea’ battles to try and defeat the pirates, rescue the princess and take possession of the treasure chest! The trips will last approximately 1½ hours and will depart at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.  Tickets cost £12 per person to include light refreshments, and a share of the captured treasure for all the children. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

Picnic & Pimm’s Sunset Cruise: Friday 8th June: The first evening cruise of the season offers passengers the opportunity to experience a leisurely summer evening trip on the canal sipping a glass of Pimm’s and tucking into a delicious individual picnic.  7.30 pm to 10 pm.  Tickets cost £20 per person.

Bookings are also being taken for the special Father’s Day Bacon Butty Brunch Trips (Sunday 17th June, 9.45 am and 12 noon), the Midsummer Supper Cruise (Friday 22nd June), the extremely popular Ploughman’s & Pimm’s Evening Cruises (Friday 6th July and Friday 3rd  August) and the Quiz & Nibbles Cruise (17th August).

Bookings for all the special events throughout the year and weekend public trips can be made via the Trust website  www.weyandarun.co.uk . For enquiries about private charters, volunteering opportunities and membership please call The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Office on 01403 752403 or email office@weyandarun.co.uk.