Wey & Arun Canal News - April 2017

Special Cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal, Loxwood

Themed Easter Cruises will be running on Good Friday, 14th April, Easter Day, 16th April and on Easter Monday, 17th April.  Plenty of Easter characters will be on the canal to entertain you – come along and join in the fun! The trips take 40 minutes and depart at 11.00am, 12.00 and 2.00pm.  Children will receive a  chocolate gift from the Easter Bunny while adults can enjoy the chance to unwind and enjoy the scenery.  Tickets cost 10.00 per person and include refreshments. Booking in advance is advisable.

 Cream Tea Voyages:  25th May, 14th & 28th June, 18th July,
8th August & 6th September

The popular Cream Tea Voyages 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 1 hours and depart at 2.30pm on the dates mentioned above.  Tickets cost 13 per person and should be booked in advance.

 Pirates & Princesses Adventure Trips:  1st June, 27th July,
th August & 24th 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 1st June.  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 1 hours and will depart at 10.30am, 12.30 and 2.30pm.  Tickets cost 11 per person to include light refreshments, and a share of the captured treasure for all the children.  Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

 Pimm’s & Picnic Sunset Cruise: Friday 9th 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 punch and tucking into a delicious individual picnic.  7.30pm to 10pm.  Tickets cost 20 per person.

 Bookings are also being taken for the special Father’s Day Bacon Butty Brunch Trips (Sunday 18th June, 9.45am and 12 noon), the Midsummer Supper Cruise (Friday 24rd June), the extremely popular Pimm’s & Posh Ploughman’s Evening Cruises (Friday 7th July and Friday 4th August) and the Quiz & Nibbles Cruise (18th August).

 The boat departs from the wharf beside the Onslow Arms on the B2133 in Loxwood. If you would like further details or wish to book seats on one of the special cruises (or enquire about private charters or weekend public trips, volunteering opportunities or membership), please call The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Office on 01403 752403 or email  office@weyandarun.co.uk.         Website: www.weyandarun.co.uk