Book the boat for a school trip
People of all ages enjoy boat trips but taking a class of young school children on a narrowboat along the canal isn't just fun. It also introduces them to a different form of transport, giving them a new kind of travel experience. For older children there are many aspects of the canal that touch on the national curriculum. The man-made Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Britain, stretching 127 miles. It has 92 locks, many more bridges, and tunnels. It is a remarkable feat of engineering and hard labour. Not only did its construction make a big impression on the physical landscape but as a new and efficient means of transport it also brought huge social change to the communities that lived along it. Yet, while the canal is an important part of our industrial heritage, it is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, especially birdlife.
Please note that we can tailor boat trips to suit your requirements. However, bearing in mind that we can carry a maximum of twelve passengers, we would normally split a class of 30 children into three groups of ten. This leaves room for two members of staff to accompany each group of ten children. The total cost for three 30-minute trips with up to ten children and two staff per trip (-up to 36 passengers in total) is £100.00.
On board facilities include a toilet, a sink with hot and cold water, a CD player and a radio. We can set up a small table, if required, either inside or outside. There is also a solid fuel stove with a fireguard, which can be lit if the weather is cold.
If you wish to see our risk assessment with regard to school trips, please tell us and we will email you a copy of the document.
If you have any questions, please contact us.