Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

Canal News – More Christmas stuff on the canals.

Canal News


 Santa cruises

17 December 2011 – 18 December 2011

National Waterways Museum
South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Shropshire Union Canal »

Join Santa for a boat trip at the National Waterways Museum.

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port  © Copyright Steve Fareham and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Children can visit Santa’s enchanting grotto, experience the Victorian Teddy Bears Christmas, hear a story and get a gift from Santa himself. Tea, coffee, juice, mince pies and biscuits will be available.

11am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm

Prices: Children £8, adults £4.

Visit the museum or call 0151 355 5017 to book your places – booking is recommended. The museum can only reserve places which have been paid for in advance.

Santa’s grotto in the Dudley Caverns

17 December 2011 – 18 December 2011

Dudley Tunnel
Birmingham New Road
West Midlands

Dudley No 1 Canal »

Dudley canal tunnel  Entrance to the Dudley Tunnel.  © Copyright Malc McDonald and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Take an illuminated canal boat trip into the Dudley Tunnel to Santa’s grotto deep in the limestone caverns. There will be carols, hot drinks, mince pies, seasonal entertainment and gifts for the children.

10am-5pm. Every 30 mins, trips last 45 mins.

Booking advised. To book, visit the Dudley Canal Trust website.

Santa Special boat trips

17 December 2011 – 18 December 2011

Tapton Lock
S41 7JB

Chesterfield Canal »

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre  Chesterfield Canal.   © Copyright Peter Barr and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Meet Santa on a boat trip on the Chesterfield Canal.

Take a trip on the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s trip boat John Varley. With presents for the children and mince pies and drinks for the adults. Departing from Tapton Lock on the A61 at the Tesco roundabout, S41 7JB.

First trip 10am

£6. For bookings, ring 01246 551035.