East Manchester Community Boat Project

Wondering what to do with your friends and family over the Easter break? Why not take a trip on your local community boat? Enjoy a great day out and you’ll be supporting a local charity too – what could possibly be better?

Here are just a few of the fantastic Easter events that are being run by National Community Boat Association members:

The Pirate Castle on the Regents Canal in London Family day trips along the Regents Canal during Easter, aboard their wheelchair accessible canal boat Pirate Prince, so are also suitable for those with disabilities or wheelchair users. All trips will depart from, and return to the Pirate Castle in Camden Town. Taking in the locks at Camden Market, the beautiful tree lined cutting through Regent’s Park as well as the grand houses and waterways of Little Venice, all for the fantastic price of only £3.00 per person!

The Wildside Activity Centre In Wolverhampton have an Easter Programme running from April 14th, with a fantastic variety of Easter activities, there is sure to be something for everyone, including trips aboard their wheelchair accessible narrowboat ‘Trebalisa’

Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th and Friday 25th April: Narrowboat trip 10.30am – 2.30pm £5 adults £4 under 18’s Take a relaxed trip to Wightwick and back, with two locks en route. Bring refreshments for a picnic!

All sessions will need to be pre-booked. Booking forms available at the Centre, please contact them on 01902 572240 or email info@wildsideac.co.uk

And finally: The East Manchester Community Boat Project are working with the Two Boards and a Passion Theatre Company to run terrific boat trips combined with an egg hunt next week. Open to all ages, each trip lasts approximately 45 minutes, leaving from and returning to behind Portland Basin Museum. Please arrive 10 minutes before your sailing time to allow time for children to be fitted with lifejackets. The mooring can be accessed via the side gate on the side gate near to Bridge View Cafe, or through Portland Basin Museum or Bridge View Cafe. (Please note that the Museum does not open until 10am, so for 10am sailings, please use the side gate outside.

Any queries, email them: enquiries@2baap.co.uk or call (0161) 8852075. Or book for Tuesday 15th at WeGotTickets.com

This is just a taster of what’s going on around the UK. Find your nearest community boating project and see what they have to offer your family this Easter. Or you could ‘Spring’ into action and train in community boating yourself by selecting one of our training courses.