Canal boat trips with Santa

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2022

THE Chesterfield Canal Trust has started taking bookings for its hugely popular Santa Special cruises.

Though Publicity Officer, Rod Auton, suggests:

“This might seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but well over 100 seats were booked in the first 24 hours. So if you want to be sure of a place on the date and time of your choice, it is a good idea to book soon.”

SantaChesterfieldFour different venues

The trust is offering cruises on four different boats from four different venues:

John Varley ll will be running from Tapton Lock in Chesterfield.
Madeline will be operating from Hollingwood Hub in Staveley.
Hugh Henshall will be in action from Shireoaks near Worksop.
Seth Ellis will be cruising from the Chequers Inn at Ranby.

On all these Santa Special cruises, there will be a present for every child, a mince pie and a drink for every adult. The fare is £9 per person.

Booking is essential. There are links to the booking sites for each boat on the trust’s website—just search for Chesterfield Canal Trust.

Carried over 2,300 passengers

Last year, the four boats carried over 2,300 passengers. The trust is expecting a similar number this year, so presents are being wrapped, mulled wine and mince pies are being ordered, the elves are smartening up their uniforms and Santa himself is practising his steering skills.

Don’t miss out—book now!