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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
+44 1243 771363
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Beautiful

A wonderful place to visit with my grandchildren. They love buying duck food and going to feed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traci V
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Santa visit

I can't praise this highly enough.The whole experience was excellent from start to finish.Our... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Timothy P
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At the Canal Centre, we offer a wide range of amenities including refreshments, souvenirs, educational and tourist information, boat trips and row boat hire. There is ample seating inside and out. Adjacent to the Centre there is a visitor centre, located in a 19th century stable, refurbished to provide information about the canal and its history
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“mulled wine” (16 reviews)
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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"father christmas"
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"boat trip"
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"mulled wine"
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"run by volunteers"
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"tow path"
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"easter bunny"
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"mince pies"
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"watching the wildlife"
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"water birds"
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"fish and chip"
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"narrow boat"
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"relaxing trip"
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"recommend this trip"
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"minute trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit with my grandchildren. They love buying duck food and going to feed the ducks and afterwards enjoying a well earned drink and cake. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Cant wait for better weather to go back!

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I can't praise this highly enough.The whole experience was excellent from start to finish.Our grandson hasn't stopped talking about it.Highly recommend.

Thank Timothy P
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you and happy Christmas

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

My little boy is three and so this is the first Christmas that he's been really into Father Christmas. I booked this trip for myself, my partner, our little boy and my parents on the recommendation of a number of friends. And we really weren't...More

Thank Beth S
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you so much for this very full review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed the experience. Do come again next Year. Happy Christmas to you all!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful Father Christmas boat trip. Thank you to all involved. The children loved it and very good presents. Also very helpful and kind when some of our party couldn't come because one of the children is poorly in hospital. Presents still provided for those...More

Thank Amy P
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for your kind message of thanks. We were so sorry that one of the children is very unwell in hospital. Please give her our love and here's hoping for a full recovery. Happy Christmas.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We had a great experience recently with our 2 grandchildren. Welcoming volunteers, mulled wine for the adults, mince pies, etc. Brilliant Father Xmas + presents for the kids. A really enjoyable experience for all!

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Salad lunch, mince pie, glass of wine, tea or coffee - as well as the boat trip itself - and a chocolate Santa at the end of the trip!! Staff are funny and friendly - and they all give their spare time free to enable...More

Thank JillyGregory
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments Jilly. We enjoy the trips too!!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Heard great reviews about this, and today I experienced it first hand, the adults and children were well looked after, and the santa was a happy chappy, spoke and took time with each family, the childrens faces was priceless and it was money well spent!...More

Thank Gemma M
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you so much. We're glad it lived up to expectations. Happy Christmas to you and your family from all the volunteers at the Canal.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A fantastic way to spend two to three hours without computers, telephones or mobiles. Just to slowly travel along the canal listening to birds, insects and water. The Kingfisher is manned by volunteers, who have a vast knowledge and are happy to share without overburdening...More

Thank PyeLin
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Do visit us again!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

we had a lovely cream tea on the Chichester Canal very good value we had 2 hours in total love the landscape it was nice to slow down like going back in time .

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I rented the Kingfisher for a trip on my mothers 80th birthday celebration. It was only just over an hour round trip but it was perfect as it took all 18 of us very comfortably. It was a safe and very scenic space that enabled...More

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Nicki A
31 August 2016|
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Response from Canal P | Property representative |
Hi Nicki, please can you write to us with your enquiry at the contact email address published on our website preferably with a contact number and possible dates. Many thanks
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Lauren B
21 July 2016|
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Response from DaveNelson_UK | Reviewed this property |
Late answer - but no - hope you had a nice trip though!
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Newnard
30 May 2016|
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Response from JanInchi1 |
Hello, thanks for your enquiry. I'm afraid that we only allow guide dogs on the scheduled and chartered trips. Dogs are allowed on the rising boats that we hire.
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