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Electra Special Events 2022

Our next Special Event will be listed here once it goes on sale.

  • Past Electra Special Events



    Heritage Weekend at Great Linford Manor Park

  • Electra ran fully-booked cruises to and from the Heritage Open Days Weekend at Great Linford Manor Park on 17-18 September, plus two return cruises from the Park to New Bradwell. Park visitors enjoyed popping on board to see the facilities Electra can offer, find out about our Autumn/Winter programme – and to take a ‘look under the bonnet’ at our big bank of batteries as a fully-electric boat.

    We gave our first-ever two short talks about the history – and the future – of canals in Milton Keynes on board Electra on Saturday 17th. These were warmly welcomed, so we’ll plan to do more in other venues too next year.

    (Photo Credit: Adrian Court)

    September 2022

  • Fenny Stratford Canal Festival

  • Electra ran 8 fully-booked short cruises at the 2022 Canal Festival, with overnight mooring and charging kindly arranged by Willowbridge Marina.

    It was a great opportunity to meet potential new volunteers and let people know about the exciting cruises we have coming up in the autumn. The weather was lovely, the other stalls were a great source of coffee, cake and ice-cream.

    We donated two Gift Vouchers as raffle prizes and look forward to hosting the lucky winners. And we’ll definitely be back for the whole weekend in 2023!

    August 2022

  • Little Legs Walk One Way (WOW) Cruises in partnership with the Canal & River Trust

  • Encouraging families to get out and about on their local canal, with a short cruise on Electra to or from the local landmark Three Post Bench, and a short walk led by Canal & River Trust volunteers.

    October - 2021

  • 1st MK Walk & Glide Festival in partnership with The Parks Trust

  • Eight Walk One Way (WOW) cruises along the Grand Union canal on Electra, encouraging local people to go further and explore more of Milton Keynes’ wonderful parkland.

    October - 2021

  • Electra on view at Great Linford Manor Park

  • Supportingthe Parks Trust Great Linford Manor Park Celebration Event.People came to view Electra, meet our friendly crew and find out about our cruises.

    October - 2021

  • Electra on view at Campbell Park

  • Meetingresidents of Central Milton Keynes Town Council area, MK9, service providers and councillors,and runninga cruise for six new MK residents from Afghanistan.

    September - 2021

  • Supporting African & Caribbean Sports & Heritage Day in Campbell Park

  • Six groups of visitors walked down from the park, ledby Canal & River Trustguides, fora ‘mini-cruise’on Electra.

    Most hadn’t been on a boat before.

    Our new transferwheelchair got its first use.

    August 2021

  • Attending Fenny Stratford Canal Festival

  • Supporting the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) MK Branch who run this lovely local community event each summer.

    Short cruises were fully booked all day and we’re looking forward to going back.

    August - 2021