We look forward to seeing you onboard
Special Events for October
The First Walk and Glide Festival on 16 and 17 October. In partnership with The Parks Trust. Click here for more details
A range of Half-Term cruises in partnership Canal & River Trust: more details soon!
September 2021 Community Events
18 September – Electra on view at Great Linford Manor Park
We were there in support of the Parks Trust Great Linford Manor Park Celebration Event, which marked the near end of major restoration works, and Heritage Open Days 2021. Many people came to view Electra, look “under the bonnet” at the electrics, meet our friendly crew and find out about our cruises.
12 September – Electra on view at Campbell Park
Electra was on view the weekend before too, for residents of Central Milton Keynes Town Council area, MK9. We enjoyed greeting local residents, service providers and councillors, and at the end of the afternoon were delighted to provide a cruise for six new MK residents from Afghanistan.
August 2021 Community Events
African & Caribbean Sports & Heritage Day in Campbell Park, Sunday 1st August
Despite a grey and rainy day, we had a cheerful time with six groups of guests who walked from the Heritage Day in the Amphitheatre in Campbell Park to the Electra pontoon, accompanied by walks leaders from Canal & River Trust, and enjoyed a ‘mini-cruise’ around the Campbell Wharf area. In total we carried 37 guests, most of whom had never been on a boat before. Our new travel wheelchair (donated by Campbell Park Parish Council) had its first outing, helping a guest to board Electra with ease. Our thanks to the African & Caribbean Arts & Heritage Union for inviting us to attend, and to CRT for walk leading.
Fenny Stratford Canal Festival Saturday 07 August
We had sunshine and showers a week later at the Fenny Stratford Canal Festival, but the WOW (Walk One Way) cruises down and back to Campbell Wharf were full, and the Short Cruises were so popular that we squeezed in a fourth one on the day. Delightfully, for the first time in 18 months, we also had the chance to talk about Electra with lots of people on the canalside! Next year we’ll be back for the full weekend. We look forward to welcoming First Prize Winners on board later this season for the Cream Tea Experience for Two that donated to the raffle. Our thanks to Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Milton Keynes Branch for inviting Electra to attend.