The London Halloween adventure for children and parents not to be missed!
We will be running half hourly canal
boat trips through the Islington tunnel throughout the afternoon and evening of
Halloween - Friday 31st October and Sunday 2nd November 2008
Our Halloween Trips have proven a great success raising funds for us to help keep Tarporley running for the community, We hope you all had a great trip, sorry we could not take everyone who rang or turned up at random.
For 2008 Halloween Event we are working in conjunction with The London Canal Museum and our friends at the Pirate Club and Angel Community Canal Boat are providing additional charity narrowboats to join us.
The trips will depart from the London Canal Museum, Kings Cross. The boats are community narrowboats that will be suitably decorated for this very special event and crew members will be dressed in costume. We will provide a safe environment for the children to enjoy the event, however all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Likewise adults must be accompanied by at least one child as the event is aimed at kids. To increase their fun we encourage them to turn up in costume too.
Before the adventure begins a brief safety talk will be given by a crew member prior to boarding. As we enter the tunnel spooky music or sound effects will be played and we hope to have a few surprizes along the way as we travel through this long 886m (960 yds) tunnel under Islington to emerge in a pretty part of the canal not far from Upper Street - its hard to believe we are so close to the hustle and bustle of city life. We will travel the short distance to the top of City Road Lock where we hope to turn the narrowboats.
We will then return back through the tunnel for more of the same fun. During the trip Trick or Treat goodies will be handed out by our friendly witch (subject to availabilty of suitable volunteers-note witch is not a childrens entertainer!)- these are included in the price. The total journey time will vary slightly from trip to trip but should last approximately 50 minutes.
Places are Strictly Limited to a Maximum 12 Persons Per Trip -Pre Booking and Pre Payment Are Recommended as to Not Disappoint - We Recommend You Book Early Before Its Too Late!
LONDON CANAL MUSEUM
The London Canal Museum will be the boarding point for the trips. Entry to the museum is included in the price of the trip, anyone not taking the adventure will be subject to normal entry fees. The museum will be staging additional halloween activates as well as keeping their shop open for canal items and refreshments.
The exhibits will be open as normal, as well as the canal aspect, the museum is also the place to see the Ice Caverns and discover the history of Ice imports and Ice Cream history.
Tarporley is an historic narrowboat built in 1937 to carry cargo. In 1972 she was converted for passenger use for community groups of up to 12. Being a massive 72ft (22m) she is fairly spacious. At the rear there is a traditional boatmans cabin- this will not be accessible during the event, however a virtually identical set up is the star attraction in the museum where you will be able to discover how the families used to live.
For more info please see main site-links below
DIRECT BOOKING INFO
Halloween Trip Tariffs
All Prices include London Canal Museum entry and also include trick or treat items
Family of 4 £32 + £7 per each additional person (child or adult)
Private - Book a Boat for 1 trip of up to 12 - must be mainly children £90
Most of the money raised from this event will go towards helping keep Tarporley running so that as many people as possible can enjoy the canals around London regardless of age or circumstances - All Tarporley crew are dedicated volunteers. The London Canal Museum, Angel Community Canal Boat Trust and the Pirate Club will also recieve some funds-all are registered charities.
Registered Charity No1071702
IF YOU HAVE A BOOKING AND NEED DIRECTIONS
Excellent directions including a printer friendly map are provided on the London Canal Museum website please click
If you get lost please call the museum on
020 7713 0836
Parking - Please see the above museum link for comprehensive details of how to get there and places for parking.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR HELPING WITH THIS EVENT IN PREVIOUS YEARS
www.gumtree.com internet advertising and more
Primrose Hill Framing Picture Framers
Memories, Hendon Picture Framers and Bygone Pictures and Postcards
www.allinlondon.co.uk London events and more-internet site
www.londontown.com London events and more-internet site
www.waterscape.com British Waterways visitor site
We would like to extent our thanks to anyone who has displayed our poster or leaflets or any websites who have us listed in their publication
If you can help us in any way and to be mentioned here please contact us
Registered Charity No. 1071702 PLC No. 357601