Family Fun2021-05-16T18:08:34+01:00

Storyboats

Ideal short entertainment sessions for the younger ones (3-9 years), which include a themed boat trip from Frogmore Paper Mill, down The Gade and joining the Grand Union Canal with storytelling, wildlife spotting and birdfeeding.  Last about 40 minutes.

When: school holidays from Summer 2021

Time: 11am and 2pm

Fee: £5 per person   Book in advance.

Most suitable for primary children.  All children must be accompanied. If you are bringing a tot under 3, please let us know, as they count as a passenger for insurance purposes.

Booking essential.  Please call 01442 234600, or email education@frogmorepapermill.org.uk

Easter Storyboats to fed the birdlife and see any newly hatched chicks. The Gade River is full of wildlife and we will pause to feed any we spot. The Bryan Donkin Boat leaves from outside our Visitor Centre door, travels down The Gade and join the Grand Union Canal, where we stop briefly. Stories and facts along the way. A gentle time filler for younger children on holiday… and their parents. Lasts approximately 45 minutes. £5 per passenger, with a maximum of 12 passengers, plus crew. Booking essential.

Date Event Session Session
Wednesday 6th April

11am and 2pm

Easter Storyboat Book 11am 6th April Book 2pm 6th April
Wednesday 13th April

11am and 2pm

Easter Storyboat Book 11am 13th April Book 2pm 13th April

Half Term trips down the River Gade, to join the Grand Union Canal, while stories are read. We try to pause to watch and feed any wildlife we meet along the way. The river is full of life and at this time we should see some young broods of goslings, cygnets, ducklings and moorhens. A gentle way for younger children, to spend some time during the school break.  Our Bryan Donkin boat can take a maximum of 12 passengers, plus crew. Lasts about 45 minutes. £5 per passengers. Booking essential as these are very popular and sell fast.

Date Event Session Session
Wednesday 1st June Whitsun Storyboat Book 11am 1st June Book 2pm 1st June
Friday 3rd June Whitsun Storyboat Book 11am 3rd June Book 2pm 3rd June
Summer themed stories on the Bryan Donkin boat. Hopefully lovely, warm weather and a gentle 45 minute trip from The River Gade, outside our front door, to The Grand Union Canal and return. We will do some wildlife spotting and and bird feeding along the way. Booking essential. Boats limited to 12 passengers, plus crew. £5 per person.
Date Event Session Session
Tuesday 3rd August Summer Storyboat Book 11am 3rd August Book 2pm 3rd August
Wednesday 11th August Summer Storyboat Book 11am 11th August Book 2pm 11th August
Tuesday 17th August Summer Storyboat Book 11am 17th August Book 2pm 17th August
Tuesday 24th August Summer Storyboat Book 11am 24th August Book 2pm 24th August
Tuesday 31st August Summer Storyboat Book 11am 31st August Book 2pm 31st August

Halloween themed Storyboats, timed for after school. Early evening 4-5pm. Come dressed up and join our spooky crew for spooky tales and spooky goings on. The Bryan Donkin will be Halloween decorated and leave on time from the front of our Visitor Centre in Fourdrinier Way. Please arrive prompt.  Booking essential. £9 per person.

Date Event Session
Friday 29th October Halloween Storyboat Book 4pm 29th October

Santa Storyboats are very special. Santa makes a special visit to joins us, on our trip, in a festive Bryan Donkin boat.  Dressing up expected! Adults will be treated to mulled wine or a hot drink, and children to a special gift and Christmas themed stories as we take a trip down the River Gade, from outside our visitor Centre, down to the Grand Union Canal and back.  Our boat takes a maximum of 12 passengers plus crew. £15 per person. Lasts 45 minutes to an  hour. Booking is essential to join the fun.

Date Event Session
Monday 20th December Santa Storyboat Book 4pm 20th December
Tuesday 21st December Santa Storyboat Book 4pm 21st December

Drop-in crafting

Pop in for a morning or afternoon with the young ones. Select your project  (eg birdhouse/ bunny,) as you pay and make use of our workstations, to decorate it to your liking. All the family welcome, pay by project blank. We supply all the materials, you can do all the messy, creative stuff and we do the clearing up.

When: school holidays 2021
Time: 10- 12 am and 1-3pm
Fee: £9 per person

Drop-in sessions, no need to book

Most suitable for children 5-13.  All children must be accompanied

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