Family Fun2021-11-25T19:29:31+00:00

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.

Time: starting from 11am.

Fee: From £5 – £15. Please see individual Storyboats for prices.  Book in advance.

Most suitable for primary age children.  All children must be accompanied. Every passenger must have a ticket as for insurance purposes, the number of passengers is limited to 12.  If you are bringing a tot under 3, you can purchase one of our limited number of under 3 tickets, which are free.  Our ideal is a boat of at least 6, 4-7 year olds.

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
Wednesday 6th April

11am, 2pm and 3.30pm

Easter Storyboat
Wednesday 13th April

11am, 2pm and 3.30pm

Easter Storyboat

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

Wednesday 1st June

11am, 2pm and 3.30pm

Whitsun Storyboat

Friday 3rd June

11am and 2pm

Whitsun Storyboat
 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

Wednesday 3rd August

11am, 2pm ad 3.30pm

Summer Storyboat

Wednesday 10th August

11am, 2pm ad 3.30pm

Summer Storyboat

Wednesday 17th August

11am, 2pm ad 3.30pm

Summer Storyboat

Wednesday 24th August

11am, 2pm ad 3.30pm

Summer Storyboat

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
Friday 28th October

1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm

Halloween Storyboat

Tickets will go on sale 10am, 1st December. 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
Monday 20th December

4-5pm

Santa Storyboat
Tuesday 21st December

4-5pm

Santa Storyboat
Book Storyboat Tickets

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: £5 per person

HALLOWEEN – decorate a bat and take it home to scare the family.  

Drop-in sessions, no need to book

Most suitable for children 5-10.  All children must be accompanied

Go to Top