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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

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Chichester Ship Canal Trust
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At the Canal Centre, we offer a wide range of amenities including refreshments, souvenirs, educational and tourist information, boat trips and row boat hire. There is ample seating inside and out. Adjacent to the Centre there is a visitor centre...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon on the canal boat to go and see Santa. They gave us all refreshments and the kids all received a gift from Santa. It was a lovely way to start the Christmas festivities.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Juice2017
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2018

Thank you. We are pleased that you enjoyed the trip and wish you a a Happy New Year!

Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

I would just like to say how absolutely amazing out Santa boat trip was on Wednesday. Every single person involved were truly amazing, it was well organised and it was just so magical my 3yr old boy absolutely loved it. I know you are all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank j0andj0sh
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2018

And a very merry Christmas and happy New Year from all of us at the canal. Thank you very much for posting this great review and we’re thriilled that your 3 year old loved it. Easter Bunny trips coming up soon and good fun for...More

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Chichester canal today and had the most amazing 5* experience. My children absolutely loved the time spent. Santa, his elves and the crew couldn't do more to accommodate everyone. We will be recommending to everyone we know with children and definately returning nect...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah181318
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Hi Sarah, so pleased that you had a great time. Volunteer Santa(s) and elves are in overdrive now.... not long to the big day! See you next year. Happy Christmas.

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Had a very pleasant trip with friends and enjoyed a Christmas Lunch on a beautiful canal boat. Operated and staffed by volunteers we enjoyed a quiet trip along this restored length of canal. The ploughmans lunch included either a glass of wine or a soft...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Norman G
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Very many thanks for your kind comments. We wish you and your colleagues a happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year

Reviewed 1 December 2018

An experiment for the Canal trust is a Pie and Mash meal. All food supplied by a local renowned pie baker together with mash, peas and gravy. The food was good and hot ( the pie shop is only 5 minutes away) There was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jimbo1527
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Hey that’s a great review. Thank you. Yes, as you say it was a trial run but well received. Thank for your comments!

Reviewed 27 November 2018

As in previous years, another really enjoyable trip with our grandkids - they/we love it & highly recommend it. Our special thanks to Santa Steve, who drove his sleigh from Chichester to Durrington to deliver a present to Harry - far beyond the call of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Wow that was very kind of Santa Steve. We had no idea. So pleased that you enjoyed the trip and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Happy Christmas!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch. Sat outside with our dog as it's unclear if dogs are allowed indoors (upstairs they have seating). Had pre packed sandwiches which were ok but a bit dry. This is a prime location; they could make it so much better! Lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

The signs didn't indicate a good venue, but, once off the road, this basin offers a quiet spot where you can buy drinks & good cake. It's worth walking up the canal a little way & view the various houses along the route - they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Booked a canal boat for 30th Birthday & it was fabulous! We booked out an entire boat for the 17 of us & were allowed to decorate the boat too. The ride along the canal was beautiful & we had plenty opportunities to go up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank domjonez
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Happy 30th birthday! So glad that you enjoyed the experience. Nice to do something different to celebrate!

Reviewed 28 September 2018

A lovely boat trip on the canal which takes just over 1hr 15 mins. Staff, who are all volunteers, are warm and friendly. After my little trip I popped in to the canal cafe for coffee and cake, which was very good value, and sat...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank susangd2014
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you. Do visit us again!

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titch1221
28 September 2018|
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Response from SealIsland2 | Reviewed this property |
Look on the Chichester Canal website.
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Andrea V
9 August 2018|
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Yes
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Tina L
6 July 2018|
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Response from Hasford | Reviewed this property |
From memory I don’t think so but I think this info is on their website
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