School Trips

The Grand Union Canal, on which we travel, was built over two hundred years ago to service the Industrial Revolution. Although it is used today mainly for leisure activities, Stoke Bruerne is one of the best places on the canals to capture the atmosphere of the past. Loaded working boats are frequently seen at Stoke Bruerne, and the Canal Museum is unsurpassed as a source of information on the lives of the working boatmen.

Our trips will take you just inside the entrance of Blisworth Tunnel, which is nearly two miles long. This will enable you to appreciate the methods of construction and the enormity of the task facing the navvies who built it in the 18th century.

'Charlie' seats up to 26 passengers at a time.
Explore the canal museum, waterside walks, pond life
Workshop activities available for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 at the Canal Museum
Our trips will take you just inside the entrance of Blisworth Tunnel

Booking Information

'Charlie' seats up to 26 passengers at a time.

If your party is larger, we are happy to arrange a 'shuttle' service, splitting your group to explore the canal museum, waterside walks etc.

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The 25 minute trip costs £2.50 per head for both pupils and staff.

We do not need to know final numbers in advance.


Payment methods:

  • You can pay by cheque on the day – a receipt will be issued at the time of payment
  • We can issue an invoice on the day for cheque or BACs payments
  • Cheques payable to Stoke Bruerne Boat Company Ltd.
  • We do not issue invoices in advance.

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Why not visit The Canal Museum?

The Canal Museum offers a range of educational activities for visiting schools. The museum is located next to the trip boat in a restored corn mill, in the heart of the village. They offer a great hands-on experience of the canal and its life in the past. There are workshop activities available for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, including:

  • ‘How a Lock Works’
  • ‘Building a Canal’
  • ‘Building Bridges’
  • ‘Habitats: Pond Dipping/Mini-beast Hunting’
  • ‘Guided Trails’

For more information (including pricing) or to book: visit The Canal Museum website, call 01604 862229, or send an email.

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The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne offers a range of educational activities for visiting schools