Santa Claus is boating to town…
FATHER CHRISTMAS ARRIVES in Retford on the Chesterfield Canal ( below) in the company of assorted elves, children and local dignitaries to launch this year’s Chesterfield Canal Trust festive trips – but for those Scrooges who hate Christmas, there’s a new option of a ‘Bah Humbug’ trip too!
Book for a trip between now and Christmas Eve on one of the Trust’s four boats operating from five different bases – Retford ( 07925 851569), Worksop or Shireoaks ( 0114 360 0460), Tapton Lock ( Chesterfield) or Hollingwood ( 01629 533020). Every child on the trips gets a present; every adult gets a drink and a mince pie; the price is £ 6 per person and all profits go to support the Canal Trust and its restoration work.
Meanwhile, following what CCT describes as “requests from some grumpy old men”, special 'Bah Humbug' cruises will operate on 12 December only, with no decorations, no Santa and no mention of the C-word at all: contact 01629 533020 to share the grumpiness.