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    Canal Boat Cruises

    Lancashire

    www.canalboatcruises.co.uk
    Santa Cruises 1.30pm - 3.00pm
    10th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December.
    Bring along the whole family to see Santa as he cruises along the canal. Each child will visit Santa & receive a present.
    The price per person includes mulled wine or coffee & mince pies for the adults & fruit juice & cakes for the children, a visit to Santa & present for each child.
    �12 per adult or child.
    Christmas Lunch Cruise
    1pm Sunday 11th December.
    3 hour cruise with 3 course Traditional Christmas Lunch �35 per person.
    Mexican Christmas Party
    7.00pm Friday 16th December.
    This is an early Christmas dinner and offers the alternative to your average Christmas turkey! There will be eight delicious dishes in total as well as Mexican music playing in the background to create a perfect atmosphere. This is an ideal cruise for small Christmas parties, couples, and friends or even just for something different for the whole family to enjoy. The cruise will last 3 hours and is just �15 per person.
    Candle lit Christmas Dinner
    7.00 pm Friday 23rd December.
    If you fancy something different we have our candle lit Christmas dinner cruise on Friday 23rd December at 7.00pm, this will cost �35 per person and you will be served a 4 course dinner.
    New Years Eve Extravaganza
    Saturday 31st December.
    Join us aboard our boat Romance, where the name says it all! Book your New Years Eve Party! Celebrations will start at 7pm when boarding commences and you can take advantage of our fully stocked and licensed bar which will be already open and awaiting your order.
    Our lovely Lesley and her friendly crew will join you in a glass of bubbly to toast the evening and get the festivities started. At 7.45pm we set sail for a celebration 3 hour cruise. You will be served a mouth watering 5 course dinner, prepared from the finest and numerous award winning local produce.
    11pm is when we shall return to Riley Green Marina, with a full stomach and a gleeful smile, where the party, music and celebrations continue. 12 midnight, that special time, to help bring in the New Year of 2012 there will be fireworks, frivolities and more celebrations and not forgetting the age old tradition of bringing in the New Year with a lump of coal!
    1am last orders at the bar and carriages for 1.30am - that is if you can last till then!
    This really is a New Years Eve with a difference and this year we want you to be a part of it!
    �59 per person.
    For further details & reservations please call 01254 667412, email info@canalboatcruises.co.uk or visit our website www.canalboatcruises.co.uk.

    Hobbs Of Henley

    Henley on Thames

    www.hobbsofhenley.com
    SANTA CRUISES AT HOBBS OF HENLEY
    The combination of a river trip aboard The New Orleans, a visit and present from Santa and family entertainment from Fred in the Shed gives you the ideal Christmas family day out.
    Due to popular demand we have doubled the amount of cruises for 2011.
    The Santa Cruise timetable is as follows:
    Saturday December 3rd: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
    Sunday December 4th: 11.30am - 1.30pm & 2.30pm - 4.30pm
    Saturday December 10th: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
    Sunday December 11th: 11.30am - 1.30pm & 2.30pm - 4.30pm
    Saturday December 17th: 2.30pm. - 4.30pm
    The price per person includes:
    . Mulled wine for the adults / fruit juices for the children on arrival.
    . Homemade mince pies and cakes.
    . Live family entertainment by Fred in the Shed.
    . A visit by Santa and a present for every child.
    . Adults �16, Seniors �14, Child �10.
    Book early to avoid disappointment.
    Please see our website for more information
    www.hobbsofhenley.com or telephone (01491) 572035

    CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS
    Christmas Cruises at Hobbs of Henley
    Our Santa's grotto has already shaped into a magical wonderland, ready to welcome the little ones, with the the mulled wine and the mince pies ready for the grown ups! Our Santa Cruises take place aboard The New Orleans on weekends throughout December. We would love you to join us, but hurry, we only have a few spaces left! Call us on 01491 572035 or email us for more information and availability.
    Enter to Win! There's still time to enter our competition to win a family ticket to one of our Santa Cruises, but be quick, entries need to be submitted to suzy@hobbsofhenley.co.uk by 5pm on the 18th November 2011. Check out our website for more information and terms and conditions.
    Christmas boogie at our party nights!
    We've been having fun playing back to back christmas hits and compiling our playlists for our Christmas Party Nights! This year, we've put together a cracker of an evening abroad The New Orleans and The Waterman and you can choose from either a sit down menu, or a buffet, all of which include a glass of wine on arrival. Party nights run throughout December and we would love to see you there and join us for a truly memorable evening.
    Stuck for a gift?
    Looking for inspiration for a christmas gift, or stuck for ideas? Then why not purchase Hobbs of Henley Gift Vouchers. Vouchers are available in multiples of �20.00 and one or more gift vouchers can be redeemed against a booking.



    The Boat Inn

    Stoke Bruerne

    www.boatinn.co.uk
    Santa Cruise Special
    Take a 1� hour cruise through the famous Blisworth Tunnel to Blisworth where Santa will join the boat for the return journey, meet each child and give them a present.
    Tickets cost �13.00 per person.
    Children under 12 months free.
    Mince Pies, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Christmas Crackers all included.
    Party games and music will be played during the cruise.
    Sunday 4th December - 11.00am, 2.00pm.
    Saturday 10th & 17th December - 11.00am, 2.00pm.
    Sundays 11th & 18th December - 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm.
    Friday 23rd December - 11.00am, 2.00pm.
    Christmas Eve, Sat 24th December - 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm.
    To book call in or telephone 01604 862428.



    Gloucester Waterways Museum

    Gloucester

    www.gloucesterwaterwaysmuseum.org.uk
    Christmas Party Disco Cruises
    7.30pm-11.30pm - �40.00 Per Head.
    (�35.00 for parties of 12 and over).
    Group bookings welcome throughout December.
    Ideal for the office night out.
    Optional menus available.
    Boogie aboard King Arthur!!!
    Enquiries 01452 318200/318201
    gloucester@thewaterwaystrust.org.uk
    Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EH



    Gloucester Waterways Museum

    Gloucester

    www.gloucesterwaterwaysmuseum.org.uk
    Christmas Lunch
    Season's Greetings!
    Throughout December carvery lunch cruises aboard King Arthur.
    �25.00 per head.
    Optional menus available.
    Group bookings welcome.
    Make it an unforgettable occasion for friends and family this Christmas.
    Enquiries 01452 318200/318201
    gloucester@thewaterwaystrust.org.uk
    Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EH



    Gloucester Waterways Museum

    Gloucester

    www.gloucesterwaterwaysmuseum.org.uk
    Santa Cruises
    Meet Santa in his on-board grotto and enjoy a cruise along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
    December 10 & 11, 17-24 inclusive.
    December 10 & 11, 17-24 inclusive.
    Cruises run at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00 AND 3.00.
    Tickets �7.00 to include:
    - Museum visit and hot mince pie.
    - Children's Workshop and personalised child's gift.
    Come and join in the festive cheer!
    Enquiries 01452 318200/318201
    gloucester@thewaterwaystrust.org.uk
    Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EH



    Puppet Theatre Barge

    Little Venice, Blomfield Road, London W9 2PF (Tube: Warwick Ave, Buses 6,16, 98)

    www.puppetbarge.com
    Listings information for performances December 3rd to 8th January 2012

    Mr Rabbit meets Brer Santa
    A tale of a wily fox and a mischievous rabbit.
    The mischievous wit of Brer Rabbit features in this Xmas adventure full of fun and surprises. A very special seasonal delight for both young and old.
    December 3 at 11am & 3pm
    December 4 at 3pm
    December 10 at 11am & 3pm
    December 11 at 3pm
    December 17 at 11am & 3pm
    December 18 to 23 Daily at 3pm
    December 27 to January 2 Daily at 3pm
    January 7 at 11am & 3pm
    January 8 at 3pm

    Opened in 1982 THE PUPPET THEATRE BARGE is unique. Described as "one of London's more elusive treasures", it is an established 55-seat theatre with modern facilities. Rich in atmosphere, it provides the ideal setting for the magical and imaginative shows produced by this famous company. The theatre presents shows throughout the year.

    "Besides enchanting children the Puppet Theatre Barge stages everything from Shakespeare to Coleridge." THE TIMES.

    BOX OFFICE
    020 7249 6876
    Ticket Prices (Master, Visa, American Express and Maestro accepted)
    Children and concs: �8.50
    Adults: �10.00
    Book by telephone or online at www.puppetbarge.com

    OFFICE AND INFO:
    Movingstage
    78 Middleton Road, London E8 4BP
    Phone 020 7249 6876



    A & G Passenger Boats Ltd, Sheffield.
    Ale-Sail, Maldon, Essex, The Orwell, The Swale.
    Anarchy Sailing, The Solent.
    Aquabus, Cardiff.
    Arcadian & King Cruises Ltd, London (Greenwich - Kew).
    Avon River Cruises Ltd, Bristol (Winter) & Bath (Summer).
    Awaygroup, Birmingham.
    Bancroft Cruisers, Stratford-upon-Avon - River Avon.
    Bateaux London, London.
    Bath City Boat Trips and Cruises, Bath, River Avon.
    Blue Line Cruises Ltd, Poole Quay.
    Boat Trips at Saul Junction, Near Frampton-on-Severn.
    Boatel Cruises, Botany Bay, Chorley.
    Brighton Charter Fishing, Brighton.
    Bristol Ferry Boat Company, Bristol.
    Britannia Sailing, Shotley Marina Ipswich.
    Brunel's ss Great Britain, Bristol.
    Caithness Seacoast Ltd, Wick.
    Caledonian Discovery Ltd, United Kingdom.
    Cambridge Passenger Cruises, Cambridge/Ely.
    Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton.
    Canal Boat Project, Harlow.
    Candlelit Cruises, Reading.
    Capital Pleasure Boats, Central London.
    Cardiff Waterbus, Cardiff Bay.
    Castaway Charters, Poole.
    Central Boat Parties, Gas Street Basin, Birmingham.
    City Boats, Norwich.
    City Centre Cruises, Manchester.
    City Cruises plc, London.
    Coastal Connection, Oban.
    Complete Pleasure Boats Ltd, London.
    Corbiere Charters, Dartmouth, Dartmouth.
    Cosgrove Narrowboat Company, Milton Keynes, Grand Union Canal.
    Drakkar Charters, Lowestoft, Southwold.
    Farncombe Boat House, From Godalming cruising Rivers Wey and Thames.
    Fish 'N' Trips Ltd, Plymouth.
    Forth Logistics, River Forth.
    Full Throttle Boat Charters, Rye Harbour, Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton.
    Galeforce8, United Kingdom.
    Geronimo Sailing, Ardrossan.
    Haden Motorboat Charters, South Coast.
    HMS President 1918, London.
    HMS69, Cardiff & Cardiff Bay.
    Jason's Trip, Little Venice.
    Judith Mary II, Whaley Bridge, High Peak.
    Kingfisher Cruises, Littlehampton/Arundel/Amberley.
    Kittywake Canal Cruises - Wigan Pier, Wigan.
    Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant, Orford, Suffolk.
    Leeds City Cruisers Ltd, Leeds.
    Leeds Hire Cruisers, Leeds.
    Lincoln Boat Trips, Lincoln, Brayford Wharf North.
    Lochaber Yachting and Watersports, Ballachulish, Highlands & Argyll.
    Lola Charters, Wroxham, Norwich.
    Lomond Adventure, Loch Lomond.
    Lymington Rib & Yacht Charters, Lymington.
    Maid of the Forth, South Queensferry.
    Mersey Ferries - The Big Mersey Adventure, Merseyside and Manchester.
    MV Princess Pocahontas, River Thames.
    MV Stormdrift II, Scrabster.
    Mystique 11, Looe.
    National Waterways Museum Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire.
    Never Can Tell - A, Whitby.
    Nichol End Marine, Derwentwater.
    North Wales Fishing Charter, Pwllheli, North Wales.
    Ocean Adventures, Ye Olde Fishing Port of Brixham.
    Oxford River Cruises, Oxford.
    Plas Menai, North Wales.
    Plymouth Hoe Cruises Ltd, Plymouth.
    Polly Agatha, Solent and South Coast.
    Princess River Cruises, Nottingham and Teesside.
    Random Harvest Charters, Poole.
    Rhos Point Pathfinder Sea Fishing Charters, Rhos On Sea.
    River Thames Charters, Locations between Reading and Windsor.
    Rocket, Poole Quay.
    Rum Jungle, UK South coast, London and Northern Europe.
    Sailing Days, Ipswich, Suffolk.
    Salters Steamers Ltd, Covering River Thames between Oxford and Staines.
    Scudamore's Punting Company, Cambridge College Backs, Grantchester Meadows.
    Seafirefishing, Watchet Marina.
    Seaforce, Glasgow, The River Clyde and Estuary.
    Shy-Torque 2000, Whitby.
    Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises, Savoy Pier, on the Victoria Embankment.
    Solent Sea Ventures, The Solent.
    Solent Steam Packet Limited, South Coast.
    Song Bird Yacht Charters, weymouth south coast channel islands north coast.
    Sound Cruising Ltd, Plymouth.
    Thames Cruises Ltd, Central London.
    Thames Executive Charters, Thames.
    Thames Leisure Limited, River Thames.
    The African Queen, Dartmouth.
    The Bristol Packet, Bristol.
    The Countess of Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon.
    The Penny Lane, Bath.
    The Pirate Club, Camden, London.
    The Shropshire Steamboat Co, Ellesmere.
    The Spirit Of Adventure, Isle of Skye.
    thearunexperience, Portishead.
    Topsail Charters Ltd, Maldon, Essex / Ipswich, Suffolk / Tilbury, London.
    Trafalgar Marine (Day Boat Phoenix), Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire (Peak Forest Canal).
    Trent River Cruises, Nottingham.
    Turk Launches Ltd, Kingston upon Thames to Hampton Court and Richmond.
    Walker's Quay, Camden.
    Warwick Dayboat, South Warwickshire.
    Westwinds Cruising, Troon, Maidens (Turnberry).
    Wetstuff Ltd, Gosport.
    White Horse Boats, Devizes Wharf off New Park Street (SN10 1EB ).
    White Nancy Cruising Restaurant Boat, Bollington, Cheshire.
    Willowtree Narrow Boat Trips, Paddington Arm of Grand Union Canal.
    Windermere Lake Holidays, Windermere.




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