Christmas Down the Chichester Canal

Chichester Canal Father Christmas boat trips

Join us for a magical trip along Chichester Canal from November 27th to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Festive fun and refreshments will be provided on board for you to celebrate with your friends and family this season.

Both our “Kingfisher” and “Richmond” boat trips will last 1 hour 15 minutes and depart from the canal basin. Father Christmas will welcome during the trip to allow all children a chance to say hello and chat with him.

Our boat trips will be running at a lower capacity than previous years to allow for better social distancing, our boats will stay as well ventilated as possible throughout your trip. This year all children on our trips will receive a wrapped selection box presented to them individually by Father Christmas.

Don’t forget to wrap up warm and we look forward to welcoming you onboard for this year’s wonderful Christmas.

Pricing Information

Richmond - Adult or child £12
Kingfisher - Adult or child £12

Bookings open on 21st September 2021 at 10 am with our online booking system available for your use.  For any more information or queries please contact  or Telephone 01243 771363

Our Father Christmas Trips are sold out.

Thank you to all of our customers who have shown so much interest in our Father Christmas trips this year. We have been overwhelmed with the support for these trips and have now reached our full capacity. Our waiting list is frozen and we can no longer take any more requests for this. Thank you again for your continued support over the years. 

Please come down and enjoy our Christmas Light Switch-on Evening on 28th November from 16:15 with the lights being switched on at 16:45. We will be selling Christmas crafts and the Cafe will be open for Hot Chocolate and takeaway coffees throughout the afternoon.

Father Christmas will come on Board Kingfisher to meet all the children and to give out presents and then will return to his grotto.

If you have a wheelchair or need any other help on the boat, please write this in your booking notes as well as any dietary requirements.

Once you have booked, you will receive a booking confirmation email where you can follow the link to input your children’s names. We would appreciate you do this at your earliest convenience.

A limited number of Infants under 12 months may be taken on the trip at no cost but must be included in your booking headcount

Payment can be made by debit or credit card (no charge)

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our Father Christmas boat trips.