​As well as our regular performances and workshops, we are also involved in producing various community events. Here you will find information about our forthcoming events.
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Sail With Santa 
It is with deep regret that we have to announce that we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Sail With Santa and Twilight Tales for 2020. Due to the width of the boat and the close proximity in which Santa and the passengers sit it would be impossible for us to run the trips in such a way as to keep everybody safe and adhere to social distancing guidelines. All being well the trips will be back next year, but in the meantime we are in talks with the man in red to find ways to create an alternative magical experience for your children this Christmas. Please keep an eye on this page for an exciting announcement coming very soon!


7th December   SORRY, SOLD OUT

Monday 9th December
Wednesday 11th December
Saturday 14th December   SORRY, SOLD OUT
Trips run at 10am, 10.50am, 11.40am, 12.30pm, 1.50pm & 2.40pm.
All tickets cost £8.50

Join Father Christmas onboard the Community Spirit 2 canal boat for a magical 35 minute round trip along the canals of Tameside with songs, stories, and presents with Santa, aimed at children of all ages and their families! Each ticket includes a gift, snack and drink for the children and a mince pie or cake and drink for the grown-ups. The Community Spirit 2 is fully accessible to both self-propelling and electric wheelchair users.

Spaces are strictly limited ensuring an intimate experience so please book early to avoid disappointment. Due to the boat’s insurance, all passengers (including babes in arms) must purchase a ticket to be allowed on board. All tickets cost £8.50, regardless of age. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. In the event of ice on the canals the experience will still go ahead with the boat remaining moored at Portland Basin Museum.

Santa's Twilight Tales 
Santa' Twilight Tales has now finished for 2019. We will post details
of our 2020 trips soon.
Tuesday 10th December SORRY, SOLD OUT
Tuesday 17th December SORRY, SOLD OUT
5pm, 5.45pm & 6.30pm.
All tickets cost £8.50

Santa's Tales at Twilight allows you to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a blanket for 'bedtime' songs and stories with Father Christmas. You will spend half an hour on board our cosy canal boat in a small group of no more than 10 people, and as well as songs and stories you will have the chance to tell him what you would like for Christmas and to take photographs with him. With drinks and snacks for everyone, and a present for every child, this is guaranteed to be a magical way to spend part of a dark December evening! The Community Spirit 2 is fully wheelchair accessible and has good heating so that everyone can enjoy the cosy atmosphere! 



This experience takes place on board the Community Spirit 2 canal boat BUT the boat DOES NOT SAIL, and will remained moored at Portland Bain Museum throughout due to the boat charity's insurance regulations regarding sailing after dark.

Spaces are limited to 10 people per session, and due to numbers being strictly limited by the boat's insurance, all adults and children (including babes in arms) must purchase a ticket to be allowed on board. All tickets cost £8.50, regardless of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.