Free activities on Pocklington Canal over Easter

Pocklington Canal
Pocklington Canal

Free activities are on offer this Easter as part of the bicentenary celebrations of Pocklington Canal.

Organised by Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for the waterway and is leading the A Gem in the Landscape Heritage Lottery Fund project, the events are:

Pocklington Canal Cracking Challenge: Easter Sunday 1st April and Easter Monday 2nd April.

Hosted by Canal & River Trust and Pocklington Canal Amenity Society. Head down to Melbourne Arm between 12pm and 4pm to collect a children’s activity card, then complete the tasks:

Build a nest out of twigs strong enough to support an egg; Match the eggs to the animal, and don’t forget to look out for the animals on your walk – they are all local; Take a trip on the New Horizons boat – you can even have a go at steering; Complete the mystery trail, collecting letters as you go to spell a word; You’ll get a sticker on finishing each activity and the Easter Bunny’s helper will then reward you with a prize; Kids can also make a badge as a memento of the day. Light refreshments available to purchase, or bring your picnic. Dogs welcome but must be kept on leads in the Melbourne Arm area.

Boat trips on the New Horizons: The boat trip season starts on Easter Sunday 1st April.

Run by Pocklington Canal Amenity Society volunteers. Trips start at 12pm and run until 4.15pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays through to October. No need to book and trips are free, but donations are requested towards restoration work. Trips last around 20 minutes and there is room for 12 people on board. Dogs are also allowed.