Special Events

 

Throughout the year we hold and are involved in many different events. Some of these provide opportunities for us to take our boats a little further afield to extend and promote the charitable work of Safe Anchor Trust. We also hold regular Open Weekends for members of the public at our base at Shepley Bridge Marina.

Volunteers Evening

22nd February 7pm
Shepley Bridge Marina

This is an evening for our volunteers to discuss the upcoming boating season. If you are interested in volunteering please do get in touch or come along.

Boating Season Starts

1st March

The start of our 2018 boating season!

Easter Open Weekend at Shepley Bridge Marina

31st March, 1st and 2nd April
10am – 4pm each day

Join us for a boat trip of around 50 minutes through Mirfield and out onto the River Calder. We operate a ‘first come first served’ system, but boats depart every 15-20 minutes so there is never too long to wait.

The model railway will be running and the cafe will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks – so bring the sunshine and come on down!

May Day Open Weekend at Shepley Bridge Marina

5th, 6th and 7th May
10am – 4pm each day

Spring is in the air and we hope the sun will be shining.

Boats will depart every 15-20 minutes for a trip through Mirfield and out onto the River Calder. The overall duration is about 50 minutes.

The model railway will be running and the cafe will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks and if the sun does shine we may even get the BBQ out.

Castleford Heritage Programme - Castleford

9th – 20th May

Our boats will be based at Castleford for this period providing trips to local schools and community groups. There will be an Open Day for members of the public on Saturday 12th May with trips running between 10.00-15.00.

Spring Bank Holiday Open Weekend at Shepley Bridge Marina

26th, 27th and 28th May
10am – 4pm each day

The sun should be shining so the BBQ will be out, the cafe open and the model railway running.

Boats will depart every 15-20 minutes for a trip through Mirfield and out onto the River Calder. The overall duration is about 50 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pirate Open Weekend at Shepley Bridge Marina

7th & 8th July
10am – 4pm each day

YO HO HO! Our most popular Open Weekend of the year!

Boat trips, model railway, cafe, BBQ and many other activities will all be in full swing. So ‘dust of your costumes and get down to Shepley Bridge Marina and don’t forget the parrot! AH HAAA!

Dewsbury Festival - Saville Town Marina

28th & 29th July
10am – 3pm each day

Our boats will be running  trips for the public from Saville Town Marina as part of this popular weekend festival. Trips last around 40 minutes with boats departing every 20 minutes. A ‘first come first served’ system will operate.

Summer Bank Holiday Open Weekend at Shepley Bridge Marina

25th, 26th and 27th August
10am – 4pm each day

As Summer draws to a close this is another opportunity for members of the public to enjoy a boat trip down the Calder and Hebble Navigation through Mirfield and onto the River Calder. Boats will depart every 15-20 minutes with an overall trip time of about 50 minutes.

The model railway will be running, the cafe will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks and the BBQ will be out.

Final Open Weekend at Shepley Bridge Marina

29th and 30th September
10am – 4pm each day

A last chance this year for you to enjoy a boat trip with us before we all go into hibernation until next year!

Santa Special for Schools

3rd – 7th December

A chance for young students of special needs and less privileged schools to meet Santa and receive a present from him . A very special occasion for all of them.

Santa Special for Public

8th & 9th December
10am – 2.30pm each day

Trips start from the towpath behind LIDL in Mirfield with boats leaving every 20 minutes.

Passengers are transported by boat to Santa’s Grotto, around 15 minutes, where all children get to meet Santa and receive a present from him. The model railway will be running, the cafe is open and other activities will be taking place. When you are ready, get back on a boat to be transferred back to Mirfield. There is a small charge for these trips.

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