February half term family fun at Chichester Canal


Chichester Canal is home to many different types of wildlife – furry, fishy and feathery, and this February half term the canal volunteers are encouraging families to find out more.

Chichester Canal Basin - David Standley
Chichester Canal Basin – David Standley

The Chichester Ship Canal Trust, the volunteer-led, self-funded charity behind the canal, is welcoming families of all ages to learn more about the wildlife that calls the canal home. On Wednesday 23rd February, from 10am – 3pm, the community volunteers will be in the Heritage Centre at the Canal Basin, offering family friendly activities. Children are invited to take part in crafts and activities, including making masks and models. Come down dressed as your favourite animal if you like! There is no charge for the activities, although donations to the Trust are welcome, and no booking is needed. Parents and carers are asked to remain with their children at all times.

The family friendly waterside café will be open all day. The popular boat trips are running through half term too, twice a day at 1200 and 1345. Booking in advance is recommended.

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Catherine Cannon, Trustee, said, ‘We’re keen to find different ways to welcome more families to discover the canal. It’s such a special place for wildlife, and we’ve recently published a colourful wildlife explorer guide aimed at families, which can be purchased in the Cafe’.

For more information please contact [email protected] or call 01243 771363. They can also be found on social media.

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